Schreiber at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival opening of The Bang Bang Club
|Born||Pablo Tell Schreiber
April 26, 1978
Ymir, British Columbia, Canada
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Spouse(s)||Jessica Monty (m. 2007; separated 2013)|
|Relatives||Liev Schreiber (half-brother)|
It's great to work in film and TV, and I love it, but there's nothing that can replace that instantaneous storytelling you get in theater.
Acting is a hard way to make a living, and there's a kind of dark, somewhat seedy side to the whole aspect of fame and celebrity that's not really something I would want for my child – or want him to want, if that makes any sense.
My greatest desire as an actor is to keep people guessing and not do anything close to what I did last time.
I'm a dad and a husband, and so the things that I love to do are all geared around my family.
I do want to play characters that have redeeming qualities, that are likable, for sure, and I have in the past, and I will again.
I got nominated for a Tony in my Broadway debut, which was fascinating and thrilling and sort of unbelievable all at the same time.
I have a tendency, just because I'm an ambitious person, to get impatient with things and want them to be moving faster then they are.
If there is a reason I'm able to make unsympathetic characters human, it's because it's my desire to find what drives the unsympathetic behavior. Almost always at the bottom of it is some deep insecurity. Putting your finger on what each individual's particular insecurity is goes a long way to fleshing that person out.
I lived in Red Hook, Brooklyn, for about 10 years, and then we moved out to Jersey City after my wife and I bought a house up in the Catskills. I miss Brooklyn, but the commute to the Catskills is about 45 minutes shorter.