Daniel Neeson is bona fide Hollywood royalty, nevertheless, he’s not pursuing the family enterprise.
Instead, the 23-year-old son of Liam Neeson and the late Natasha Richardson is busy launching the fourth assortment of his clothing line Pine Outfitters. It’s an outdoorsy, eco-friendly mannequin of unisex long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirts (priced at $40-$55), along with hats and beanies (all through $30), which he primarily based in 2015.
This month, he and his enterprise companion Adam Millman (a former Tulane University classmate and fraternity brother) are debuting a collaboration with the Dream Downtown resort. They’re selling merch — paying homage to a $65 long-sleeve shirt product of recycled water bottles — on the resort to promoting “sustainability and an active lifestyle,” Neeson, who goes by Danny, tells The Post.
He says his mother — who died in a snowboarding accident in 2009, when he was merely 12 and she or he was 45 — looms big for him, on account of she on a regular basis impressed him to watch his passions.
“She was one of my biggest role models,” says Neeson. “She was always about ‘don’t ever feel like you have to be forced down a tunnel to fit in. Do what you want to do, but do it to your best and be generous with it,’ ” he says.
Neeson, who lives in Manhattan, grew up splitting his time between the Upper West Side and Millbrook, NY. He says he “always loved being outside,” whether or not or not he was fishing, climbing or having fun with hockey.
He studied theater in college, nevertheless no matter his family’s considerable presence throughout the showing world — his grandmother is the legendary actress Vanessa Redgrave — he has in no way acted professionally.
Instead, he’s used his theater education to develop entrepreneurial experience.
“You have an idea, you work on the skeleton of it and then you present it,” he says. “And when you present it, you [make sure it] relates to people.”
But it was a second in fifth grade that actually impressed him. When he realized about world warming, it gave him a “panic attack,” he confesses. “It really struck me [and] I’ve always been in tune with the environmental crisis” since then, he says.
So, all through his freshman yr of faculty, he launched the company, which now boasts some 20,000 followers on Instagram. For every product purchased, a tree is planted through the National Forest Foundation.
“I think it’s great that I caught the bug when I was young to do something different [than acting],” Neeson says.
In his free time, Neeson nonetheless loves spending time exterior, nevertheless now he has girlfriend Natalie Ackerman, who works in promoting, by his aspect. The two met all through their sophomore yr at Tulane. When they exchanged data, they discovered a cute coincidence: Their phone numbers had been solely one-digit apart.
“I’m the luckiest guy ever,” he says of their relationship.
As for the enterprise, Neeson says he wants it to “grow,” nevertheless in no way lose sight of its environmental targets. “We want to be a part of that battle,” he says of establishing a further sustainable planet. “I don’t want this business to be about my money. I think it’s about building a community . . . and giving back.”
Neeson has the whole help of his father, beloved for his roles in “Schindler’s List” and “Love Actually.” Dad Liam attended a star-studded event on the Dream Hotel on Tuesday to fête the street’s debut, along with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, actress Kate Walsh and New Orleans Saints offensive lineman John League.
“He loves wearing our hats,” says Neeson of his father. “He’s a very giant hat man, I assume to keep up a low profile.