Ray Liotta Biography
Born Raymond Allen Liotta, Ray Liotta is an American actor and producer best known in Field of Dreams playing Shoeless Joe Jackson. He is also famous in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City voicing Tommy Vercetti as well as playing Henry Hill in Goodfellas.
Ray Liotta Age|Birthday
Liotta was born on December 18, 1954. Therefore, he is 66 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 18th December every year.
Ray Liotta Height|Weight
Liotta’s height is 6 feet (approximately 183 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 86 kilograms.
Ray Liotta Family
Liotta was born in Newark, New Jersey to Italian immigrants. However, at the age of six months, township clerk Mary and auto-parts store owner Alfred Liotta adopted him. Moreover, his sister, Linda is also adopted.
In addition, he has one biological brother and one biological sister. Also, he has five biological half-sisters.
Ray Liotta Wife
Liotta met actress Michelle Grace at a baseball game where her former husband Mark Grace was playing for the Chicago Cubs. They got married in February 1997. However, before their divorce in 2004, they had a daughter together.
Ray Liotta Education
In 19973, Liotta graduated from Union High School. Later in 1978, he graduated with a BFA in acting from the University of Miami.
Ray Liotta Career
Liotta was spotted by a casting agent after college when he moved to New York. He played Joey Perrini on the daytime drama Another World and also got a part in a TV commercial. From 1978 to 1981, he appeared on the show.
He spent years struggling to find work after moving to California to try his luck in Hollywood. As cast as Melanie Griffith’s crazed ex-con husband in Something Wild (1986), he landed a breakthrough role. Though he followed the performance with an entirely different role, the portrayal won him critical and popular acclaim. The following year, he received praise for his turn as baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in the box office hit Field of Dreams
His most famous part was in 1990’s Goodfellas and he tackled. He appeared opposite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci playing infamous crime figure Henry Hill in the film. In movies as Unlawful Entry (1992) ad No Escape (1994), he took other tough roles.
He won his first major acting award when he picked up an Emmy for his guest appearance on the medical drama ER in 2005. Additionally, he took a starring role on the small screen in the short-live crime drama Smith the following year. He has appeared in films such as A Dame to Kill For (2014), as well as Better Living Through Chemistry most recently. Also, he has appeared in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), and The Iceman (2012).
In 2015, he returned to television with the miniseries Texas Rising. He starred in the gritty drama Shades of Blue the following year. The show also features Jennifer Lopez with Liotta playing a corrupt cop.
Ray Liotta Net Worth
Liotta’s net worth ranges between $14 million and $20 million.