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Newark, New Jersey, United States
Claim to Fame
Henry Hill In Goodfellas (1990).
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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Profile Bio Text
Raymond Liotta (born December 18, 1954) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Henry Hill in the crime-drama Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese. He has won an Emmy Award and been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Ray Liotta was born in Newark, New Jersey and was adopted at the age of six months by Mary, an appointed township clerk, and Alfred Liotta, an auto parts store owner, personnel director, and the president of a local Democratic club. Both of his adoptive parents unsuccessfully ran for local office. Liotta believed his biological parents were of Scottish and Italian descent, but eventually reunited with his biological mother and discovered he is not Italian. In 1973, Liotta graduated from Union High School in Union, New Jersey and was inducted into the school`s Hall of Fame in 1992. Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami, where he performed at the university`s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. One of Liotta`s earliest roles was as Joey Perrini on the soap opera Another World. He appeared on the show from 1978 to 1981. Infamously, he made his film debut as sexually assaulting Pia Zadora with a garden hose in the cult classic The Lonely Lady. Come 1987, however, he earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of volatile ex-con Ray Sinclair in Jonathan Demme`s film Something Wild (1986). In 1990, Liotta portrayed real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese`s film Goodfellas. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Liotta would earn more critical praise for his turn in the James Mangold directed film Cop Land, starring alongside Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel.
Liotta married actress Michelle Grace in February 1997. They met at her ex-husband`s (Mark Grace) baseball game; they also co-starred in The Rat Pack, in which Liotta played Frank Sinatra and Grace played Judith Campbell Exner. Their daughter, Karsen, was born in December 1998. The couple divorced in 2004. Liotta currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California and is dating actress Catherine Hickland. A baseball pitcher bearing his name is currently in the Kansas City Royals system. The two Ray Liottas are distant cousins. On February 17, 2007, Liotta was arrested in the Highlands of Pacific Palisades after crashing his Cadillac Escalade into two parked cars on Palisades Drive, approximately one-half mile from his residence. He was charged with a misdemeanor DUI. Liotta was released on $15,000 bail and a court date was set for March 2007. Liotta was alone in his car, and no one was injured in the crash.
Couple Profile Source
Union High School, Union Township, New Jersey, United States (1973)
Fine Arts, University Of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States (1978)
Full Name at Birth
Raymond Allen Liotta
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Raymond Allen "Ray" Liotta (born December 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, and voice actor. He is known for his portrayals of Henry Hill in the crime-drama Goodfellas (1990) and Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams (1989). He has won an Emmy Award and been nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards.
New York, New Jersey, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco
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Karsen Liotta (daughter)
Piercing Blue Eyes.