Ray Liotta – Biography of Ray Liotta

Ray liotta was born in 1954 in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

He was adopted at the age of six by Mary, priest, and by Alfred Liotta, owner of an auto parts business and president of the local Democratic club.

As a child he believed that his biological parents were of Italian and Scottish descent, but discovered that they were not when, years later, he was reunited with his biological mother.

In 1973, he graduated from the Union High School, in Union, New Jersey. While living there, he briefly worked at an A&P supermarket, and at a pizzeria.

I study acting in the college of Miami, where he was part of the university theater of Jerry herman.

One of his earliest roles was that of Joel perrini, in the daily television program “Another World”, In which he appeared between 1978 and 1981.

His film debut was in the infamous role of the rapist of Pia Zadora, in the film “Lonely girl”(1983).

In 1987 he won his first nomination for Golden globe, for his character as an ex-convict, in “Something wild”(1986), with Jeff daniels Y Melanie Griffith.

In 1990, he played Henry Hill, in the movie of Martin Scorsese, “One of ours“, with Robert De Niro Y Joe pesci. The film was nominated for six awards Oscar, including best picture.

In 1992, he made “Clinical Stop” with Kiefer Sutherland Y Forest whitaker; Y “False seduction“, with Madeleine stowe Y Kurt russell.

In 1995, he was part of “Operation Elephant“, with Danny glover Y Denis Leary. The following year he starred in “Hidden in memory“, With Peter Coyote and with the performance of Kim cattrall.

In 1997, she played Ryan weaver on “Turbulence”, In which he shared the screen with Brendan gleeson; and went Gary Figgis in “Cop Land,” which featured actors like Robert De Niro, Annabella sciorra Y Sylvester Stallone.

In the late 1990s, he appeared in “Phoenix” (1998) with Anthony LaPaglia Y Anjelica huston, Y “Forever Mine”(1999) with Joseph Fiennes.

At the beginning of the new century, he had the role of Paul krendler, on “Hannibal”(2001), starring Julianne Moore Y Anthony Hopkins. That same year was the male role in “The seductresses” with Gene Hackman, Y Sigourney weaver.

Also in that year, he was the co-star of Johnny depp, in the movie “Blow”.

In 2002, he had a brief appearance in the film “John Q“, made by Denzel Washington and lent his voice to the character of Tommy vercetti, in the video game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”.

Next to John cusack, starred in the suspense film “Identity”(2003), in which he also acted Amanda peet.

In 2004, he participated as a special guest in an episode of the series “ER”, For whose performance I won an award Emmy, and made the movie “Control“, with Michelle Rodriguez Y Willem dafoe.

In 2006, he appeared alongside Kim basinger Y Danny DeVito, on “Even money“And, the following year, he was part of the comedy”Wild pigs“, starring John Travolta, William H. Macy Y Tim Allen; Y “Battle in Seattle”(2007), with Charlize Theron Y Woody harrelson.

Likewise, between 2006 and 2007, he had frequent interventions in the series “Smith”, In which he played the role of Bobby stevens.

For 2008, his works include, “Hero wanted” with Cuba Gooding Jr.; “Chasing 3000”; “Crossing over” with Harrison ford Y Sean Penn; “Powder Blue” with Jessica biel Y Patrick Swayze;The line” with Andy Garcia; Y “Youth in revolt”.

In 2009, “Crazy on the outside”And“ Observe and report ”.

Ray married the actress Michelle Grace in February ’97. The two met on the set of the television movie “The Rat Pack”, In which she played Frank Sinatra. His daughter, Karsen, was born in December 1998 and the couple separated in 2004.

He currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California, and is in relationship with Catherine Hickland.

There is another Ray Liotta in Kansas City, where he is a baseball pitcher. They are both distant cousins.