Ray Liotta Biography

Updated On Jul 05, 2019 Published On Nov 24, 2015
Facts of Ray Liotta
Date of Birth: 1954 , December-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name Ray Liotta
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Newark, New Jersey, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Producer
Net Worth $ 20 million
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color White
Affair with Catherine Hickland
Girlfriend Silvia Lombardo
Married Yes But Divorced
Married to Michelle Grace (m. 1997–2004)
Children Karsen Liotta
Divorce Yes
Movies Goodfellas, Shades of Blue,
TV Show The Simpsons, Great News
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American actor and producer Ray Liotta is popular in the world for portraying his role in the movie, Field of Dreams. He was adopted by Mary and Alfred Liotta when he was just six months old. Ray received his formal education from Union High School and obtained his degree in majored in fine arts from the University of Miami. He also studied acting with Robert “Buckets” lowery. Regarding his Ethnicity, he is white and holds American Nationality.

Childhood, Education

Ray Liotta was born on December 18, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. His father name was Alfred Liotta whereas his mother name was Mary Liotta.

As he completed his education, Ray moved to New York City and took the job of a bartender.

Breakthrough into Acting: Movies & TV Shows

After struggling, he also got his first acting role in a soap opera show Another World. Then, he made his debut in the movie The Lonely Lady.  He also cast in the films like Hardhat and Legs, Something wild, Narc, Blackway, Alone, etc.

Moreover, Liotta also continued acting in TV series like Frasier, The Rat Pack, ER, Smith, The League, The Money, etc.  He has been nominated for several awards and once been honored with the Primetime Emmy Award, for his outstanding acting role.

Personal Life: Marriage, Girlfriend, Children

Moving towards his personal life, Ray was married to Michelle Grace. They married in the year 1997 but, unfortunately, had to go through a divorce in 2004. The couple first met at a professional baseball game.

Following a year of their marriage, they welcomed a daughter named Karsen Liotta in December 1998. After his divorce with his wife, he began dating Catherine Hickland, a singer, businesswoman, actress, and an author. They dated each other for a short while and broke up.

As of 2018, he is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Silvia Lombardo. The duo was also spotted together holding hands together in November. Likewise, in April 2016, he was spotted with Silvia jewelry shopping together.

Net Worth

Ray Liotta earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. He has featured in numerous movies in his career.

He is also a well-paid actor in Hollywood, where for his role in the movie No Escape, he earned the salary of $1,500,000. It has been estimated that his current net worth is around $20 million.

Height, Age

Age: As of 2019, Ray is 64 years of age.

Height: Ray is  1.83 m tall, ie. 6 feet 3 inches.

Ray Liotta facts on timeline

Born in Newark, New Jersey

December 18 , 1954

 Ray Liotta was from the middle class family born in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Scottish descent mother and unknown father. He is an American and is of white ethnicity. He met his biological mother in the 2000s.

Adopted by Mary and Alfred Liotta

1955

He was born to some parents whom he got to know only in the 2000s but when he was just six months old, he was adopted by Mary and Alfred Liotta. His mother Mary is a township clerk and his father Alfred is an auto parts store owner. 

Graduated from Union High School

1973

He received his formal education from Union High School. While he was there, he was one of the best student in his class and he also used to take part is several stage shows. He graduated from there in 1973. 

Graduated from University of Miami

1978

After completing his high school education, he joined University of Miami and majored in fine arts. There he took several acting classes with Robert "Buckets" Lowery. There he didn't only excel in acting but also in music. 

Appeared on the soap opera, Another World

1978

He graduated from University of Miami in fine arts in 1978 and took the job of bartender and he also got his first acting role the same year in soap opera show, Another World. He was seen playing his role in this show for the next three years. 

Major movie role

1990

After making his first appearance in the movie in 1980, he played his acting role in the feature movie frequently every year but his role in 1990 movie, Goodfellas is one of the big breaks in his career and after that he was treated differently in acting world. 

Married to Michelle Grace

February 15 , 1997

When Ray was attending professional baseball game, he met Michelle Grace for the first time in his. Few days later they began their love affairs and on 15th of February 1997 they got married. Michelle Grace is also an actress and producer. 

First child, Karsen Liotta

1998

He became father for the first time in his life in 1998. He and his ex wife, Michelle Grace welcomed their first child together after being married for about a year and she gave birth to their child a daughter in December and she was named Karsen Liotta. 

Divorced with Michelle Grace

2004

His married life with actress and producer was going in the good direction but with the start of 2004 it changed its track and they went on feud several times and they finally decided to get divorced and they got divorced the same year. 

Began dating Catherine Hickland

2007

Three years after his only married life got dissolved with Michelle Grace, he was seen dating Catherine Hickland in 2007. Catherine Hickland is one of the multi talented women in United States and she is an established singer, businesswoman, actress and an author.

Broke up with Catherine Hickland

2011

In 2007, he began dating Catherine Hickland. Catherine Hickland is a multi talented woman; she is a singer, businesswoman, actress and an author. They dated each other for about four years and they called off their love life in 2011.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2005

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. He also got his only nomination in this award back in 2005 and he won this award that year for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. 

Won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

1987

In 1987, he got nominated in his first major awards in his life and that was in Boston Society of Film Critics Awards. That year, he got nominated for his role in the movie, Something Wild and won this award for Best Supporting Actor. 

Won G-Phoria Awards

2003

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and has also won some of them. In 2003, he got his one and only nomination in G-Phoria Awards and that was for this voice role in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He won this award for Best Voice Performance - Male. 

Net worth of $20 million

2017

Ray Liotta earns the huge amount of money from his professional career. He had featured in numerous movies in his career. He is also a well-paid actor in Hollywood where he earned the salary of $1,500,000. It has been estimated that his current Net worth is around $20 million.