Ray Liotta Biography | 411Celeb.com
  • Ray Liotta Biography

    Born: December 31, 1969 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

    With more than 60 feature films to his credit, Ray Liotta has chosen diverse and challenging roles in both comedies and drama. Liotta started his career with a Golden Globe nominated performance in Jonathan Demme’s SOMETHING WILD and followed this playing the title character of Eugene opposite Tom Hulce in DOMINIC AND EUGENE, and then the iconic role of Shoeless Joe Jackson in the Oscar-nominated, FIELD OF DREAMS.

    But perhaps the film that brought Liotta his most widespread acclaim was his portrayal of real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS starring opposite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. His performance helped the film earn a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and solidified Liotta's status with critics and the public alike.

    Liotta continued to create notable performances in films like COPLAND opposite Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel for director James Mangold, HANNIBAL opposite Anthony Hopkins for director Ridley Scott, HEARTBREAKERS with Sigourney Weaver, and BLOW opposite Johnny Depp. Liotta then produced and starred in the intense cop drama NARC for director Joe Carnahan. The film received critical acclaim, and earned Liotta an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his searing performance as ‘Henry Oak’.

    Liotta will next be seen in THE DETAILS opposite Tobey Maguire, for The Weinstein Company. Also completed is a co-starring role opposite Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES directed by Derkek Cianfrance. Liotta also recently shot a fun cameo in the Judd Apatow production of WANDERLUST with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston.

    Other recent films include SON OF NO ONE opposite Al Pacino and Channing Tatum, DATE NIGHT opposite Tina Fey and Steve Carell, OBSERVE AND REPORT opposite Seth Rogen, YOUTH IN REVOLT opposite Michael Sera, WILD HOGS opposite Tim Allen and John Travolta, and SMOKIN’ ACES opposite Ryan Reynolds which would reunite him with director Joe Carnahan. Liotta made a guest appearance on the television drama ER, which ignited the series ratings and was the most talked-about episode earning him an Emmy Award win for Best Guest Actor. Also on television, Liotta starred in HBO’S THE RAT PACK, playing Frank Sinatra. His portrayal would earn Liotta a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actor.

    For his 2004 Broadway debut opposite Frank Langella in Stephen Belber's MATCH, Liotta received a Distinguished Performance honor at the 70th Annual Drama League Awards.

    A New Jersey native, Liotta began acting while a student at the University of Miami. He now resides in Los Angeles, California.








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