Born In: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Ray Liotta was a well-known Hollywood actor and producer. He stumbled into acting, gave dreadful performances and was often type cast for playing a lot of violent psychotic characters. However, he undid all that by choosing fresh roles and built a wide gamut that shot down critics and naysayers who doubted his artistic talent. He entered the world of entertainment with TV which garnered high praise and earned him several nominations and awards. He received critical acclaim for his movies as well and has worked in two video games. His brilliance lay in his ability to portray edgy, menacing, and upsetting characters with ease. Despite being pigeonholed as a psychotic villain at the beginning of his career, he won recognition for his ability to portray a wide range of emotions. He carefully chose meatier roles that transport the audience through varied emotions, such as sorrow, remorse, joy, longing, etc.
Also Known As: Raymond Allen Liotta
Died At Age: 67
Spouse/Ex-: Michelle Grace (m. 1997–2004)
father: Alfred Liotta
mother: Mary Liotta
siblings: Linda Liotta
children: Karsen Liotta
Born Country: United States
place of death: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
U.S. State: New Jersey
City: Newark, New Jersey
education: University of Miami
Liotta was born on December 22, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey, to unmarried parents who put him up for adoption. When he just 6 months old, he was adopted by foster parents, Alfred and Mary.
In ‘Unlawful Entry’, released in 1993, he played a psychotic cop, co-starring Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe.
‘The River Murders,’ released in 2011, he plays the role of detective Jack Verdon, who is investigating a series of murders.
Ray Liotta also lent his voice for the character 'Billy Handsome' in the video game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ in 2013. He also starred in the film ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ alongside Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, the same year.
In 2014, Ray Liotta appeared as a preacher in the film 'The Identical.'That same year, he appeared alongside Jeremy Renner in 'Kill the Messanger' and also starred in the comedy crime film 'Stretch' with Chris Pine.
In 2015, Liotta starred in the History Channel western miniseries 'Texas Rising.' In the docu-series 'The Making of the Mob' (2015-2016), Liotta worked as the narrator.
In the American crime drama series 'Shades of Blue' (2016-2018), he starared opposite Jennifer Lopez. Ray Liotta played a divorce attorney in the 2019 drama film 'Marriage Story.'
Ray Liotta married Michelle Grace in 1997, with whom he starred in ‘The Rat Pack’. They have a daughter, Karsen, who was born in December, 1998.
Ray Liotta died in his sleep on May 26, 2022, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was filming for a new movie 'Dangerous Waters.' He was 67 and engaged to Jacy Nittolo at the time of his death.
Ray Liotta Movies
(Crime, Biography, Drama)
(Sport, Family, Fantasy, Drama)
(Adventure, Action, Short)
(Thriller, Drama, Crime)
(Drama, Thriller, Crime)
(Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama)
(Thriller, Crime, Drama)
|2005||Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series||ER (1994)|
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