Ray Liotta is a veteran American actor, voice actor, director, and producer; best known for portraying the bisexual cop in the famous crime drama titled Shades of Blue. He has been a prominent figure in the American entertainment industry and has starred in dozens of movies. Some of his movies include The Place Beyond the Pines, Field of Dreams, Goodfellas, and Identity. He has also played the role of a voice actor in the video game titled Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and many more. Learn more about his wife, daughter, net worth, bio and other interesting facts below.
Ray Liotta Bio (Age)
The multi-talented star was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 18, 1954. He was adopted when he was six months old and raised by his adoptive parents May Liotta and her husband Alfred Liotta who named him Raymond Allen Liotta. He grew up a Roman Catholic along with his sister Linda Liotta. His father worked as the personnel director and president of a local Democratic club as well as the owner of an auto-parts store; while his mother is a township clerk.
He attended Union High School situated in Union County, New Jersey and after his graduation in 1973; he enrolled at the University of Miami. Ray obtained his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1978 and while he was in college, he featured in several theatre productions including Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Dames at Sea, Cabaret, among others. He received acting lessons from Robert Buckets Lowery and after a few months, he moved to New York City where he started his acting career.
His Acting Career
In New York City, Ray first got a job as a bartender at Shubert theatres and within six months, he started getting minor roles in films. His first film appearance was in the soap opera titled Another World where he starred as Joey Perrini from 1978 to 1981. He made his big screen debut in 1983 when he starred in the movie titled Sexual Assault. Later on, he starred in Something Wild in 1986 for which he got his first Golden Globe Award nomination. Alongside Kevin Costner, he featured in the 1989 TV drama titled Field of Dreams.
During the ‘90s, Ray Liotta appeared in dozens of movies which include Goodfellas, Unlawful Entry, Cop Land, The Rat Pack, No Escape, and many more. During the early 2000s, he appeared in Blow, Smokin’ Aces, Battle in Seattle, Crossing Over, The Son of No One, Hero Wanted, The River Sorrow, and Killing Them Softly, just to mention a few. He has been playing a recurring role of Lieutenant Matt Wozniak alongside Jennifer Lopez in the American crime drama titled Shades of Blue since 2016.
Net Worth: How Much is Ray Liotta Worth?
The veteran actor has been active in the American entertainment industry for over three decades. Consequently, he has amassed huge wealth for himself, thanks to his exceptional acting skills. Ray Liotta has a net worth of $14 million. He earns his net worth from his acting career as well as directing, producing, and other endeavors.
Is He Gay?
Ray Liotta has played several roles in movies as well as television series. He has been playing the role of a bisexual cop named Lieutenant Matt Wozniak in the American crime drama titled Shades of Blue. Following his unusual kiss to a fellow guy in one of the episodes; rumors began to spread that Ray could be gay. However, the fantastic actor was also surprised at seeing the extent such rumors about his sexuality could go in reality. Apparently, Liotta is not gay, he has a straight sexual orientation and his numerous relationships can clearly attest to this fact.
Married: Wife and Daughter
Ray Liotta has won the heart of many women since the inception of his acting career. Although his love life is not so popular like his acting career; he was previously married to an American actress named Michelle Grace. Born on December 4, 1968, Michelle was raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has a degree in theatre and has starred in a handful of movies including Take the Lead, Narc, and The Rat Pack. In addition to her acting career; Grace is also a producer and has worked on the set of several movies including Baseball Wives, Narc, and Knights of the South Bronx, among others.
The couple first met each other several years ago at her ex-husband’s baseball game. Prior to their meeting, Michelle was previously married to a professional baseball player named Mark Grace in 1988 and they divorced in 1993. After a few years of a successful relationship; Michelle and Ray sealed their love with a nuptial bond on February 15, 1997. They exchanged marital vows in the presence of their close friends and family members in Las Vegas. After the wedding, the couple co-starred in the 1998 movie titled The Rat Pack where Liotta played the lead role of Frank Sinatra and his wife portrayed Judith Campbell.
After seven years of a successful marriage, the duo went their separate ways in 2004. They had one daughter named Karsen and after their divorce; they shared equal custody. Karsen Liotta first came into this world on December 21, 1998. Just like her parents, she is also an amazing actress cum model; she first appeared in the movie titled A Rumor of Angels when she was two. Since then, she has appeared in other movies such as Trump’s America, A Rose for Emily, Mississippi Requiem, and Shades of Blue. The amazing actress started her modeling career when she was fifteen; she has been working as a fashion model for Brand Melville.
Ray Liotta has been in other relationships with famous stars since his divorce from Michelle Grace. So far, he has dated Donna Puzio, Jill Marie, and Catherine Hickland. He also hooked up with Whoopi Goldberg and Lady Gaga. Presently, he is having a serious relationship with an Italian-American actress named Silvia Lombardo.
Height: How Tall is Ray Liotta?
The Shades of Blue star is a very handsome dude with an upbeat personality. His great physique and smart appearance have earned him a spot in so many blockbuster movies. In addition to that, he is very tall, standing at 6 feet (1.83 m) and has a body weight of 86 kg (190 lbs). His body measurements (chest-waist-biceps) are 44-34-15.5 inches and he wears a shoe of size 12 (US). His eyes are blue in color while his hair is dark brown, now grey. He also has different tattoos all over his body