Ray Liotta has been around as an actor, voice actor, and film producer since 1980. Over a hundred movies, TV series, and several voice roles later, he is still there as a great thespian with a lot of followership. Just as he has maintained a high profile professional life, the Goodfellas, Killing Them Softly, and Shades of Blue actor has also had a very interesting personal life.
Ray Liotta Bio and Age
Even though the actor has come to be popular as Raymond Allen Liotta, it was as Raymond Julian Vicimarli that he was born on December 18, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey. Of Scottish descent, he was adopted when he was only six months by Mary Liotta and Alfred Liotta who brought him up alongside an adopted sister, Linda Liotta who is of Italian descent.
Since he was a child, Ray knew he was adopted, but it was until the 2000s that he was able to meet his biological mother. He then realized that he has a sister and six half-siblings.
Liotta who grew up in a political family that attended the Roman Catholic Church went to Union High School. After he graduated, he moved to the University of Miami from where he earned a Fine Arts degree.
His first role as an actor came in 1980 when he was given roles in Hardhat and Legs and Another World. His first movie came in 1983 in The Lonely Lady and then in 1986, he appeared in Something Wild, making him wildly famous and landing him a Golden Globe Award nomination.
By 2018, he had already appeared in over a hundred productions including Unlawful Entry (1992), Phoenix which he co-produced in 1998, John Q (2002), Kill the Messenger (2014), and Alone (2018).
He has likewise done voice acting for The Simpsons, The Making of the Mob, Abominable Christmas, SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy, and Frasier.
Is he Gay?
Since 2016, there have been many people asking whether or not the Goodfellas actor is gay. The question is not completely out of place, having been seen kissing a guy in TV series Shades of Blue. That was the first time he is kissing a guy on set as he played the role of a bisexual police officer. But then, that was also the first time that he has ever kissed a man in his life as he is neither gay nor bisexual. In fact, after playing the role, the actor said he found it rather odd. This is even as he said he had no prejudice against homosexuals.
That said, Liotta has had more share of relationships in his life than many would have in two lifetimes. He has dated more women than you can count with both hands and has been married once.
Married, Wife, and Daughter
The actor got married to American actress and teacher, Michelle Grace in 1997. At the time, Grace had already married former Major League Baseball player, Mark Grace and got divorced 4 years before her next marriage. Although the marriage seemed to have much promise, it did not get to survive more than four years before it ended in a divorce.
Before meeting the woman that would go on to become his wife and then ex-wife, Ray dated some other women including actress Vicky Dawson. In 1980, he was linked to Susan Keith and then Heidi Von Beltz the following year. The actor remained with Beltz until 1982. He began yet another relationship with Michelle Johnson in 1991, followed by Sherrie Rose between 1991 and 1992.
After the end of his marriage, the actor got into a number of relationships with Donna Puzio and Jill Marie Jones before coming to have one with Catherine Hickland that would last four years before the two parted ways in 2011. He would be rumoured to be having relationships with Lady Gaga and Whoopi Goldberg. By 2018, he was dating Silvia Lombardo.
Beyond his achievements as an actor and every other thing, Ray Liotta said what gives him more fulfilment is his role as a father to his daughter, Karsen Liotta who was birthed to him by his ex-wife, Michelle Grace in 1998.
Height and Weight
Ray is not only popular for playing the tough guy in movies because of his looks but also because of his build and height. He measures 6 feet (183 cm) in height and has a body weight of 190 pounds (86 kg).