Born n December 18, 1956 in Newark, New Jersey, Ray Liotta has starred opposite the biggest names in Hollywood throughout his award-winning career. He is best known for his role in the 1990 film Goodfellas. When he was six months old, he was adopted by Mary and Alfred Liotta, who both unsuccessfully ran for local office. Ray eventually reunited with his biological mother. He graduated from Union High School in New Jersey, and studied acting at the University of Miami. He also performed at the university’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre.
Ray Liotta broke into film playing Joey Perrini on the daytime show Another World. He next filmed the cult classic The Lonely Lady opposite Pia Zadora. In 1987, Liotta earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his role in the Jonathan Demme film Something Wild. He also took part in the acclaimed Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas, playing a volatile ex-con. Some of his other films are Field of Dreams, Corrina, Corrina, Heartbreakers, Hannibal and Unlawful Entry. He was also in No Escape, Blow and John Q, as well as 1997’s Cop Land and Identity.
Liotta also added the title of producer to his distinguished resume for the 2002 film Narc, and was nominated for an IFP Award for Best Actor for his performance. Liotta made his Broadway debut in the spring of 2004 opposite Frank Langella, in Stephen Belber's Match, for which he received a Distinguished Performance honor at the 70th Annual Drama League Awards. After taking on a role in Wild Hogs, he was seen on the small screen on the CBS series Smith. He portrays Bobby Steven, the leader of a group of professional thieves who kept their work separate from the rest of their lives. He next voiced a character in 2007’s animated film Bee Movie, and was in the film Hero Wanted and Chasing 3000.