RAY LIOTTA (Roy Demeo) has more than 60 feature films to his credit, choosing diverse and challenging roles in both comedies and dramas. The role that brought Liotta his most widespread acclaim was his portrayal of real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's classic Goodfellas, starring opposite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. His performance helped the film earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and solidified Liotta's status with critics and the public alike.
Liotta recently finished The Place Beyond the Pines for director Derek Cianfrance, co-starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper; Killing Them Softly, opposite Brad Pitt, for director Andrew Dominik; and The Details, opposite Tobey Maguire. He also had a fun cameo in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Wanderlust, starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston.
Other recent films include Date Night, opposite Tina Fey and Steve Carell; Observe and Report, with Seth Rogen, Youth in Revolt, opposite Michael Cera; Son of No One, with Channing Tatum and Al Pacino; Wild Hogs, alongside Tim Allen and John Travolta; and Smokin' Aces, opposite Ryan Reynolds, for director Joe Carnahan.
The actor began his career with a Golden Globe Award-nominated performance in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild. He followed this by playing the title character of Eugene opposite Tom Hulce in Dominic and Eugene. Next, he played the iconic role of Shoeless Joe Jackson in the Oscar-nominated drama Field of Dreams.
Liotta continued to create notable screen characters 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.
On the small screen, Liotta made a guest appearance on the drama "ER" that won him an Emmy for Best Guest Actor. Liotta starred in HBO's "The Rat Pack" as Frank Sinatra, receiving a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actor.
For his 2004 Broadway debut opposite Frank Langella in Stephen Belber's "Match," Liotta received Distinguished Performance honors 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.
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