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Ray Liotta's Life in Photos

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Ray Liotta was born in New Jersey on Dec. 18, 1954, and adopted as a baby. His parents later welcomed a baby girl named Linda by adoption, too.

Ray Liotta's Early Years

Liotta got his start in the business with a handful of bit parts but it was his turn in 1990's Goodfellas

Ray Liotta in Goodfellas

He also made an impression one year prior as "Shoeless" Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams

Ray Liotta in Field of Dreams

In 1986, Liotta earned a Golden Globe nomination for Something Wild.

Ray Liotta in Something Wild

2005 role on the hit NBC medical drama ER as an ex-con and alcoholic named Charlie Metcalf

Ray Liotta Wins an Emmy Award

Liotta had one daughter, Karsen (right, with The Place Beyond the Pines costar Ryan Gosling at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards), with ex-wife Michelle Grace.

Liotta told PEOPLE he "enjoyed" working with Jennifer Lopez on their NBC cop drama

Ray Liotta on Shades of Blue

In December of 2020, the actor revealed that he had proposed to girlfriend Jacy Nittolo.

In 2021, Liotta scored a spot in the star-studded Many Saints of Newark cast, playing both Hollywood Dick and Sal Moltisanti.

The actor reached new generations of fans with guest spots on shows like Hannah Montana (right), The League, Modern Family and Young Sheldon

The actor's most recent project was Amazon Prime's Hanna, in which he tackled the role of villain Gordon Evans

How Much Was Ray Liotta Net Worth? Goodfellas