Ray Liotta’s Surprisingly Low Net Worth
Ray Liotta died in his sleep on May 26, 2022 while filming on location in the Dominican Republic. He was 67 years old. And while he is most remembered for starring in Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic Goodfellas, Liotta’s career in movies and television spanned 36 years — and includes 126 credits. So how much was the actor worth?
Ray Liotta’s Career
Ray Liotta spent years as a struggling actor in New York and Los Angeles, finding his most steady work on soap operas. He would not make his film debut until 1983 in The Lonely Lady. But it was his turn as the abusive ex-husband in Something Wild, three years later, which quickly set Liotta apart as a talent to watch. Acting alongside 80s A-listers Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels, Liotta shone and even earned a Golden Globe nomination for his crazed performance.
In 1989, Liotta became a bona fide star acting as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams. And one year later, his starring role in Goodfellas would turn him into a household name. Playing Henry Hill, the mafioso-turned-informant, Liotta’s wry, first-person narration elevated the violent story to the level of cinema masterpiece.
And though Liotta never landed quite as big a role again, he remained a working character actor, appearing in many films and shows. There was the 1997 crime drama Cop Land: a favorite among Liotta and Sylvester Stallone fans alike. He also starred alongside Jennifer Lopez in the NBC series Shades of Blue from 2016 to 2018. And more recently, Liotta appeared in the critical hit Marriage Story in 2019 and, last year, in the Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark. Those two movies marked a late career renaissance for Liotta.
In addition to Dangerous Waters, the movie Liotta was filming when he passed in the Dominican Republic, he had multiple other projects in the works. Among them, Cocaine Bear, a drug thriller, and Black Bird, a limited series for Apple TV, and the body horror The Substance. For now, it seems, these works will all become posthumous credits for the beloved actor.
Ray Liotta’s Personal Life
Ray Liotta was adopted by an Italian family in 1955 when he was six months old. (Ironically, the famous mobster actor has no biological Italian lineage.) He was raised in Newark, New Jersey, by his father Alfred, who owned a small chain of auto part shops, and his mother Mary, a township clerk. He has one adopted sister, Linda. Liotta has spoken openly about the angst he felt growing up, knowing he’d been given up for adoption — though he made peace with it as an adult and eventually met some of his biological siblings.
In 1997, Liotta married Michelle Grace, an actress who was previously to the Chicago Cub Mark Grace. They divorced in 2004 and share one daughter, Karsen, who was born in 1998.
At the time of his death, Liotta was engaged to At the time of his death, Liotta was engaged to Jacy Nittolo. The couple became serious in 2020 and had recently gotten engaged. Nittolo broke her silence on Liotta’s death recently, in a recent post on Instagram. “My life these past couple of years have been nothing but truly magical. Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever,” she wrote. “He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known…and even that is an understatement.”
Ray Liotta’s Net Worth: $14 Million
Considering Ray Liotta’s extensive career, it’s somewhat surprising that his net worth is estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be a cool $14 million. Although there is not much information available about his personal investments, he did sell his Pacific Palisades home to Britney Spears in 2019 for $7 million. Since then, he’s owned a different house in the Palisades as well as one in Malibu.