It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since Martin Scorsese's beloved crime drama "Goodfellas" hit theaters. In celebration of the Academy Award-nominated film's milestone anniversary on Sept. 19, 2020, Wonderwall.com is catching up with its stars! Keep reading to find out what the cast of "Goodfellas" has been up to since the film's premiere…
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Ray Liotta starred as Henry Hill, a short-tempered mob man who dreamt of being in a gang ever since he was a child.
After landing a starring role as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," Ray Liotta continued to cultivate an impressive list of acting credits. He's since appeared in a slew of flicks including 1992's "Unlawful Entry," 1997's "Cop Land," 2001's "Blow," 2002's "John Q," 2007's "Bee Movie," 2012's "The Place Beyond the Pines" and 2014's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." In 2019, Ray appeared in the Academy Award-nominated Noah Baumbach film "Marriage Story" as ruthless lawyer Joey. He has four projects on the way: "Hubie Halloween," "The Many Saints of Newark," "Broken Soldier" and "El Tonto." Following the release of "Goodfellas," Ray married Michelle Grace in 1997, though the pair divorced in 2004. They share daughter Karsen.
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Robert De Niro starred as James "Jimmy" Conway, a criminal mastermind who manages to pull off the biggest heist in mob history.
After "Goodfellas," Robert De Niro went on to appear in several more films: Throughout the '90s, he starred in 1991's "Cape Fear" and 1992's "Awakenings" — both of which earned him Academy Award nominations for best actor — 1993's "This Boy's Life" and 1995's "Heat" and "Casino." 1993 also marked the year in which he made his directorial debut with "A Bronx Tale." Bob also delighted audiences with leading roles in flicks including "Meet the Parents," "The Good Shepherd," "Righteous Kill," "Limitless" and "American Hustle." In 2013, he earned an Academy Award nomination — his seventh overall — for best supporting actor for his work in "Silver Linings Playbook." The celebrated actor appeared in two critically acclaimed films in 2019 — "Joker" and Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," both of which earned 2020 Academy Award nominations for best picture. In 1997, He married Grace Hightower, from whom he separated in 2018. Since the "Goodfellas" premiere, Robert, a father of six, has welcomed four more children, most recently daughter Helen Grace in 2011. Next up, the veteran actor will appear in "The War with Grandpa" and "The Comeback Trail."
Joe Pesci played the unpredictable and often violent "mean cat," Tommy DeVito.
In addition to starring in "Goodfellas" — which won him an Oscar for best supporting actor — Joe appeared in one of the other most notable films of his career that same year: 1990's "Home Alone." He's also starred in 1993's "A Bronx Tale," which was directed by "Goodfellas" co-star Robert De Niro, the "Lethal Weapon" franchise, 1995's "Casino," "1997's "Gone Fishin'," 2006's "The Good Shepherd" and 2010's "Love Ranch." In 2019, Joe collaborated with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro once more when he starred in the Academy Award-nominated crime epic "The Irishman." Following his divorce from Claudia Haro — with whom he shares daughter Tiffany — in 1992, Joe was in an eight-year relationship with actress Angie Everhart from 2000 to 2008.
Lorraine Bracco took on the role of Henry Hill's wife, Karen, who was also involved in the Mafia.
After landing her breakout role in "Goodfellas," which earned her both Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for best supporting actress, Lorraine Bracco scored the most notable role of her career, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, on the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos," which ran from 1999 to 2007. Her performance as mobster Tony Soprano's psychiatrist earned her three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series and three Golden Globe Award nominations for best actress in a TV drama series over the course of the show's run. She's also appeared in films like 2005's "Crazy for Love" and 2016's "Monday Nights at Seven." Her latest on-screen credit came when she made a cameo as herself in Netflix's "AJ and the Queen" in 2020. Lorraine was married to Edward James Olmos from 1994 to 2002. She has two daughters — Margaux (with ex-husband Daniel Guerard) and Stella (with ex-partner Harvey Keitel).
Paul Sorvino starred as Paulie Cicero, the powerful main mob boss.
After playing Paulie Cicero in "Goodfellas," Paul Sorvino went on to appear on the hit series "Law & Order" as Sergeant Phil Cerreta from 1991 to 1992. He's appeared in many more projects including 1996's "Romeo + Juliet," 1998's "Knock Off," 2001's "Longshot," 2008's "Last Hour," 2013's "The Immigrant" and 2018's "Beneath the Leaves." His latest role was in 2019 as Senator Campbell in the comedic thriller "Welcome to Acapulco." A year after "Goodfellas" debuted, Paul — a father of three (including Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino) — married Vanessa Arico, whom he divorced in 1996.
Debi Mazar played Sandi, Henry Hill's mistress.
Since starring in "Goodfellas," Debi Mazar has appeared in films like 1991's "Little Man Tate," 1992's "Singles" and 1995's "Batman Forever." She also had starring roles on the TV series "Civil Wars" and "L.A. Law" and gained recognition for her role as Shauna Roberts on HBO's "Entourage." Since 2015, she's been starring on TV Land's "Younger" and in 2020 made a cameo as herself on an episode of the short-lived series "Katy Keene." She famously dated Paul Reubens in the early '90s and in 2002 married chef Gabriele Corcos, with whom she shares two daughters. The couple co-hosted the Cooking Channel show "Extra Virgin" and the internet show "Under The Tuscan Gun." In the summer of 2020, Debi and Gabriele fulfilled a 20-year dream and "finally and permanently," she shared on Instagram, moved from New York City to his family's Fiesole estate in Italy's Tuscany region.
Chuck Low played Morris Kessler, an associate of the crime family who also owns a wig shop.
While Chuck Low was best known for his role in "Goodfellas," he went on to appear in more films. The actor, who passed away in 2017 at 89, was also in 1992's "Mistress" and "Night and the City," 1996's "Sleepers" alongside Robert De Niro and 2003's "Kill the Poor."