John Joseph Travolta is an American actor and singer. He rose to prominence throughout the 1970s, appearing on the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter and box office hits Carrie, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease. His acting career waned throughout the 1980s, but he made a resurgence in the 1990s with roles in Pulp Fiction and has since starred in the films Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, Face / Off, Phenomenon, Battlefield. Earth, Swordfish, The Punisher, Hairspray, Bolt and The Take of Pelham 123. Travolta is nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his performances in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty and received a total of six nominations, the most recent being in 2011. In 2014, he received the IIFA award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema.
|Born||February 18, 1954, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Years active||1972–2020 (on hiatus)|
|Relatives||Ellen Travolta (sister), Margaret Travolta (sister), Joey Travolta (brother)|
Actor who starred in the 1970s hit films Saturday Night Fever and Grease. He later went on to play Vincent Vega in the critically acclaimed 1994 film Pulp Fiction and he also starred in Get Shorty, Ladder 49, Wild Hogs, Hairspray, and Swordfish.
After dropping out of high school, he moved to New York and landed a role in a touring company's production of Grease. He made his film debut as John in the 1975 television movie The Tenth Level.
He married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple welcomed a daughter named Ella in 2000 and a son named Benjamin in 2010. Their first son, Jett, was born in 1992 and tragically died in 2009 at the age of 16.
Converted to Scientology from Roman Catholicism. Golden Globe (film) winner for best actor in music or comedy. American scientists. Former American Christian. Singer from New Jersey. Winner David di Donatello. Sci-fi fans. Male actor from New Jersey. American pop singer. Ancient Roman Catholicism