John Travolta

John Travolta

Biography of John Travolta

John Travolta is an American actor, singer, dancer, and pilot.

He is two times Academy Award (Oscar Award) nominated actor. He has won one Golden Globe Awards and six nominations. In 2010, he received the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema.

His Instagram account is @johntravolta and has 3.2m followers. Recently, John's family is in a bereaved condition due to the sudden demise of his wife actress Kelly Preston from breast cancer on July 12, 2020, at the age of 57.

Famous for 

  • He is well-known for his appearance on the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975–1979) and starring in the blockbuster movies "Saturday Night Fever "(1977) and "Grease" (1978).
  • He is also known for his hit single titled "Let Her In," peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1976
Early Life and Family 

John Travolta was born on February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.A.

His birth name is John Joseph Travolta. His ethnicity is white and his nationality is American. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

He was born to his father Salvatore "Sam" Travolta who was a semi-professional American football player and his mother Helen Cecilia was an actress and singer.

He has two brothers named Joey and Sam Travolta and three sisters named Ellen, Margaret, and Ann Travolta. He grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and attended the nearby Dwight Morrow High School, but dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971. 

John Travolta Career (Actor )

  • John Travolta began his career as a stage actor.
  • After dropping out of school, he moved to New York City and got his first role to play in the musical drama "Grease" and on Broadway in "Over Here!".
  • Then he moved to Los Angeles for his professional career.
  • His first screen role was in the American TV series "Emergency!" (S2E2), in September 1972.
  • Travolta made his breakthrough in acting career after his appearance in the 1976 horror film "Carrie"  and in the TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" from 1975 to 1979. 
  • Travolta released his first single song titled "Let Her In,"  in July 1976 which became very popular.
  • He starred as Tony Manero in the dance drama film "Saturday Night Fever" in 1977 and as Danny Zuko in the romantic comedy movie "Grease" (1978).
  • In 1980, He starred in the romantic western film "Urban Cowboy" which became a major box office success.
  • In 1989, Travolta starred with Kirstie Alley in "Look Who's Talking", which grossed $297 million, making it his most successful film since "Grease".
  •  In 2000, Travolta starred in and co-produced the science fiction film "Battlefield Earth".
  • Throughout the 2000s, Travolta starred in many films, including Swordfish (2001); Ladder 49 (2004); Be Cool (2005); Lonely Hearts (2006); Wild Hogs (2007); the animated film Bolt (2008), in which Travolta voiced the title character; The Taking of Pelham 123; and Old Dogs (both 2009).
  •  In 2016, he played lawyer Robert Shapiro in the first season of the  TV series "American Crime Story", titled "The People v. O. J. Simpson". 
  • Following the death of his wife Kelly Preston in July 2020, he announced to take short hiatus from acting career in order to look after his children. 

Personal Life and Wife 

John Travolta is a married man. Now he has become a widower of his wife Kelly Preston who was an actress.

John and Kelly had got married in 1991. They had three children: Jett (1992–2009), Ella Bleu (born 2000), and Benjamin (born 2010).

Unfortunately, his loving wife died after two years of treatment for breast cancer on July 12, 2020, at the age of 57. Together John and Kelly had spent about 20 years of life living together as a couple.

Previously, Travolta dated actress Diana Hyland (1976-1977), French actress Catherine Deneuve (1985), and actress Marilu Henner until 1985. 

Height and weight 

John Travolta is a good looking guy with an average build body. He stands 6 ft 2 inches tall and weighs 97 Kg. 

He has a straight sexual orientation. He has short dark brown hair and his eye color is Blue. 

Net worth and Wealth 

As of 2020, The net worth of John Travolta is estimated to be $200 million. He is expected to earn a whopping amount of $20 million each year.

His primary income source is his acting career. He also makes a decent amount of money by being a singer. Additionally, he also earns a hefty amount of money through endorsement deals. 

Facts About John Travolta 

1. His siblings were all inspired by their mother's love of theatre and drama and became actors.

2.  His father was a second-generation Italian American with roots in Godrano, Sicily, and his mother was Irish American. 

3. He was raised Roman Catholic but converted to Scientology in 1975. 

4. He grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and Irish culture. 

5. Travolta rejected the film role offers of the Major box hit film including "American Gigolo" and "An Officer and a Gentleman". 

6. His eldest son Jett died at age 16 while on a Christmas vacation in the Bahamas on January 2, 2009. 

7. His first girlfriend actress Diana Hyland had also died from breast cancer on March 27, 1977. 

8. Travolta is a private pilot and owns four aircraft.

9. He had helped Oprah Winfrey plan the trip for more than a year. 

10. Travolta endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 

John Travolta
Quick Facts of John Travolta
Celebrated Name John Travolta
Age 66 years old
Nick Name John Travolta
Birth Name John Travolta
Birth Date 1954-02-18
Gender Male
Profession American Actor
Nationality American
Birthnation America
Place of Birth Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Ethnicity Mixed (Half Italian-American and half Irish-American
Famous for r his appearance on the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975–1979) and starring in the blockbuster movies "Saturday Night Fever "(1977) and "Grease" (1978)
Residence Jumbolair Aviation Estates in Ocala, Florida
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Salvatore "Sam" Travolta
Mother Helen Cecilia
Brother Joey and Sam Travolta
Sister Ellen, Margaret, and Ann Travolta
High School Dwight Morrow High School
Career Start 1972-Present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Kelly Preson married 1991-2020(died )
Height 6 ft 2 inches
Weight 97 kg
Body Build/Type tall and muscular
Bearded Style Stubble
Hair Style Bald or short
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Net Worth US $200 million
Salary $20 million each year.
Source of Wealth Acting and singing career and endorsement deals
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