John Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer, who first rose to fame through starring roles on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease in1970s. After experiencing unsuccess in 1980s, he began gaining more achivements with his roles in Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty, for which he received nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy respectively. Most recently, he has earned IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema in 2014.
His mother, Helen Cecilia, an actress and singer, might be the person inspiring him to follow acting career. After leaving Dwight Morrow High School at age 17 in 1971, he joined in the touring company of the musical Grease and on Broadway in Over Here!, singing the Sherman Brothers' song Dream Drummin and then came to Los Angeles in order to develop his career.
In 1991, he got married to actress Kelly Preston with two sons, Jett (born April 13, 1992) and Benjamin (born 2010), and a daughter named Ella Bleu (born 2000).