Cathy Moriarty

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Cathy Moriarty
Born(1960-11-29) November 29, 1960 (age 51)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Years active1980–present
SpouseCarmine D'Anna (1981-1988)
Joseph Gentile (1999-present)
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Cathy Moriarty
Born(1960-11-29) November 29, 1960 (age 51)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Years active1980–present
SpouseCarmine D'Anna (1981-1988)
Joseph Gentile (1999-present)

Cathy Moriarty (born November 29, 1960) is an American actress.



Her first film credit was Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull in 1980, as Vikki LaMotta, the wife of Robert De Niro's lead character. Her performance earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1981 she starred in the cult movie Neighbors, but then, due to a 1982 car accident that led to many back surgeries, she did not appear in another movie until 1987. In the 1990's she had many supporting roles in popular films, including Kindergarten Cop and Soapdish. She also appeared opposite Andrew Dice Clay in the short-lived CBS sitcom Bless This House (1995). Later, she appeared as the villain Carrigan Crittenden in the 1995 film Casper and as Rose Donlan, wife of Harvey Keitel's corrupt cop in 1997's Cop Land. She reunited with De Niro for 2002's Analyze That, in which she played female Mafia boss Patti LoPresti.

Personal life

Moriarty was born in The Bronx, the daughter of Irish Catholic immigrants; Catherine, a homemaker, and John Moriarty, a warehouse worker.[1][2] [3] Moriarty was raised in Yonkers, New York.

Her first marriage was to Carmine D'Anna (1981–1988) (divorced). She has been married to Joseph Gentile since August 28, 1999. They have three children. Twins, Catherine Patricia and Joseph John, were born in 2000. Their third child, Annabella Rose, was born on Thursday, November 15, 2001 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York.

She is co-owner of Mulberry Street Pizza in Los Angeles, with partner Richard Palmer, a former companion. She lives in Dix Hills, New York[4]


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1980Raging BullVikki LaMotta
1987White of the EyeJoan White
1990BurndownPatti Smart
Kindergarten CopJillian
1991SoapdishMontana Moorehead/Nurse Nan
1992The Mambo KingsLanna Lake
The Gun in Betty Lou's HandbagReba Bush
1993MatineeRuth Corday/Carole
Another StakeoutLuella Delano
Me and the KidRose
1994Pontiac MoonLorraine
1995Opposite CornersKathy Donatello
Forget ParisLois
CasperCarrigan Crittenden
1996FoxfireMartha Wirtz
1997Women Without Implantsshort film
A Brother's KissDoreen
Dream with the FishesAunt Elise
Cop LandRose Donlan
Hugo PoolMinerva
1998Digging to ChinaMrs. Frankovitz
1999P.U.N.K.S.Mrs. Utley
Crazy in AlabamaEarlene Bullis
But I'm a CheerleaderMary Brown
New Waterford GirlMidge Benzoa
2000Next Stop, EternityValentineshort film
Little Pieces
Red TeamStephanie Dobson
Prince of Central ParkMrs. Ardis
2001Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's AdventureRubyVoice Role
Direct-to-Video Release
2002Analyze ThatPatti LoPresti
2010The Bounty HunterIrene
1989WiseguyDeniseEpisode: Reunion
1992Tales from the CryptAlison PetersEpisode: Seance
1994Another Midnight RunHelen BishopTV-Movie
Runaway DaughtersMarieTV-Movie
1995Santo BugitoQueen MuddahVoice Role
Episode: Load O'Bees
The TickBettyEpisode: Ants in Pants
The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer SpaceAluminaVoice Role
1995–1996Bless This HouseAlice Clayton16 episodes
1997DuckmanVoice Role
Episode: Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat
1997–1999Hey Arnold!Tish WittenbergVoice Role
3 episodes
1998Stories from My ChildhoodThe Crow
Princess 'Shamakhan'
Voice Role
Episode: The Wild Swans
Episode: The Golden Rooster
RecessDr. FitzenbergEpisode: Kids in the Mist
Traces of InsanityTV-Movie
Casper Meets WendyGertTV-Movie
2000The HungerAunt MarisEpisode: Bottle of Smoke
2001Law & OrderLorraine CobinEpisode: For Love or Money
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDenise EldridgeEpisode: Intoxicated
2010Law & Order: Criminal IntentAnnalisa GentilloEpisode: Love On Ice
Episode: The Mobster Will See You Now

Awards and nominations

Academy Award

British Academy Film Awards

CableACE Award

DVD Exclusive Awards

Golden Globe Award


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