Cathy Moriarty

Highest Rated: 100% A Brother's Kiss (1996)
Birthday: Nov 29, 1960
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
At 18, Bronx-born blonde Cathy Moriarty had precisely no acting experience, which suited director Martin Scorsese just fine. Scorsese wanted a thoroughly natural, spontaneous actress to portray the bethumped Vickie La Motta, wife of volatile boxing champ Jake La Motta (Robert DeNiro), in the 1980 biopic Raging Bull. Moriarty won an Academy Award nomination for her fascinating portrayal of Vickie; alas, her next project was the much-maligned Neighbors (1981), which effectively killed her starring career before it had even begun. Her professional problems were exacerbated by a 1982 automobile accident. After back surgery and extensive emotional healing, Moriarty made a tentative film comeback in 1987. The film assignments began improving after 1990; she was terrific as a daytime-drama diva in Soapdish (1991), and even better as monotoned horror film star Ruth Corday in Matinee (1992). There have been a few setbacks during Moriarty's career renaissance (she was cut from the final print of Sean Penn's maiden directorial effect The Indian Runner), but there have been many more highs than lows, notably her winning the Cable ACE award for her work on a 1995 episode of Tales From the Crypt. Even if Cathy Moriarty never makes the uppermost ranks in stardom, she can always rely upon her trendy New York pizza parlor for a steady income.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
83% Patti Cake$ Actor $0.8M 2017
No Score Yet Patti Cake$ Nana 2017
83% The Double Kiki $0.6M 2014
No Score Yet A Cry from Within Actor 2014
82% Rob the Mob Actor $0.3M 2014
No Score Yet The Story Of Milo & Annie Actor 2014
0% Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Sarah Baldano 2013
12% The Bounty Hunter Irene $66.8M 2010
27% Analyze That Patti LoPresti $32.1M 2002
No Score Yet Red Team (The Crimson Code) Stephanie Dobson 2001
45% Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Ruby 2000
20% Prince of Central Park Mrs. Ardis 2000
39% But I'm a Cheerleader Mary $0.2M 2000
92% New Waterford Girl Midge Benzoa 2000
30% Crazy in Alabama Earlene 1999
17% Gloria Diane 1999
No Score Yet P.U.N.K.S. Wanda Utley 1999
17% Casper Meets Wendy Gert 1998
43% Digging to China Mrs. Frankovitz 1998
31% Hugo Pool Minerva 1997
74% Cop Land Rose Donlan 1997
60% Dream with the Fishes Aunt Elise 1997
No Score Yet Women Without Implants Actor 1997
100% A Brother's Kiss Doreen 1996
No Score Yet Stories from My Childhood Actor 1996
27% Foxfire Martha Wirtz 1996
44% Casper Carrigan 1995
50% Forget Paris Lois 1995
No Score Yet Opposite Corners Mrs. Donatello 1995
39% Corrina, Corrina Actor 1994
No Score Yet Pontiac Moon Lorraine 1994
13% Another Stakeout Lu Delano 1993
No Score Yet Me and the Kid Rose 1993
14% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Reba 1992
94% Matinee Ruth Corday 1992
81% The Mambo Kings Lanna 1992
69% Soapdish Montana 1991
51% Kindergarten Cop Sylvester's Mother 1990
No Score Yet Burndown Patti Smart 1989
43% White of the Eye Joan White 1987
63% Neighbors Ramona 1981
96% Raging Bull Vickie LaMotta 1980

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Denise Eldridge Capt. Toni Howard
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Annie Gentillo
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Lorraine Cobin
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
Aunt Maris
  • 2000
  • 1998
63% Bless This House
1995-1996
Alice Clayton
  • 1996
  • 1995
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1992
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
  • 1989

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