Cathy Moriarty - Rotten Tomatoes

Cathy Moriarty

Highest Rated:   100% A Brother's Kiss (1996)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
82% 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
84% 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
13% 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
35% 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
20% Casper Meets Wendy
  • Gert
1998
43% Digging to China
  • Mrs. Frankovitz
1998
31% Hugo Pool
  • Minerva
1997
73% 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
30% Foxfire
  • Martha Wirtz
1996
44% Casper
  • Carrigan
1995
50% Forget Paris
  • Lois
1995
No Score Yet Opposite Corners
  • Mrs. Donatello
1995
35% Corrina, Corrina
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Pontiac Moon
  • Lorraine
1994
14% Another Stakeout
  • Lu Delano
1993
No Score Yet Me and the Kid
  • Rose
1993
14% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
  • Reba
1992
93% Matinee
  • Ruth Corday
1992
83% The Mambo Kings
  • Lanna
1992
69% Soapdish
  • Montana
1991
51% Kindergarten Cop
  • Sylvester's Mother
1990
No Score Yet Burndown
  • Patti Smart
1989
33% White of the Eye
  • Joan White
1987
63% Neighbors
  • Ramona
1981
95% Raging Bull
  • Vickie LaMotta
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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

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