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Cathy Moriarty


Cathy Moriarty was born November 29, 1960 in the Bronx, New York, to Irish immigrants, Catherine and John Moriarty, a warehouse worker. She was raised in Westchester County, New York and began acting in local dinner theaters while still in high school. At 17, she auditioned for what would be her most memorable role to film aficionados, her ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Raging Bull
Raging Bull Vickie La Motta
(1980)
Casper
Casper Carrigan Crittenden
(1995)
Analyze That
Analyze That Patti LoPresti
(2002)
Kindergarten Cop
Kindergarten Cop Sylvester's Mother
(1990)

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  Before I Do (announced)
Kathy Connelly
 2017 Patti Cake$
Nana
 2014 A Cry from Within
Alice
 2014 Rob the Mob
Constance Uva (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
 2013 The Double
Kiki
 2013/I Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn
Sarah Baldano
 2002 Analyze That
Patti LoPresti (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
 2000 Little Pieces
 2000 Prince of Central Park
Mrs. Ardis
 2000 Red Team
Stephanie Dobson
 1999 But I'm a Cheerleader
Mary Brown
 1999 Crazy in Alabama
Earlene
 1999 Gloria
Diane
 1999 P.U.N.K.S.
Mrs. Utley
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Cathy Moriarty
 1997 Hugo Pool
Minerva
 1997 Digging to China
Mrs. Frankovitz
 1997 Opposite Corners
Kathy Donatello
 1997 Dream with the Fishes
Aunt Elise
 1996 Foxfire
Martha Wirtz
 1995 Forget Paris
Lois
 1994 Pontiac Moon
Lorraine
 1993 Another Stakeout
Lu Delano
 1993 Matinee
Ruth Corday / Carole
 1992 The Mambo Kings
Lanna Lake
 1991 Soapdish
Montana Moorehead / Nurse Nan
 1990 Kindergarten Cop
Sylvester's Mother
 1990 Burndown
Patti Smart
 1987 White of the Eye
Joan White
 1981 Neighbors
Ramona
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Alternate Names:

Cathy Moriarty-Gentile

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Robert De Niro taught me how to listen, and how to be part of the conversation. It's not just about reading your lines and saying what's in the script, you have to understand your character, along with the other characters so that you can always respond. See more »

Trivia:

Was graduating from high-school when she was cast as Vickie LaMotta in Raging Bull (1980). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays tough, acerbic women See more »

Nickname:

The Bronx Blonde

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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