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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 March 1968Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born March 6, 1968 in Queens, New York, she is the third of six kids. Her father, Peter, was trained as a concert violinist. Her mother, Anne, is a nurse. Both are Irish immigrants. Moira was raised in Ronkonkoma, NY. She attended Connetquot Senior High School and graduated in the class of 1986. Later Moira attended Marymount Manhattan College. In 1984 Moira was cast in a small role in Connetquot Senior High School's production of Annie. Due to illness, the young woman playing Miss Hannigan was replaced, causing a series of cast changes. Director Eric Martinsen chose to recast Moira as Grace Farrell. She was a great success, and so began her career.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Steve Hewitt (5 August 2000 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1992" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 44.
When cast in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), she came home to get permission from her priest to do her first sexual scene.
She narrated the audio book for "jacob have I loved".
She was initially contracted to play Polly Pry, the female lead in Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical (1993) but pulled out because she feared it would damage her serious movie career.
Was originally cast as Kit Keller in A League of Their Own (1992), but hurt her ankle on the set of The Cutting Edge (1992). The role of Kit was given to Lori Petty.
Her husband is a Texas businessman and she has two children by him. Her daughter is named Ella and was born in 2001, her son is named Eamon and was born in 2003.
Was cast by director James Gray in Little Odessa (1994) because he was impressed by her performance in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992).
During the shooting of the film, The Cutting Edge (1992), she spent over two months in figure skate training with her co-star, D.B. Sweeney. They became close friends and remain so to this day.
Irish-American.

Personal Quotes (33)

Children are so creative and imaginative that they just bring you to life all over again.
But what I like to sing mostly is blues and cabaret style.
I do have the freedom to choose what I want to do and I'll continue to do that.
Growing up Catholic has been a gift.
A few months after graduation I was working in films. It took off pretty quick.
I don't even own a television. I'm proud of that.
I did everything I could to stay in college and pay my own way, so I think that if success hadn't come so quickly, I would still be pursuing it.
I can cry at the drop of the pin. But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing.
Hollywood is a world all its own.
First of all - I only believe what I see.
I just wanted to be married and to be happy ever after.
I just want the opportunity to continue to do great films, play great characters and work with great people.
I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
I get a lot of recognition for my voice. That always surprises me.
I find nothing wrong with the naked body.
I used to babysit a lot, and I used to be a nanny.
I truly believe that God brought this, Dorothy Day script to me, because for a long time up until I was in eight grade - I wanted to be a nun.
I think to be in politics you have to have the taste for blood on that.
I never had to pound the pavement and really struggle after college.
I like to go rock scrambling.
Nudity... I have to say I will never do it again.
Now I listen to all kinds of music except rap, which all sounds the same to me.
My dream is to eventually open a children's theatre.
I've been told before, and I tend to believe it, I'm not like most actresses out there.
I'd love to have the opportunity to sing in a Disney movie.
You know, I like playing around with my voice and trying all different types of kooky voices.
We're not all called to be Dorothy Day.
We have a world that is searching for answers, that is searching for a way back to spirituality.
They used to say I was a younger Winona Ryder and that always made me laugh, because I'm three years older than she is.
There are a lot of battles to face, and if I didn't have that religious core - that base to turn to - I would be truly lost.
Money's not important to me. Movie star acknowledgement is not important to me. I don't want to be a big studio actress. I don't want to be in the limelight.
I went to Marymount College in New York City with a lot of kids whose parents paid their way, and I wouldn't even have thought of asking my parents - they couldn't afford it, not with six kids!
An audience is going to be able to find a little bit of Dorothy in themselves and relate to this woman. Roles like Dorothy Day are so rare in Hollywood.

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