Cathy Moriarty

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Bronx-born character actress Cathy Moriarty was just 18 years old, fresh out of high school and had no idea that her life was about to change. Joe Pesci discovered her competing in a bathing-beauty contest at a bar. He invited her to audition for the part of Vikki LaMotta, second wife to champion boxer Jake LaMotta, portrayed by Robert De Niro, in ... See full bio »

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Raging Bull Vickie La Motta
Soapdish Montana Moorehead
Analyze That Patti LoPresti


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 2023 Butch Cassidy's Forgotten Outlaw (pre-production)
Elmira Ann Mecham (rumored)
  Nightbirds (TV Series) (post-production)
Natalie Krane
 2021 HouseBroken (TV Series)
- Who Done It? (2021) ... Nancy (voice)
 2021/I Last Call
Mrs. C
 2021 Flinch
Gloria Doyle
 2020 Shooting Heroin
 2019 City on a Hill (TV Series)
Dottie Ryan
- The Deaf Sage of Pompeii (2019) ... Dottie Ryan
- There Are No F**king Sides (2019) ... Dottie Ryan
- It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City (2019) ... Dottie Ryan
 2018 The Amazing Ray (Short)
 2018 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Vivian Oliva
- Manhunt (2018) ... Vivian Oliva
- The Man Who Would Be Vogue (2018) ... Vivian Oliva
 2018 This Is Us (TV Series)
The Super
- Clooney (2018) ... The Super
 2017/I Chosen (Short)
Dr. Zizi Benedek
 2017 The Fifth Borough (Short)
 2017 I'm Dying Up Here (TV Series)
Angie Appuzzo
- Pilot (2017) ... Angie Appuzzo
 2017 Patti Cake$
 2016 Bennie's (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
- Elevator ... Mrs. Johnson
 2016 Oiled Up (Short)
 2015 Outlaws (Short)
The Waitress
 2014 The Story of Milo & Annie (Short)
 2014 A Cry from Within
 2014 Rob the Mob
Constance Uva (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
 2005-2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Captain Toni Howard / Lt. Toni Howard / Denise Eldridge
- Amaro's One-Eighty (2014) ... Captain Toni Howard (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
- Poisoned Motive (2013) ... Lt. Toni Howard (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
- Intoxicated (2005) ... Denise Eldridge (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
 2013 Tammy (Short)
 2013 The Double
 2013/I Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn
Sarah Baldano
 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Annie Gentillo / Annalisa Gentillo
- The Mobster Will See You Now (2010) ... Annie Gentillo
- Love on Ice (2010) ... Annalisa Gentillo
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter
 2002 Analyze That
Patti LoPresti (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
 2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lorraine Cobin
- For Love or Money (2001) ... Lorraine Cobin (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)
 2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (Video)
Ruby (voice)
 2000 Little Pieces
 2000 Next Stop, Eternity (Short)
 2000 Prince of Central Park
Mrs. Ardis
 2000 Red Team
Stephanie Dobson
 2000 The Hunger (TV Series)
Maris (aunt)
- Bottle of Smoke (2000) ... Maris (aunt)
 1997-1999 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Tish Wittenberg
- Grandpa's Sister/Synchronized Swimming (1999) ... Tish Wittenberg (voice)
- Best Man/Cool Party (1998) ... Tish Wittenberg (voice)
- Coach Wittenberg/Four-Eyed Jack (1997) ... Tish Wittenberg (voice)
 1999 But I'm a Cheerleader
Mary Brown
 1999 New Waterford Girl
Midge Benzoa
 1999 Crazy in Alabama
 1999 Gloria
 1999 P.U.N.K.S.
Mrs. Utley
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
The Crow / Princess 'Shamakhan'
- The Wild Swans (1998) ... The Crow (voice)
- The Golden Rooster (1998) ... Princess 'Shamakhan' (voice)
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Cathy Moriarty
 1998 Casper Meets Wendy (Video)
 1998 Traces of Insanity (TV Movie)
 1998 Recess (TV Series)
Dr. Fitzenberg
- Kids in the Mist (1998) ... Dr. Fitzenberg (voice)
 1997 Hugo Pool
 1997 Cop Land
Rose Donlan
 1997 Digging to China
Mrs. Frankovitz
 1997 A Brother's Kiss
 1997 Women Without Implants (Short)
 1997 Jumanji (TV Series)
Queen Gina
- Perfect Match (1997) ... Queen Gina (voice)
 1997 Opposite Corners
Kathy Donatello
 1997 Dream with the Fishes
Aunt Elise
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat (1997) ... Prisoner (voice)
 1996 Foxfire
Martha Wirtz
 1995-1996 Bless This House (TV Series)
Alice Clayton
- Natural Born Parents (1996) ... Alice Clayton
- One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Stereo (1996) ... Alice Clayton
- The Bowling Method (1996) ... Alice Clayton
- Misery on 34th Street (1995) ... Alice Clayton
- If It Ain't Broke, Break It (1995) ... Alice Clayton
 1995 Santo Bugito (TV Series)
Queen Muddah
- Load 'O Bees (1995) ... Queen Muddah (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (TV Movie)
Alumina (voice)
 1995 The Tick (TV Series)
- Ants in Pants! (1995) ... Betty (voice)
 1995 Casper
 1995 Forget Paris
 1994 Pontiac Moon
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
- Runaway Daughters (1994) ... Marie (uncredited)
 1994 Another Midnight Run (TV Movie)
Helen Bishop
 1993 Me and the Kid
 1993 Another Stakeout
Lu Delano
 1993 Matinee
Ruth Corday / Carole
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Alison Peters
- Seance (1992) ... Alison Peters
 1992 The Mambo Kings
Lanna Lake
 1991 Soapdish
Montana Moorehead
 1990 Kindergarten Cop
Sylvester's Mother
 1990 Burndown
Patti Smart
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
- The Reunion (1989) ... Denise
 1987 White of the Eye
Joan White
 1981 Neighbors
 1980 Raging Bull
Vickie La Motta
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Alternate Names:

Cathy Moriarty-Gentile


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Joseph Gentile  (3 children) | See more »


Moriarty, Catherine | Moriarty, John

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The truth is, ever since I was little, I've wanted to be an actor more than I ever wanted to be a movie star. See more »


Her scenes in The Indian Runner (1991) were ultimately cut. See more »


Often plays tough, acerbic women See more »


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