Moriarty, Cathy 1960–

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MORIARTY, Cathy 1960–

(Cathy Moriarty–Gentile)


Born November 29, 1960, in the Bronx, New York, NY; raised in Yonkers, NY; daughter of John (a warehouse worker) and Catherine (a homemaker) Moriarty; married Carmine D'Anna (a foreign car salesperson and business manager), c. 1984 (divorced); married Joseph Gentile (a financier), August 28, 1999; children: (second marriage) Catherine Patricia and Joseph John (twins), Annabella Rose. Education: Attended Lincoln High School, Yonkers, NY. Religion: Roman Catholicism.


Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Brian Liebman, Liebman Entertainment, 235 Park Ave. South, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10003. Publicist—Henry Penner, Penner Public Relations, 8224 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046.


Actress and producer. Hey Pizza Lady Productions, founder. Appeared in local dinner theatre productions, c. 1977. Mulberry Street Cafe (pizzerias), co–owner, beginning 1990. Worked as a waitress, sales clerk, fabric buyer, telephone solicitor, and receptionist.

Awards, Honors:

Academy Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1981, Golden Globe Award nominations, best supporting actress in a motion picture and new female star of the year in a motion picture, 1981, and Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, most outstanding newcomer to a leading film role, 1982, all for Raging Bull; Annual CableACE Award, National Cable Television Association, best actress in a dramatic series, 1992, for "Seance," Tales from the Crypt; Video Premiere Award nomination, DVD Exclusive awards, best actress, 2001, for Red Team.


Film Appearances:

Vickie LaMotta, Raging Bull, United Artists, 1980.

Ramona, Neighbors, Columbia, 1981.

Joan White, White of the Eye, Cannon, 1987.

Patti Smart, Burndown, Virgin, 1990.

Sylvester's mother, Kindergarten Cop, Universal, 1990.

Montana Moorehead/Nurse Nan, Soapdish, Paramount, 1991.

Lanna Lake, The Mambo Kings, Warner Bros., 1992.

Reba Bush, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992.

Luella "Lu" Delano, Another Stakeout (also known as House of Cops, The Lookout, and Stakeout II), Buena Vista, 1993.

Rose, Me and the Kid (also known as Goin' to Mexico, Taking Gary Feldman, and The Taking of Gary Feldman), Orion, 1993.

Ruth Corday/Carol, Matinee, Universal, 1993.

Lorraine, Pontiac Moon, Paramount, 1994.

Carrigan Crittenden, Casper (also known as Casper, the Friendly Ghost), Universal, 1995.

Lois, Forget Paris, Columbia, 1995.

Opposite Corners, Metropolitan Pictures, 1995.

Doreen, A Brother's Kiss, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1996.

Martha Wirtz, Foxfire, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

Aunt Elise, Dream with the Fishes, Lakeshore International, 1997.

Mrs. Frankovitz, Digging to China, Ministry of Film, 1997.

Rose Donlan, Cop Land, Miramax/Buena Vista, 1997.

Herself, Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance, Total Performance, Ltd., 1998.

Mrs. Utley, P.U.N.K.S. (also known as Rebels), A–pix Entertainment, 1998.

Diane, Gloria, Columbia, 1999.

Earlene, Crazy in Alabama, Columbia, 1999.

Mary J. Brown, But I'm a Cheerleader (also known as Make Me Over), Lions Gate Films, 1999.

Midge Benzoa, New Waterford Girl (also known as La fille de New Waterford), Alliance Atlantis Communications, 1999.

Stephanie Dobson, Red Team (also known as The Crimson Code), Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Herself, Welcome to Hollywood (documentary), Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Mrs. Ardis, Prince of Central Park, Keystone Entertainment, 2000.

Valentine, Next Stop, Eternity (short film), Seventh Art Releasing, 2000.

Little Pieces, 2000.

Voice of Ruby the junkyard dog, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (animated), Buena Vista Home Video/Walt Disney Home Video, 2001.

(As Cathy Moriarty–Gentile) Patti LoPresti, Analyze That, Warner Bros., 2002.

Film Work; Producer:

Producer of a documentary film with Gabriel Byrne about Ireland.

Television Appearances; Series:

Alice Clayton, Bless This House, CBS, 1995–96.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Helen Bishop, Another Midnight Run, syndicated, 1994.

(Uncredited) Marie, Runaway Daughters (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994.

Voice of Alumina, The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, Starz!, 1995.

Minerva, Hugo Pool (also known as Pool Girl and Quirky Gate), The Movie Channel, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1990.

Presenter, The ESPY Awards, ESPN, 1995.

Claire, Women without Implants, Lifetime, 1996.

Host, The 107th Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1996.

Herself, Reel Comedy: Analyze That, Comedy Central, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Midnight Special, NBC, 1981.

Denise Denelle, "Reunion," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.

Alison Peters, "Seance," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1992.

Voice of Betty, "Ants in Pants!," The Tick (animated), Fox, 1995.

Voice of Queen Muddah, "Load o' Bees," Santo Bugito (animated), CBS, 1995.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995.

Voice, "Twas the Night before Bumpy" (also known as "The Twelve Days of Bumpy"), Bump in the Night(animated; also known as ABC Kids Movie Matinee), ABC, c. 1995.

Voice, "The Wild Swans," Stories from My Childhood (animated; also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's "Stories from My Childhood"), PBS, 1996.

Voice, "The Golden Rooster," Stories from My Childhood (animated; also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's "Stories from My Childhood"), PBS, 1996.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Voice of Mrs. Billy Wilder, Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, between 1996 and 1997.

Guest, The Arthel and Fred Show, syndicated, 1997.

Voice of Dr. Fitzenburg/Dr. Quilty, "Kids in the Mist," Recess (animated; also known as Disney's "Recess"), ABC, 1997.

Voice, "Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Jeena (queen of the Jamazons), "Perfect Match," Jumanji (animated; also known as Disney's "Jumanji"), UPN, 1997.

Voice of Tish Wittenberg, "Coach Wittenberg/Four–Eyed Jack," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997.

Herself, John Belushi: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Voice of Tish Wittenberg, "Best Man/Cool Party," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

Voice of Tish Wittenberg, "Grandpa's Sister/Synchronized Swimming," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Sufiya, "Bottle of Smoke," The Hunger, Showtime, 2000.

(As Cathy Moriarty–Gentile) Lorraine Cobin, "For Love or Money," Law & Order, NBC, 2001.

Guest, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Other:

Traces of Insanity (also known as Shattered Mind), [Canada], 1998.



Geri, Casper Meets Wendy (live action and animated; also known as Casper: A Magical Friendship and Casper 3), Saban Entertainment/Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 1998.


Writings for Children:

Author of several unpublished books for young readers.



InStyle, May, 2000, p. 472.

New York Times, November 15, 1980; December 13, 1981.

People Weekly, March 23, 1981, p. 99; October 25, 1993, p. 183.