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Cathy Moriarty Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Nov 29, 1960
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

At 18, Bronx-born blonde Cathy Moriarty had precisely no acting experience, which suited director [[Performer~P110533~Martin Scorsese~martinscorsese]] just fine. Scorsese wanted a thoroughly natural, spontaneous actress to portray the bethumped Vickie La Motta, wife of volatile boxing champ Jake La Motta ([[Performer~P17593~Robert DeNiro~robertdeniro]]), in the 1980 biopic [[Feature~V40104~Raging Bull~ragingbull]]. Moriarty won an Academy Award nomination for her fascinating portrayal of Vickie; alas, her next project was the much-maligned [[Feature~V34743~Neighbors~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 [[Feature~V45425~Soapdish~soapdish]] (1991), and even better as monotoned horror film star Ruth Corday in [[Feature~V31810~Matinee~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 [[Feature~V24750~The Indian Runner~theindianrunner]]), 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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