Cathy Moriarty Biography (1960-)

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. Addresses: 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: HenryPenner, Penner Public Relations, 8224 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA90046.

Actress, producer
Birth Details
November 29, 1960
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • 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 FriendlyGhost), 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 NewWaterford), 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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; alsoknown 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
  • Other
  • Traces of Insanity (also known as Shattered Mind), [Canada], 1998
  • Videos
  • Geri, Casper Meets Wendy (live action and animated; also known asCasper: 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.

Further Reference


    • 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

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