Photo of Cathy Moriarty Cathy Moriarty

Nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar her first time out of the gate, Cathy Moriarty was just 18 when she wowed audiences and critics with her performance as Robert De Niro's teen bride in Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull (1980). A car accident and personal problems, however, prevented her from capitalizing on that success, and after an appearance in Neighbors (1981), nearly six years passed before Moriarty showed up on the big screen again.

The daughter of Irish immigrants, Moriarty was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on Nov. 29, 1960, and raised in Westchester County. She began acting in dinner theater while still in high school and was begging Scorsese and co-star De Niro for a role in Raging Bull by the time she was 17.

After returning to films in the late '80s, Moriarty turned in notable performances in Soapdish (1991), The Mambo Kings (1992), Casper (1995) and Analyze That (2002).

Cathy Moriarty in The Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter

2010 PG-13

Bounty hunter Milo Boyd finds his latest assignment downright satisfying as he learns that the bail-jumper he must chase down is his ex-wife, Nicole -- who has no intention of getting nabbed without a fight in this fast-paced romantic comedy.

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  • Cathy Moriarty in Kindergarten Cop Kindergarten Cop
  • Cathy Moriarty in Casper Casper
  • Cathy Moriarty in Analyze That Analyze That
  • Cathy Moriarty in The Extra Man The Extra Man
  • Cathy Moriarty in Cop Land Cop Land
  • Cathy Moriarty in Soapdish Soapdish
  • Cathy Moriarty in Crazy in Alabama Crazy in Alabama
  • Cathy Moriarty in Rob the Mob Rob the Mob
  • Cathy Moriarty in Matinee Matinee
  • Cathy Moriarty in The Double The Double
  • Cathy Moriarty in The Mambo Kings The Mambo Kings
  • Cathy Moriarty in But I'm a Cheerleader But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Cathy Moriarty in Me and the Kid Me and the Kid
  • Cathy Moriarty in Stories from My Childhood Stories from My Childhood
  • Cathy Moriarty in A Brother's Kiss A Brother's Kiss
  • Cathy Moriarty in Digging to China Digging to China
  • Cathy Moriarty in Casper Meets Wendy Casper Meets Wendy
  • Cathy Moriarty in P.U.N.K.S. P.U.N.K.S.
  • Cathy Moriarty in New Waterford Girl New Waterford Girl
  • Cathy Moriarty in Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn