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 Casper


1995 PG

In this Brad Silberling-helmed comedy, Bill Pullman plays James Harvey, a ghost doctor hired by Carrigan Crittendon (Cathy Moriarty) to rid Whipstaff Manor of spirits so she can find a treasure trove rumored to be hidden there. But her plan backfires when James's daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) befriends Casper, the friendly phantom who inhabits the place along with The Ghostly Trio, who disdain humans. Includes games, featurettes and more.

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  • Cathy Moriarty in Matinee Matinee
  • Cathy Moriarty in Analyze That Analyze That
  • Cathy Moriarty in Rob the Mob Rob the Mob
  • Cathy Moriarty in Kindergarten Cop Kindergarten Cop
  • Cathy Moriarty in The Double The Double
  • Cathy Moriarty in Soapdish Soapdish
  • Cathy Moriarty in Cop Land Cop Land
  • Cathy Moriarty in Digging to China Digging to China
  • Cathy Moriarty in Crazy in Alabama Crazy in Alabama
  • Cathy Moriarty in The Mambo Kings The Mambo Kings
  • Cathy Moriarty in New Waterford Girl New Waterford Girl
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  • Cathy Moriarty in The Extra Man The Extra Man
  • 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
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