Cathy Moriarty (born November 29, 1960) is an American actress whose career spans over thirty years. Her role as Jake LaMotta's wife in Raging Bull (1980), directed by Martin Scorsese, earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Moriarty's film credits include Neighbors, Soapdish, Casper, Analyze That and The Bounty Hunter. Appearances on television include Tales from the Crypt (for which she won a CableACE Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series), Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Moriarty was born in The Bronx, the daughter of Irish Catholic immigrants Catherine (a homemaker) and John Moriarty (a warehouse worker). When she was 18 years old, her friends urged her to enter a bathing-beauty contest at a bar
Moriarty landed her debut role as Vikki LaMotta, girlfriend of Jake La Motta (played by Robert De Niro), in Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull (1980). Her performance earned an her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress...
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