Cathy Moriarty


Cathy Moriarty (born in New York City, November 29, 1960) is an American television/movie actress and singer.[1] Her acting career has extended for over forty years. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her part in the movie Raging Bull (1980). Other movies in which Moriarty acted include Soapdish (1991), Casper (1995), Analyze That (2002) and The Bounty Hunter (2010). She also had television roles in Tales from the Crypt (for which she won a CableACE Award for the Best Actress in a Dramatic Series), Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Moriarty played Mary Brown during the comedy movie But I'm a Cheerleader in 1999. The film was originally rated NC-17 for its depiction of lesbian sexual activity.[2] It was edited for an R-rating before release in the United States movie theaters.

Moriarty was later nominated for a DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress for her acting role in the movie Red Team (originally titled The Crimson Code).


  1. "Cathy Moriarty". Film Reference. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  2. "But I'm a Cheerleader 20th Anniversary". Variety Magazine. Retrieved August 3, 2021.