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Cathy Moriarty Born: 11/29/1960
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA

The daughter of Irish immigrants, Moriarty was raised in Westchester County, New York and began acting in local dinner theaters while still in high school. She was only 17 years old when she first auditioned for the role of Vicki La Motta and after several attempts and a screen test which convinced director Scorsese and co-star Robert De Niro was hired for the part. Projecting a world-weariness that belied her youth, many thought her to be much older. Casting agents responded in kind by pigeonholing her as either maternal figures or generic "tough broads" by the 1990s (i.e., the missing witness in "Another Stakeout" 1993, the blowzy mom in "A Brother's Kiss" 199...

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