Cathy Moriarty-Gentile
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Cathy Moriarty-Gentile


Cathy Moriarty-Gentile, born on November 29, 1960, in The Bronx, New York, is an American actress best known for her compelling performances in film and television. With her striking looks, commanding presence, and ability to portray complex characters, Moriarty-Gentile has made a lasting impact in the entertainment industry. Moriarty-Gentile's journey in acting began unexpectedly when she was discovered by director Martin Scorsese at the age of 17. Scorsese was struck by her resemblance to actress Jayne Mansfield and cast her in the role of Vickie LaMotta, the wife of boxer Jake LaMotta, in the critically acclaimed film "Raging Bull" (1980). Following her breakthrough performance, Moriarty-Gentile continued to impress audiences with her versatile acting skills. She showcased her range in projects such as "Neighbors"(1981), "White of the Eye" (1987), and "Soap dish" (1991),displaying her ability to excel in both dramatic and comedic roles. Moriarty-Gentile's talent extended beyond film, as she also found success in television. She appeared in popular series such as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Criminal Minds," and "Picket Fences," delivering compelling performances that showcased her versatility as an actress. Throughout her career, Moriarty-Gentile has garnered critical acclaim and recognition for her work. She has received accolades such as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Raging Bull." Cathy Moriarty-Gentile's talent, versatility, and dedication to her craft have solidified her as one of the most respected actresses of her generation.

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