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Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
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My Cousin Vinny (1992), Untamed Heart (1993), Only You (1994), The Wrestler (2008).
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Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American stage, film and television actress. Tomei first came to prominence as a supporting cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987.
She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the comedy My Cousin Vinny (1992). She received Best Supporting Actress nominations from the Academy Awards and Golden Globes for her roles in In the Bedroom and The Wrestler, as well as a BAFTA Award nomination for The Wrestler.
Her most commmercially successful film to date was What Women Want, followed by Wild Hogs (2007), and Anger Management (2003). She received critical acclaim for her performances in Unhook the Stars (1996) and Before the Devil Knows You`re Dead (2007).
Tomei, an Italian American, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Patricia "Addie," an English teacher, and Gary A. Tomei, a trial lawyer. She has a younger brother, actor Adam Tomei, and was partly raised by her paternal grandparents, Rita and Romeo Tomei. She is not related to actress Concetta Tomei. Tomei grew up in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. While there, she became captivated by the Broadway shows that her theater-loving parents took her to and became drawn to acting as a career. After graduating from Edward R. Murrow High School, she attended Boston University for a year, transferring to New York University in 1983 after landing a role in the soap opera As The World Turns. Soon afterward, she dropped out of school as her career began achieving success.
Tomei followed up As the World Turns, in 1987, with a role on the sitcom A Different World. Her breakthrough comedic performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. After her Oscar win, she received a Screen Actor`s Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Female Supporting Actor for Nick Cassavetes` Unhook the Stars. Next, she received an American Comedy Award nomination for Funniest Supporting Actress for Tamara Jenkins` Slums of Beverly Hills. She was nominated for a Satellite Award, as Best Supporting Actress for What Women Want.
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Mohr wrote in his book Gasping for Airtime that, as guest host in October 1994, Tomei insisted that a proposed sketch about another actress not be used because she didn`t like the idea of making fun of her, which displeased the writers and performers, given the show`s penchant for satirizing celebrities.
In 1996, Tomei made a guest appearance on the sitcom Seinfeld, playing herself in "The Cadillac" two-part episode. In this episode, George attempts to get a date with Tomei through a friend of Elaine. She has also made an appearance on The Simpsons, as movie star Sara Sloane who falls in love with Ned Flanders.
She received her first Golden Globe Award nomination and her second Academy Award-nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Todd Field`s In The Bedroom (2001).
In 2003, Tomei appeared in the hit Anger Management with Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. In 2005, she was featured in an ad campaign for Hanes with the slogan "Look who we`ve got our Hanes on now", featuring various other celebrities including Michael Jordan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Damon Wayans, Matthew Perry and, on Spanish-language advertising, Aracely Arambula and Pablo Montero.
In 2006, Tomei had a recurring role on the TV series Rescue Me, playing Johnny`s ex-wife Angie. She won a Gracie Allen Award for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work in the 4 episodes she was in the show.
In 2007, she appeared in the comedy Wild Hogs alongside John Travolta, Tim Allen, William H. Macy and Martin Lawrence. The film was a blockbuster hit and was one of the highest grossing movies of 2007. She also starred in the Sidney Lumet-directed Before the Devil Knows You`re Dead, opposite co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke. This role received extra attention because the usually modest Tomei had nude love scenes with both Hoffman and Hawke. In 2008, Tomei performed nude dance routines in another provocative role as a stripper, in the independent film The Wrestler opposite Mickey Rourke. She was nominated for a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award for this performance. Numerous critics heralded this performance as a standout in her career.
Tomei has also done substantial work in the theater, including taking lead roles on Broadway in Wait Until Dark (1998) and Salomé (2003), and many Off-Broadway plays.
In the early 1990s, Tomei dated Robert Downey, Jr. (her co-star in Chaplin and Only You). In 1999, she dated actor Dana Ashbrook and had a relationship with Frank Pugliese. As of 2009, she is dating actor Logan Marshall Green.
Tomei is the recipient of an honorary degree from Boston University.
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Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, New York, City, New York, United States (1982)
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (Transferred), New York University, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (Dropped Out)
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Red, Pink, Green
Patricia 'Addie' Tomei
Adam Tomei (actor)
Marisa Tomei (; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. In a career spanning three decades, Tomei had initial success in films as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful films, then a resurgence with a series of critically acclaimed films. Following her work on the television series As the World Turns, she came to prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987. After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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TV commercial for Hanes brand casual active wear and underwear (2005).
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Celebrity Talent International
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==Marisa Tomei== (/məˈrɪsə toʊˈmeɪ/; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. In a career spanning three decades, Tomei had initial success in films as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful films, then a resurgence with a series of critically acclaimed films. Following her work on the television series [[As the World Turns]], she came to prominence as a cast member on [[The Cosby Show]] spinoff [[A Different World]] in 1987. After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy [[My Cousin Vinny]], for which she received an [[Academy Award]] for [[Best Supporting Actress]].
==Marisa Tomei== Actress - ===Born=== 4 Dec 1964 - Plucky Brooklyn-born actress [[Marisa Tomei]] was one year into her college education at Boston University when she was tapped for a co-starring role on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns. Her role on that show, as well as work on another soap, One Life to Live, paved the way for her entrance into film: In 1984, she made her film debut with a bit part in The Flamingo Kid.
===Three years later=== Tomei became known for her role as Maggie Lawton, Lisa Bonet's college roommate, on the sitcom A Different World. Her real breakthrough came in 1992, when she co-starred as Joe Pesci's hilariously foul-mouthed girlfriend in My Cousin Vinny, a performance that won her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Later that year, she turned up briefly as a snippy Mabel Normand in director Richard Attenborough's mammoth biopic Chaplin, and was soon given her first starring role in Untamed Heart (1993). A subsequent starring role -- and attempted makeover into Audrey Hepburn -- in the romantic comedy Only You (1994) proved only moderately successful. Tomei's other 1994 role as Michael Keaton's hugely pregnant wife in The Paper was well-received, although the film as a whole was not. Worse luck hit with her participation in the critically thrashed Four Rooms in 1995. Fortunately for Tomei, she was able to rebound somewhat the following year with a solid performance as a troubled single mother in Nick Cassavetes' Unhook the Stars. She turned in a similarly strong work in Welcome to Sarajevo in 1997, and in 1998 did some of her best work in years as the sexually liberated, unhinged cousin of Natasha Lyonne's Vivian Abramowitz in Tamara Jenkins' The Slums of Beverly Hills. Appearing in no less than five movies in 2000, Tomei continued her journey back to the top with a memorable performance in 2001's In the Bedroom. An emotionally wrenching tale of loss and grief, Tomei's performance as a recently separated wife who begins a tragic affair with a college student struck a common cord with critics and filmgoers alike, in addition to earning the talented actress her second Oscar nomination.
===Tomei's versatility=== assured her continuous work in a variety of different kinds of films. She played one of the women in the remake of Alfie, co-starred opposite Adam Sandler in Anger Management, and worked in the Charles Bukowski-inspired independent film Factotum. In 2007 she earned strong reviews for her work in Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, and appeared in the box office smash Wild Hogs. In 2008, Tomei enjoyed her largest critical acclaim since In the Bedroom thanks to her supporting turn opposite Mickey Rourke in The Wrestelr. Her performance earned her a number of year-end critics awards, as well as nominations from both the Golden Globes and the Academy.
===In 2010=== she appeared in the Duplass Borthers comedy Cyrus, as the overly clingy mother to a son played by Jonah Hill, and the next year she had memorable turns in Crazy Stupid Love as a teacher who picks an unfortunate partner for a one-night-stand, and The Ides of March as a political reporter who has a hand in shaking up a presidential campaign.
Biography by Hal Erickson
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