Marisa Tomei

Gender: female | Birthday: 1964-12-04 | Place of Birth:

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, to mother Patricia "Addie" Tomei, an English teacher and father Gary Tomei, a lawyer. Marisa also has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech as to eliminate her heavy Brooklyn accent. As a teen, Marisa attended Edward R. Murrow High School and graduated in the class of 1982. She was one year into her college education at Boston University when she dropped out for a co-starring role on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns (1956). Her role on that show paved the way for her entrance into film: in 1984, she debuted with a bit part in The Flamingo Kid (1984). Three years later, Marisa became known for her role as Maggie Lawton, Lisa Bonet's college roommate, on the sitcom A Different World (1987).Her real breakthrough came in 1992, when she co-starred as Joe Pesci's hilariously foul-mouthed, scene-stealing girlfriend in My Cousin Vinny (1992), 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 biopic Chaplin (1992), 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.Marisa's other 1994 role as Michael Keaton's hugely pregnant wife in The Paper (1994) was well-received, although the film as a whole was not. Fortunately for Tomei, she was able to rebound the following year with a solid performance as a troubled single mother in Nick Cassavetes' Unhook the Stars (1996) which earned her a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She turned in a similarly strong work in Welcome to Sarajevo (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' Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). Marisa co-starred with Mel Gibson in the hugely successful romantic comedy What Women Want (2000) and during the 2002 movie award season, she proved her first Best Supporting Actress Oscar win was no fluke when she received her second nomination in the same category for the critically acclaimed dark drama, In the Bedroom (2001). She also made a guest appearance on the animated TV phenomenon The Simpsons (1989) as Sara Sloane, a movie star who falls in love with Ned Flanders. In 2006, she went on to do 4 episodes for Rescue Me (2004). She played Angie, the ex-wife of Tommy Calvin (Denis Leary)'s brother Johnny (Dean Winters). At age 42, Marisa took a provocative role in legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet's melodramatic picture Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), in which she appeared nude in love scenes with co-stars Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Marisa then took on another provocative role as a stripper in the highly acclaimed film The Wrestler (2008), opposite Mickey Rourke. Her great performance earned her many awards from numerous film societies for Best Supporting Actress, a third Academy Award nomination, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. Many critics heralded this performance as a standout in her career.

Movies of Marisa Tomei

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming   2017

Release Date: 2017-07-05

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Sony Pictures Entertainment /

Director: Janine Gosselin / Janine Gosselin /

Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War   2016

Release Date: 2016-04-27

Rating: 7

Production Companies: Studio Babelsberg / Marvel Studios /

Director: David de Vries / David de Vries /

The Big Short
The Big Short

The Big Short   2015

Release Date: 2015-12-11

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Plan B Entertainment /

Director: Britney Spears / Britney Spears /

Love the Coopers
Love the Coopers

Love the Coopers   2015

Release Date: 2015-11-12

Rating: 5.4

Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment / Groundswell Productions /

Director: Jessie Nelson / Jessie Nelson /

Trainwreck
Trainwreck

Trainwreck   2015

Release Date: 2015-07-17

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Fuji Television Network /

Director: Mike Birbiglia / Mike Birbiglia /

Spare Parts
Spare Parts

Spare Parts   2015

Release Date: 2015-01-16

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: Brookwell-McNamara Entertainment / Pantelion Film /

Director: Sean McNamara / Sean McNamara /

The Rewrite
The Rewrite

The Rewrite   2014

Release Date: 2014-06-15

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment /

Director: Marc Lawrence / Marc Lawrence /

Love Is Strange
Love Is Strange

Love Is Strange   2014

Release Date: 2014-02-07

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies: Parts and Labor / Mm...Buttered Panini Productions /

Director: Veronica Lupu / Veronica Lupu /

Parental Guidance
Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance   2012

Release Date: 2012-12-25

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: 20th Century Fox / Chernin Entertainment /

Director: Andy Fickman / Andy Fickman /

Inescapable
Inescapable

Inescapable   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-14

Rating: 5.2

Production Companies:

Director: Ruba Nadda / Ruba Nadda /

Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-12

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: StudioCanal / Diamond Girl Productions /

Director: Ben Foster / Ben Foster /

The Ides of March
The Ides of March

The Ides of March   2011

Release Date: 2011-09-24

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Appian Way / Crystal City Entertainment /

Director: Diane H. Newman / Diane H. Newman /

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.   2011

Release Date: 2011-07-29

Rating: 7

Production Companies:

Director: Jayne-Ann Tenggren / Jayne-Ann Tenggren /

Salvation Boulevard
Salvation Boulevard

Salvation Boulevard   2011

Release Date: 2011-07-15

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies:

Director: Ed Harris / Ed Harris /

The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer   2011

Release Date: 2011-03-17

Rating: 7

Production Companies: Lakeshore Entertainment / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment /

Director: Ryan Phillippe / Ryan Phillippe /

Cyrus
Cyrus

Cyrus   2010

Release Date: 2010-06-18

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies: Scott Free Productions /

Director: Katie Aselton / Katie Aselton /

The Wrestler
The Wrestler

The Wrestler   2008

Release Date: 2008-09-07

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies: Saturn Films / Wild Bunch /

Director: Robert D. Siegel / Robert D. Siegel /

War, Inc.
War, Inc.

War, Inc.   2008

Release Date: 2008-04-28

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies:

Director: Dan Aykroyd / Dan Aykroyd /

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead   2007

Release Date: 2007-09-26

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies: Capitol Films / Linsefilm /

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman / Philip Seymour Hoffman /

Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs

Wild Hogs   2007

Release Date: 2007-03-02

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies: Wild Hogs Productions / Touchstone Pictures /

Director: Tim Allen / Tim Allen /

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School   2006

Release Date: 2006-01-24

Rating: 5

Production Companies: Shoreline Entertainment /

Director: Robert Carlyle / Robert Carlyle /

Danika
Danika

Danika   2006

Release Date: 2006-01-01

Rating: 5.4

Production Companies: Blue Omega Entertainment / Danika LLC /

Director: Linda Leifer / Linda Leifer /

Alfie
Alfie

Alfie   2004

Release Date: 2004-10-22

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Patalex Productions /

Director: Libbie Barr / Libbie Barr /

Anger Management
Anger Management

Anger Management   2003

Release Date: 2003-04-11

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios /

Director: John Turturro / John Turturro /

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