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

Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel
Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel

Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel   2019

Release Date: 2019-07-05

Rating: 0

Production Companies: Marvel Studios / Sony Pictures Entertainment /

Director: Jon Watts / Jon Watts /

Stars: 
Tom Holland  /  Jacob Batalon  /  Jon Watts
The War with Grandpa
The War with Grandpa

The War with Grandpa   2018

Release Date: 2018-02-23

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Cheech Marin / Cheech Marin /

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 /

Stars: 
Tom Holland  /  Robert Downey Jr.  /  Michael Keaton
Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War   2016

Release Date: 2016-04-27

Rating: 7.2

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 /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Steve Carell  /  Ryan Gosling
Love the Coopers
Love the Coopers

Love the Coopers   2015

Release Date: 2015-11-12

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment / Groundswell Productions /

Director: Jessie Nelson / Jessie Nelson /

Stars: 
Steve Martin  /  Diane Keaton  /  John Goodman
Trainwreck
Trainwreck

Trainwreck   2015

Release Date: 2015-07-17

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Fuji Television Network /

Director: Mike Birbiglia / Mike Birbiglia /

Stars: 
Amy Schumer  /  Bill Hader  /  Brie Larson
Spare Parts
Spare Parts

Spare Parts   2015

Release Date: 2015-01-16

Rating: 7

Production Companies: Brookwell-McNamara Entertainment / Pantelion Film /

Director: Sean McNamara / Sean McNamara /

Stars: 
Carlos PenaVega  /  George Lopez  /  Jamie Lee Curtis
The Rewrite
The Rewrite

The Rewrite   2014

Release Date: 2014-06-15

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment /

Director: Marc Lawrence / Marc Lawrence /

Stars: 
Hugh Grant  /  Marisa Tomei  /  Bella Heathcote
Loitering with Intent
Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent   2014

Release Date: 2014-04-18

Rating: 4.4

Production Companies: New Artists Alliance / Parts and Labor /

Director: Adam Rapp / Adam Rapp /

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 /

Stars: 
John Lithgow  /  Alfred Molina  /  Marisa Tomei
Parental Guidance
Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance   2012

Release Date: 2012-12-25

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: 20th Century Fox / Chernin Entertainment /

Director: Andy Fickman / Andy Fickman /

Stars: 
Billy Crystal  /  Bette Midler  /  Marisa Tomei
Inescapable
Inescapable

Inescapable   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-14

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies:

Director: Ruba Nadda / Ruba Nadda /

Stars: 
Alexander Siddig  /  Joshua Jackson  /  Marisa Tomei
Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-12

Rating: 6.3

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: 6.6

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: 7.1

Production Companies:

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

Stars: 
Steve Carell  /  Julianne Moore  /  Ryan Gosling
Salvation Boulevard
Salvation Boulevard

Salvation Boulevard   2011

Release Date: 2011-07-15

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies:

Director: Ed Harris / Ed Harris /

Stars: 
Jennifer Connelly  /  Marisa Tomei  /  Pierce Brosnan
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer   2011

Release Date: 2011-03-17

Rating: 7.1

Production Companies: Lakeshore Entertainment / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment /

Director: Ryan Phillippe / Ryan Phillippe /

Cyrus
Cyrus

Cyrus   2010

Release Date: 2010-06-18

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Scott Free Productions /

Director: Katie Aselton / Katie Aselton /

Stars: 
John C. Reilly  /  Jonah Hill  /  Marisa Tomei
The People Speak
The People Speak

The People Speak   2009

Release Date: 2009-12-13

Rating: 7

Production Companies:

Director: Howard Zinn / Howard Zinn /

Stars: 
Matt Damon  /  Rosario Dawson  /  Morgan Freeman
The Wrestler
The Wrestler

The Wrestler   2008

Release Date: 2008-09-07

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies: Saturn Films / Wild Bunch /

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

Stars: 
Mickey Rourke  /  Marisa Tomei  /  Evan Rachel Wood
War, Inc.
War, Inc.

War, Inc.   2008

Release Date: 2008-04-28

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies:

Director: Dan Aykroyd / Dan Aykroyd /

Stars: 
John Cusack  /  Hilary Duff  /  Marisa Tomei
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: 7

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: 5.7

Production Companies: Wild Hogs Productions / Touchstone Pictures /

Director: Tim Allen / Tim Allen /

Stars: 
Tim Allen  /  John Travolta  /  Martin Lawrence
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