38 Facts About Marisa Tomei


Marisa Tomei was a cast member on the Cosby Show spin-off A Different World in 1987.


Marisa Tomei has received two additional Oscar nominations for In the Bedroom and The Wrestler, with the latter earning her nominations at the BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards.


Marisa Tomei was formerly involved with the Naked Angels Theater Company and appeared in Daughters before making her Broadway debut in Wait Until Dark.


Marisa Tomei earned a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role in Top Girls, and a special Drama Desk Award for The Realistic Joneses.


Marisa Tomei returned to Broadway in the revival of The Rose Tattoo in 2019.


Marisa Tomei has a younger brother, actor Adam Tomei, and was partly raised by her paternal grandparents.


Marisa Tomei's parents are both of Italian descent; her father's ancestors came from Tuscany, Calabria, and Campania, while her mother's ancestors are from Tuscany and Sicily.


Marisa Tomei graduated from Edward R Murrow High School in 1982.


Marisa Tomei followed up As the World Turns in 1986 with a role on the sitcom A Different World as Maggie Lauten during the first season.


Marisa Tomei's film debut was a minor role in the 1984 comedy film The Flamingo Kid, in which she played Mandy, a waitress.


Marisa Tomei gives every indication of being a fine comedian, whether towering over Mr Pesci and trying to look small, or arguing about a leaky faucet in terms that demonstrate her knowledge of plumbing.


Marisa Tomei had won the previous year for Best Breakthrough Performance for My Cousin Vinny.


The next year, Marisa Tomei appeared alongside Downey again in the romantic comedy Only You.


Marisa Tomei then appeared in Nick Cassavetes' Unhook the Stars.


Marisa Tomei is equally fine as Mildred's [Rowlands' character's] younger, hot-tempered neighbor, whose raw working-class feistiness and bluntly profane vocabulary initially repel the genteel older woman.


Marisa Tomei made an appearance on The Simpsons as movie star Sara Sloane, who falls in love with Ned Flanders.


Former Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Mohr wrote in his book Gasping for Airtime that as guest host in October 1994 Marisa Tomei insisted that the proposed sketch "Good Morning Brooklyn" not be used because she did not like the idea of being stereotyped.


Marisa Tomei did parody her My Cousin Vinny role and its considerable Brooklyn influence in a skit spoofing the 1995 OJ.


Marisa Tomei appeared in the 2000 film What Women Want, a commercial success, and had a supporting role in the romantic comedy Someone Like You.


Marisa Tomei's ruined, sorrowful Natalie is easily her finest screen role.


Marisa Tomei shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.


In 2003, Marisa Tomei appeared in one of her biggest commercial hits, Anger Management.


In 2006, Marisa Tomei had a recurring role in Rescue Me, playing Johnny Gavin's ex-wife Angie.


Marisa Tomei won a Gracie Allen Award for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work in the four episodes in which she appeared.


Marisa Tomei starred in the Sidney Lumet-directed Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.


Marisa Tomei appeared in several nude dance numbers in the film.


In 2009, Marisa Tomei recorded the role of Mary Magdalene in Thomas Nelson's audio Bible production The Word of Promise.


In 2010, Tomei appeared in Cyrus, a comedy-drama co-starring John C Reilly and Jonah Hill.


Marisa Tomei hosted the 2011 Scientific and Technical Awards, which was followed by an appearance at the 83rd Academy Awards.


Marisa Tomei starred in the mystery-suspense film The Lincoln Lawyer.


Marisa Tomei appeared in Salvation Boulevard, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.


Marisa Tomei is in talks to star in the indie comedy Married and Cheating.


Marisa Tomei portrayed a single mom back in school at Binghamton University taking a class taught by Hugh Grant in Marc Lawrence's 2014 written and directed The Rewrite.


In 2018, Marisa Tomei played Dr May Updale in The First Purge.


Marisa Tomei was cast to play All in the Family's Edith Bunker in ABC's Live in Front of a Studio Audience specials.


Marisa Tomei has been highly ranked on various magazines' most attractive lists.


Between 2008 and 2012, Marisa Tomei was in a relationship with actor Logan Marshall-Green.


Marisa Tomei has supported voting, drawing attention to the Voter ID assistance available through VoteRiders.