Marisa Tomei is a Television and Film actress from America. She has acted in more than 50 movies and more than 15 Television Series, was born on 4th December 1964.The acting career of Marisa is a spanning of three decades in T.V and Movie world such as a child artist in movies, then an actress of a string of unsuccessful films, and as a successful rising actress in blockbuster movies acclaimed by many critics for her strong acting. In 1992, she became an international eye candy with her acting as a comedian in the movie “My Cousin Vinny,” which was a more successful movie than everybody’s anticipation. This 52 year American actress was born at Brooklyn in
New York. Marisa’s father Gary A. Tomei was a trial lawyer and her mother Patricia Adelaide is an English teacher. Both of her parents were Italian. So the Italian pronunciation of her name is Mari: Za to’mei. The ancestors of her father were from Tuscany, Calabria, and Campania whereas the ancestors of her mother were from Tuscany and Sicily. Her brother, Adam Tomei is also an actor and co-starred with Marisa in one of her movies. Marisa and her brother have spent some of their childhood with their paternal grandparents.
She brought up in Midwood, which is a neighborhood to Brooklyn. Her schooling was at the Andries Hudde Junior High School from where she qualified her degree of graduation in 1982. She has played as Hedy LaRue in a school act, “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.” After her graduation, she studied at Boston University for one year and left the study to build her career in acting. Her parents were keen lovers of theater. They were taking Marisa to the theaters with them to watch off-Broadway soap operas at Brooklyn. In this period of her life, she got captivated by the acting area, and the seed of acting as a career took born in her mind. In 1984, Marisa acted in a small role in her debut film, which was a comedy film, The Flamingo Kid. In the entire movie, she has only one dialogue to say and even to act too. Then in 1986, she performed in a role of the sitcom in the T.V. series “As the World Turns.” In 1992, she appeared in the character of the silent star, Mabel Nomand, in the British-American comedy drama “
Chaplin.” But she got an enthusiastic expression of approval for her acting in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” and the international discrimination as an actress. In 1993, Marisa won the 65th Academy Award for The Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She got the most prestigious Oscar Award for the same movie, which is the most controversial Oscar Award till date.
The declaration of Tomei’s name for the Oscar award has raised lots of conspiracy, and the ironic view from the Academy was that Jack Pollance, the Oscar presenter has mistakenly declared the name of Marisa Tomei instead of the actual winner. It was the most hurtful situation of her life. After all, Marisa was the Oscar winner of that night and again she got nominated for the Oscar Award for the movie “In the Bedroom,” and “The Wrestler” as The Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She comes within those 21 persons, who got nominated for the Best Supporting Role Award for three times. After winning the Oscar Award, she won the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss along with her co-star Christian Slaten. She also won another special award for her breakthrough performance in “My Cousin Vinny.” The Screen Actors Guild Award nominated her for The Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1998. She was also nominated for the Supporting Actress in a Funniest Role by the jury of the American Comedy Award, for her acting in the movie “Slums of Beverly Hills.” This movie was very much applauded by both the public and the critics as well. As a brilliant theatre artist, Marisa has done spectacular work in the world of theaters. After the shameful rumor of her Oscar Award, she kept herself away from major movie roles from late 90’s to 2000. During this period she appeared in many T.V. shows and acted in theaters of America. She featured in the sitcom “Seinfeld” in a guest appearance. She appeared in the role of the film star “Sara Sloane” in the T.V. show “
The Simpsons.” She won The Award of Gracy Allen for the best-supporting actress in a four-episode drama series. She performed in T.V. Serials such as “Made in Hollywood” in 2015, “20/20” in 2013, “Entertainers” in 2011-13, six episodes of ES T.V. from 2011 to 2013, “Who do You Think You Are” in 2012, etc.
For her excellent acting in T.V. shows, Marisa won the Awards such as 83rd Academy Award, 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Award, Tony Award, and An All-Star Tribute Award from CNN Heroes, and Peoples ‘Choice Award. Formerly, Marisa was working with a theater company named as “Naked Angels Theater Company.” She performed in the play “Daughters” in 1986. Again she acted for this company in plays such as “Wait until Dark” In 1998, “Top Girls” in 2008, and “The Realistic Joneses” in 2014. She got the critics acclamation for all her theatrical performances. She was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for her outstanding feature as an actress in the play “Top Girls.” For her acting in the play “The Realistic Joneses” she got a special award” In 2014 In 2000, Marisa again reverted to the cinema world with the blockbuster movie, “What Women Want.” She perfprmed in the remake of a 1966 British film in 2003 named as “Alfie” as per its previous name. She acted in some of the most commercial box offices blasting cinemas such as “What Women Want” in 2000, “Anger Management” in 2003, “Wild Hogs” in 2007, and “
Parental Guidance” in 2012. Some of her other eye candy movies are “Untamed Heart, a romantic movie of 1993, a satirical comedy “The Paper”, a domestic drama of 1996 “Unhook the Stars” another domestic drama of 1998, “Slums of Beverly Hills”, a thriller movie of 2001 “In the Bedroom.”
Some other films are “Before the Devil Knows You are Dead” a crime thriller movie of 2007, an emotional drama of 2008, “The Wrestler,” “Cyrus” a romantic comedy-drama of 2010, and “Love is Strange” a gay and lesbian family drama of 2014. In 2011 two of her movies released were “
The Lincoln Lawyer” and “
The Ides of March.” The cinemas like “Parental Guidance,” “Crazy Stupid Love,” “
Grown Ups,” and “Cyrus” are excellent examples of her acting in a comedy role. In 2007, her movie “Wild Dog” was the 13th highest-grossing feature film of that year. Last year in 2016, she has acted in two successful movies such as “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” and “Captain America: Civil War.” In 2017, Marisa will appear in the superhero movie “Spider-Man: Home Coming” which will releaseon 7th July. Other than acting, this beautiful actress with a height of 5 feet 8 inches, has published a DVD based on fitness program named as “Marisa Tomei: Cores & Curves.” In 2006, she took part in the ad campaign of “Hanes” along with other celebrities like
Michael Jordan, Jenifer, Love Hewitt, and Mathew Perry. The same year, her name came under the list of Top 100 Sexiest Ladies, in number 18. In 2009, she gave her voice for to the role of Mary Magdalene in an audio production of Thomas Nelson “The Word of Promise.” In 2011, she hosted The Event of Scientific& Technical Awards” along with the “83rd Academy Award.”
Lady Gaga in an interview stated that she want Marisa to act as the portrait of her, which was the most incredible and a great appreciation for her. Marisa has a net worth of 20 million dollars. In spite of many rumors about her personal life, she has a large number of fan following.