Marisa Tomei
American actress
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei is an American stage, film and television actress. Following her work on As The World Turns, Tomei came to prominence as a supporting cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987. After appearing in a few films, her breakthrough came in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Alec Baldwin Mimics Donald Trump Once More At New York City Rally
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Marisa Tomei opens up about her struggle with chronic dry eye
Fox News - 5 months
Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei is one of among an estimated 5 million Americans who suffers from chronic dry eye. She sits down with Dr. Manny to talk about life with the chronic condition
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A Practical Dreamer: Talking with Ana Lily Amirpour about 'The Bad Batch' in Venice
Huffington Post - 6 months
When the line-up for the 73rd Venice International Film Festival was announced, in late July, there was one film that immediately jumped off the page at me, and I knew coming into this edition of the oldest film festival in the world, I just had to watch it. I craved to watch it, in fact, as one craves a good meal or the perfect glass of wine. In fact, "craving to watch it" is the perfect way to describe the desire that accompanies a film like The Bad Batch, which according to producer Eddy Moretti, was initially pitched by its filmmaker as "a cannibal falls in love with his next meal." And right I was to be ravenous about watching Ana Lily Amirpour's follow up to her modern cult classic (yes, it's already a classic, in case you were wondering) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Watching The Bad Batch turned out to be so spectacular for me, so infinitely ahead of the majority of filmmakers' visions and critics' perception that I wouldn't be surprised if everyone else was stil ...
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PHOTOS: Marissa Tomei Wears Shades for a Premiere
ABC News - 6 months
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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Review: Marisa Tomei, in Extremis, in ‘The Rose Tattoo’
NYTimes - 8 months
At the Williamstown Theater Festival, one of Tennessee Williams’s less deluded heroines.
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ArtsBeat: Williamstown Season To Feature Marisa Tomei in ‘Rose Tattoo’
NYTimes - about 1 year
The summer season will also include four world premieres and a revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s “An American Daughter.”
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Beautiful Hair at Critics' Choice Points to Exciting Year
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Critics' Choice Awards brought more signals that hair trends are on the move. Host T. J. Miller walked the 'blue' carpet in Santa Monica with wife, Kate Gorney, who beautifully exemplified a new trend this year toward warm, coppery reds. Bryce Dallas Howard also did a really warm red with hints of copper. "Fargo" star Kristen Dunst did a gorgeous sleek bob in blonde with dark base and accents. Bobs are trending strong and Dunst was joined by Helen Mirren in a blonde tone-on-tone, and Mary J. Blige, who wore her blonde bob with bangs for a retro-60s twist. The possibilities for bobs are endless, part of why they're trending so strong. Updos are on the move, too. Constance Zimmer posed on the blue carpet at Barker Hangar in a dark, dark brown color with bangs and face-framing wisps. This is a lovely, playful, romantic look that worked so well with her rich red lipstick. Joan Jett stayed true to her roots with an '80s rocker pixie in black. Deep side parts continue trending st ...
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The Big Short
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Adam McKay's The Big Short is based on Michael Lewis' book about the 2007 financial crisis. It's what's usually termed a docudrama (a category that also applies to Spotlight, the recently released film about pedophilia and the Catholic Church). However the film's hybrid nature results not only from the use of actors (Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Marisa Tomei) to tell a real story, but from the complexity of its tale. It bears the burden of trying to explain how a pair of esoteric financial instruments few people understood, credit default swaps and collateralized debt obligations, could have created such a havoc in the lives of average people all over the world. During the course of the movie the economy of Iceland will tank and that of Spain will begin to titter. Many viewers of the film may still be perplexed about what exactly happened in financial markets and why for instance Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns were allowed to fail while other financial institutions like ...
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Thanks To The 'Big Short' Trailer, You Can Imagine A-List Actors Solving The Financial Crisis
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A bunch of your favorite actors are about to annihilate the banks whose fraudulent practices led to the late-2000s financial crisis. You always knew Brad Pitt was a plainclothes superhero, right? Imagine what he can do with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale all working to kick these banks in the teeth.  They star in "The Big Short," based on Michael Lewis' 2010 book of the same name. The Huffington Post has an exclusive new trailer for the film, in which we meet the hedge-fund managers and analysts who predicted the collapse. Presented as a sharp-tongued comedy directed by frequent Will Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay, "The Big Short" co-stars Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro and Marisa Tomei. It opens in limited release on Dec. 11 and wide release on Dec. 23.  (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519270925&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relate ...
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AFI Film Fest had strong entries and premieres, but where are the front runners? - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 1 year
Los Angeles Times AFI Film Fest had strong entries and premieres, but where are the front runners? Los Angeles Times Actors Ryan Gosling, left, Marisa Tomei and Steve Carell on the red carpet for the world premiere of "The Big Short" at the AFI Film Festival. Actors Ryan Gosling, left, Marisa Tomei and Steve Carell on the red carpet for the world premiere of "The Big ... 'The Big Short': AFI Fest ReviewHollywood Reporter Ryan Gosling at the Premiere of The Big Short November 2015POPSUGAR Oscar Futures: Will Smith, Steve Carell Leap InVulture Indie Wire (blog) -ShowBiz411.com -People Magazine all 86 news articles »
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Photos: Marisa Tomei Stuns in a Little Black Dress
abc News - over 1 year
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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Movie Review: 'Love the Coopers' -- Not
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It is always good to see Diane Keaton in a film and executive producing at that, but Love the Coopers simply misses. A yearning for saccharin sweetness permeates. Good raw, honest relationships could make a film like this work, but this is not what Love the Coopers is about. This is a pastiche of stories of a family of four generations returning home for a Christmas dinner while you wonder, "When's dessert?" This is a film with many fine actors, but the writing and story by Steven Rogers are the problem. Alan Arkin as Keaton's father is his usual greatness who is in love with a waitress, Amanda Seyfried who is her competent and beautiful self. John Goodman is Keaton's husband who is still smitten with Keaton who wants a divorce after forty years. Ed Helms is unhappily married to Alex Borstein (Getting On) whose part is too small and ill-conceived for her fine talents. Marisa Tomei is Keaton's sister who has been in conflict with her feelings for Keaton which causes Tomei to steal jewelr ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marisa Tomei
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 47
    Tomei was featured in the second episode of the third season of NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, on February 10, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details In the episode, she traveled to Tuscany and to the island of Elba to uncover the truth about the 100-year-old murder of her great-grandfather, Francesco Leopoldo Bianchi. Tomei portrays Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first appearing in Captain America: Civil War (2016), before reprising her role in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
  • 2011
    Age 46
    Tomei's other 2011 films included Crazy, Stupid, Love. and the George Clooney film The Ides of March.
    More Details Hide Details She is in talks to star in the indie comedy Married and Cheating. In an interview, Lady Gaga stated that she would want Tomei to portray her in a film about the singer. Tomei responded, "I was thrilled when I heard. I love her. I love her music. And she's an awesome businesswoman. So I was so touched, really. I think it's incredible that she likes my work and that she'd think of me."
    She also appeared in Salvation Boulevard, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
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    Tomei hosted the 2011 Scientific and Technical Awards, which was followed by an appearance at the 83rd Academy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in the mystery suspense film The Lincoln Lawyer.
  • 2010
    Age 45
    In 2010, Tomei appeared in two films: a comedy-drama, Cyrus and a comedy, Grown Ups.
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  • 2009
    Age 44
    Tomei has also dated Robert Downey Jr. Tomei said in 2009, "I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings."
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    Tomei was No. 18 on the 2009 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Females in the world".
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    In 2009, Tomei recorded the role of Mary Magdalene in Thomas Nelson's audio Bible production The Word of Promise.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    Between 2008 and 2013, Tomei had an on-again, off-again relationship with actor Logan Marshall-Green.
    More Details Hide Details It was rumored that they were engaged, but a representative for Tomei denied this.
    In 2008, Tomei played Cassidy/Pam, a struggling stripper, in the Darren Aronofsky film The Wrestler.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in several nude dance numbers in the film. On working with Tomei, Aronofsky said, "This role shows how courageous and brave Marisa is. And ultimately she's really sexy. We knew nudity was a big part of the picture, and she wanted to be that exposed and vulnerable." Numerous critics heralded this performance as a standout in her career. The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Tomei delivers one of her most arresting performances, again without any trace of vanity." Ty Burr of The Boston Globe wrote, "Tomei gives a brave and scrupulously honest performance, one that's most naked when Pam has her clothes on." Variety exclaimed, "Tomei is in top, emotionally forthright form as she charts a life passage similar to Ram's." For her performance she was nominated for her first BAFTA, second Golden Globe and third Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 2006
    Age 41
    In 2006, Tomei had a recurring role on Rescue Me, playing Johnny Gavin's ex-wife Angie. She won a Gracie Allen Award for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work in the four episodes she appeared in. The following year, she appeared in the comedy Wild Hogs. The film was the 13th highest-grossing movie of 2007 ($168,273,550 domestic box office).
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in the Sidney Lumet-directed Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. The film was released to critical acclaim.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    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, and Matthew Perry.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 38
    In 2003, Tomei appeared in one of her biggest commercial hits, Anger Management.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she appeared in the film Alfie based on the 1966 British film of the same name.
  • 2002
    Age 37
    In 2002 she appeared in the Bollywood-inspired film The Guru and voiced the role of Bree Blackburn, the main antagonist in the animated feature film The Wild Thornberrys Movie.
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  • 2001
    Age 36
    In 2001, Tomei appeared in Todd Field's Best Picture nominee In the Bedroom, earning several awards including a ShoWest Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Variety wrote, "Tomei is winning in what is surely her most naturalistic and unaffected performance," while The New York Times writer Stephen Holden exclaimed, "Ms. Tomei's ruined, sorrowful Natalie is easily her finest screen role." In the Bedroom earned Tomei a second Academy Award nomination and her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Tomei also shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
  • 2000
    Age 35
    Tomei appeared in the 2000 film What Women Want, which was a commercial success, and had a supporting role in the romantic comedy Someone Like You.
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  • 1995
    Age 30
    Tomei did however, parody her role from My Cousin Vinny, which had considerable Brooklyn influence, in a skit (out of several recurring) spoofing the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 29
    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, "Good Morning Brooklyn," not be used because she did not like the idea of being stereotyped; that stand displeased the writers and performers, given the show's penchant for satirizing celebrities.
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  • 1993
    Age 28
    For her performance, Tomei was named Best Supporting Actress at the 1993 Academy Awards, prevailing over Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Vanessa Redgrave and Judy Davis.
    More Details Hide Details American film critic Rex Reed created controversy (and a minor Hollywood myth) when he suggested that Jack Palance had announced the wrong name after opening the envelope. While this allegation was repeatedly disproved – even the Academy officially denied it – Tomei called the story "extremely hurtful." A Price Waterhouse accountant explained that if such an event had occurred, "we have an agreement with the Academy that one of us would step on stage, introduce ourselves, and say the presenter misspoke." After her Oscar win, Tomei appeared as silent film star Mabel Normand in the film Chaplin, with her then-boyfriend Robert Downey Jr. playing the title character. The following year she starred in the romantic drama Untamed Heart with Christian Slater, for which they won the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss. Tomei had won the previous year for Best Breakthrough Performance for My Cousin Vinny. The following year Tomei appeared alongside Downey again in the romantic comedy Only You. She then appeared in Nick Cassavetes's Unhook the Stars. Of Tomei's performance, The New York Times wrote, "Ms. Tomei is equally fine as Mildred's younger, hot-tempered neighbor, whose raw working-class feistiness and bluntly profane vocabulary initially repel the genteel older woman." She received her first Screen Actor's Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Female Supporting Actor for her performance. In 1998, she received an American Comedy Award nomination for Funniest Supporting Actress for Tamara Jenkins's cult film Slums of Beverly Hills.
  • 1992
    Age 27
    Following several small films, Tomei came to international prominence with her comedic performance in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny, for which she received critical praise.
    More Details Hide Details Critic Vincent Canby wrote, "Ms. 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. Mona Lisa is also a first-rate auto mechanic, which comes in handy in the untying of the knotted story."
  • 1987
    Age 22
    During this phase, she made her stage debut in 1987 at the age of 22 with the off-Broadway play Daughters, in which she played Cetta.
    More Details Hide Details The role earned her rave reviews and the Theatre World Award for outstanding debut on stage.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 19
    Her film debut was a minor role in the 1984 comedy film The Flamingo Kid, in which she played Mandy, a waitress.
    More Details Hide Details She only had one line in the entire film.
  • 1982
    Age 17
    After graduating from Edward R. Murrow High School in 1982, she attended Boston University for a year.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    Tomei was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Patricia Adelaide "Addie" Tomei (maiden name, Bianchi), an English teacher, and Gary A. Tomei, a trial lawyer. She graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details She has a younger brother, actor Adam Tomei, and was partly raised by her paternal grandparents. 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. Tomei grew up in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. While there, she became captivated by the Broadway shows to which her theater-loving parents took her and was drawn to acting as a career. At Andries Hudde Junior High School, she played Hedy LaRue in a school production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on December 4, 1964.
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