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Marisa Tomei


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 ... See full bio »

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Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Wrestler
The Wrestler Cassidy
(2008)
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer Maggie McPherson
(2011)
What Women Want
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017 Behold My Heart (post-production)
Margaret Lang
 2014 The Rewrite
Holly Carpenter
 2014 Loitering with Intent
Gigi
 2014 Love Is Strange
Kate Hull
 2013 She Said, She Said (Short)
Marishka
 2010/I Cyrus
Molly
 2009 Amsterdam (Video)
Donna
 2007 Wild Hogs
Maggie
 2007 Grace Is Gone
Woman at Pool
 2006 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Angie
- Karate (2006) ... Angie
- Satisfaction (2006) ... Angie
- Zombies (2006) ... Angie
- Chlamydia (2006) ... Angie
 2005 Factotum
Laura
 2005 Loverboy
Sybil
 2004 Alfie
Julie
 2003 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Sara Sloane
- A Star Is Born Again (2003) ... Sara Sloane (voice)
 2002 The Guru
Lexi
 2001 Jenifer (TV Movie)
Nina Capelli
 2000 King of the Jungle
Det. Costello
 2000/I The Watcher
Polly
 2000 Dirk and Betty
Paris
 1998 Only Love (TV Movie)
Evie
 1998 Since You've Been Gone (TV Movie)
Tori (uncredited)
 1998 My Own Country (TV Movie)
Mattie Vines
 1997 A Brother's Kiss
Missy
 1995 Four Rooms
Margaret
 1991 Zandalee
Remy
 1990 Parker Kane (TV Movie)
April Haynes
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Donna Ricci
- Pilot (1987) ... Donna Ricci
 1986 Playing for Keeps
Tracy
 1984 The Flamingo Kid
Mandy
 1984 The Toxic Avenger
Health Club Girl (uncredited)
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Starred as the title role in Oscar Wilde's "Salome" with Al Pacino as "Herod", Dianne Wiest as "Herodia", with David Strathairn as "Joakannon" and directed by Estelle Parsons at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City (4/30/2003 - 6/12/2003). See more »

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4 Interviews | 8 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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[on being nude in films] I definitely feel like I didn't want to do that kind of thing when I was younger because I didn't think that it was something a serious actress would do, in a way there is validity to that. It's harder to be taken seriously when you're younger, doing that but I've also come to a point of being able to handle the reaction to it - that probably would have been more ... See more »

Trivia:

She is of Italian descent. Her family is from Tuscany, Sicily, Campania, and Calabria. See more »

Trademark:

Lisp, breathless voice See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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