Starred as Isabella Bird/Joyce/Mrs. Kidd in Caryl Churchill
's "Top Girls", directed by James Macdonald at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City (5/7/2008 - 6/29/2008). She received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance.
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[on pole dancing] It's really physically hard! That pole work is crazy hard; to be really good on that pole and you have to be really strong.
After her Oscar win for "My Cousin Vinny", Tomei was targeted by a bizarre conspiracy theory, pushed mostly by film critic Rex Reed
. Reed said that Tomei hadn't actually won the Oscar, and alternately stated that presenter Jack Palance
had read the wrong name off the Oscar broadcast TelePrompter or gotten confused when reading the card listing the Best Supporting Actress winner and said Tomei's ...
Usually plays characters that are, or have been, in damaged relationships and/or have emotionally damaged lives.