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Marisa Tomei


Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, to Patricia "Addie" (Bianchi), a teacher of English, and Gary Tomei, a lawyer, both of Italian descent. Marisa 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.... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

My Cousin Vinny
My Cousin Vinny Mona Lisa Vito
(1992)
The Wrestler
The Wrestler Cassidy
(2008)
In the Bedroom
In the Bedroom Natalie Strout
(2001)
The Big Short
The Big Short Cynthia Baum
(2015)

Filmography

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 2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home (filming)
May Parker
  I Hate Kids (completed)
Christine Hurley
 2018 Behold My Heart
Margaret Lang
 2018 The First Purge
The Architect - Dr. Updale
 2018 The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)
Mrs. O'Conner
- Unwomen (2018) ... Mrs. O'Conner
 2018/I After Everything
Dr. Lisa Harden
 2017 Laboratory Conditions (Short)
Emma Holloway
 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming
May Parker
 2016 Captain America: Civil War
May Parker
 2015 Empire (TV Series)
Mimi Whiteman
- Et Tu, Brute? (2015) ... Mimi Whiteman
- My Bad Parts (2015) ... Mimi Whiteman
- True Love Never (2015) ... Mimi Whiteman
- Poor Yorick (2015) ... Mimi Whiteman
- The Devils Are Here (2015) ... Mimi Whiteman
 2015 The Big Short
Cynthia Baum
 2015 Love the Coopers
Emma
 2015 Trainwreck
The Dog Owner
 2015/I Spare Parts
Gwen Kolinsky
 2014 The Rewrite
Holly Carpenter
 2014 Loitering with Intent
Gigi
 2014 Love Is Strange
Kate Hull
 2013 She Said, She Said (Short)
Marishka
 2012 Parental Guidance
Alice Simmons
 2012 Inescapable
Fatima
 2011 The Ides of March
Ida Horowicz
 2011 Crazy Stupid Love
Kate
 2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
Maggie McPherson
 2011 Salvation Boulevard
Honey Foster
 2010/I Cyrus
Molly
 2009 Amsterdam (Video)
Donna
 2008 The Wrestler
Cassidy
 2008 War, Inc.
Natalie Hegalhuzen
 2007 The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud (TV Movie)
Penelope Cloud
 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
 2006 Danika
Danika Merrick
 2005 Factotum
Laura
 2005 Loverboy
Sybil
 2004 Alfie
Julie
 2004 Game Over (TV Series)
Raquel Smashenburn
- Unaired Pilot ... Raquel Smashenburn (voice)
 2003 Anger Management
Linda
 2003 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Sara Sloane
- A Star Is Born Again (2003) ... Sara Sloane (voice)
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Bree Blackburn (voice)
 2002 The Guru
Lexi
 2002 Just a Kiss
Paula
 2001 Jenifer (TV Movie)
Nina Capelli
 2001 Someone Like You...
Liz
 2001 In the Bedroom
Natalie Strout
 2000 Dirk and Betty
Paris
 2000 What Women Want
Lola
 2000 King of the Jungle
Det. Costello
 2000/I The Watcher
Polly
 2000 Happy Accidents
Ruby Weaver
 1998 My Own Country (TV Movie)
Mattie Vines
 1998 Only Love (TV Movie)
Evie
 1998 Since You've Been Gone (TV Movie)
Tori (uncredited)
 1997 Welcome to Sarajevo
Nina
 1997 A Brother's Kiss
Missy
 1996 Unhook the Stars
Monica
 1995 Four Rooms
Margaret
 1995 The Perez Family
Dorita Evita Perez
 1994 Only You
Faith Corvatch
 1994 The Paper
Martha Hackett
 1993 Untamed Heart
Caroline
 1992 Chaplin
Mabel Normand
 1992 Equinox
Rosie Rivers
 1992 My Cousin Vinny
Mona Lisa Vito
 1991 Zandalee
Remy
 1991 Oscar
Lisa Provolone
 1990 Parker Kane (TV Movie)
April Haynes
 1987-1988 A Different World (TV Series)
Maggie Lauten
- My Dinner with Theo (1988) ... Maggie Lauten
- Come Back, Little Eggby (1988) ... Maggie Lauten
- If Only for One Night (1988) ... Maggie Lauten
- Clair's Last Stand (1988) ... Maggie Lauten
- Speech Therapy (1988) ... Maggie Lauten
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Donna Ricci
- Pilot (1987) ... Donna Ricci
 1987 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Noelle Crandall
- Supermom's Daughter (1987) ... Noelle Crandall
 1986 Playing for Keeps
Tracy
 1984 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Marcy Thompson
- Episode dated 24 December 1984 (1984) ... Marcy Thompson
- Cinderella Concert (1984) ... Marcy Thompson
 1984 The Flamingo Kid
Mandy
 1984 The Toxic Avenger
Health Club Girl (uncredited)
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Made her off-Broadway stage debut in 1986, playing "Cetta" in John Morgan Evans' "Daughters" at the Westside Arts Theatre. She won a Theatre World Award for her performance. 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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Personal Quote:

[on marriage and starting her own family] 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. See more »

Trivia:

While portraying roommates on A Different World (1987), she and co-star Lisa Bonet were roommates in real life. See more »

Trademark:

Plays independent women with a carefree appearance but with a complex personality and a difficult life. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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