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American stage, film and television actress known for her roles in movies like What Women Want, Anger Management etc.


Marisa Tomei first became popular as a supporting cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987. Tomei won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in My Cousin Vinny (1992). She later received nominations for her performances in In the Bedroom (2001) and The Wrestler (2008).

Marisa Tomei Info

Date of BirthDecember 4, 1964
Place of BirthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active1983–present
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 I hung out with a bunch of girls [in Los Angeles]. What did I learn? You know what I learned? It’s all true. Guys are pretty simple at the end of the day. And I also thought that that character really mirrored [Mickey's character]. 
— Marisa Tomei hung out with strippers preparing for her role in The Wrestler / June 18, 2010
 What I learned from [the strippers] was that what Mickey’s character was going through in terms of his body being his job and starting to fail him and some of the things he had to do physically taking its toll — honestly, just those heels alone cause a lot of backaches for a lot of those girls, and we didn’t really get into that, but the stuff that Mickey’s character is going, it’s the same that [my character's] going through, too — putting her body on the line every day. 
— Marisa Tomei hung out with strippers preparing for her role in The Wrestler / June 18, 2010
 I had already done Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead so that kind of broke me in. It broke the ice. And that was with Sidney Lumet directing. And he was very paternal and protective, and I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing even to do, career-wise. 
— Marisa Tomei about filming nude scenes / June 18, 2010
 Like, is this cool for me to be doing right now at this stage? But I really, really wanted to work with Lumet and Phil Hoffman and Ethan Hawke, and so I took the chance and then it was fine. And so after I had done that, it was kind of like, ‘Oh. Again? Next year? Really?’ 
— Marisa Tomei / June 18, 2010