Marisa Tomei is an American actress. She is the recipient of various accolades including an Academy Award and nominations for a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Tomei has also worked in theater. She was formerly involved with the Naked Angels Theater Company and appeared in plays, such as Daughters, Wait Until Dark, Top Girls for which she received a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play and The Realistic Joneses for which she received a special award at the Drama Desk Awards.

Birth Name

Marisa Tomei

Nickname

Marisa

Profession

Actress

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Marisa Tomei was born on December 04, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Age

She’s currently 54 years old.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Ethnicity

White

She has Italian ancestry.

Religion

Christian

Education

Marisa Tomei studied at the Andries Hudde Junior High School and passed out from Edward R. Murrow High School in 1982. Later, she joined Boston University for a year.

Family Details

  • Father – Gary A. Tomei (Trial Lawyer)
  • Mother – Adelaide Tomei (English Teacher)
  • Siblings – Adam Tomei (Younger Brother) (Actor)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Marisa Tomei has dated –

  • Robert Downey Jr. (1994) – In 1994, Marisa dated actor Robert Downey Jr. The two acted together in Chaplin (1992) and Only You (1994). However, they separated amicably. They were seen together onscreen again in Captain America: Civil War(2016) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
  • Dana Ashbrook (1999) – In 1999, Marisa dated actor Dana Ashbrook.
  • Frank Pugliese (2001-2004) – In 2001, Marisa began a relationship with Italian artistic director and television writer Frank Pugliese. Their relationship supposedly lasted till 2004.
  • Christian Slater (2003) – In 2003, Marisa was linked to actor Christian Slater with whom she was cast together in Untamed Heart (1993).
  • Lenny Kravitz (2004) – In 2004, Marisa was rumored to be dating singer, musician, and actor Lenny Kravitz. Lenny at that time was married to Marisa’s best friend Lisa Bonet and she was also the godmother of their children.
  • Logan Marshall-Green (2008-2012) – In 2008, Marisa began a relationship with actor Logan Marshall-Green. At one point in their relationship, they were rumored to be engaged, but Marisa’s representative denied it. They dated for almost 4 years before breaking up in 2012.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 4½ inches
  • In centimeters – 164 cm
  • In meters – 1.64 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her roles in films like My Cousin Vinny (1992) as Mona Lisa Vito, In The Bedroom (2001) as Natalie Strout, The Wrestler (2008) as Cassidy / Pam, What Women Want (2000) as Lola, Anger Management (2003) as Linda, Parental Guidance (2012) as Alice Simmons and  Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) as May Parker.

Film Debut

In 1984, she made her theatrical film debut in the horror film The Toxic Avenger as Health Club Girl. However, she was uncredited for her role. In 1984, she made her formal theatrical film debut in the comedy-drama film The Flamingo Kid as Mandy. In 2002, she made her debut as a voice actress in the animated adventure-comedy film The Wild Thornberrys Movie as Bree Blackburn.

Television Debut

In 1984, she made her first TV show appearance on the romantic-drama series As the World Turns as Marcy Thompson. In 1996, she lent her voice in the creation of documentary series S*x, Censorship and the Silver Screen as the Quote Reader.

Brand Endorsements

Marisa Tomei has appeared in the commercials for brands like Hanes (2005).

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryWorkResult
1992Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressMy Cousin VinnyWon
MTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceWon
Chicago Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressNominated
1993MTV Movie AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Christian Slater)Untamed HeartWon
1996Screen Actors GuildOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleUnhook the StarsNominated
1997Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Service Show HostMarisa Tomei’s Salute to Shirley TempleNominated
1998American Comedy AwardsFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureSlums of Beverly HillsNominated
Teen Choice AwardsFunniest Scene (shared with Natasha Lyonne)Nominated
2000Satellite AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyWhat Women WantNominated
2001Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressIn The BedroomNominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressWon
Southeastern Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressWon
Awards Circuit Community AwardsBest Supporting ActressRunner-up
Critics’ Choice Movie AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Chicago Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Motion PictureNominated
Online Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Motion Picture DramaNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2006Gracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressRescue MeWon
2007Gotham AwardBest Ensemble CastBefore the Devil Knows You’re DeadWon
Independent Spirit AwardBest Supporting FemaleNominated
2008Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe WrestlerNominated
Central Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressWon
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress (3rd place)Won
Detroit Film Critics SocietyDetroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
Florida Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressWon
Hollywood Film FestivalSupporting Actress of the YearWon
Las Vegas Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressWon
Oklahoma Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressWon
Online Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressWon
Phoenix Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressWon
San Diego Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressWon
San Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressWon
Awards Circuit Community AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
BAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Motion PictureNominated
Houston Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressNominated
Vancouver Film Critics CircleVancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2009Drama Desk AwardsOutstanding Featured Actress in a PlayTop GirlsNominated
2010Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyCyrusNominated
2016Critics’ Choice Television AwardCritics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesEmpireNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Big ShortNominated
2018Gold Movie AwardsBest ActressLaboratory ConditionsWon

Marisa Tomei Favorites

  • Favorite Book – Shakti Woman by Vicki Noble
  • Favorite Eyelash Curler – Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Marisa Tomei Net worth

Marisa Tomei has a estimated net worth of $20 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Marisa Tomei

  • While in junior high school, she did a school production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying playing the character of Hedy LaRue.
  • Marisa was one of the 12 actors included in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 43 lists of Promising New Actors of 1991.
  • She has a small Egyptian Eye of Ra tattoo on her right foot.
  • The one beauty product she can’t live without is her eyelash curler.
  • Whenever she travels, she wears her ‘onesie’ or jumpsuit, which she feels is perfect for long plane rides.
  • She likes visiting flea markets in her visit to new cities.
  • She told Entertainment Tonight before the 1993 Oscar ceremony that her biggest fear was tripping on the steps to the stage, and funnily the incident happened.
  • Marisa has dual citizenship of the United States and Italy.
  • In 2003, Tomei appeared in one of her biggest commercial hits, Anger Management.
  • In March 2004, she performed The Vag*na Monologues alongside Indian and Pakistani actresses on stage in Bombay in celebration of the International Women’s Day.
  • In 2009, People magazine included her in their list of Most Beautiful People of the Year.
  • In 2018, Tomei played the role of Dr. May Updale in The First Purge. She portrays Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). She reprised her role in Avengers: Endgame and is set to appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
  • In 2019, it was announced that Tomei would portray Edith Bunker in the special Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’, which aired on ABCMay 22.
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