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

Year Association Category Work Result
1992 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress My Cousin Vinny Won
MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1993 MTV Movie Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Christian Slater) Untamed Heart Won
1996 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Unhook the Stars Nominated
1997 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Service Show Host Marisa Tomei’s Salute to Shirley Temple Nominated
1998 American Comedy Awards Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Slums of Beverly Hills Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Funniest Scene (shared with Natasha Lyonne) Nominated
2000 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy What Women Want Nominated
2001 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress In The Bedroom Nominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Won
Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Won
Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Supporting Actress Runner-up
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Drama Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2006 Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress Rescue Me Won
2007 Gotham Award Best Ensemble Cast Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead Won
Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Female Nominated
2008 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress The Wrestler Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Won
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress (3rd place) Won
Detroit Film Critics Society Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Won
Hollywood Film Festival Supporting Actress of the Year Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Won
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Won
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Won
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Won
Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2009 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Top Girls Nominated
2010 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Cyrus Nominated
2016 Critics’ Choice Television Award Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Empire Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Big Short Nominated
2018 Gold Movie Awards Best Actress Laboratory Conditions Won

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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