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Marisa Tomei
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Biography

Charming and talented Brooklyn-born actress Marisa Tomei was one year into her college education at Boston University when she was tapped for a costarring role on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns. Her role on that show, as well as work on another soap, One Life to Live, paved the way for her entrance into film: in 1984, she made her film debut with a bit part in The Flamingo Kid. Three years later Tomei became known for her role as Maggie Lawton, Lisa Bonet's college roommate, on the sitcom A Different World. Her real breakthrough came in 1992, when she co-starred as Joe Pesci's hilariously foul-mouthed girlfriend in My Cousin Vinny, a performance that won her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Later that year, she turned up briefly as a snippy Mabel Normand in director Richard Attenborough's mammoth biopic Chaplin, and was soon given her first starring role in Untamed Heart (1993). A subsequent starring role--and attempted make-over into Audrey Hepburn--in the romantic comedy Only You (1994) proved she could handle comedy with mastery, conquering people with her natural charming presence. Tomei's other 1994 role as Michael Keaton's hugely pregnant wife in The Paper was well-received, although the film as a whole was not. Worse luck hit with her participation in the critically thrashed Four Rooms in 1995. Fortunately for Tomei, she was able to make her comeback in the following year with a solid performance as a troubled single mother in Nick Cassavetes Unhook the Stars. She turned in similarly strong work in Welcome to Sarajevo in 1997, and in 1998 did some of her best work in years as the sexually liberated, unhinged cousin of Natasha Lyonne's Vivian Abramowitz in Tamara Jenkins' The Slums of Beverly Hills. In 2001, she gave another great performance as James Spader's partner in the thriller The Watcher.

Marisa Tomei stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
The Flamingo Kid 1984 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Oscar 1991 at Mini-Cine 1-4 0000-00-00 ****
My Cousin Vinny 1992 Don;t Remember 0000-00-00 ***
Only You 1994 Don't Remebert 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
The Paper 1994 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
What Women Want 2000 Hoyts Branford 2000-12-15 *** 1/2
Someone Like You 2001 at Branford Hoyts 2001-03-31 ** 1/2
The Guru 2002 at Showcase Orange 2003-02-24 *** 1/2
Anger Management 2003 at Showcase North Haven 2003-05-02 ** 1/2
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007 2017-02-07 *** 1/2
Wild Hogs 2007 Hoyts Branford w/ Suzy 2007-03-23 ***
War, Inc. 2008 Suzy 2008-11-10 **
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 Suzy 2011-08-24 ** 1/2
Ides of March 2011 Suzy 2012-01-24 *** 1/2
Parental Guidance 2012 Suzy and Hanna 2013-04-26 ** 1/2
The Rewrite 2014 Suzy and Kendra 2017-03-25 ***
Trainwreck 2015 Suzy 2015-10-24 ** 1/2
The Big Short 2015 Suzy 2016-01-03 ***
Captain America: Civil War 2016 On airplane to AK 2016-08-11 *
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 Plane to Phoenix 2017-10-10 ** 1/2
Avengers: Endgame 2019 Suzy and Hanna at Middletown 2019-04-26 * 1/2