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Marisa Tomei

Born: 1964

Biography

Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and nominations for two further Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. After working on the television series As the World Turns, Tomei came to prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World in 1987. After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy, My Cousin Vinny, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received two additional Academy Award nominations for In the Bedroom (2001) and The Wrestler (2008). Tomei has appeared in a number of successful movies, including What Women Want (2000), Anger Management (2003), Wild Hogs (2007), The Ides of March (2011), and Parental Guidance (2012). She also portrayed May Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having appeared in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). Tomei has also worked in theater. She was formerly involved with the Naked Angels Theater Company and appeared in plays, such as Daughters (1986), Wait Until Dark (1998), Top Girls (2008), for which she received a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, and The Realistic Joneses (2014), for which she received a special award at the Drama Desk Awards.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Resources

Movies

Four Rooms

Margaret in Four Rooms

In the Bedroom

Natalie Strout in In the Bedroom

The Ides of March

Ida Horowicz in The Ides of March

My Cousin Vinny

Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny

Chaplin

Mabel Normand in Chaplin

Factotum

Laura in Factotum

The Watcher

Dr. Polly Beilman in The Watcher

What Women Want

Lola in What Women Want

Wild Hogs

Maggie in Wild Hogs

Danika

Danika Merrick in Danika

Happy Accidents

Ruby Weaver in Happy Accidents

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Gina Hanson in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Oscar

Lisa Provolone, Angelo's daughter in Oscar

Alfie

Julie in Alfie

The Wrestler

Cassidy in The Wrestler

Only You

Faith Corvatch in Only You

The Guru

Lexi in The Guru

The Paper

Martha Hackett in The Paper

Amsterdam

Donna in Amsterdam

Untamed Heart

Caroline in Untamed Heart

Anger Management

Linda in Anger Management

Someone Like You...

Liz in Someone Like You...

War, Inc.

Natalie Hegalhuzen in War, Inc.

Playing for Keeps

Tracy in Playing for Keeps

Slums of Beverly Hills

Rita Abromowitz in Slums of Beverly Hills

Welcome to Sarajevo

Nina in Welcome to Sarajevo

The Toxic Avenger

Health Club Girl (uncredited) in The Toxic Avenger

Just a Kiss

Paula in Just a Kiss

The Perez Family

Dorita Evita Perez in The Perez Family

Cyrus

Molly Fawcett in Cyrus

Unhook the Stars

Monica in Unhook the Stars

The Lincoln Lawyer

Maggie McPherson in The Lincoln Lawyer

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Kate Tafferty in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Salvation Boulevard

Honey Foster in Salvation Boulevard

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Meredith Morrison in Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Only Love

Evie in Only Love

Parental Guidance

Alice Simmons in Parental Guidance

Inescapable

Fatima in Inescapable

Love, Marilyn

Self in Love, Marilyn

King of the Jungle

Det. Costello in King of the Jungle

My Own Country

Mattie Vines in My Own Country

Equinox

Rosie Rivers in Equinox

Supermom's Daughter

Noelle Crandall in Supermom's Daughter

Love Is Strange

Kate in Love Is Strange

Zandalee

Remy in Zandalee

Jenifer

Nina Capelli in Jenifer

The Flamingo Kid

Mandy in The Flamingo Kid

Spare Parts

Gwen Kolinsky in Spare Parts

She Said, She Said

Marishka in She Said, She Said

Loitering with Intent

Gigi in Loitering with Intent

Trainwreck

The Dog Owner in Trainwreck

Parker Kane

April Haynes in Parker Kane

Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen

Quote Reader in Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen

Spider-Man: Homecoming

May Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Love the Coopers

Emma Newport in Love the Coopers

The Big Short

Cynthia Baum in The Big Short

The Rewrite

Holly Carpenter in The Rewrite

The People Speak

Self in The People Speak

Captain America: Civil War

May Parker in Captain America: Civil War

Grace Is Gone

Woman at Pool in Grace Is Gone

A Brother's Kiss

Missy in A Brother's Kiss

Loverboy

Sybil in Loverboy

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Bree Blackburn (voice) in The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Dirk and Betty

Paris in Dirk and Betty

After Everything

Dr. Lisa Harden in After Everything

Dark Was the Night

Margaret Lang in Dark Was the Night

Frankie

Ilene in Frankie

Laboratory Conditions

Emma Holloway in Laboratory Conditions

Spider-Man: Far From Home

May Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home

The First Purge

Dr. May Updale / Architect in The First Purge

Since You've Been Gone

Tori (uncredited) in Since You've Been Gone

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Jane Jacobs (voice) in Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

This Changes Everything

Self in This Changes Everything

Human Capital

Carrie Manning in Human Capital

I Hate Kids

Christine Hurley in I Hate Kids

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's

Edith Bunker in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"

The King of Staten Island

Margie Carlin in The King of Staten Island

Directed by Sidney Lumet: How the Devil Was Made

Self in Directed by Sidney Lumet: How the Devil Was Made

Live in Front of a Studio Audience:

Edith Bunker in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times"

Avengers: Endgame

Aunt May in Avengers: Endgame

We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

Self in We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

Delia's Gone

Fran in Delia's Gone

Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine

Satan in Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine

Spider-Man: No Way Home

May Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home

Beirut: An MCC Virtual TV Event

Blue in Beirut: An MCC Virtual TV Event

Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

Self (archive footage) in Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

She Came to Me

Katrina Trento in She Came to Me

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

Self (archive footage) in Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

What I Want My Words to Do to You: Voices from Inside a Women's Maximum Security Prison

Self in What I Want My Words to Do to You: Voices from Inside a Women's Maximum Security Prison

Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin

Herself - Guest (uncredited) in Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin

Upgraded

Claire Dupont in Upgraded

Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love

Self - Guest in Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love

The Smack

in The Smack

A Better Half

(voice) in A Better Half

High Tide

Miriam in High Tide

Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden

Self (uncredited) in Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden

You're Dating a Narcissist!

in You're Dating a Narcissist!

Barbecue

in Barbecue

The Cold Open

in The Cold Open

TV Shows