Marisa Tomei Bio, Age, Net worth, Career, Movies, Awards, Husband, Height, Physical stats & Full Wiki

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Marisa Tomei is an American film, television, and theatre actor. She made her acting debut in television as ‘Marcy Thompson’ in the series ‘As the World Turns.’ She made her film debut with ‘The Flamingo Kid,’ a comedy film where she played a minor role. Alongside TV and films, she has performed consistently in theatre as well. Her first play ‘Daughters’ earned her accolades and won her the ‘Theatre World Award.’ Following several flicks, she finally received her breakthrough role in ‘My Cousin Vinny’ which gave her international recognition.

Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei

The film earned her an ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ and the ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Best Breakthrough Performance.’ She followed it up with several other critically acclaimed performances in films like ‘Untamed Heart,’ ‘Unhook The Stars,’ ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,’ ‘Slums of Beverly Hills,’ and ‘Love is Strange.’ Two other films that earned her nominations at the ‘Oscar’ are ‘In The Bedroom’ and ‘The Wrestler.’ Some of her box office hits include ‘Wild Hogs,’ ‘What Women Want,’ ‘Parental Guidance,’ and ‘Anger Management.’ She received the ‘Drama Desk Award’ for playing ‘Pony Jones’ in the stage drama ‘The Realistic Joneses.’ Her other notable stage dramas include ‘Top Girls’ and ‘Wait Until Dark.’

Age58 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthDecember 4, 1964
Full NameMarisa Tomei
NationalityAmerican, Italian
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
Zodiac SignSagittarius

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Marisa Tomei Career

Her journey as an actor began in 1983 with the television series ‘As the World Turns.’ She made her film debut, playing the role of ‘Mandy’ in the 1984 film ‘The Flamingo Kid.’

She met with little success in the 1980s, during which she appeared in films, such as ‘The Toxic Avenger’ (1984) and ‘Playing for Keeps’ (1986). She received favorable reviews for her portrayal of ‘Maggie Lauten’ in the 1987 television series ‘A Different World.’

She became part of the New York based theatre company ‘Naked Angels’ as one of its actors. In 1986, her first stage performance in a play titled ‘Daughters,’ where she played ‘Cetta,’ earned her accolades. She also won the ‘Theatre World Award’ for her portrayal of ‘Cetta.’

After appearing in a couple of films in the 90s, she received her breakthrough role of ‘Mona Lisa Vito’ in the 1992 film ‘My Cousin Vinny.’ She earned global recognition and positive critical reviews for her portrayal. She went on to win the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in 1993.

In 1992, she was also featured as actor ‘Mabel Normand’ in the silent film ‘Chaplin,’ opposite Robert Downey Jr., her then boyfriend who appeared in the role of ‘Chaplin.’

Some of her films in the 90s received critical acclaim. These include ‘Untamed Heart’ (1993) for which she received ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Best Kiss,’ ‘Unhook The Stars’ (1996) which earned her a nomination for ‘Screen Actors Guild’ award, and ‘Slums of Beverly Hills’(1998).

She also continued to appear on television throughout the 1990s. She appeared as a host in 1994 in ‘Saturday Night Live’ and made a guest appearance in an episode titled ‘The Cadillac’ in the popular sitcom series ‘Seinfeld.’ She played ‘Mattie Vines’ in the 1998 movie ‘My Own Country’ in which her younger brother Adam was part of the cast.

Her string of stage performances in the 90s include her portrayal of ‘Adriana’ in ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (1992), ‘Katherine Serafima Gleb’ in ‘Slavs!’ (1994), and ‘Susy Hendrix’ in ‘Wait Until Dark’ (1998) among others.

Starting with the 2000 film ‘What Women Want,’ which co-starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, Marisa appeared in some great commercial hits in the 2000s. Her success streak continued with films like ‘Anger Management’ (2003), ‘Wild Hogs’ (2007), and ‘Parental Guidance’ (2012).

Along with appearing in commercial hits, she also received critical acclaim for her performance in several other films during that period. Some of these films include ‘In The Bedroom’ (2001), ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead’ (2007), ‘The Wrestler’ (2008), ‘Cyrus’ (2010), and ‘Love is Strange’ (2014). She received a nomination at the ‘Academy Award’ for her performance in ‘In The Bedroom.’

She played the role of ‘Angie Gavin’ in four episodes of the 2006 TV drama series ‘Rescue Me,’ and received the ‘Gracie Allen Award.’

Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei

She played the role of a stripper named ‘Cassidy’ in the 2008 film ‘The Wrestler’ which earned her nominations at ‘Academy Awards,’ ‘Golden Globe,’ and ‘BAFTA.’ The film fetched her several critics’ awards, including that of ‘Detroit Film Critics Society,’ ‘Florida Film Critics Circle,’ ‘Online Film Critics Society,’ and ‘San Francisco Film Critics Circle.’

Her fitness DVD ‘Marisa Tomei: Core & Curves’ released in 2010.

In 2011, she hosted the ‘Scientific and Technical Awards.’

On February 10, 2012, she appeared in one of the episodes of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ In the episode, she travelled to the Elba Island and Tuscany to unveil the century old murder mystery of Francesco Leopoldo Bianchi, her great-grandfather.

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Her stage performances in the 2000s include her portrayal of ‘Salome’ in ‘Salome’ (2003), ‘Isabella Bird/Joyce/Mrs. Kidd’ in ‘Top Girls’ (2008), ‘Marie’ in ‘Marie and Bruce’ (2011), and ‘Pony Jones’ in ‘The Realistic Joneses’ (2014). She won a special ‘Drama Desk Award’ for ‘The Realistic Joneses.

From 2014 to 2015, she appeared in movies like ‘The Rewrite’ (2014), ‘Trainwreck’ (2015), ‘Love the Coopers’ (2015), and the biographical movie ‘The Big Short’ (2015). She received a ‘Screen Actors Guild’ nomination for her performance in ‘The Big Short.’ In 2016, she played ‘Serafina’ in a stage play titled ‘The Rose Tattoo.’ The following year, she appeared in ‘How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.’

In 2016, she also played ‘May Parker’ in ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ She reprised her role as ‘May’ in other ‘MCU’ movies, such as ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (2017), ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019), and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (2019).

In the meantime, she also did other movies, such as the critically acclaimed short movie ‘Laboratory Conditions’ (2017), action horror film ‘The First Purge’ (2018), comedy film ‘After Everything’ (2018), and drama film ‘Frankie’ (2019).

In 2019, she played ‘Carrie’ in Marc Meyers-directed drama film ‘Human Capital.’ On September 10, 2019, the film had its premiere at the ‘Toronto International Film Festival.’

TV Shows

1983-1985As the World TurnsMarcy Thompson
1987ABC Afterschool SpecialNoelle Crandall
1987Leg WorkDonna Ricci
1987A Different WorldMaggie Lauten
1990Parker KraneApril Haynes
1994Saturday Night LiveHost
1998Since You’ve Been GoneTori
1998My Own CountryMattie Vines
1998Only LoveEvie Webster Josephson
1999FranklinDynaroo (voice)
2001JeniferNina Capelli
2003The SimpsonsSara Sloane (voice)
2006Rescue MeAngie Gavin
2007The Rich Inner Life of Penelope CloudPenelope Cloud
2012Comedy Bang! Bang!Herself
2015EmpireMimi Whiteman
2018The Handmaid’s TaleMrs. O’Conner
2019Live in Front of a Studio AudienceEdith Bunker
2020Sarah Cooper: Everything’s FineSatan
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei Movies

1984The Flamingo KidMandy
1984The Toxic AvengerHealth Club Girl
1986Playing for KeepsTracy
1991OscarLisa Provolone
1992My Cousin VinnyMona Lisa Vito
1992EquinoxRosie Rivers
1992ChaplinMabel Normand
1993Untamed HeartCaroline
1994Only YouFaith Corvatch
1994The PaperMartha Hackett
1995The Perez FamilyDorita Evita Perez
1995Four RoomsMargaret
1996Unhook the StarsMonica Warren
1997A Brother’s KissMissy
1997Welcome to SarajevoNina
1998Slums of Beverly HillsRita Abromowitz
2000Happy AccidentsRuby Weaver
2000The WatcherDr. Polly Beilman
2000What Women WantLola
2000King of the JungleDet. Costello
2000Dirk and BettyParis
2001In the BedroomNatalie Strout
2001Someone like YouLiz
2002The Wild Thornberrys MovieBree Blackburn (voice)
2002Just a KissPaula
2002The GuruLexi
2003Anger ManagementLinda
2005LoverboySybil Stoll
2005Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm SchoolMeredith Morrison
2006DanikaDanika Merrick
2007Grace Is GoneWoman at Pool
2007Wild HogsMaggie
2007Before the Devil Knows You’re DeadGina Hanson
2008War, Inc.Natalie Hegalhuzen
2008The WrestlerCassidy / Pam
2010CyrusMolly Fawcett
2011The Lincoln LawyerMaggie McPherson
2011Salvation BoulevardHoney Foster
2011Crazy, Stupid, LoveKate Tafferty
2011The Ides of MarchIda Horowicz
2012Parental GuidanceAlice Simmons
2014Love Is StrangeKate Hull
2014The RewriteHolly Carpenter
2014Loitering with IntentGigi
2015Spare PartsGwen Kolinsky
2015TrainwreckThe Dog Owner
2015Love the CoopersEmma
2015The Big ShortCynthia Baum
2016Captain America: Civil WarMay Parker
2017Spider-Man: HomecomingMay Parker
2017Laboratory ConditionsEmma Holloway
2018After EverythingDr. Lisa Harden
2018The First PurgeDr. May Updale
2018Dark Was the NightMargaret Lang
2019Avengers: EndgameMay Parker
2019Spider-Man: Far From HomeMay Parker
2019Human CapitalCarrie
2020The King of Staten IslandMargie Carlin
2021Spider-Man: No Way HomeMay Parker
2022Delia’s GoneFran
2023She Came to MeKatrina

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements34-25-35
Height5 feet 5 inches (1.64 m)
Weight54 kg (119 lbs)
Waist25 inches
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Shoe Size7.5 (US)
Dress Size4 (US)

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Marisa Tomei Contact Details
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei Education

She was born on December 4, 1964, will be 59 years old in 2023. Her birthplace is Brooklyn, New York, where she grew up in the United States. She is an American citizen who also has Italian citizenship. Marisa is either a devout Catholic or a non-believer. She presently divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles, California (in rotation).

Marisa attended a public elementary school in Brooklyn. She then attended Andries Hudde Junior High School, graduating and being accepted to Edward R. Murrow High School. She was enrolled at Boston University and obtained her university degree after passing there in 1982.

School/CollegeLocal School in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Andries Hudde Junior High School, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Edward R. Murrow High School, New York, United States
Boston University, United States

Marisa Tomei Husband

She is presently unmarried. She has previously been involved with a number of heartthrobs. She dated Robert Downey Jr. in 1994 when they were filming Chaplin (1992) and Only You (1994). They ended their romance gracefully.

She has had brief interactions with Christian Slater (in 2003), Josh Radnor, and others (in 2014). She began dating Frank Pugliese in 2001 and had a three-year romance with him until calling it quits in 2004. Marisa was also in a romantic relationship with actor Logan Marshall-Green. They began dating in 2008 and were together for four years.

Marital StatusUnmarried
Marriage DateNone
Boyfriend(s)Robert Downey Jr (Ex)
Christian Slater (Ex)
Josh Radnor (Ex)
Lenny Kravitz (Ex)
Frank Pugliese (Ex)
Logan Marshall-Green (Ex)

Marisa Tomei Net Worth

She is a $25 million net-worth American actress. Marisa Tomei’s career began in 1984, when she appeared in the serial opera “As the World Turns” and in the films “The Flamingo Kid” and “The Toxic Avenger.”

She went on to become a renowned film actress, appearing in films such as “My Cousin Vinny” (1992), for which she won an Academy Award, “In the Bedroom” (2001), and “The Wrestler” (2008). Marisa has also appeared in a number of television shows, including “A Different World” (1987), “Rescue Me” (2006), and “Empire” (2015).

She appeared on NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” in 2012 when she traveled to the Tuscany area of Italy and the island of Elba (part of Tuscany) to learn the truth regarding the murder of her maternal great-grandfather, Francesco Leopoldo Bianchi.

Tomei has also been on Broadway in “The Comedy of Errors” (1992), “Wait Until Dark” (1998), “Salomé” (2003), “Top Girls” (2008), “The Realistic Joneses” (2014), and “The Rose Tattoo” (2015).

Net Worth (as of 2023)$25 Million USD
Salary Per Year (as of 2023)$4 Million USD
Car CollectionAudi A6 Avant-$118,900
Volkswagen Tiguan-$26,590
Lincoln Navigator-$92,685
Jaguar XE-$33,035
Lincoln Town Car-$36,988
House LocationIn Manhattan


  • Marisa Tomei is an American actress.
  • She was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York City.
  • Tomei grew up in Brooklyn and started acting in school plays as a teenager.
  • She attended Boston University and later moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.
  • Tomei’s breakout role was in the 1992 film “My Cousin Vinny,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • She has since appeared in many films and television shows, including “The Wrestler,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
  • Tomei has also acted on stage and won a Tony Award for her performance in the play “My Cousin Vinny.”
  • In addition to her acting career, Tomei is involved in social and political activism, particularly in issues related to human rights and the environment.
  • She is known for her support of various charities and organizations, including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Coalition for Clean Air.


  1. What is Marisa Tomei’s most famous role?
    • Marisa Tomei is perhaps best known for her role as Mona Lisa Vito in the 1992 comedy film “My Cousin Vinny.”
  2. Has Marisa Tomei won any awards for her acting?
    • Yes, Marisa Tomei has won numerous awards for her acting, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “My Cousin Vinny,” a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the television series “A Different World,” and a Tony Award for her performance in the play “My Cousin Vinny.”
  3. What other movies and TV shows has Marisa Tomei been in?
    • Marisa Tomei has appeared in many films and television shows throughout her career, including “The Wrestler,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “The Big Short,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Empire.”
  4. Where is Marisa Tomei from?
    • Marisa Tomei was born in Brooklyn, New York City.
  5. What causes is Marisa Tomei involved in?
    • Marisa Tomei is involved in a number of social and political causes, including human rights, environmental issues, and support for various charities and organizations. She has been a vocal advocate for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Coalition for Clean Air, and other causes.

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