Marisa Tomei - Updated Dec 2023

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Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei is widely popular as an American actress. Marisa Tomei is known for her series As the World Turns and A Different World.

Early Life

On December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, Marisa Tomei was born. As of now, she is already 57 years old and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She was born to her father named Gary A. Tomei and her mother named Adelaide Tomei.

Additionally, her father was a trial lawyer another was an English teacher. Also, he has a brother named Adam Tomei.

Marisa Tomei

Caption: Marisa with her parents. Source: Getty Image


Talking about her educational background, she went to Edward R. Murrow High School and graduated in 1982. Later, she went to Boston University for a year.

Career and Professional Life

In 1983, Marisa Tomei began her career with the television series ‘As the World Turns.’ Later on, in 1984, she did a film debut, playing the role of ‘Mandy. It was for the movie The Flamingo Kid.’ Moving on, she was seen in films like The Toxic Avenger (1984) and ‘Playing for Keeps (1986).
She was seen playing the role of Maggie Lauten in the 1987 television series ‘A Different World.’ Additionally, she became part of the New York-based theatre company Naked Angels. In 1986, She played Cetta in a play titled ‘Daughters.
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Caption: Marisa in a show. Source: Getty Image

Finally, in 1992, she got her biggest breakthrough role as ‘Mona Lisa Vito in the film ‘My Cousin Vinny.’ She was seen as Mabel Normand’ in the silent film ‘Chaplin,’ in 1992. It was opposite Robert Downey Jr., her then-boyfriend who appeared in the role of ‘Chaplin.’Later on, she landed on ‘Untamed Heart’ (1993).
In 1996, she was seen in ‘And Unhook The Stars and ‘Slums of Beverly Hills(1998). As a host, she appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live, in 1994.  She also made a guest appearance in an episode titled ‘The Cadillac’ in the popular sitcom series ‘Seinfeld.’ In the 1998 movie ‘My Own Country, she played the role of Mattie Vines.

More about her career

She has seen in projects like The Comedy of Errors, ‘Slavs!’, and Wait Until Dark. She landed in a film named What Women Want,’ which co-starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.  Moreover, she was seen in movies like Anger Management, ‘Wild Hogs’, and ‘Parental Guidance. Some other films include In The Bedroom’, ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, ‘The Wrestler’, ‘Cyrus’, and ‘Love is Strange’.
In 2006, she was seen playing the role of Angie Gavin in the TV drama series ‘Rescue Me. She landed the role of Cassidy in the 2008 film ‘The Wrestler. In 2010, her fitness DVD ‘Marisa Tomei: Core & Curves’ was released. In addition, she hosted the ‘Scientific and Technical Awards, in 2011. Likewise, she appeared in one of the episodes of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?, on February 10, 2012.
In the 2000s she was seen in stage performances like Salome’ (2003), ‘Top Girls’ (2008), ‘Marie and Bruce’ (2011), and ‘The Realistic Joneses (2014). Besides that, she was seen in movies like The Rewrite (2014), ‘Trainwreck’ (2015), ‘And Love the Coopers (2015).
In the year 2015, he did the biographical movie ‘The Big Short (2015). In a stage play titled ‘The Rose Tattoo, she played Serafina. Hence, in the upcoming year, she was seen in How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.
She played ‘May Parker’ in ‘Captain America: Civil War, in 2016.’ She reprised her role as ‘May’ in movies such as ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming, ‘Avengers: Endgame, and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home. Likewise, she was seen in short movies like Laboratory Conditions, The First Purge, After Everything, and Frankie. In 2019, in a film titled Human Capital, she played ‘Carrie.

Awards and Nomination

Marisa won the ‘Theatre World Award’ for her portrayal of ‘Cetta.’ In 1993, she went on to win the ‘Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress. Moreover, she received ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Best Kiss. She was nominated for ‘The Screen Actors Guild award. The actress has also received the ‘Gracie Allen Award.’

Besides, she was nominated for ‘Academy Awards,’ ‘Golden Globe,’ and ‘BAFTA.’ For The Realistic Joneses, she won a special ‘Drama Desk Award. Therefore, she received a ‘Screen Actors Guild nomination for her performance in ‘The Big Short.’

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Marisa Tomei is $20 million. As per the sources, she signed as an ambassador for Restasis in July. She also has announced that she is partnering with Allergan.

Personal Life

Previously, Marisa Tomei was in a relationship with Robert Downey Jr. Later, she dated an American actor, Dana Ashbrook, in 1999. She was in a relationship with Frank Pugliese, from 2001 to 2004. Additionally, she was in a relationship with Christian Slater, Nicholas Carpenter, and Logan Marshall. As per the sources, she dated Josh Radnor, in 2014 and is single as of now.

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Caption: Marisa with her ex-boyfriend. Source: Ranker

Marisa Tomei – Body Measurements

Marisa Tomei looks beautiful and has a charming tall personality. stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 54 kg. Additionally, her body measurement is 34-25-35 inches. The actress has dark brown hair color and eyes color is hazel.

Marisa Tomei – Social Media

Marisa is active on different social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and so on. She has an Instagram account with 2.2 million followers and Facebook with 1.1 million followers. Similarly, she has 162.4k followers on her Twitter account.