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Marisa Tomei

Highest Rated:   100% A Brother's Kiss (1996)
Lowest Rated:   10% The Watcher (2000)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
Plucky Brooklyn-born actress Marisa Tomei was one year into her college education at Boston University when she was tapped for a co-starring 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 makeover into Audrey Hepburn -- in the romantic comedy Only You (1994) proved only moderately successful. 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 rebound somewhat the following year with a solid performance as a troubled single mother in Nick Cassavetes' Unhook the Stars. She turned in a 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. Appearing in no less than five movies in 2000, Tomei continued her journey back to the top with a memorable performance in 2001's In the Bedroom. An emotionally wrenching tale of loss and grief, Tomei's performance as a recently separated wife who begins a tragic affair with a college student struck a common cord with critics and filmgoers alike, in addition to earning the talented actress her second Oscar nomination.Tomei's versatility assured her continuous work in a variety of different kinds of films. She played one of the women in the remake of Alfie, co-starred opposite Adam Sandler in Anger Management, and worked in the Charles Bukowski-inspired independent film Factotum. In 2007 she earned strong reviews for her work in Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, and appeared in the box office smash Wild Hogs. In 2008, Tomei enjoyed her largest critical acclaim since In the Bedroom thanks to her supporting turn opposite Mickey Rourke in The Wrestelr. Her performance earned her a number of year-end critics awards, as well as nominations from both the Golden Globes and the Academy.In 2010 she appeared in the Duplass Borthers comedy Cyrus, as the overly clingy mother to a son played by Jonah Hill, and the next year she had memorable turns in Crazy Stupid Love as a teacher who picks an unfortunate partner for a one-night-stand, and The Ides of March as a political reporter who has a hand in shaking up a presidential campaign.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The War with Grandpa
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Aunt May
2017
90% SEED: The Untold Story
  • Executive Producer
2016
90% Captain America: Civil War
  • May Parker
$408.1M 2016
88% The Big Short
  • Cynthia Baum
2015
18% Love the Coopers
  • Emma
2015
85% Trainwreck
  • The Dog Owner
2015
64% The Rewrite
  • Holly
$0.4M 2015
54% Spare Parts
  • Gwen
2015
32% Loitering With Intent
  • Gigi
  • Producer
2015
95% Love Is Strange
  • Kate
$2M 2014
19% Inescapable
  • Fatima
$4.6k 2013
17% Parental Guidance
  • Alice
$77.3M 2012
No Score Yet Half The Sky
  • Actor
2012
84% The Ides of March
  • ida Horowicz
$41M 2011
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Kate
$83.3M 2011
21% Salvation Boulevard
  • Honey Foster
$27.9k 2011
83% The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Maggie McPherson
$58M 2011
80% Cyrus
  • Molly
$7.5M 2010
No Score Yet Marisa Tomei: Core & Curves
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The People Speak
  • Actor
2009
98% The Wrestler
  • Cassidy
$26.2M 2008
30% War, Inc.
  • Natalie Hegalhuzen
$0.6M 2008
62% Grace Is Gone
  • Woman at Pool
2007
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • Gina
$7M 2007
14% Wild Hogs
  • Maggie
$168.3M 2007
76% Factotum
  • Laura
$0.8M 2006
17% Loverboy
  • Sybil
2006
29% Danika
  • Danika
2006
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
  • Meredith Morrison
$0.2M 2006
49% Alfie
  • Julie
$13.4M 2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women
  • Actor
2004
43% Anger Management
  • Linda
$133.8M 2003
No Score Yet What I Want My Words to Do to You
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet P.O.V. - What I Want My Words to Do to You
  • Actor
2003
80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie
  • Bree Blackburn
$39.8M 2002
18% Just a Kiss
  • Paula
2002
57% The Guru
  • Lexi
$2.9M 2002
93% In the Bedroom
  • Natalie Strout
$35.8M 2001
No Score Yet Jenifer (The Jenifer Estess Story)
  • Nina
2001
26% Chelsea Walls
  • Actor
2001
72% Happy Accidents
  • Ruby
2001
54% What Women Want
  • Lola
$181.5M 2001
43% Someone Like You
  • Liz
$26.8M 2001
24% King of the Jungle
  • Det. Costello
2000
10% The Watcher
  • Polly
$28.6M 2000
80% Slums of Beverly Hills
  • Rita
1998
No Score Yet Only Love
  • Evie
1998
No Score Yet My Own Country
  • Mattie Vines
1998
80% Welcome to Sarajevo
  • Nina
1997
100% A Brother's Kiss
  • Missy
1996
14% Four Rooms
  • Margaret
1996
82% Unhook the Stars
  • Monica
1996
63% The Perez Family
  • Dottie Perez
1995
48% Only You
  • Faith Corvatch
1994
88% The Paper
  • Martha Hackett
1994
54% Untamed Heart
  • Caroline
1993
57% Chaplin
  • Mabel Normand
1992
33% Equinox
  • Rosie
1992
85% My Cousin Vinny
  • Mona Lisa Vito
1992
33% Zandalee
  • Remy
1991
13% Oscar
  • Lisa Provolone
1991
No Score Yet Parker Kane
  • April Haynes
1990
No Score Yet Playing for Keeps
  • Tracy
1986
88% The Flamingo Kid
  • Mandy
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
86% Empire
2015
  • Mimi Whiteman
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2009
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2009
  • 2002
No Score Yet Rescue Me
2004-2011
  • Angela `Angie' DeCarlo Angie De Carlo Angie Gavin
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Marisa Tomei
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1994

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