More Marisa Tomei Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Just a Kiss)Marisa Tomei achieved international stardom as well as an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the hit comedy My Cousin Vinny. Best known for her rich comic performances, Tomei recently took a surprising dramatic turn with Todd Field's searing drama In The Bedroom for which widespread critical acclaim as well as Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
Prior to that, Tomei starred opposite Mel Gibson in Nancy Meyers' What Women Want and in Tony Goldwyn's Someone Like You with Ashley Judd and Greg Kinnear. She will next be seen in Daisy von Scherler Mayer's The Guru and will be heard as the voice of Bree Blackburn in the animated film The Wild Thonberrys.
Among Tomei's diverse credits are Slums of Beverly Hills, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Perez Family, Untamed Heart, Equinox, Chaplin, The Paper, A Brother's Kiss and Unhook the Stars opposite Gena Rowlands for which she was honored by her peers with a Screen Actors Guild nomination.
On stage, Tomei has been seen in Nobel Prize-winning playwright Dario Fo's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! Her theater credits also include Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty and Rocket to the Moon, both directed by Joanne Woodward, as well as the premiere of Tony Kushner's SLAVS at the New York Public Theater Workshop. Other stage work includes Comedy of Errors, for the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, What the Butler Saw at the Manhattan Theater Club, work at the Second Stage Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theater Festival, among many others. She made her Broadway debut in Wait Until Dark.