Marisa Tomei is an American actress. She started her career in 1984, and appeared in the soap opera “As the World Turns”. She then played minor roles in popular films like “The Flamingo Kid” and “The Toxic Avenger.” She became a highly successful film actress, after starring in movies like “My Cousin Vinny” (1992), which earned her an Academy Award, “In the Bedroom” (2001), and “The Wrestler” (2008).
Marissa is a popular actress and has appeared in many popular shows and movies. The actress has a net worth of $25 million. She achieved success after being a part of famous movies and her successful career in movies helped her earn a big amount of money.
Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother was a teacher, and her father was a lawyer. Her paternal grandparents raised Marisa and her younger brother and as a child, she performed in plays. She attended Andries Hudde Junior High School and Edward R. Murrow High School. She graduated in the year 1982 and enrolled at Boston University. She quit university after she was signed for the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns.”
Marisa played Marcy Thompson in the show “As the World Turns” from 1984 to 1985. She then appeared in minor roles in films “Playing for Keeps” “A Different World”, “Daughters and many more. She appeared in the movie “Oscar” (1991) and “Zandalee” (1991) and also managed to win an Oscar, for the film critic Rex Reed.
Marisa has starred in many popular movies that include:
- “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2011)
- “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011)
- “The Ides of March” (2011)
- “Parental Guidance” (2012)
- “Love the Coopers
- The Big Short
- “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
- “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)
Marisa will be appearing in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and also signed films “Sweet Girl” and “Delia’s Gone.”
Marisa has been a part of many television series as well. The famous TV series include:
- “A Different World” (1987)
- “Rescue Me” (2006)
- “Empire” (2015)
- “Who Do You Think You Are?”
- “The Comedy of Errors” (1992)
- “Wait Until Dark” (1998)
- “Salomé” (2003)
- “Top Girls” (2008)
- “The Realistic Joneses” (2014)
- “The Rose Tattoo” (2019).
Marisa was dating actor Logan Marshall-Green. She was also in a relationship with actors Robert Downey Jr. and Dana Ashbrook. Marissa is against the institution of marriage and has stated: “why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.”
Marisa has citizenship of the United States and Italy but lives in the United States for most of the time. She is a strong advocate of voter rights and is often seen promoting VoteRiders’ Voter ID assistance. She promoted the campaign on her social media before the 2020 election. Tomei is the godmother of Zoë Kravitz, who is the daughter of her co-star Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz.