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Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Date :

December 04, 1964

Birth Place :

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

As Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny" (1992)

Biography


A fine Hollywood figure who really knows how to deliver strong plus memorable performances that people always could cherish of, Marisa Tomei obviously has all the qualities needed to brightly establish herself to be one of the highly lauded actresses of her generation. Born to an Italian-American family on December 4, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, Marisa is the only daughter also the eldest of two children of an English teacher named Patricia and Gary A. Tomei, a trial lawyer. As her parents both were very devoted to their professions, she then was partially raised under the nurture of her paternal grandparents, Rita and Romeo Tomei, when they all moved to Midtown shortly after the arrival of her brother Adam in 1967. It was in this nerve center of New York City that the girl finally could experience the wonder of acting upon attending a Broadway production entitled "A Chorus Line" at the age of 12 to thus flourish an abundant yet profound fondness for the field within her heart.

Decided to give up her initial ambition to be an archaeologist thereafter, Marisa persistently nurtured her desire to act during her teens, looking for auditions on local papers outside of her studying activities at Edward R. Murrow High School. All of these efforts delightfully were proven worthy indeed for she later managed to land her first screen role in CBS' long-running daytime soap "As the World Turns" by 1983, yet it on the other hand ultimately prompted her to give up her study at New York University, which she attended briefly after her high school graduation. More stints came up afterwards, notably that as regular cast member in NBC's sitcom "A Different World" from 1987 to 1988. A pleasing spin-off of "The Cosby Show", the program wonderfully was able to earn a good portion of audience's attention and so gave the beauty enough exposure to get the third billing in "My Cousin Vinny" (1992) opposite Joe Pesci.

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Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei Join Cast of Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

July 02, 2014 09:16:57 GMT

will likely make a cameo in 's "". The speculations about the "Harry Potter" star's involvement in the movie started after he was photographed with a dozen of dogs near Bryant Park in New York on Monday, June 30.
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Lady GaGa Wants Marisa Tomei to Play Her in Biopic

February 19, 2011 03:18:07 GMT

would love to see play her in a biopic - because she has a lot of the same traits as the actress. The "Poker Face" hitmaker is convinced "" star would be the ideal person to portray her if her life was ever made into a movie, as both of the New York-natives have a fiery attitude.
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Marisa Tomei Directing Rape Victim Documentary

June 14, 2010 03:35:58 GMT

Oscar winner as made her directorial debut by chronicling the harrowing story of an Ethiopian human rights activist, who was kidnapped and raped when she was just 13. Producers of the short film, "Woineshet", asked Tomei if she'd like to take charge of the project at the last minute after the original director pulled out.
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