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)
really did not find much difficulty to earn other major parts as seen in "Untamed Heart" (1993), "The Paper" (1994), "Only You" (1994), and "The Perez Family" (1995). The star even struck harder during the latter half of the era as she continuously garnered critical acclaim through her dramatic enactments in films like "Unhook the Stars" (1996) and "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997) with the former scoring her an Actors nomination in Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role category by 1997.
Next appeared in well-known pictures of "The Watcher" (2000), "What Women Want" (2000), also "Someone Like You" (2001), Marisa amazingly extended her accomplishment in 2002 when she again secured best supporting actress nomination for her superb performance in "In the Bedroom" (2001), this time at both Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Though she did not win any, the nods at least had arguably become an effective tool to point out that her 1993 triumph was certainly not a fluke while no doubt strengthened her position in Hollywood as she effortlessly glided forward to appear in star-studded movies of "Anger Management" (2003) plus "Alfie" (2004), among others. The high-profile stints delightfully continued in 2007 as audience spotted her playing in both and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."
To Marisa's joy, "Hogs" and "Devil" turned out to be another big successes for her, the former being a box office hit while the latter receiving positive reviews from critics. Things subsequently went much easier for this gifted actress in the following year as she has already nabbed two more roles in "War, Inc." opposite John Cusack and "The Night Job", which Mickey Rourke and Ray Liotta also starred in.
Regarding her love life, Marisa once was involved in relationship with her "Only You" co-star Robert Downey Jr. during early 1990s. However, the romance appeared to not last long enough for she then was spotted dating Dana Ashbrook and Frank Pugliese at the end of the era.
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