Oscar Actors: Tomei, Marisa

December 2012

Oscar Track Record

1 Oscar (Supporting Actress, My Cousin Vinny, 1992)
2 Nominations (Supporting Actress, In the Bedroom, 2001; The Wrestler, 2008)

MARISA TOMEI continues to bridge the gap between rich, dramatic performances and smart, comedic turns.  Working with large studios or independent houses, Marisa consistently brings her independent spirit to every project with which she is involved. Marisa won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in My Cousin Vinny, and earned her second and third Academy nominations for In the Bedroom and The Wrestler.
In 2011, she was seen playing alongside Steve Carell in Warner Bros.' Crazy, Stupid, Love, and then appeared in Ides of March and Lincoln Lawyer. That same year, she starred on stage with the New Group in Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce.

A veteran stage performer, Tomei starred on Broadway in Caryl Churchill's now-classic feminist drama, Top Girls. Also on Broadway, she starred opposite Al Pacino in Oscar Wilde's Salome, in the title role. Her favorite theater credits include Will Eno's Oh! The Humanity and Other Good Intentions, Nobel Prize-winning playwright Dario Fo's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, Design for Living, Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty and Rocket to the Moon, both directed by Joanne Woodward, among many, many others. She is a founding member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City.  

Marisa traveled to Ethiopia to direct a short film based on the Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn's book Half the Sky, which focuses on a thirteen year old girl's struggle with the institutionalized oppression of women in Ethiopia.

Some of Tomei’s diverse film credits include Cyrus with John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill, Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, What Women Want, Happy Accidents, Anger Management, The Guru, Slums of Beverly Hills, Sarajevo, The Perez Family, A Brother's Kiss, Untamed Heart, and Unhook the Stars, opposite Gena Rowlands.