December 4, 1964
56 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
34-22-34 in | 86-56-86 cm
54 kg | 120 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Marisa Tomei was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on December 4, 1964, is an American actress.
Young Marisa Tomei first started acting in a school production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", in role as Hedy LaRue.
She got her television debut in CBS soap opera As the World Turns (1983-1985) in role as Marcy Thompson.
She made her big screen debut in comedy film The Flamingo Kid (1984) in role as Mandy.
Her breakthrough performance came as Mona Lisa Vito in comedy movie My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She landed her Off-Broadway debut in a play "Daughters" (1987), in role as Cetta, at the age of 22.
Sweet Girl (2021) action with Katy M. O'Brian and Jason Momoa
King of Staten Island (2020) comedy in role as Margie, opposite Pete Davidson, Bel Powley and Ricky Velez
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) (Cameo) superhero in role as Aunt May Parker
Frankie (2019) drama in role as Irene, with Isabelle Huppert, Sennia Nanua and Ariyon Bakare
Human Capital (2019) drama in role as Carrie, opposite Maya Hawke and Peter Sarsgaard
She was nominated for the Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her performances in films:
The Wrestler (2008) sports drama in role as Pam / Cassidy
In the Bedroom (2001) crime drama in role as Natalie Strout
She played Aunt May Parker in Marvel Cinematic Universe films:
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Avengers: Endgame (2019) (Cameo)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Wild Hogs (2007) biker comedy road with John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and Ray Liotta
The Big Short (2015) biographical comedy drama with Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale
The Ides of March (2011) political drama opposite Ryan Gosling and George Clooney
Parental Guidance (2012) comedy with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler
What Women Want (2000) romantic fantasy comedy with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt
Anger Management (2003) comedy opposite Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson
Untamed Heart (1993) romantic drama opposite Christian Slater
Cyrus (2010) comedy drama with Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) neo noir legal thriller opposite Matthew McConaughey and Michael Peña
The First Purge (2018) action horror in role as Dr. May Updale/The Architect
Dark Was the Night (2018) drama with Timothy Olyphant and Charlie Plummer
A Different World (1987) NBC sitcom in role as Maggie Lauten
She won a Gracie Allen Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Angie Gavin in FX comedy drama television series Rescue Me (2006).
She portrayed Mimi Whiteman in musical drama television series Empire (2015).
She hosted Saturday Night Live in 1994.
Appeared in NBC live-action sitcom Seinfeld in episode "The Cadillac" (1996).
She played Mrs. O'Conner in Hulu dystopian drama web television series The Handmaid's Tale in episode "Unwomen" (2018).
Graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School (1982).
Her parents are both of Italian descent.
Has a younger brother, actor Adam.
Has a tattoo on her right foot depicting the Egyptian Eye of Ra.
Practicing yoga and tai chi regularly.
Holds dual United States and Italian citizenship.
Lives in New York City, U.S.
She dated Robert Downey Jr. (1993), Lenny Kravitz (2004), Christian Slater (2003), Frank Pugliese (2001-2004), Dana Ashbrook (1999), Josh Radnor (2014), Logan Marshall-Green (2008-2012) and Nicholas Carpenter (2006-2008).