Tomei at the 2012 Toronto Internaitional Film Festival
4 December 1964|
Brooklyn, New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Boston Varsity|
Marisa Tomei (/ /; Italian pronunciation: [maˈriːza toˈmɛi]; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. In a career spannin three decades, Tomei haed ineetial success in films as a young actress, follaed bi a series o unsuccessfu films, then a resurgence wi a series o creetically acclaimed films. Follaein her work on the televeesion series As the World Turns, she came tae prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World in 1987. Efter haein meenor roles in a few films, she came tae internaitional attention in 1992 wi the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she received an Academy Awaird for Best Supportin Actress.