Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She started her acting career in the soap opera As the World Turns, which she followed up with a role on the sitcom A Different World. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). Part of her persona is a thick New York accent.
There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. The rumour goes that
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This rumour has been debunked by Snopes. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures at 1658 Vine Street and one for television at 6405 Hollywood Blvd. The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. Her most recent movie appearance was in the role of Miss Birdie in John Grisham's The Rainmaker in 1997. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. She was nominated for Emmys in 1957 for The Miracle Worker and in 1960 for The Margaret Boutke-White Story. The rumour goes that. After 1959 she worked mainly in television and on the stage.
There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. She also starred in The Best Years of Our Lives in 1946. Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. In 1943, she played the innocent girl who discovered that her beloved uncle was a murderer in Shadow of a Doubt. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). Her screen debut was in the 1941 adaptation of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Born in New York City, she was nominated for three Academy Awards in her first three movies.
She started her acting career in the soap opera As the World Turns, which she followed up with a role on the sitcom A Different World. Muriel Teresa Wright (born October 27, 1918) is an American actress. Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. 1942 - Nominated Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Little Foxes. guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. 1943 - Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Pride of the Yankees. As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. Miniver.
The Flamingo Kid (1984). 1943 - Won Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Mrs. The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited). Playing for Keeps (1986). A Different World (1987) TV Series.
Oscar (1991). Zandalee (1991). My Cousin Vinny (1992). Equinox (1992).
Chaplin (1992). Untamed Heart (1993). The Paper (1994). Only You (1994).
The Perez Family (1995). Four Rooms (1995). Unhook the Stars (1996). A Brother's Kiss (1997).
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997). Reflections of Eden (1997). Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). My Own Country (1998) (TV).
Happy Accidents (2000). The Watcher (2000). What Women Want (2000). Dirk and Betty (2000).
In the Bedroom (2001). Someone Like You (2001). King of the Jungle (2001). Just a Kiss (2002).
The Guru (2002). Anger Management (2003). Alfie (2004). Loverboy (2004).