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
This rumour has been debunked by Snopes.
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This rumour has been debunked by Snopes. "I have everything Betty Grable has - I've just had it longer". The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. Quote. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. She continued to act for the remainder of her life and died in Beverly Hills, California from cancer. Webster died in 1947. The rumour goes that. It was one such part, as Lady Beldon in Mrs Miniver (1942), that brought her a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. She moved to the US in 1939 and appeared both on stage and in Hollywood films where she usually played wealthy dowagers. Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. This led to several supporting roles in films including that of Miss Froy in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). She made her first major film appearance, recreating her stage role in the film Night Must Fall (1937), and received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1918 she was made Dame of the British Empire in recognition for her charitable work during World War I.
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 stage career continued for the rest of her life. Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She married the actor Ben Webster in 1892 and in 1895 they visisted the United States where Whitty appeared on Broadway. guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. Born in Liverpool, England Whitty made her first stage appearance in Liverpool in 1881 before moving to London to appear in the West End. As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. Dame May Whitty (June 19, 1865 - May 29, 1948) was a British theater and cinema actress.
The Flamingo Kid (1984). 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).