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. Her credits include:. The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. In 2001 she returned to the stage to play Evelyn in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things at the Almeida Theatre. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. Since then she has starred in a number of films including The Land Girls (1998), About a Boy (2002), and Runaway Jury (2003). The rumour goes that. Having already worked for television, Weisz started her cinema career in 1996 with Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty.
There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. Her breakthrough role was that of Gilda in Sean Mathias's 1995 West End revival of NoŽl Coward's 1933 play Design for Living at the Gielgud Theatre. Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. During her college years she already appeared in various student productions, mainly as part of Cambridge Footlights. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). Weisz read English Literature at Cambridge. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Both her mother and her father are Jewish and, in the late 1930s, were brought from Vienna and Hungary respectively to England to escape persecution by the Nazis.
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. Rachel Weisz (pronounced "vice") is a British actress who was born in London on March 7, 1971. Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. Stealing Beauty (1996). guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. The Land Girls (1998). As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. The Mummy (1999).
The Flamingo Kid (1984). Beautiful Creatures (2000). The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited). Enemy at the Gates (2001). Playing for Keeps (1986). The Mummy Returns (2001). A Different World (1987) TV Series. About a Boy (2002).
Oscar (1991). Runaway Jury (2003). 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).