Marisa Tomei

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.

Oscar "mistake"

There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. The rumour goes that

during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.

This rumour has been debunked by Snopes.

Filmography

  • Loverboy (2004)
  • Alfie (2004)
  • Anger Management (2003)
  • The Guru (2002)
  • Just a Kiss (2002)
  • King of the Jungle (2001)
  • Someone Like You (2001)
  • In the Bedroom (2001)
  • Dirk and Betty (2000)
  • What Women Want (2000)
  • The Watcher (2000)
  • Happy Accidents (2000)
  • My Own Country (1998) (TV)
  • Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
  • Reflections of Eden (1997)
  • Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
  • A Brother's Kiss (1997)
  • Unhook the Stars (1996)
  • Four Rooms (1995)
  • The Perez Family (1995)
  • Only You (1994)
  • The Paper (1994)
  • Untamed Heart (1993)
  • Chaplin (1992)
  • Equinox (1992)
  • My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  • Zandalee (1991)
  • Oscar (1991)
  • A Different World (1987) TV Series
  • Playing for Keeps (1986)
  • The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited)
  • The Flamingo Kid (1984)
  • As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series
  • guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'

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This rumour has been debunked by Snopes. (1998). The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. The Other Side of Ethel Mertz: The Life Story of Vivian Vance by Frank Castelluccio & Alvin Walker, published by Knowledge, Ideas & Trends, Inc. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. She was also the first person to win the Best Supporting Actress Emmy. The rumour goes that. Vivan Vance played a significant part in the history of television She defined the role of second banana, paving the way for future female sidekicks.

There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1977 and died in 1979. Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. Her final television appearance was on the last CBS Lucy production, Lucy Calls the President, which aired November 21, 1977, and featured many of the cast members from The Lucy Show. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). During the mid-1970s she took small roles on sitcoms such as Rhoda. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Over the next several years, Vance appeared occasionally alongside Ball on reunion shows and for guest appearances on Here's Lucy.

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. She remained with the show for three of its six years before retiring to Connecticut. Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. Vance paired once again with Ball for The Lucy Show, her first post-Arnaz series, and this time was permitted to look more glamorous as Vivian Bagley, a divorced mother of one son. guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. (Vance's then real-life husband, Phil Ober, frequently played small supporting roles on the series, most notably as producer Dore Scharey in one of the Hollywood episodes.). As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. She and Frawley were a perfect match as the bickering Mertzes, since they detested each other in real life.

The Flamingo Kid (1984). Vance's character was the less than prosperous resident of a New York City brownstone owned by her and her husband Fred (William Frawley). The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited). A somewhat youthful looking and attractive woman, Vance was required to wear frumpy clothes that were actually a size smaller than Vance usually wore in order to make her appear overweight. Playing for Keeps (1986). Lucille Ball was less than sure; she had envisioned Ethel Mertz as much older and less attractive than Vance. A Different World (1987) TV Series. Upon seeing Vance, Arnaz knew he had found the perfect Ethel.

Oscar (1991). He found her at the La Jolla Playhouse's production of The Voice of the Turtle. Zandalee (1991). Benadaret was unavailable due to a previous commitment so Arnaz went looking for another actress. My Cousin Vinny (1992). When casting his new sitcom I Love Lucy, starring himself and wife Lucille Ball, Ball's first choice for the role of landlady Ethel Mertz was Bea Benadaret. Equinox (1992). During the early years of her career she played small roles in a few films, but worked primarily as a stage actress, appearing in a total of thirty-eight productions throughout her career.

Chaplin (1992).
. Untamed Heart (1993). Vivian Vance (July 26, 1909-August 17, 1979) was an American actress, born in Cherryvale, Kansas as Vivian Roberta Jones. 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).

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