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 final film, the animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released posthumously in 1996. The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. Hospitalised in 1995, Wickes died after surgery for cancer. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. She appeared in the 1994 film version of Little Women before she became ill. The rumour goes that. As Sister Mary Lazarus, Wickes' portrayal of a gruff but vulnerable elderly nun, contributed to the film's popularity, and she reprised the role in the sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).
There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. Her appearance in the 1990 film Postcards From the Edge brought her attention, however she achieved the biggest success of her career in Sister Act (1992). Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. By the 1980s her appearances in television series such as M*A*S*H, The Love Boat, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Murder, She Wrote had made her a widely recognisable character actress. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). She appeared in a children's televison show called Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. A lifelong friend of Lucille Ball, she played frequent guest roles in each of Ball's television series, I Love Lucy, Here's Lucy and The Lucy Show.
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. In the 1950s she played regular roles in the television sitcoms Make Room for Daddy and Dennis The Menace, as well as appearing as Emma the housekeeper in the holiday classic White Christmas (1954, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and providing her voice to the Walt Disney film One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She continued playing supporting roles in films during the next decade. guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. The same year she had a large part in the Bud Abbott and Lou Costello comedy-whodunnit, titled Who Done It?. As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. A tall, gangling woman with a distinctive voice, Wickes would ultimately prove herself adept as a comedienne, but she first attracted attention in the film Now, Voyager (1942), as the wise-cracking nurse who helped Bette Davis' character during her mother's illness.
The Flamingo Kid (1984). One of her earliest significant film appearances was in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited). Louis, Missouri, Wickes began acting in films in the late 1930s. Playing for Keeps (1986). Born Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser in St. A Different World (1987) TV Series. Mary Wickes (June 13, 1910 - October 22, 1995) was a United States film and television actress.
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).