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 is married to theater director Jim Simpson (of The Flea Theater), and has one child, Charlotte. The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. She is the daughter of NBC television executive Pat Weaver and niece of comedian and actor Doodles Weaver. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. Many of her roles since have been in knowing reference to the tough character of Ripley. The rumour goes that. Her part in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien as the sole survivor, Lieutenant Ripley, ensured her role in the sequels Aliens, Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection.
There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. During the 1970s Weaver studied theater at Yale University, where she appeared in original plays by friend and classmate Christopher Durang. Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). She began using the name Sigourney in 1963, after a character in F. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an American actress perhaps best remembered for her portrayal of Ripley in Alien (1979) and its sequels.
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. 2003: Holes. Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. 2002: Tadpole. guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. 2001: Heartbreakers. As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. 1999: Galaxy Quest.
The Flamingo Kid (1984). 1997: The Ice Storm. The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited). 1997: Alien: Resurrection. Playing for Keeps (1986). 1995: Jeffrey. A Different World (1987) TV Series. 1995: Copycat.
Oscar (1991). 1994: Death And The Maiden. Zandalee (1991). 1993: Dave. My Cousin Vinny (1992). 1992: 1492: Conquest of Paradise. Equinox (1992). 1992: Alien3.
Chaplin (1992). 1989: Ghostbusters II. Untamed Heart (1993). 1988: Working Girl. The Paper (1994). 1988: Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey. Only You (1994). 1986: Aliens.
The Perez Family (1995). 1986: Half Moon Street. Four Rooms (1995). 1985: Une femme ou deux. Unhook the Stars (1996). 1984: Ghostbusters. A Brother's Kiss (1997). 1982: The Year of Living Dangerously.
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997). 1981: Eyewitness. Reflections of Eden (1997). 1979: Alien. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). 1977: Annie Hall. 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).