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. Esther Williams retired from acting in the early 1960s. The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. Her brother, Stanton Williams, also had a brief acting career during the 1920s before his death while still a teenager. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. Her third husband was actor Fernando Lamas. The rumour goes that. She was romantically linked with Jeff Chandler, and has been married four times.

There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. Her love life was a source of media interest. Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. In her autobiography, Williams details several other occasions in which she nearly drowned shooting her oxygen-defying stunts. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). Her many hours spent submerged resulted in her rupturing her eardrums numerous times. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She broke her neck filming a 50-foot dive off a tower during a climactic musical number for the 1952 release Million Dollar Mermaid which landed her in a body cast for six months (she subsequently recovered though she still suffers headaches as a result of the accident).

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. Many of her films, such as Million Dollar Mermaid and Jupiter's Darling, contained elaborately staged swimming scenes, obtained not without physical cost to the performer. Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. Williams instead went to Hollywood, and quickly became a popular star of the 1940s and 1950s. guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. She qualified to be in the United States swim team in the 1940 Olympics, but the games were canceled due to World War II. As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. Esther Williams was born in Inglewood, California, and was enthusistic about swimming from her youth.

The Flamingo Kid (1984). Esther Jane Williams (born 8 August 1922) is a United States swimmer and movie star. The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited). Williams, Esther, The Million Dollar Mermaid: An Autobiography, Simon & Schuster, 1999. 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).

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