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.
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This rumour has been debunked by Snopes. She had spent nearly five years incarcerated in Brazil and Mexico. The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. On September 21, 2004, Trevi was acquited and set free by a Mexican court, citing a lack of evidence in the case. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. After she learned that she would not be allowed to go free, she began a hunger strike. The rumour goes that. She was denied freedom at the time, however, and remains jailed.
There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. On February 24, 2004, she was expecting to be set free by Mexico's justice system. Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. On November 27 of 2003, her former manager Andrade was extradited to Mexico and jailed in the same facility as Trevi, but they will not be allowed to get in contact there. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). However, no body or evidence of that happening for real were found, so they were not charged of any murder. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. There were allegations also that, while fugitive, Trevi supposedly gave birth to a baby girl of Andrade, and that they left the baby to die.
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. Brazil's authorities came to an agreement with Mexican authorities and, on December 21, 2002 they extradited Trevi, Andrade and Boquitas to Mexico so they can face charges there. Her baby ended up living with his grandmother, Trevi's mother. Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She was released under a Brazilian law that allows women who give birth while prisoners to live in a house with their children, but her new freedom lasted short, because once again, Mexican authorities began to ask for her, so she had to be taken back to jail. guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. But, after giving birth to a baby boy, she admitted the boy was Andrade's son. As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. In the new jail facility, she became pregnant, and she initially accused a jail guard of raping her, supposedly causing the pregnancy.
The Flamingo Kid (1984). In the song, which didn't seem to be a written song but one she was making up, she talks of how she'd done everything for the love of a man. The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited). Soon after, a tape where she can be heard singing songs allegedly to Andrade on the plane ride became public. Playing for Keeps (1986). Trevi, Andrade and Boquitas were flown from their original jail to another facility because of over-crowding. A Different World (1987) TV Series. A legal battle ensued because Brazilian prosecutors wanted them charged there, but Mexican prosecutors claimed that the three prisoners belonged to them because they had begun their practices while still in Mexico.
Oscar (1991). When they were caught, the news travelled all over Spanish speaking people instantly. Zandalee (1991). In Brazil, Trevi allegedly enjoyed walking around the neighborhood where she was living at, and eating at a local bakery every day. My Cousin Vinny (1992). But before Trevi, Andrade and Boquitas were caught, they escaped to Brazil, where they were able to live for a couple of years, until they were finally caught by Brazilian police and arrested, being taken to jail. Equinox (1992). Trevi, Andrade and the rest of their 'troop' soon escaped to Argentina, where the remaining girls escaped and were soon flown to Mexico.
Chaplin (1992). By this time, Trevi, Boquitas and Andrade were the talk of every Spanish tabloid television show in the United States, and most of Latin America. Untamed Heart (1993). Soon after, Karina Yapor, a girl from Northern Mexico, gave birth to a baby boy she alleged to be Andrade's son. The Paper (1994). Around 1997, many of the girls that were allegedly abused escaped Andrade's side and declared stories of horror and violence to television cameras, and Andrade and Trevi were able to fly out of Mexico without being captured, stopping in Spain and Chile before they were declared, along with a third accomplice named Mary Boquitas, as fugitives of the Mexican judicial system. Only You (1994). According to the book, named De La Gloria Al Infierno (From Glory to Hell), Trevi was also a willing participant of Andrade's scams, and she had fallen in love with her manager, supposedly participating in his manager's sexual orgies and slavery acts with the teenaged girls just to please him.
The Perez Family (1995). But then, in 1995, Sergio Andrade's former wife pubished a book about how Andrade allegedly would pick up teenaged girls and lure them into a web of sex and slavery by promising to make them superstars. Four Rooms (1995). Trevi became more seclusive after that, and for years, all that was heard about her was rumors and questions. Unhook the Stars (1996). Then, her second movie, also named like her song, Zapatos Viejos, was released. A Brother's Kiss (1997). She released a new calendar, which was, according to many of her fans, more suggestive than the first one.
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997). The album's name was Me Siento Tan Sola (I Feel so Lonely), and was taped in Los Angeles. Reflections of Eden (1997). Her third album was released in 1993, and it garnered her another hit, Zapatos Viejos (My Old Shoes). Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). Meanwhile, she kept talking in public about such things as teen sex, abortion, drugs, AIDS, prostitution and anything that came into her mind. My Own Country (1998) (TV). She also released her first calendar, which was considered by many of her fans and critics to be very suggestive and sexually oriented.
Happy Accidents (2000). In 1992, she began a tour all over the Caribbean and South America, which took her to such countries like Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Venezuela and Chile. The Watcher (2000). The movie became a number one ticket hit, and Gloria was invited to tour at many countries. What Women Want (2000). In it, she participated with fellow wild living former world boxing champion Jorge Paez. Dirk and Betty (2000). Trevi then filmed a movie, also named Pelo Suelto.
In the Bedroom (2001). She followed up her first record, with the 1991 album Angel De La Guardia (Guardian Angel), which became even more successful than the first one, her song Pelo Suelto (Loose Hair) becoming her most widely known hit and a number one hit all over Latin America and for the Latino population in the United States. Someone Like You (2001). A lot of times, during her television interviews, the talk show host would mention her childhood and she'd go from acting happy to spreading her tears from one minute to the other. King of the Jungle (2001). Trevi, however, also carried herself to the public as a girl who could break up and cry at any minute and for anything she heard about. Just a Kiss (2002). At that point of her career, it became common for many little girls and teenaged females to dress themselves like Gloria during her concerts.
The Guru (2002). Despite the way she carried herself on stage, she was also able to become very popular among Mexico's and Latin American children. Anger Management (2003). Trevi would even bring unsuspecting male members of her public during her presentations to the stage and undress them. Alfie (2004). She soon became known as a challenger to the machismo ideas of many of Mexico's men, breaking social standards and taking a feminist stand point on many of her songs, while exploring sexuality in away that not many female Mexican entertainers had done before her. Loverboy (2004). Psychiatrist), and four other songs from that album went up on the charts too.
Siquiatra (Dr. The album scored an instant number one hit for her, Dr. In 1989, and with the help of Andrade, Trevi released her first album, named Y Que Hago Aqui? (But What am I Doing Here?). Before meeting Andrade, she worked singing and dancing on the streets for change money, as well as teaching ballet for twelve hours each day and serving tacos at a taco stand. Before that, in 1985, she was a member of a short lived girl group named Boquitas Pintadas (Little Colored Mouths).
Trevi left her home city at the age of twenty, arriving at Mexico City, and there, she met the also controversial manager Sergio Andrade, alleged child molestor and slave master. The fact her mother has come out on international television pleading for Trevi to change her wild ways, makes those rumors look even more like just rumors. The veracity of those rumors, however, are not clear. There have been allegations that her mother mistreated her and tried to discourage her from being a singer.
Trevi's parents divorced when she was ten. But Gloria wanted to become an entertainer since she was little, and she began to learn poetry when she was five, and then she started taking ballet and piano lessons. Trevi struggled to survive when she was little, the lack of food and money in her house being a challenge for her. Trevi was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, to a house where supposedly there was violence and poverty.
All of her scandals and controversies have made some people nickname her The Madonna of Mexico. Gloria de los Angeles Treviņo Ruiz (born 1968) is a Mexican pop rock singer, who is better known in the entertainment world as Gloria Trevi, and whose life has been as controversial as her career as a singer has been successful.