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 died as a result of lung cancer. The mistake was considered too embarrassing to correct.. She received one final Emmy Award nomination for a guest role in the series The Golden Girls before retiring. during the 'Oscar' ceremony, Jack Palance announced Tomei as winner, while actually there was another name on his note. She helped make the product's slogan "The Quicker Picker Upper" a common catchphrase. The rumour goes that. She is best known for playing "Rosie", a waitress in a series of commercials for "Bounty" paper towels from the 70's up to the early 90's.
There is an urban legend that Tomei's Oscar for My Cousin Vinny should have gone to someone else. The film was a resounding failure. Part of her persona is a thick New York accent. In 1980, she made her directorial debut directing disco group Village People in Can't Stop The Music. She received a second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for In the Bedroom (2001). Her later efforts brought her no success. Her breakthrough performance came in My Cousin Vinny (1992) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. These two roles would bring her seven Emmy Award nominations.
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 was a regular on the Rock Hudson detective series McMillan and Wife, portraying Mildred the maid. Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She achieved her greatest success playing Ida Morgenstern, the mother of Rhoda in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff Rhoda. guest appearance in 'The Seinfeld Show'. Nancy co-starred with Phil Silvers in the 1960 musical Do Re Mi. As the World Turns (1983-'85) TV Series. A diminutive 4 feet and 11 inches tall and not conventionally pretty, she was difficult to cast; however, she continued acting throughout the 1940s and 1950s and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1955.
The Flamingo Kid (1984). Born Anna Myrtle Swoyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Walker made her Broadway debut in 1941 in Best Foot Forward, the movie version of which would also allow her to make her film debut in 1943. The Toxic Avenger (1985) (uncredited). Nancy Walker (May 10, 1922 - March 25, 1992) was an American actress. 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).