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Who is Marisa Tomei?

Born under the sign of Sagittarius on the 4th of December 1964, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, Marisa Tomei is a 53-year-old award-winning Caucasian actress of Italian descent. She is perhaps best known to the world for her significant presence in numerous television roles, such as Mona Lisa Vito alongside Joe Pesci in “My Cousin Vinny.” She has also had a number of other roles across a variety of films and TV shows over the course of her often lucrative acting career since 1984.

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Early Life: Growing up in Brooklyn

Marisa was raised in her birthplace with younger brother Adam – also an actor – by their father Gary A. Tomei, who was a trial lawyer, and her mother Adelaide ‘Addie’ Tomei (nee Bianchi), an English teacher. During her childhood, she also spent some time with her grandparents; both her paternal and maternal grandparents have Italian roots, with her father’s side hailing from Tuscany, Calabria and Campania, while her mother’s ancestors came from Tuscany and Sicily. While growing up in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, she took an early interest in acting thanks to frequenting various Broadway shows with her parents. During her years at Edward R. Murrow High School, she portrayed Hedy LaRue in a school production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” She matriculated in 1982, then enrolled into Boston University, and stayed there for a year.


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Career: Rise Through Comedy

Aside from a single uncredited role in 1984, Marisa Tomei’s TV screen debut was in the same year, as Mandy in the comedy romance drama entitled “Flamingo Kid.” She had her TV series debut in the same year, as Marcy Thompson in two episodes of “As the World Turns,” then was assigned another four roles across 1986 and 1987, the most significant of which was as Maggie Lauten in 22 episodes of “A Different World”, her first long-term appearance in a TV series. After a break in 1989 and three supporting roles in 1990 and 1991, she was in 1992 cast in the role that was her breakthrough, as Joe Pesci’s outspoken girlfriend Mona Lisa Vito in “My Cousin Vinny”. In 1995, she had a role in Tarantino’s legendary “Four Rooms,” then featured opposite Mel Gibson in “What Women Want.” In between 2000 and 2011, she had a total of 24 roles, the most significant of which was as Cassidy in “The Wrestler” from 2008. From then to the present-day, she has been seen in another 23 roles on the screen, the most significant being her five-episode appearance in the TV series entitled “Empire.” Currently, she is involved in another three projects that are yet to be released.

Her Awards and Nominations

Over the course of her acting career, Marisa has gained an enviable amount of recognition among her colleagues, while many of her performances also earned an award. She is the proud holder of 24 awards, with another 26 nominations. She won her only Oscar thus far in the Best Supporting Actress category in 1992 for her contribution to “My Cousin Vinny,” and also an MTV Movie Award in the Best Breakthrough Performance category in the same year. When it comes to her performance in the legendary “The Wrestler” from 2008, Marisa won a total of 11 awards for that film alone, along with seven other nominations, one of which was for an Oscar.

Love Life: A Mystery

As for Marisa’s romantic involvements, not much can be concluded from her words or the lack thereof, since she rarely addresses the public regarding this matter. It is known that she was involved with Robert Downey Jr. back in the early 1990s, and at some point in the last two decades relationships with Dana Ashbrook as well as Frank Pugliese, who is a movie director. From 2008 to 2012, she dated the actor Logan Marshall-Green. When asked about marriage in 2009, Marisa stated: ‘I’m not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.’

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What is Marisa Tomei’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Marisa Tomei is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Marisa’s accumulated wealth is close to $43 million, made primarily as an actress, the most from her long-term presence on the TV screen in her most prominent roles, such as Cassidy in “The Wrestler.” As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the sought-after actress, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.64m), and her current weight is 119lbs (54kg). Her body shape is generally described as regular, while her hair color is light brown and her eyes are dark brown. Lastly, her bra size is known to be 34B, her dress size is 4 and her shoe size is 7.5.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Marisa herself seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as her presence is quite ubiquitous on most of the popular social media networks. Her Facebook page has over 320,000 followers, her Twitter account almost 100,000, and her Instagram account over 350,000 fans.

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