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Marisa Tomei is an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress.
Tomei got her start on “As the World Turns” in 1983 and in 1987 got a role on the sitcom “A Different World.” Her breakthrough performance came in “My Cousin Vinny” (1992), for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. After her Oscar win, she received a Screen Actor’s Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Female Supporting Actor for “Unhook the Stars.” Next, Tomei got an American Comedy Award nomination for Funniest Supporting Actress for “Slums of Beverly Hills.” She was nominated for a Satellite Award as Best Supporting Actress for “What Women Want.” She received a second Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for “In the Bedroom” (2001). Tomei has also done substantial work in the theater, including taking lead roles on Broadway in “Wait Until Dark” (1998) and “Salomé” (2003), and many Off-Broadway plays. In 2006, Tomei had a recurring role on the TV series “Rescue Me,” playing Johnny’s ex-wife Angie.
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