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Marisa Tomei Biography

MARISA TOMEI (Lexi), in what was only her second major film role, received an Academy Awardâ for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the hit comedy My Cousin Vinny. Possessing the ability to play both dramatic and comedic roles with astonishing reality, Tomei recently received a Best Supporting Actress Oscarâ nomination for In The Bedroom.

She will next be seen in Fisher Stevens’ dark comedy Just a Kiss in September. Tomei is currently filming Anger Management opposite Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.

She recently starred opposite Mel Gibson in Nancy Meyers’ What Women Want.

Tomei’s diverse credits include Slums of Beverly Hills, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Perez Family, Untamed Heart, Equinox, Chaplin, The Paper, A Brother’s Kiss and Unhook the Stars opposite Gena Rowlands, for which she was honored by her peers with a Screen Actors Guild nomination.

Onstage, Tomei was recently seen in Nobel Prize-winning playwright Dario Fo’s We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! Her previous theatre credits include Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty and Rocket to the Moon, both directed by Joanne Woodward, as well as the premiere of Tony Kushner’s SLAVS at the New York Public Theater Workshop. Other stage work includes Comedy of Errors for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, What the Butler Saw at the Manhattan Theater Club, and work at the Second Stage Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theater Festival, among many others. She made her Broadway debut in Wait Until Dark. Tomei is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company and Blue Light Theater Company in New York City.

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