Marisa Tomei Biography

Updated On Jul 31, 2018 Published On Jan 13, 2016
Facts of Marisa Tomei
Date of Birth: 1964 , December-4
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Marisa Tomei
Birth Name Marisa Tomei
Father Gary A. Tomei
Mother Adelaide Addie Tomei
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Ethnicity Italian-American
Profession Actress
Net Worth $20 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Body Measurements 33-25-33
Breast Size 32B
Waist size 25
Hip Size 33
Shoe Size 7.5 US
Weight in KG 54 KG
Affair with Lenny Kravitz, Nicholas Carpenter, Dana Ashbrook, Robert Downey Jr., Josh Radnor
Boyfriend Lenny Kravitz, Nicholas Carpenter, Dana Ashbrook, Robert Downey Jr., Josh Radnor
Married Not Yet
Children No
Education New York University, Edward R. Murrow High School
Awards Academy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Gotham Award, Florida Film Critics Society, Hollywood Film Festival
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies The Flamingo Kid, Oscar, My Cousin Vinny, Chaplin, Factotum, The Wrestler, Anger Management, Cyrus
TV Show A Different World, Seinfeld, Game Over, Leg Work, Empire, The Handmaid's Tale, Comedy Bang! Bang!
Siblings Adam Tomei
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The American actress Marisa Tomei is best known for the portrayal of Marcy Thompson in an American TV soap opera As the World Turns and as Maggie Lauten in the NBC sitcom A Different World

The 53 years' old lady was born on the 4th of December, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, USA, to parents, mother Adelaide "Addie" Bianchi and father Gary A. Tomei. Her father was a trial lawyer while her mother was an English Teacher. She has a younger brother, Adam Tomei, who is also an actor. 

The lady was brought up by her paternal grandparents in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. Even if she is an American, she is of the Italian descent as her parents were from Tuscany, Sicily, Calabria, and Campania.

She received her Bachelor's degree from the Edward R. Murrow High School in 1982. After her graduation, she was also enrolled in the Boston University for around a year. 

Marisa was captivated by the Broadway shows during her childhood and since early age wanted to take up acting as her career. During her junior high school, she portrayed the role of Hedy LaRue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as a part of her school production show. 

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Marisa who is 5 feet 4 inch tall in her height, loves singing during her free time, loves reading books, and novels.

The actress has dated a lot of guys in her past as she has a number of dating relationships to talk about. She was first seen with the actor Robert Downey Jr. in 1993 but they got separated early on. Later, she was seen with Dana Ashbrook but, with him too, she couldn't secure a long-term relationship. 

After that, her love affair grew up to Frank Pugliese with whom she has been with for as long as three years. But, with an extra affair with Christian Slater, her romance with Frank turned disastrous. From 2006 to 2008, Maris could be seen with Nicholas Carpenter while after that, she was in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend, Logan Marshall-Green

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She broke up with Logan in 2012 after four years' of her relationship. She stayed single for around a year and in 2014, she again found love with the How I Met Your Mother star, Josh Radnor. But, same as the other relationships, she broke up with him. 

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Currently, Marisa Tomei enjoys her single life without being married or being in any kind of other relationships. The reason for her not getting married until the age of 53 laid in her career. In an interview, she also stated that she was not a big fan of marriage and that she was confused why women needed to have children to be seen as a complete human being.

Marisa started her career with several auditions and got her role in the TV series As the World Turns in 1986. She appeared in the show as Maggie Lauten alongside other famed stars of that time, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Hubbard, and Meg Ryan

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With her trademark sidekick roles and her breathless voice, Tomei soon came to authority and played in as much as 78 movies adding 78 acting credits to her name. She gained recognition for the movies and TV sitcoms such as The Big Short, Empire, Cyrus, Top Girls, The Wrestler, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Rescue Me, In the Bedroom, What Women Want, Slums of Beverly Hills, and so on. 

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For her role in The Wrestler as Cassidy alongside Mickey Rourke and Evan Rachel Wood, she has been nominated for as much as 18 award shows. Out of 18, she was able to bag 11 awards from different associations. Along with one Oscar Award, she has a total of around 23 wins and around 51 award nominations. 

Marisa Tomei's net worth is estimated to be around $20 million as of 2018. She earns a pretty decent amount of salary from her career in the entertainment industry. 

For her role in My Cousin Vinny in 1992, she was paid just around $250,000 but for her role in Only You, two years later, she was paid $2 million to star on the movie. 

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With a huge amount of money, she is sure to have been living a lavish lifestyle. She has several homes around the US. She has a condo in the Greenwich Village which is currently up for sale. The condo has been tagged a price of around $7.5 million as it is made on a 2300 square foot of land. The condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a 550 square foot living and dining room on a large white marble fireplace and dark hardwood floors.

The house also includes an office and a library. Just after that, the master suite makes its way with a luxurious marble fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and a 200 square foot dressing room with vintage style bathroom. On a similar note, the actress Cameron Diaz also sold her fifth floor pied a terre in early 2016 for $4.25 million from the same apartment. 

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Another home of hers in the New York City's East Village Neighborhood was also listed on sale in the market in 2017. The house was listed for an asking price of around $6.9 million. The house is built o a 6400 square foot of land with a total of 14 bedrooms and six baths. Further details of the sales of this house are not known to the public. 

For her ride, Marisa has chosen the classic supercar, the Audi A6 Avant costing around $55K in the US Market. Apart from that, she also has the comfortable SUV Volkswagen Tiguan costing $30K. Besides, she also likes to ride in her $80K SUV Lincoln Navigator. With all that, she has two other supercars, BMW 5 series and the Jaguar XE

The actress is not as active as other stars on the social media platform such as Twitter and Instagram. She has around 471K followers on her Instagram while on her Twitter, she has around 93.8K followers

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Daughter of Gary A Tomei

December 4 , 1964

Marisa Tomei belongs from a very stable family with the proper economic background. She was the daughter of Gary A. Tomei who was professionally working as a trial lawyer. Also along with this Patricia Adelaide "Addie" Tomei was also professionally working as an English Teacher.

Beginning of professional career

1984

The professional career of Marisa Tomei started from the year 1984 when she starred in the role of Mandy in the movie, The Flamingo Kid.

Awarded with MTV movie award

1992

Marisa Tomei was nominated for around 3 awards in 1992 for her performance in the movie, My Cousin Vinny. She won the Academy Awards and the MTV Movie Awards for her extraordinary performance. 

Awarded for Best Kiss Scene

1993

Marisa Tomei also won the MTV Movie Award in 1993 for the best kiss shared with fellow actor Christian Slater during her performance in Untamed Heart

Appeared in The Wrestler

2008

Marisa Tomei appeared in the movie, The Wrestler in 2008 as Cassidy for which she earned a lot of honors and nominations in awards shows. 

Won 11 Awards

2008

The actress won 11 awards for her performance in The Wrestler in 2008. She was nominated for 18 awards and won 11 out of them. 

Net Worth around $20 million

2018

As of 2018, Marisa Tomei's net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. She has been earning a pretty decent amount of salary from her career in the filming industry.