BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Marisa Tomei
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Marisa Tomei, who is currently starring on Broadway in The Realistic Jones, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
Marisa can currently be seen as Pony Jones in the Broadway production of Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses at the Lyceum Theatre. Directed by Sam Gold and also starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall and Tracy Letts, the play details the lives of two suburban couples who share more than just a surname. The show explores how our joys and sorrows - and how we choose to face them - can come to define our lives.
On the silver screen, Marisa recently tackled a diverse range of roles including Alice Simmons in 20th Century Fox's Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, Kate Taffety in Warner Bros.' Crazy, Stupid, Love, alongsideSteve Carell and Julianne Moore, Ida Horowicz in Columbia Pictures' Ides of March with George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ryan Gosling, and Maggie McPherson, opposite Matthew McConaughey, in Lionsgate's The Lincoln Lawyer. Other notable film credits include Cyrus, Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, What Women Want, Happy Accidents, Anger Management, Slums of Beverly Hills, Welcome to Sarajevo, Unhook the Stars, Four Rooms, The Paper and Chaplin, among many others. Marisa won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny. Tomei subsequently earned Academy Awards nominations for her performances in In the Bedroom and The Wrestler.
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