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Marisa Tomei

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Following her work on the television series As the World Turns, Tomei came to prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World in 1987. After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received two additional Academy Award nominations for In the Bedroom (2001) and The Wrestler (2008).

Tomei has appeared in a number of successful movies, including What Women Want (2000), Anger Management (2003), Wild Hogs (2007), The Ides of March (2011), and Parental Guidance (2012). Other films include Untamed Heart (1993), Only You (1994), The Paper (1994), Unhook the Stars (1996), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), Cyrus (2010), Love Is Strange (2014), The Big Short (2015), The First Purge (2018) and The King of Staten Island (2020). She also portrays May Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having appeared in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

Broadway credits include: Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls and Oscar Wilde's Salome in the title role opposite Al Pacino. Her favorite theater credits include Will Eno’s Oh! The Humanity and Other Good Intentions, Dario Fo's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty and Rocket to the Moon, both directed by Joanne Woodward, among many, many others. Tomei also starred in Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Tomei is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City.

Marisa Tomei Photos


Roundabout Theater Company Broadway Revival, 2019

Lincoln Center Theater Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017

Original Broadway Production, 2014
Pony Jones

The New Group Revival, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2008
Isabella Bird/Joyce/Mrs. Kidd

Broadway Revival, 2003

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Susy Hendrix



Katherine Serafima Gleb


Geraldine Barclay [Replacement]


Marisa Tomei Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award

Marisa Tomei, The Rose Tattoo

Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Marisa Tomei, Top Girls

Theatre World Awards - 1986 - Performance

Marisa Tomei, Daughters

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Marisa Tomei News

Darren Criss and Helen J Shen Will Lead MAYBE HAPPY ENDING on Broadway

Darren Criss will return to the stage alongside Helen J Shen in the Broadway premiere of the new romantic musical comedy Maybe Happy Ending with music by Will Aronson, lyrics by Hue Park and book by both Aronson and Park. We have all of the details!
Photos: Inside the Public Theater Gala Honoring the Creatives of HELL'S KITCHEN

The Public Theater held its Annual Gala, honoring the creative team of HELL’S KITCHEN: Camille A. Brown, Kristoffer Diaz, Michael Greif, and Alicia Keys. Check out photos from inside the big night.
Robert O'Hara to Direct Film of BARBECUE Starring Colman Domingo

According to Deadline, playwright Robert O'Hara will be bringing Barbecue to the big screen. O'Hara will be directing the feature film adaptation of his play, which will star Colman Domingo, Marisa Tomei, and Danai Gurira. Domingo is no stranger to Barbecue, having directed a production of the play at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Onscreen, Domingo recently starred in the film version of The Color Purple and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in 2023's Rustin.
Chevy Chase & NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION Stars To Attend FAN EXPO Philadelphia

Join Chevy Chase and the cast of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION at FAN EXPO Philadelphia for photo ops, autographs, and Q&As. Learn how to attend the event!
Photos: Bradley Cooper, Adam Driver, Kit Connor & More on the Red Carpet for AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

The stars aligned on 50th Street as An Enemy of the People celebrated its opening night at the Circle in the Square Theatre. In attendence for the big night were Bradley Cooper, Adam Driver, Kit Connor, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Dana, Dan Stevens, Morgan Spector, Rebecca Hall, and more. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet here.
Hayden Christensen Added To STAR WARS Roster At FAN EXPO Philadelphia

Hayden Christensen, known for his role as Anakin Skywalker, has joined the lineup of Star Wars stars at FAN EXPO Philadelphia. Learn more about stars participating and see how to purchase tickets!
The Public Theater to Present Gala Honoring HELL'S KITCHEN

The Public’s Annual Gala will take place on Wednesday, May 8 with a special performance of HELL’S KITCHEN on Broadway. Learn more about the gala!
Tennessee Williams' THE ROSE TATTOO Is Next Up At Cumberland Theatre

The Rose Tattoo, Tennessee Williams' love-play to the world, brings a tale of superstitions, promises, and love after heartbreak to Cumberland Theatre, March 14th to 30th.
Lena Hall to Present THE SHOW GOES ON in Philadelphia, New York City & More

Tony winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall will bring her latest one-woman show, THE SHOW GOES ON, to various cities starting in Philadelphia, PA! Learn how to purchase tickets.
Sandra Oh, Ann Harada & More to Star in THE WELKIN at Atlantic Theater Company

The complete cast has been revealed for the American premiere of The Welkin, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Sarah Benson at Atlantic Theater Company. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 1, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 1, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Bill Burr Adds Second St. Louis Show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

Bill Burr announces additional St. Louis show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on March 22.
Bill Burr Comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in March

Emmy & Grammy nominated comedian, BILL BURR announced his tour Bill Burr Live will continue into 2024. He’ll be making a stop in St. Louis, MO at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.  
Lena Hall Will Perform in Concert at Cadogan Hall in May 2024

Broadway star LENA HALL will perform at Cadogan Hall on Monday 27 May 2024 at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now!
Photos: Colman Domingo Attends RUSTIN Screening With Marisa Tomei, Jeremy O Harris and More

Jeremy O Harris, Colman Domingo and Marisa Tomei attended this weekend’s New York screening of “Rustin.' The first screening of the film since the SAG-AFTRA strike lifted, Colman discussed the importance of shining a light on Bayard Rustin, the legendary MLK mentor and organizer. Check out the photos now!
Photos: Inside the Arthur Miller Foundation Honors, Hosted by Leslie Odom Jr. and Kara Young

All new photos have been released from the Arthur Miller Foundation Honors, which took place on Monday, November 6, 2023, at City Winery NYC. Check out the photos here!

Breaking the Curtain podcast interviews Tony Award winner Lena Hall about her role in the new musical 'In Dreams' at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.
Anthony Ramos, Danielle Brooks & More Join FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season 10

The new season will feature Valerie Bertinelli, Danielle Brooks, LeVar Burton, Ciara, Michael Douglas, Lena Dunham, Brendan Fraser, Sammy Hagar, Sunny Hostin, Tracy Morgan, Alanis Morissette, Ed O’Neill, Bob Odenkirk, Anthony Ramos, Iliza Shlesinger, Wes Studi, Dionne Warwick, and Jesse Williams.
Video: Peter Dinklage Plays a Struggling Opera Composer in SHE CAME TO ME Film Trailer With Anne Hathaway

Watch the video trailer for She Came to Me with Peter Dinklage, Anne Hathaway & More and learn more about the film which also features music from Bryce Dessner from The National, who collaborated with Dinklage in the Cyrano movie musical. Bruce Springsteen's new song 'Addicted to Romance' was also written for the movie.
Provincetown Creatives to be Featured in New Documentary by Award-Winning Director

Discover the latest news about the upcoming documentary film 'Artists at the Edge' by award-winning director Patrick Riviere. Filming in Provincetown, the film celebrates the life and art of Darlene Van Alstyne and Kenny Lockwood, two talented creatives. Learn more about the project and its production timeline.


How many Broadway shows has Marisa Tomei been in?

Marisa Tomei has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Marisa Tomei been in?

Marisa Tomei has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Marisa Tomei been nominated for?

Marisa Tomei has been nominated for several awards including the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "The Rose Tattoo," Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Top Girls," and a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for "Daughters."

What awards has Marisa Tomei won?

Marisa Tomei has won the Theatre World Award for her performance in "Daughters."

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