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Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei

Birthday: 4 December 1964, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 164 cm

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York to mother Patricia "Addie" Tomei, an English teacher and father Gary Tomei, a lawyer. Marisa also has a brother, actor Adam T ...Show more

Marisa Tomei
(1996) I think the fantasy of being a movie star is more powerful than the reality. So, for me, even Show more (1996) I think the fantasy of being a movie star is more powerful than the reality. So, for me, even if it's not a great film or a great play I'm doing, to know that you went for it. You had an experience that made you grow artistically and personally. What's really satisfying is knowing that you did a good job. Hide
[on her role in The Wrestler (2008)] What didn't appeal to me was, frankly, New Jersey, naked, winte Show more [on her role in The Wrestler (2008)] What didn't appeal to me was, frankly, New Jersey, naked, winter! Hide
I feel like theatre gives me the grounding, and keeps me alive, basically. Film gives me the thrill, Show more I feel like theatre gives me the grounding, and keeps me alive, basically. Film gives me the thrill, and it's like a one night stand. But I do enjoy being around people who love it so much. Hide
You can't really be old in L.A., it's kind of like a crime. You can't really be old in L.A., it's kind of like a crime.
[on marriage and starting her own family] I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution and I Show more [on marriage and starting her own family] I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings. Hide
I don't prefer much of film over stage... The only thing I prefer is the paycheck. I don't prefer much of film over stage... The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.
[on being nude in films] I definitely feel like I didn't want to do that kind of thing when I was yo Show more [on being nude in films] I definitely feel like I didn't want to do that kind of thing when I was younger because I didn't think that it was something a serious actress would do, in a way there is validity to that. It's harder to be taken seriously when you're younger, doing that but I've also come to a point of being able to handle the reaction to it - that probably would have been more difficult when I was younger. Hide
(1996) When I was first starting, I went to an agent who told me, 'Listen, you'll be lucky if you do Show more (1996) When I was first starting, I went to an agent who told me, 'Listen, you'll be lucky if you do summer stock. Pack it up.' Once in a while I think about him, but I'm happy with myself. So, what does he matter? Hide
Singing really oxygenates your blood. You stretch your lungs and take in much more air into them tha Show more Singing really oxygenates your blood. You stretch your lungs and take in much more air into them than before. It's really good for your health. Hide
[on Gena Rowlands] As a young actress I saw her in Opening Night (1977). She was so larger-than-life Show more [on Gena Rowlands] As a young actress I saw her in Opening Night (1977). She was so larger-than-life, yet her performances are so detailed- no color is left out. She's ferocious, beautiful, elegant, compassionate, funny, sexy. A broad in the best sense of the word - that's what I aspire to be. Hide
[on pole dancing] It's really physically hard! That pole work is crazy hard; to be really good on th Show more [on pole dancing] It's really physically hard! That pole work is crazy hard; to be really good on that pole and you have to be really strong. Hide
Marisa Tomei's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (57)
Marisa Tomei Marisa Tomei'S roles
Liz
Liz

Mona Lisa Vito
Mona Lisa Vito

Margaret Lang
Margaret Lang

Lola
Lola

Linda
Linda

May Parker
May Parker

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