Marisa Tomei was born on this day in 1964

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Marisa Tomei: American stage, film and television actress

Common clues: Marisa of “My Cousin Vinny”; Actress Marisa; Oscar winner Marisa; Marisa of “What Women Want”; “Anger Management” actress

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Video: Marisa Tomei on Sesame Street

Marisa Tomei (born December 4, 1964) is an American stage, film and television actress. Following her work on As The World Turns, Tomei came to prominence as a supporting cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987. After appearing in a few films, her breakthrough came in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Tomei at the 81st Academy Awards in February 2009

Appearing in many films over the past fifteen years, her most commercially successful films to date are What Women Want (2000), Anger Management (2003), and Wild Hogs (2007).[1] She received critical acclaim for her performances in Unhook the Stars (1996), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) and received subsequent Academy Award nominations for her performances in In the Bedroom (2001) and The Wrestler (2008).

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