Marisa Tomei is one of the most notable American actors. She is largely known for her Oscar-winning performance in several movies. Spider-Man: Homecoming is one of those excellent films where she has featured. Let’s find out more about the life, career and net worth of Marisa Tomei in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Marisa was born on 4th December 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was born into a well to do family. Her mother Patricia Addie Tomei was a teacher, and her father Gary A. Tomei was a lawyer. She was brought up in the neighborhood of Brooklyn. She is an American by nationality and a White American according to her ethnicity, though she is a part of the Italian-American descent.
Apart from her parents, she has a brother as her family. His name is Adam Tomei, and he is also into the field of acting. Marissa has always been a good student, and so first she went to Edward R. Murrow High School and then graduated from there also in 1982. She is known to have played the character Hedy LaRue in a school production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.
Later, she joined the Boston University but after a year left it for an offer to act in a movie named “The Flamingo Kid” for the first time in her life. She always had a keen interest in acting.
Tomei was in a relationship with Logan Marshall-Green for a long time since 2008 but never got married. She also had other shorter relations with Robert Downey Jr. in 1994, Frank Pugliese with whom she was for three years; Christian Slater was another man in her life. She was heard of dating director Nicholas Carpenter for two years till 2008. Though she came across a lot of men, she never felt like settling with any.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Her debut film was in 1984, but her career started long before that when she acted in the daytime dramas. In 1987, she featured in another T.V. series named “A Different World”. She also performed on stage for the first time in off-Broadway’s production “Daughters”. 1992 saw the release of another successful film called “My Cousin Vinny” which vouched for her skills of acting as a comedian. She even acted as a ‘silent film star’ in the film “Chaplin”.
Her performance has been commendable in movies like “Only You”, “Slums of Beverly Hills”, “Unhook the Stars”. Her appearance in “The Simpsons” is also noteworthy. In 1992 she won the Best Supporting Actress Award by the Academy Awards and the Best Breakthrough Performance by the MTV Movie Awards for the film “My Cousin Vinny”. She won many other awards and had been nominated for many as well.
Net Worth & Earnings
Her net worth is calculated to be something around $25 million. Source of her wealth is mostly what she earned throughout her career life. Awards and appearances also paid well.
Marisa Tomei’s life teaches us to be hopeful and passionate about our dreams. She never left hope and went on working towards her goal and achieved so much in life.