is an American actress. Following her work on the television series As the World Turns
, she came to prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show
spin-off A Different World
. She also voiced Bree Blackburn in the 2002
Nickelodeon film The Wild Thornberrys Movie.
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.
For Disney, Tomei portrayed Lisa Provolone in Oscar, Maggie in Wild Hogs, Tracy in Playing for Keeps, Margaret in Four Rooms, Monica in Unhook the Stars, Nina in Welcome to Sarajevo, Natalie Strout in In the Bedroom, and Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in the films Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Marisa Tomei visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in March 2017.
Marisa Tomei speaks onstage during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
Marisa Tomei attending the 73rd annual Tony Awards in June 2019.