Marisa ranked number 35 in Premiere.com's "40 Most Beautiful Hollywood Women (Right Now)" list in 2009. The same year, she ranked number 97 in Maxim's Hot 100 List.
In 1997, Marisa was nominated for a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role" for Unhook The Stars. In 2002, she was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture" for In The Bedroom.
Marisa is the voice of Mary Magdalene in "The Word of Promise," a dramatized audio book of the New Testament released by Thomas Nelson in October of 2007.
When she was younger, Marisa took tap dancing lessons.
Marisa often travels to Italy and she has dual citizenship in both Italy and USA.
In 1982, Marisa graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York.
Marisa's younger brother, Adam Tomei, is an actor.
Marisa went to Boston University.
Marisa's mother was an English teacher in Brooklyn, New York.
Marisa is 5'6" tall.
Marisa is of an Italian ethnic background.
Marisa was in a Hanes underwear commercial in 2005.
Marisa was named Supporting Actress of the Year at the ShoWest Convention in March of 2002.
Marisa was nominated for an Academy Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (CFCA) Award, Golden Globe, Golden Satellite Award, Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for "In the Bedroom." She WON Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) Award for her role in the film.
She was nominated for an American Comedy Award in 1999 for Slums of Beverly Hills.
Marisa won two MTV Awards in 1993 (one for My Cousin Vinny and the other for a kiss in Untamed Heart).
Marisa won an Academy Award in 1993 for My Cousin Vinny.
Marisa Tomei: As Jesus was coming to be known, all the cults of women goddesses-fertility and nature goddesses, and so on-were starting to be swept aside.
Marisa Tomei: 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.
Marisa Tomei: I don't prefer much of film over stage... The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.