Marisa Tomei  ( born December 4, 1964) 

Marisa Tomei is an American actress.

She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, in addition to nominations for a British Academy Film Award, a Daytime Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

After working on the television series As the World Turns (1983–1985), Tomei came to prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World in 1987.

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 the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She received two additional Academy Award nominations for In the Bedroom (2001) and The Wrestler (2008).