MARISA TOMEI (Lexi) received an Academy AwardÂ® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the hit comedy,
My Cousin Vinny. Best-known for rich comic performances, Tomei took a dramatic turn with
In The Bedroom, earning her second Academy AwardÂ® nomination.
Tomei will next be seen in Anger Management opposite Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler. She
most recently starred in Fisher Stevens' romantic comedy Just a Kiss. She has also starred opposite Mel Gibson in Nancy Meyers'
What Women Want.
Tomei's diverse credits include Slums of Beverly Hills, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Perez Family, Untamed Heart, Equinox, Chaplin, The
Paper, A Brother's Kiss and Unhook the Stars opposite Gena Rowlands, for which she was honored by her peers with a Screen Actors Guild nomination.
Onstage, Tomei was recently seen opposite Al Pacino and Dianne Wiest in Oscar Wilde's Salome
in the title role. Her previous theater credits include Nobel Prize-winning playwright Dario Fo's
We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty and Rocket to the
Moon, both directed by Joanne Woodward, as well as the premiere of Tony Kushner's SLAVS at the New York Theater Workshop. Other stage work includes
Comedy of Errors for the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, What the Butler Saw at the Manhattan Theater Club, and work at the Second Stage Theater, Playwrights Horizons,
Williamstown Theater Festival, among many others.
Tomei is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City.
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