MARISA TOMEI (Linda)
received an Academy AwardÂ® as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the hit
comedy My Cousin Vinny. Best known for her rich, comic performances,
Tomei took a dramatic turn with In the Bedroom, which earned her a second
Academy AwardÂ® nomination.
Tomei most recently
starred in Fisher Stevens' romantic comedy Just a Kiss as well as The
Guru. She also appeared opposite Mel Gibson in Nancy Meyers' hit comedy What
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.
On stage, Tomei has
recently been seen in the title role of Oscar Wilde's "Salome"
opposite Al Pacino and Dianne Wiest. 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, work at the Second Stage Theater, Playwrights Horizons and the
Williamstown Theater Festival, among others.
Tomei is a member of
the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City.
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