MARISA TOMEI (Molly) continues to effortlessly bridge the gap between rich, dramatic performances and smart, comedic turns. Working with large studios or independent houses, Marisa consistently brings her independent spirit to every project with which she is involved.
Marisa won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in MY COUSIN VINNY. Tomei took a dramatic turn with IN THE BEDROOM, earning her second Academy Award Nomination. Marisa received her third Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed indie drama THE WRESTLER.
Most recently Marisa traveled to Ethiopia to direct and a short film based on the Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn's book Half The Sky. The PBS documentary, which focuses on the exploitation and abuse of women from around the world, will be Marisa's directorial debut.
Marisa can currently been seen in Howard Zinn's documentary THE PEOPLE SPEAK alongside Josh Brolin and Viggo Mortensen. The documentary, which was produced by Matt Damon for the History Channel, brings together these accomplished performers to re-create emotional stories of the past.
Marisa was seen in Sidney Lumet's critically praised jewel heist drama, BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD, alongside Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman. For her role in the film, Marisa earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Other recent film credits include the political satire WAR INC. with John Cusack, FACTOTUM with Matt Dillon, directed by Bent Hamer; the box office hit WILD HOGS; and the Sundance favorites LOVERBOY (directed by Kevin Bacon) and MARILYN HOTCHKISS.
Tomei's diverse credits include WHAT WOMEN WANT, HAPPY ACCIDENTS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, THE GURU, ALFIE, SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS, WELCOME TO SARJEVO, THE PEREZ FAMILY, A BROTHER'S KISS, and UNHOOK THE STARS opposite Gena Rowlands, for which she was honored by her peers with a Screen Actor's Guild nomination.
Fiercely committed to the stage, Tomei recently starred on Broadway in Caryl Churchill's now-classic feminist drama Top Girls. She also starred on Broadway opposite Al Pacino in Oscar Wilde's Salome in the title role. Her previous theater credits include Will Eno's Oh! The Humanity and Other Good Intentions, 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, among many, many others. Tomei also starred in Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Tomei is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City.
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