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MARISA TOMEI (Ida Horowicz) 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 Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed indie drama The Wrestler.

In 2011, Tomei has had an array of strong and diverse projects. She was most recently seen playing alongside Steve Carrell in Warner Bros.'s Crazy, Stupid, Love and in Salvation Boulevard with Greg Kinnear. Earlier in the year she starred opposite Matthew McConaughy in The Lincoln Lawyer. Being fiercely committed to the theatre, Tomei returned to the stage this spring in Wally Shawn's "Marie and Bruce.” The critically acclaimed 2011 New Group revival had Tomei co-starring with Frank Whaley.

In 2009, Tomei traveled to Ethiopia to direct a short film based on the Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn's book Half the Sky. The film, Marisa's directorial debut, focuses on a thirteen year old girl's struggle with the institutionalized oppression of women in Ethiopia.

Tomei can be seen in Howard Zinn's documentary The People Speak alongside Josh Brolin and Viggo Mortensen. Produced by Matt Damon for the History Channel, the film brings together these accomplished performers to give voice to the factory workers, rebels, and misfits who together brought about social change with their insistence on justice and equality and who shaped our history in a way that only "the people” can.

Tomei 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, Tomei earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Other recent film credits include the the indie comedy Cyrus with John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill; 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 Sarajevo, 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 Actors Guild nomination.

In 2008, Tomei 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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