PHOTO ARCHIVE: Happy Birthday to Academy Award Winner Marisa Tomei
By Joseph Marzullo
04 Dec 2013
Stage and screen veteran Marisa Tomei, who will return to Broadway in Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses,
celebrates her birthday Dec 4. Playbill.com takes a look at her stage career. Happy birthday, Marisa!
Marisa Tomei and Brian Hutchison in the 2007 Flea Theater production of Oh, The Humanity and other exclamations
Photo by Richard Termine
Tomei, who won her Academy Award for the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny, is universally known for her dramatic and comedic roles on stage, film and television. Her TV credits include As the World Turns; A Different World; andSeinfeld.
Marisa’s first stage role was Hedy LaRue in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at Andries Hudde Junior High School in Brooklyn. She has appeared on Broadway in Wait Until Dark; Salome; andTop Girls. Other stage credits include Daughters; The Comedy of Errors; Dark Rapture; Demonology; and The Vagina Monologues.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.