Marisa Tomei launched her career as an actress in 1983. Since then, she has gone on to chip in her bit of expertise in well over 50 movies, close to 20 TV shows, and more than 10 stage performances which brought many awards to her name as well. Because of how good Marisa is as an actress, Lady Gaga said if ever there is going to be a film about her, she would love to see the actress portray her. Here is all to know about Marisa Tomei the seasoned actress.
Marisa Tomei’s Biography and Age
Being of Italian descent, Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York where she spent a good part of her growing up days with Patricia Adelaide Tomei and Gary A. Tomei and her paternal grandparents. She was also raised with a brother who happens to be an actor, Adam Tomei.
It is not surprising that Marisa and her brother have come to both love acting and even be involved in it. This is because their parents who happened to be an English teacher (mother) and a trial lawyer (father) were lovers of the theatre and they always took their kids along.
For her education, Marissa went to Edward R. Murrow High School and after graduating, she moved to Boston University. Nonetheless, only a year later, she found out she had no business being in school as her true love lied elsewhere. Following this realization, she decided to drop out and face her real business, acting.
The first role she got as an actress came in 1983 when she appeared in As the World Turns. 1987 saw her appearing in ABC Afterschool Special, Leg Work, and A Different World. While going on to appear in many other TV shows, she has also appeared in many movies including The Flamingo Kid which was her debut in 1984. Most recently, she was a part of Captain America: Civil War (2016), and in 2018 she took part in After Everything, The First Purge, and Behold My Heart.
In recognition for all her efforts, Marisa Tomei has won many awards including the Academy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Gracie Allen Awards, and the Gotham Award.
Having spent many years as a very successful actress with many movies and awards to show for it, Marisa Tomei has amassed a net worth that is estimated at $20 million.
Is She Married?
If you are wondering who the husband of the beautiful actress is, she has never been married. Her take on marriage is very simple; she is not a fan of it and she doesn’t see any reason why women have to get married and have children before they are considered complete.
While that is what she holds on to, the actress who has been regarded as one of the sexiest females in the world has been in a good number of relationships in the past. She was linked to Robert Downey Jr. in the 1990s after both appeared in Only You and dated was Dana Ashbrook in 1999. The relationship was very brief and ended right before she got romantic with playwright Frank Pugliese in 2001. The two lived together until the love grew cold and ended in 2004.
Even though there were rumors in 2003 that she got into a relationship with Christian Slater whom she worked with in Untamed Heart (1993), there are still no facts to support that claim. There was also the rumor that she had a relationship with Lenny Kravitz who was once married to an old friend of the actress, Lisa Bonet. The interesting thing about the relationship which was not confirmed by either of the two was that Marisa was the godmother to the daughter of Kravitz and Bonet.
Nicholas Carpenter is another person that dated Marisa Tomei. The two were an item from 2006 to 2008, and then she noved on to actor Logan Marshall. With over 10 years between them, the relationship was serious enough for the then-36 years old Marshall popped the big question and engaged the then-48 years old Tomei in 2013. Unfortunately, the two were not meant to be man and wife as the relationship later ended with some sources arguing there was never even an engagement in the first place since the actress did not believe in marriage.
She was also linked to another man who was 10 years younger than herself in 2010 when she dated Josh Radnor.
Height and Weight
Marisa Tomei is a very beautiful woman who has very good looks. She has the kind of looks that make one believe she is actually taller than she really is, having a height of 5’5″ (164 cm). She has a body weight of 110 lbs (50 kg) and wears a dress size 4 and shoe size 7.5.