Stage and screen veteran Marisa Tomei, who is currently featured on the TV show Empire, celebrates her birthday Dec 4. Playbill.com takes a look at her stage career. Happy birthday, Marisa!
PHOTO ARCHIVE: Happy Birthday to Academy Award Winner Marisa Tomei
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; Top Girls, and The Realistic Joneses. Other stage credits include Daughters; What the Butler Saw; The Comedy of Errors; Slavs!; Dark Rapture; Demonology; The Vagina Monologues and Marie and Bruce.