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Marisa Tomei stars in the thriller "The Ides of March," opposite Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as Ida Horowicz.

Marisa Tomei 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.

Tomei is continuously recognized for her critically acclaimed performances. In 1992, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Joe Pesci's acerbic girlfriend in "My Cousin Vinny." Tomei took a dramatic turn with "In the Bedroom," earning her second Oscar nomination, as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. She received her third Oscar nomination for her stand-out performance in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed "The Wrestler," which also garnered her awards from numerous film critics' associations for Best Supporting Actress, as well as nominations for Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards.

In 2011, Tomei has had an array of strong and diverse projects. She was most recently seen playing alongside Steve Carrell, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Kevin Bacon in Warner Bros.' "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and with Greg Kinnear in "Salvation Boulevard." Earlier in the year she starred opposite Matthew McConaughy in "The Lincoln Lawyer." Being fiercely committed to the theater, Tomei returned to the stage in the 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 Nicholas Kirstof and Sheryl Wudunn's book "Half the Sky." The film, which marks her directorial debut, focuses on a 13-year-old girl's struggle with the institutionalized oppression of women in Ethiopia.

Tomei was seen on the small screen in Howard Zinn's documentary "The People Speak," alongside Josh Brolin and Viggo Mortensen. Produced by Matt Damon for the History Channel, the film brought together many 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.

Tomei was also 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. Her other recent film credits include George Clooney's "Ides of March," 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 Film Festival favorites "Loverboy," directed by Kevin Bacon, and "Marilyn Hotchkiss." Her diverse list of credits also includes "What Women Want," "Happy Accidents," "Anger Management," "The Guru," "Slums of Beverly Hills," "Welcome to Sarajevo," "The Perez Family," "A Brother's Kiss," and "Unhook the Stars," opposite Gena Rowlands, for which Tomei was honored by her peers with a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

Fiercely committed to the theater, Tomei will return to the stage in Wally Shawn's "Marie and Bruce." The 2011 New Group revival will have Marisa co-starring with Frank Whaley. 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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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: December 4, 1964
Height: 5' 4 ½"
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

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