|Birth name:||Marisa Tomei|
|Birth date:||December 4, 1964 (age 51)|
|Birth place:||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
Marisa Tomei, born December 4, 1964, is an American actress. In a career spanning three decades, Tomei had initial success in films as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful films, then a resurgence with a series of critically acclaimed films. Following her work on the television series As the World Turns, she came to prominence as a cast member on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World in 1987. After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
- She is the fourth person on Empire to have also had a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the first being Terrence Howard, who portrayed Lt. Col. James Rhodes in Iron Man (2008), followed by Derek Luke, who portrayed Gabe Jones in Captain America: The First Avenger, and Andre Royo, who portrayed Spider Raymond in the pilot episode of the Marvel TV series Agent Carter. Marisa Tomei portrayed May Parker, the aunt of Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War and will be reprising the role for Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017.