Marisa Tomei born December 4, 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. After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Of the many films in which Tomei has appeared, her most commercially successful ones to date are What Women Want , Anger Management , Wild Hogs , and Parental Guidance , all of which have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. Tomei has also done substantial work in theater.