Marisa Tomei is one of the actresses with most fruitful careers in business. She is beautiful, intelligent and for some reason, she couldn’t find the right guy. And we have never learned why she remained single up to this day. Furthermore, it is known that she dated a lot of successful men over the years but something stopped her to tie the knot. Other than marriage, Marisa Tomei has led an entertaining life which is recapped below.
Marisa was born and raised in New York City and she was surrounded with Broadways shows from her childhood years. She started acting in high school and soon enough she discovered that acting is her calling in life.
She was raised by her mother and father Gary and Addie Tomei. Her father was a successful trial lawyer whereas her mother was an English teacher.
Auditioning and College
Even after she had won her Oscar, Marisa had to appear on various auditions and every actor knows how stressful and energy-consuming this process can be. She auditioned for the role of Dorothy Boyd in Jerry Maguire but she didn’t get it. At one point Marisa decided to go to college because at the time, she couldn’t know that acting would be the career that puts food on her table. It didn’t take long for her to drop out and finally, she focused on her acting.
Marisa was working hard to make the name for herself and eventually, she burnt herself out. That is why at one point of her career, in the early 1990s to be more precise, she was landing some minor roles in movies such as Happy Accidents, King of the Jungle, Dirk and Betty and some others. In early 00s she appeared in Anger Management, which meant that she was back on track.
Extensive Dating List
Marisa was dating a lot of people throughout her life and most of the fellows are from the entertainment industry. Her boyfriends were Frank Pugliese, a famous artistic director, Robert Downey Jr., Dana Ashbrook and Logan Marshall-Green.
We’ll stop here for a moment. It was rumored that Marshall-Green asked Marisa to marry him and reportedly, she accepted. That is slightly hard to believe considering that the Hollywood actor found another woman to call his life and Marisa moved on.
And the list continues and ends with Josh Radnor, Lenny Kravitz.
Other interesting points
Did you know that Marisa Tomei has a tattoo? It is a simple Egyptian symbol located on her right foot which is supposed to bring her good luck.
When it comes to her acting, she was considered to be quite versatile, which is something she showed multiple times. She can easily adjust to different roles and take the best out of the characters she plays. For instance, she was in films such as What Women Want and Crazy Stupid Love as well as Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Even if you are the most confident woman in the world, filming a love scene with Mel Gibson must be nerve-wracking. Not for Marisa Tomei though. She knew that she would appear in a love scene with Mel Gibson in What Women Want and she said: “It was more like, ‘I really like the role, and I think this is funny.’ I knew he was in it, which made it exciting. But I didn’t think specifically about the day I would be in bed with him.”
As one of the most-celebrated actresses with a long and stable career, Marisa has every reason to be happy. She has earned a lot of money in acting and everything that goes with it and her net worth is $20 million!
Married or not, appearing in a film as a star or making cameo roles, dating famous or not so famous men, one thing is for sure – Marisa Tomei is gorgeous and it should be a role model to young actresses who aspire to shoot big.