Tomei has appeared in a number of financially successful movies, including What Women Want (2000), Anger Management (2003), Wild Hogs (2007), and Parental Guidance (2012).
Other films include Untamed Heart (1993), The Paper (1994), Unhook the Stars (1996), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), In the Bedroom (2001) (for which she received her second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), The Wrestler (2008) (for which she received her third Academy Award nomination), Cyrus (2010), and Love Is Strange (2014). While there, she became captivated by the Broadway shows to which her theater-loving parents took her and was drawn to acting as a career.
She turned in a similarly strong work in Welcome to Sarajevo in 1997, and in 1998 did some of her best work in years as the sexually liberated, unhinged cousin of Natasha Lyonne's Vivian Abramowitz in Tamara Jenkins' The Slums of Beverly Hills.
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 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
I get food from farmer's markets as much as possible and drink lots of water.
I don't really believe in being fanatical about anything.
“One of my secrets, which a lot of women do, is hula hooping. You can twist it in half but it's adult size, not like a little kids hula hoop.
It's really good for your core strength.”“I got lucky in the way my mom fed us when we were growing up—Mediterranean diets, lots of fresh fruit and veggies, and protein, but on the minimal side.