Marisa Tomei Turns 49, Looks More Than A Decade Younger

Marisa Tomei turned 49 on Wednesday, though looking at the actress that number might be pretty hard to believe.

Over the last 25 years, Marisa seems like she hasn’t aged at all, starting with her acting debut 25 years ago playing Lisa Bonet’s roommate on The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World.

In honor of Marisa Tomei turning 49, E! News compiled a list of her most memorable movies, including Slums of Beverly Hills, The Wrestler, and, of course, My Cousin Vinny, a role that earned her the 1993 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

It’s not just movies where she made her acting mark, however. Marisa is also a veteran of the stage, getting her first taste of acting by playing Hedy LaRue in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at Andries Hudde Junior High School in Brooklyn.

Marisa Tomei has appeared in a number of Broadway plays, including Wait Until Dark, Salome, and Top Girls. Her other stage credits include Daughters, The Comedy of Errors, Dark Rapture, Demonology, and The Vagina Monologues.

She has appeared on television before as well. Aside from her role on A Different World, Marisa also appeared in Seinfeld, playing a version of herself that, for some reason, had a thing for short, stocky, balding men (a perfect match for George Costanza).

In real life, Marisa Tomei seems happy remaining unattached. Though she has dated Logan Marshall Green, Marisa vigorously denied reports earlier this year that the two got engaged, with a rep telling E! News: “There is no truth to the rumor.”

In the past, Tomei has been linked to a number of Hollywood stars, including Robert Downey Jr., but she’s publicly spoken about her desire to remain unmarried.

“I’m not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings,” she said in 2009.

It could be that marriage could get in the way of her work. Even though she just turned 49, Marisa Tomei still has no less than five projects in the works.

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