Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei has played everything from a loudmouth New Yorker with a penchant for cars to Spiderman's mother figure. Her adult life has been one of "no marriage, no problem."

In fact, the Academy Award-winning actress who never seems to age is self-assured enough to play her own parody, support and defend worthy causes, and maintain her acting career.

Mona Lisa vs. Aunt May

Her first major role was as Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny. She not only delivered an excellent performance, but she also essentially saved the day in court.

Mona Lisa vs. Aunt May

She is now Peter Parker's caring Aunt May in Marvel's Spiderman film series, a role that is neither frumpy nor belittling, but rather encouraging and empowering.

Ms. Tomei’s parents are both of Italian descent, and her pride for her roots actually caused a rift during a stint on Saturday Night Live.

Italian Roots Run Deep

For me, it’s a promise to love someone for the rest of my days and take care of him in both the best and worst of times.

Always a Bridesmaid…

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