After having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy , for which she received the.
She has received , including an and nominations for a , two , and three.
In 2006, Tomei had a recurring role in , playing Johnny Gavin's ex-wife Angie.
Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.
She received two additional Academy Award nominations for 2001 and 2008.