Marisa Tomei was born in 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. Her family heritage is that of Italian-American. Her career as an actress on television, movies and the stage has won her many awards since 1983 with her biggest break in her performance in My Cousin Vinny in 1992.
On the NBC prime time WDYTYA series with Marisa’s family journey of discovery set for Friday evening on February 10th, she will have a DNA swab test to learn more about her lineage. From her mother and father’s sides new information will be learned.
Marisa and her family have always been interested in genealogy, yet with the new discoveries, it shows there is still more of the unknown to be found and investigated.
She will also travel to Italy to learn the truth behind some family legends and especially about the murder mystery surrounding a great-grandfather. How much is truth and how much is family tall tales?