Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1993
Plays Two Characters Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Dorita Evita Perez in The Perez Family 1995
Cassidy The Wrestler 2008
Oscar Nominated For Playing A Stripper/Lap Dancer
First Character Is A Prostitute. Second Character Is A Stripper/Lap Dancer
Group of Cuban refugees arrive in America to seek a better life. Coincidentally a group of people discovers they all share the same surname. Realizing they have a better shot for American status as an entire family, the group pretends to be related to one another. Once they reach customs the group does nothing to dissuade customs officials that they are not a family. Marisa plays Dorita Evita Perez, a former prostitute, now looking to make a better life in America.
Watch clip of the film “The Perez Family”
Since her role in The Perez Family, Marisa has been building a career as a versatile character actresses. Since her first Oscar win, she would receive two additional Oscar nominations. Her last was for playing an aging stripper in “The Wrestler”. Not only would she have to perform strip tease scenes, but she also had a topless scene as well.
Watch clip of the film “The Wrestler”
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