Marisa Tomei is due to star in a new CBSpilot:
Marisa Tomei will play the title role in CBS' comedy pilot "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud."
The Oscar winner will play a brilliant, opinionated writer struggling to deliver the follow-up to her acclaimed first novel. She has an epiphany and tries to recapture her youthful optimism.
Tomei is currently in movie theaters with box office champ "Wild Hogs." Her TV credits include a cameo as herself in an episode of "Seinfeld." She won an Academy Award for her supporting turn in 1992's "My Cousin Vinny" and was nominated nine years later for "In the Bedroom."
If you're not sure how these things work, yes, going from being an Oscar winner to a TV show is indeed a step down in the world.