Winokur, Marissa Jaret 1973–

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WINOKUR, Marissa Jaret 1973–


Born February 2, 1973, in New York, NY; daughter of Michael (an architect) and Maxine (a teacher) Winokur; engaged to Judah Miller (a writer), 2005. Education: Studied musical theater at American Musical and Dramatic Academy; studied acting at State University of New York at Purchase and The New School; studied acting with Bram Lewis, Larry Singer, Randolf Pearson, and Darren Cohen; studied voice with Eric Vetro and Joan Lader.

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—McKeon-Valeo-Myones Management, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 102, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress and producer.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award, best actress (musical), Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, Drama Desk Award, outstanding actress in a musical, Outer Critics Circle Award, outstanding actress in a musical, TDF/Astaire Award nomination, 2003, all for Hairspray.


Film Appearances:

Jannette, Demo Real: A Tragedy in 10 Minutes, 1998.

(Scenes deleted) Why Love Doesn't Work, 1999.

Sheila, Never Been Kissed, 1999.

First girl (scenes deleted), Teaching Mrs. Tingle (also known as Killing Mrs. Tingle), 1999.

Janine, American Beauty, 1999.

Brenda, Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes, 2000.

Danny, Happy Birthday, 2000.

Jill, Scary Movie, Dimension Films, 2000.

Radio announcer, Amy's Orgasm (also known as Amy's O and Why Love Doesn't Work), Magic Lamp Releasing, 2001.

Lea's friend, Now You Know, Lumberyard Productions, 2002.

Sarah, Fever Pitch, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Always a Bridesmaid, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Film Work:

Producer, Always a Bridesmaid, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Katrina, Stacked, Fox, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(Uncredited) Tracy Turnblad, Broadway: The American Musical (documentary), PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Wendy Wodinski, "Happy Birthday," On Edge, Showtime, 2000.

Becca Wasserman, Beautiful Girl, ABC Family, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 57th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2003.

Presenter, The 58th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Denise Furst, The Furst Family, 2004.

Cannie, Good in Bed, HBO, 2004.

Also appeared as roommate, Maggie Bloom.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Kimmie, "Justice For All," The Steve Harvey Show, 1998.

Melody, "Two 'Man' Bowling," Malibu, CA, 1998.

Glenda, "Honey, I'll Be Right Witch You," Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, 1999.

City Guys, 1999.

Nancy, "Sophomoric," Felicity, 1999.

Anita, "Play Lady Play," Dharma & Greg, 1999.

Bella, "Thinking of You; Mama's Soup Pot; The Letter," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 2000.

Theresa, "Father Knows Best," Moesha, UPN, 2000.

Theresa, "The Matchmaker," Moesha, UPN, 2000.

Anita, "Night to Remember," Dharma & Greg, 2000.

Annie, "Tested," Get Real, 2000.

Theresa, "Color Him Father," Moesha, UPN, 2000.

Woman in elevator, "Interior Decorator," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2000.

Dee Dee, "Brandi, You're a Fine Girl," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2000.

Lizzy, "Cheerleader of Doom," Nikki, The WB, 2001.

Tina, "Vanity Hair," The Ellen Show, CBS, 2001.

Courtney Schaffer, "Chapter Twenty-Three," Boston Public, Fox, 2001.

Mistress Persephone, "The Big O," Good Girls Don't …, Oxygen, 2004.

Herself, "Tournament 1, Game 2," Celebrity Blackjack, GSN, 2004.

Herself, "Tournament 6, Game 6," Celebrity Blackjack, GSN, 2004.

Herself, "Son of the Mask," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.

Margaret, "Friends with Benefits," Jack & Bobby, The WB, 2005.

Voice of Jewel, "Francine's Flashback," American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2005.

Television Work; Movies:

Co-executive producer, Beautiful Girl, ABC Family, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Pink Lady Jan, Grease, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Tracy Turnblad, Hairspray, Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA, then New York City, 2002–2003, 2005.

Tracy Turnblad, Hairspray, Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, 2004.

Also appeared in Jeanie, Hair! (concert staging); Reprise!; as Adelaide, Guys and Dolls, Fox Lane; Peter, Peter Pan, Denise Thomas Theatre; Audrey, Little Shop of Horrors, New Youth Performers; Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, NYSSSA Productions; Robert Anne, Nunsense II, Shawnee Playhouse; Dor and Rachel, Grandma Sylvia's Funeral, Soho Playhouse, New York City; Jenny Piccolo, Happy Days (workshop).

Major Tours:

Grease, U.S. cities, 1994–95.



"Baby Face," Son of the Mask (soundtrack), 2005.



Newsmakers, Issue 1, Thomson Gale, 2005.


Dance Magazine, December, 2003, p. S20.

Glamour, November, 2002, p. 40.

People, September 2, 2002, pp. 75-76.

Teen Vogue, February/March, 2003, p. 171.

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