Marissa Jaret Winokur Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Marissa Jaret Winokur Biography
  • Name: Marissa Jaret Winokur
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height: 4ft 11in (150 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Net Worth: US $3 Million
  • Status: Alive

Marissa Jaret Winokur is an American television/stage actress and voice artist. She won a Tony Award in 2003 for the Broadway musical Hairspray. Her television credits include Stacked, Retired at 35, Melissa & Joey, Playing House, The Talk, and Dance Your Ass Off. She lent her voice to the animated series American Dad! and King of the Hill. Winokur was born on February 2, 1973, in New York City. She has three older siblings. Her mother, Maxine, is a retired teacher, and her father, Michael, an architect. She was raised in the Bedford Village suburb of New York City. Winokur attended Fox Lane High School followed by the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She joined the touring company of Grease in 1994.

Winokur made her television debut in a 1995 episode of the sitcom Step by Step. Other early television appearances followed in The Steve Harvey Show, City Guys, Get Real, Dharma & Greg, and Felicity. Her feature film debut was the comedy, Never Been Kissed (1999), starring Drew Barrymore. Later that year she appeared alongside Kevin Spacey in American Beauty (1999). In 2000, Winokur guest starred on the series Moesha, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She had a bit role as a garage victim in the horror-comedy, Scary Movie (2000). She landed a starring role in the ABC Family film, Beautiful Girl (2003). Winokur was cast as “Sarah” in the romantic comedy Fever Pitch (2005). The film was directed by the Farrelly brothers and starred Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore.

Winokur is probably best known for her role as “Tracy Turnblad” in the Broadway musical Hairspray. Her performance earned her multiple accolades, including a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and a Theatre World Award. The musical was based on John Waters’ 1988 film of the same name. Winokur co-starred with Pamela Anderson in the Fox sitcom stacked (2005-06). She was cast as Katrina. Her next big role was as “Jessica Sanders” in the TV Land series, Retired at 35 (2012). She had a recurring role as “Theresa” in Melissa & Joey (2013-14), and as “Candy” in Playing House (2014-15). Winokur voiced several characters for the animated series King of the Hill (2007-08), and American Dad! (2005-16). She supplied the voice of a bookstore clerk in TV film Shrek the Halls (2007). Her voice credits also include Yo Gabba Gabba!, Higglytown Heroes, and The Cleveland Show.

In 2009, Winokur hosted the first season of the Oxygen reality competition series Dance Your Ass Off. She co-hosted 50+ episodes of the CBS talk show ‘The Talk’ between 2010 to 2012. Winokur was a contestant on season 6 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was paired with professional ballroom dancer Tony Dovolani. They finished the competition 4th overall. Winokur returned to reality television in February 2018 as a house-guest on Celebrity Big Brother. The celebrity cast also include Mark McGrath, Metta World Peace, and Omarosa Manigault.

Marissa Jaret Winokur’s height is 4ft 11in and she’s of Jewish descent. She’s a cervical cancer survivor. Her personal net worth is estimated at $3 million. Winokur tied the knot with television writer/producer ‘Judah Miller’ in October 2006. They welcomed a son, Zev Isaac Miller, in July 2008. He was born via a surrogate mother.

Marissa Jaret Winokur Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Marissa Jaret Winokur Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Marissa Jaret Winokur
  • Birthday: February 2, 1973
  • How Old : Age: 45 years old
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • How Tall : Height: 4ft 11in (150 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years Active: 1995-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $3 Million
  • Marriage(s): Judah Miller
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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