Marissa Jaret Winokur

Marissa Jaret Winokur

  • Highest Rated: 65% Fever Pitch (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 53% Scary Movie (2000)
  • Birthday: Feb 2, 1973
  • Birthplace: New York, USA
  • Singer/dancer/actress Marissa Jaret Winokur achieved celebrity on the basis of her stage work, by originating the role of Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway production of the musical Hairspray (based, in turn, on the 1988 John Waters film of the same title). The daughter of an architect, raised with three siblings in Bedford Village, NY, Winokur first revealed a passion for entertaining when she caught a Connecticut regional production of Meet Me in St. Louis at age eight, subsequently memorized the entire show, and later declared Ethel Merman as one of her chief role models. After attending Bedford Village's Fox Lane High School, Winokur attended Manhattan's prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy, then joined the touring company of Grease (performing as Pink Lady Jan). Scattered bit parts in movies followed, including Never Been Kissed (1999), American Beauty (1999), and Scary Movie (2000); Hairspray, however, represented Winokur's big breakthrough when it premiered in the late summer of 2002. She starred in that production opposite Harvey Fierstein, Laura Bell Bundy, and others, and it paved the way for an eminent acting career.Winokur followed this with an upsurge in television activity -- first with a part as a coffee-counter employee on the short-lived Pamela Anderson sitcom Stacked (2005-2006), then as a contestant on season six of the reality series Dancing With the Stars (where Winokur danced with partner Tony Dovolani). She became the host of Dance Your Ass Off, and a member of The Talk, a daytime series modeled on The View.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Muffin Top: A Love Story Elise 2014
No Score Yet A Very Nutty Christmas Actor 2010
65% Fever Pitch Sarah $42M 2005
No Score Yet Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Actor 2004
No Score Yet Beautiful Girl Becca Wasserman 2003
No Score Yet On Edge Wendy Wodinski 2002
No Score Yet Now You Know Lea's Friend 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Wanda 2001
53% Scary Movie Garage Victim 2000
55% Never Been Kissed Sheila 1999

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

53% A Million Little Things
2018
Linda
  • 2019
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Susie Goodman
  • 2019
No Score Yet Big Brother: Celebrity Edition
2018
Reality cast member
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Talk Show the Game Show
2017
Appearing
  • 2018
75% Scream Queens
2015-2016
Shelly
  • 2016
86% Playing House
2014-2017
Candy
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Host Guest Appearing Host
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Principal Dawn Meadows
  • 2014
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
Theresa
  • 2014
  • 2013
7% Guys with Kids
2012-2013
Lydia Allendinger
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Yo Gabba Gabba!
2007-2015
Voice Herself
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet Shake It Up
2010-2013
Ms. Nancy
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member Appearing
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Stacked
2005-2006
Katrina
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Nikki
2000-2002
Lizzy
  • 2001
55% The Ellen Show
2001-2002
Tina
  • 2001
No Score Yet Moesha
1996-2001
Theresa
  • 2000
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Checkout Girl Anita
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Nancy
  • 1999

QUOTES FROM Marissa Jaret Winokur CHARACTERS

Sarah
All right, Lindsey. What's the matter with this one?
Robin
He's not smart? He's not attractive?
Lindsey
He was. It's just, you know--I don't know--it's hopeless.
Lindsey
He was. It's just, you know, I don't know, it's hopeless.