Tony Award-winning actress, Marissa Jaret Winokur aka Marissa Winokur is a popular American actress. She is best known for her role in the highly successful Broadway musical Hairspray. Some of her other television work includes Stacked, Moesha, Just Shoot Me!, and The Steve Harvey Show. She suffered from cervical cancer at the age of 27.
Marissa was born on 2nd February 1973 in New York City, the United States of America with the birth sign Aquarius. She was born in a Jewish family to father, Michael Winokur who was an architect, and mother Maxine Winokur who was a teacher.
Winokur holds an American nationality and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. She grew up in Bedford Village alongside her three siblings.
Regarding her high school education, she attended Fox Lane High school. Afterward, she enrolled in The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and graduated from in 1993.
Beginning with her personal life, well, Marissa is a married woman and mother of one child. She is married to Judah Miller on 7th October 2006.
The duo first met during the stage production of Grease (2005). They became good friends afterward and eventually started dating each other.
Similarly, in March 2008, they announced about having their first baby boy via a surrogate mother. Zev Isaac Miller was born on 22nd July 2008 in a healthy condition weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces.
Besides this, she is not involved in any kind of controversies regarding divorce, past affairs, and others.
During the early shoot days of Hairspray, an American musical in 2001, Marissa was diagnosed with cervical cancer. As a result of which, she went through treatment for several months.
Out of fear about being replaced in the musical, she did not reveal her condition to anyone except her family. However, she made a full recovery and remained in the show.
In the meantime, Marissa has a worth of $3 million. She gardens her fortune from her acting career. Besides she also earns from advertisements, endorsements deals, and sponsorships.
Similarly, the average salary of an actress is around $15,000 to $25,000 annually.
The award-winning actress started her career from an early age. She appeared on the Broadway in the revival of Grease as Jan. However, she rose to the limelight after her performance in American musical Hairspray.
Likewise, her notable film works include American Beauty, Never Been Kissed, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Fever Pitch and several more.
As a voice actress, she provided her voice in the Shrek the Halls for the character Bookstore Clerk, King of the Hill, American Dad! and several more. Moreover, she also hosted the reality show Dance Your Ass Off on the Oxygen Network.
Also, Marissa was featured for the season 6 of Dancing With the Stars alongside professional dancer Tony Dovolani. She scored a 26 for both her Rumba and Quickstep before being eliminated after the semifinal round.