Marissa Jaret Winokur

Biography: Marissa might be best known for starring as Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway musical production of Hairspray, where she displays her formidable talents as comic actress, singer, and dancer. Her mother in the production is played by Harvey Fierstein (the role played by Divine in the original film).

Born to Michael and Maxine (architect and teacher, both retired) on February 2nd, 1973, Marissa is the youngest of four siblings. Marissa studied musical theatre for two years at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan and joined the touring company of Grease shortly after, from 1994-95, and later played Pink Lady Jan in Grease on Broadway (1995).

Marissa's claim-to-fame is her Tony win in 2003 for Leading Actress in a Musical for her role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray.

Most recently, Marissa is starring as one of the celebrities in season six of the ABC show Dancing with the Stars.

Marissa Jaret Winokur's Scores

Average career score: 43
Highest Metascore: 61 Dancing With the Stars: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 28 Stacked: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
39 The Talk: Season 1 Oct 18, 2010 The Talk's Mom On The Street 6.4
tbd Dancing With the Stars: Season 6 Mar 17, 2008 Season 6 - Celebrity Dancer 2.5
28 Stacked: Season 2 Nov 9, 2005 Katrina 5.4
61 Dancing With the Stars: Season 1 Jun 1, 2005 Season 6 - Celebrity Dancer 5.7
tbd Stacked: Season 1 Apr 13, 2005 Katrina 6.5