Marissa Jaret Winokur's Biography
Marissa surprised many people including herself by getting to fourth place in Dancing with the Stars.
Marissa Jaret Winokur first came to widespread public and critical attention with her role as Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway musical Hairspray.
Marissa Jaret Winokur's performance in Hairspray won her Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.
Whilst on the verge of starring in Hairspray, Marissa Jaret Winokur discovered she had cervical cancer. She kept it largely private and went on with her stage role, eventually overcoming her cancer with an operation taking out her uterus.
Marissa Jaret Winokur is also well known for starring as Katrina in the sitcom Stacked alongside Pamela Anderson.
Winokur's husband Judah Miller co-wrote and produced Stacked.
They had met in 1994 and married in 2006.
Marissa Jaret Winokur's other significant credits include Fever Pitch, Beautiful Girl, American Beauty, and Scary Movie.
Apart from Stacked, Marissa Jaret Winokur's TV credits include Dharma and Greg, Moesha, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In July 2008, People reported that Marissa Jaret Winokur and Judah Miller had their first child Zev Isaac Miller Winokur, after their embryo was transplanted into a surrogate's uterus.
In July 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that CBS had ordered a new daytime talk show co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, and Marissa Jaret Winokur for the autumn season.
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