Marissa Jaret Winokur is an American actress who is best known for her performances in Tracy Turnblad and Hairspray. She is also the winner of the 1st ever Celebrity Big Brother edging through fellow friend Ross Matthews for the accolade.
Here are some interesting facts about Marissa Winokur:
- 1 1. Marissa Jaret Winokur net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
- 2 2. Celebrity Big Brother isn’t her first reality TV appearance.
- 3 3. Her son was delivered by a surrogate mother.
- 4 4. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer whilst a cast of Hairspray.
- 5 5. She won 4 awards for her role in Hairspray.
1. Marissa Jaret Winokur net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
As of 2018, Marissa Jaret Winokur net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. Her role in Hairspray alone has made her quite a hefty fortune. She also has television credits for shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Moesha, Just Shoot Me!, Felicity, and Dharma & Greg.
She received a cash prize of $250,000 for winning the title of the 1st ever Celebrity Big Brother. This competition was a big hit for her commercially but it seems that it has helped her personal brand as well as her fan following seems to be at an all time high. The way she campaigned for Ross Matthews even though they were the last two finalists have won her many fans.
2. Celebrity Big Brother isn’t her first reality TV appearance.
Winokur has actually been involved in numerous reality TV shows over the years. Celbrity Big Brother has definitely overshadowed her other appearances yet she did make an impact upon those shows.
Winokur was a participant in the sixth season of Dancing With the Stars along with professional dancer Tony Davolani. She mentions that the show was a great experience for her and helped her set the ton to become the host of a similar show titled Dance Your Ass Off. She even went on to be a co-host for a daily daytime show called “The Talk”.
3. Her son was delivered by a surrogate mother.
Winokur married Judah Miller in on October 7, 2006. Miller is a former writer at Stacked and they have been together now for many years. In 2008, they announced that they were expecting a son through a surrogate mother. That year, they were blessed with a son born on July 22, 2008 given the name of Zev Isaac Miller.
4. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer whilst a cast of Hairspray.
Winokur was sadly diagnosed with cervical cancer whilst the development of Hairspray was in its earliest phases. With a heart full of determination, she underwent treatment for the condition and thankfully she was able to recover from it.
She had actually not even told anyone except her family and close friends about it as she was fearful that she might get left out of her of her role for Hairspray. But at the end of the day everything worked out great for her and her role in Hairspray was applauded as well.
5. She won 4 awards for her role in Hairspray.
Her performance in Hairspray is considered as the best in her career and even told by many as a career-maker for her. This play that started in 2003 was a big hit and won her a total of 4 awards.
The biggest one is definitely Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Including such a large title, she has also won Tony Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award. She would return back to the show in late 2008 where she continued her amazing performances.