Marissa Jaret Winokur
Born: New York City, New York, USA
Marissa Jaret Winokur (born February 2, 1973), sometimes credited as Marissa Winokur, is an American actress known for her Tony-winning performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical adaptation of John Waters film Hairspray, as well as her work on the Pamela Anderson sitcom Stacked. Some of her other TV credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, Just Shoot Me!, Felicity, and Dharma & Greg.She was a contestant on the popular reality competition series Dancing With the Stars and went on to host the similar Dance Your Ass Off. Though she served as a co-host on the daily daytime talk show The Talk, she did not return in 2011, instead focusing on her clothing line and a new cable TV show. The cable TV show in question, when it premiered, proved to be a late-night talk show titled All About Sex, whose co-hosting duties she shared with Margaret Cho, Heather McDonald, and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, and which TLC transmitted at 11:00 PM Eastern time on Saturday nights.
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