'Celebrity Big Brother' Cast: Who Is Marissa Jaret Winokur?
'Celebrity Big Brother' Cast: Who Is Marissa Jaret Winokur?
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The cast of Celebrity Big Brother has been revealed and the 11 houseguests will compete for three-and-a-half weeks to win the grand prize.

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One of them is Marissa Jaret Winokur, a Broadway star who turns 46-years-old on February 2, which is the third day the HGs are in the house.

Who Is Marissa?

Marissa is best known for her Tony-winning role as Tracy in Hairspray on Broadway. She is married with a 9-year-old son. She was also an original co-host of The Talk, alongside Big Brother host Julie Chen, for the first year of the show. Marissa also appeared in Scary Movie, which also featured another HG, Shannon Elizabeth.

Reality Competition History

Marissa is one of five HGs who've appeared on Dancing with the Stars, finishing in fourth place in season 6 with partner Tony Dovolani. That season also featured Shannon Elizabeth, giving these two yet another connection.

Marissa on Celebrity Big Brother

Marissa is a huge superfan who definitely knows the game and watches the show with her husband and son. Her three favorite players are Rachel Reilly, Jordan Lloyd and Jessica Graf. Her strategy is to play a strong social game and be friendly to everyone while also teaming up with an athletic HG to win the physical competitions that she won't be able to win.

How do you think Marissa will do on Celebrity Big Brother?

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Celebrity Big Brother premieres Wednesday, February 7 at 8/7c on CBS. For more updates, like BuddyTV's Big Brother Facebook page.

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