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Marissa Jaret Winokur: I'm Like A Healthy Teenager

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Marissa Jaret Winokur wants you to help get her new movie into theaters.

The movie is called "Muffin Top: A Love Story" and it pokes fun at how women are portrayed in movies and on TV.  It's a comedy that was written and directed by women, stars Cathryn Michon, and features Haylie Duff and Diedrich Bader (both from "Napoleon Dynamite"), Markie Post, David Arquette and Dot Jones (from "Glee.").

To find out about the kickstarter campaign to get the movie into theaters and how you can help, watch Marissa with Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone.

Fun Facts About Marissa Jaret Winokur: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American actress known for her 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.

2) 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. Most recently she was serving as a co-host on the daily daytime talk show The Talk, but did not return in 2011. Instead she would focus on her clothing line and a new cable TV show.                                

3) Winokur was a cheerleader and captain of her high school soccer team at Fox Lane High School. She later studied at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduating from the integrated program.

4) Winokur is working on recording a children's music album. Her rendition of the song "Baby Face" is featured on the soundtrack for the film Son of the Mask. She performs "The Wish Song" on the 2006 charity album Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars. In 2007, she joined Nikki Blonsky and Ricki Lake in singing "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" on the Hairspray soundtrack; in director John Waters's original film, Lake had originated the role that Winokur (on stage) and Blonsky (on screen, in the film version of the musical) had respectively reprised, that of Tracy Turnblad. Winokur has also lent her voice to several cartoon shows, including American Dad! and King of the Hill.

Twitter: @marissajwinokur



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