Marisa Coughlan

Marisa Coughlan


3/17/1974, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Birth Name

Marisa Christine Coughlan


out of 10
User Rating
30 votes


Marisa Coughlan, an American actress, was born on March 17, 1974, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a child she attended a private school and then moved to Los Angeles to continue her education at the University of Southern California. In 1999, Coughlan had her first film appearance in the…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Marisa worked in the following movies:
      - Bill (2007) (as of Mar 2007, this movie in post-production)
      - The Dissection of Thanksgiving (2007) as Deborah (as of Mar 2007, this movie in post-production)
      - Already Dead (2007) as Sarah Archer (as of Mar 2007, this movie in post-production)
      - Separated at Worth (2006 - TV movie) as Tess
      - Farewell Bender (2005) as Kelly
      - Kat Plus One (2004 - TV movie) as Kat
      - I Love Your Work (2003) as Jane
      - Dry Cycle (2003) as Ruby
      - Dr. Benny (2003) as Candy
      - Criminology 101 (2003 - TV movie)
      - New Suit (2002) as Marianne Roxbury
      - Pumpkin (2002) as Julie Thurber
      - Freddy Got Fingered (2001) as Betty
      - Super Troopers (2001) as Officer Ursula Hanson
      - Gossip (2000) as Sheila
      - Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) as Jo Lynn Jordan
      - The Sleepwalker Killing (1997 - TV movie) as Tanya Lane
      - Our Son, the Matchmaker (1996 - TV movie) as Young Julie Longwell
      - Fist of the North Star (1995) as Jenny

    • She worked on Eve 6 music video Tongue Tied.

    • She is fluent in four foreign languagues, one of which is French.

    • She was in the cover of Stuff magazine of May 2001.

    • Her first mainstream feature movie has the 1999 movie Teaching Mrs. Tingle where she played the character of Jo Lynn Jordan.

    • She started her career in the role of "Jenny" in the 1995 movie Fist of the North Star.

    • She has two dogs named Hall and Oates.

    • Marisa has a double major in Theatre and French from the University of Southern California.

    • She is 5' 6" (1.68 m)

    • In 2001, Marisa won the Movieline Young Hollywood Award in the category One to Watch - Female.

    • Marisa loves to bake and she makes a treat from an old Minnesotan family recipe called the "Bars", delicious seven layer treats.

    • She was a founding member of the Trojan Backgammon Society at the University of Southern California.

    • Marisa is a accomplish archer. She won several prizes in high school. She still loves to shoot her bow and arrow out back on her ranch.

    • Ranked #34 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).

    • Attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

  • Quotes

    • Marisa: I grew up in a big Midwestern family of people with real normal jobs. The concept of not only watching movies but thinking you can be in them was very foreign. So, yeah, I did not know a soul when I moved out here. I certainly didn't know anyone in the business.

    • (about living in Hollywood)
      Marisa: Well, every once in a while I'll hit a breaking point, and I'll just leave town. But that just lets me reflect on what I love about this city: the weather, the beach, the creative environment. Yeah, sometimes it's a bit much, but I don't mind it for the most part because I sort of thrive on adrenaline and the excitement and the unknowns and question marks of this business, I think it's fun. And I think you have to think it's fun or it'll kill you.

    • (about being difficult to find true love in Hollywood)
      Marisa: Yeah, I would say so. It's difficult at times to find normalcy, and I think it would be good to date someone who wasn't in the industry at all, though it's hard to meet people like that. If I go out, I go to dinner or parties with my friends. I don't really go to bars.

    • Marisa: I do believe in love at first sight. [...] I have a couple of people in my life they meet and they just clicked instantly. And it has happen to me once before. I do believe in it.

    • Marisa: Hollywood is full of men who need wraparound mirrors so that they never have a moment when they can't check themselves out.

    • (about how rough can it get doing a movie violent scenes with her)
      Marisa: I was supposed to hit Josh Jackson in Gossip and connected so hard that his ear was ringing for a day. Super Troopers was shut down because I smacked someone too hard in the head.

    • (on what she is looking for in a guy)
      Marisa: A fearlessly crazy sense of humor. I'm kind of goofy, and I need someone who has that, too. I'm looking for the inner freak in a guy.

    • Marisa: an audition or doing a movie, I'm all go, but in real life, I'm not, 'Oh, baby, baby.' If I'm at a party where everyone's 'on', I'll be in the corner turning bright red.

    • (on how she got the part in the movie 'Freddy Got Fingered')
      Marisa: I was so aggressive in the audition that I was ripping [Tom's] clothes off. I went further than any of the other girls who tried out.

    • Marisa: Hollywood is full of men who need wraparound mirrors so that they never have a moment when they can't check themselves out. I love guys who don't worry about what they look like, who aren't aware of how attractive they are.

    • (on the type of parts she plays)
      Marisa: I thought I'd be playing the girl next door. But, no matter how I look, the freak inside me leaks out. They make undergarments for that.