Marisa Coughlan


Marisa Coughlan Trivia


  • 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.