Marisa was the Commencement Speaker at the the Kean University (N.J.) graduation in 2007. The school is her alma mater.
Marisa starred in the 2006 film Unrest, which was a part of the Horrorfest film festival.
In 1996, Marisa was named 'Miss Italia USA' and was placed in the top 5 for the title of 'Miss Italia World' the same year.
Marisa appeared in the 2002 film, Pumpkin.
Marisa was a member of Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Marisa was inducted into Lambda Alpha Sigma, the liberal arts and science honor society, while in college.
In college Marisa was named in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
Marisa was a member of Mu Kappa Tau (National Marketing Honor Society) in college.
Marisa was voted "Most likely to be remembered" in high school.
Marisa has won a number of beauty pageants, the first being the Miss PeeWee New Jersey title when she was five years old.
Marisa attended and graduated from Roselle Catholic High School.
Marisa is 5'5" tall.
Marisa graduated Kean University with a Cum Laude degree in Marketing.
Marisa is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma when she was 19 years old.
When Marisa was 20 she produced and directed the Little Miss New Jersey State children's pageant.
Marisa is fluent in Italian.
Marisa appeared in the video for Alison Krauss and Brad Paisley's "Whiskey lullaby", which won Music video of the year at the 2004 CMAs.
Marisa was listed as one of the "Most amazing newcomers" by Stuff Magazine in 2003.
In 2003 Marisa was listed as #103 in Stuff Magazine's "103 sexiest women in the world".
Marisa was listed in People Magazine's "100 most beautiful people" for 2006.
Marisa is one of the uncredited briefcase models on Deal or No Deal. She holds Case #18.
Marisa was a cheerleader in high school.