In 2000, Marissa appeared in a television commercial promoting the revamped look of the TBS Superstation.
While having her picture taken after winning her Tony award, the bottom broke and fell off of it and she had to get a new one.
Marissa's dress to the Tony awards was choosen partly for its dark color so she could wear a pair of red and white candy striped panties--which she says bring luck to her.
Marissa's favorite color is purple.
In 2003, Marissa won the Theatre World Award for her role as Tracy Turnblatt in the Broadway musical Hairspray.
Marissa is known to be a gay icon.
Marissa married Judah Miller, who was a writer on Stacked, on October 7, 2006.
Marissa stands at 5' or 1.52 m.
Marissa says her least favorite day on Stacked was camera-blocking day, due to her large stature.
Marissa says she hopes to star in romantic comedies where she's the romantic lead.
Marissa learned how to make coffee on the set of Stacked, as it was done by her character.
Marissa is of the Jewish faith.
She played the part of Rebecca in the movie Beautiful Girl.
Marissa (on why she went on Dancing with the Stars): I just wanted to prove you don't have to be a size zero to dance.
Marissa (on her time on Dancing with the Stars): I just want everyone to go out and do something fun and do something sexy and shake what your momma gave you!
Marissa (after Adam Carolla's departure on Dancing with the Stars): Adam (Carolla) and I got along so well. Adam's gone! Penn [Jillette] is gone. The "Gutte" [Steve Guttenberg] is gone. I've got the pressure of being the funny one backstage now! I have to hold the torch. I love Adam. I've become a huge fan of his radio show. I "get" him now. He's hilarious.
Marissa (on her pregnancy): I don't care if I win or lose Dancing with the Stars because I know when the show is over I will have the best prize -- a baby. After cancer I never thought I'd have a baby. This is truly the best time of my life.
Marissa: (from her Tony acceptance speech) If a 4-foot-11 chubby New York girl can be a leading lady in a Broadway show, and win a Tony, anything can happen!
Marissa: I still cry, even when I get introduced as 'the Tony Award winning actress.'