Marissa Jaret Winokur Wins Celebrity Big Brother
Winokur won the $250,000 prize, defeating TV personality Ross Mathews, who took home $50,000 as the runner-up.
Mathews also won an additional $25,000 for being voted America’s Favorite Houseguest.
Marissa Jaret Winokur aka Marissa Winokur, is an actress known for her Tony-winning performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical Hairspray, an adaptation of John Waters’s film, 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, Dharma & Greg, and enter site Celebrity Big Brother.
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. Though she served as a co-host on the daily daytime talk show The Talk, she did not return in 2011, instead focusing on her clothing line and a new cable TV show. The cable TV show in question, when it premiered, proved to be a late-night talk show titled All About Sex, whose co-hosting duties she shared with Margaret Cho, Heather McDonald, and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, and which TLC transmitted at 11:00 PM Eastern time on Saturday nights.
More about Marissa Jaret Winokur:
Niece of S.J. Perelman and Nathanael West.
Grew up in Bedford Village, New York.
Father Michael is a retired architect.
Is the youngest of four siblings.
Mother Maxine is a retired teacher.
Studied musical theatre for two years at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan.
Joined the touring company of Grease, 1994-1995, and later played Pink Lady Jan in Grease on Broadway (1995).
Won Broadway’s 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray.”
Engaged to her fiancée who she met in 1994 during a stage production of Grease. 
Survived a bout with cervical cancer in 2001.
Expecting her first child (via a surrogate) later this year with her husband, Judah Miller.
Marissa and her husband, Judah Miller, became the parents of a son, Zev Issac Miller, on July 22, 2008. Zev weighed in at 8 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 21 inches long.
Returning to her Tony award-winning role as Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray” for 1 month. [June 2005]
Contestant on season 6 of Dancing with the Stars (2005). [March 2008]
Is the leading lady in the Broadway musical, “Hairspray”. 
Currently filming a pilot for her new sitcom “The Furst Family”. She is also starring in the movie picked up by the New Line Cinema “Always a Bridesmaid”. She will be picking up the part of Tracy in the L.A. leg of the Hairspray tour. [April 2004]
She was crowned winner of Celebrity Big Brother.