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July 24, 2008: ""Dancing With The Stars" Runner-Up Marissa Jaret Winokur Welcomes Son"
"Dancing with the Stars" former contestant Marissa Jaret Winokur and husband, sitcom writer Judah Miller, welcomed their first child on Tuesday.
Son Zev Isaac Miller was born to a surrogate mother. The couple helped deliver the 8 lbs., 7 oz. baby.
The 35-year-old Tony Award-winner tells People magazine, "He is so perfect. My little baby is here, and I can't believe it."
Winokur was the third runner-up on last season's "Dancing with the Star." She also received numerous accolades for her performance in the Broadway adaptation of "Hairspray" in 2003.
She continues, "One minute I'm totally free, and the next minute I'm overwhelmed with emotion. I can't believe I am sitting here next to my baby. This is the one last thing that's been missing from our lives. Now our house is really going to be a home."
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Born: February 2, 1973, New York, USA.
Height: 5' (1.52 m).
-Judah Miller (7 October 2006 - present).
Marissa Jaret Winokur biography (bio):
Marissa Jaret Winokur is a Tony Award Winner American actress best known for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical adaptation of John Waters' film, Hairspray.
She won Broadway's 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance in Hairspray, as well as the Drama Desk, Theatre World and Outer Critics Circle awards. She had previously appeared on Broadway as "Pink Lady Jan" in the revival of Grease.
Winokur has also played roles in films such as American Beauty, Never Been Kissed, Scary Movie, Beautiful Girl (for ABC Family), and most recently, Fever Pitch.
On television, she has had recurring roles on Dharma and Greg and Moesha. She was last featured on the (now-defunct) TV series Stacked, which starred Pamela Anderson. She also appeared on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and was called Marissa Winokur in the episode, but was credited simply as Woman In Elevator.
Winokur is working on recording a children's music album. Her rendition of the song "Baby Face" is also featured on the soundtrack for the film Son of the Mask.
She married Judah Miller, who was a writer on Stacked, on October 7, 2006.
Winokur is currently set to star in a new comedy pilot for CBS titled "Fugly", from the creator of My Name Is Earl. The show was originally pitched to FOX as a vehicle for Pamela Anderson, but was turned down in favor of Stacked, which coincidentally also starred Winokur.
* Winokur was a cheerleader and captain of her high school soccer team at Fox Lane High School.
* After graduating high school, Winokur attended a musical conservatory, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduating from the integrated program.
* Winokur joined Nikki Blonsky and Ricki Lake in singing Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now on the Hairspray soundtrack.