Marissa Ribisi

Actor, Screenwriter, Fashion designer
A vibrant red-headed player who has proved effective on both TV and in features before landing her first regular role in a series, actress Marissa Ribisi brought an unaffected charm to her roles, her onscreen portrayals ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Wild Horses 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

100 Girls 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

According to Spencer 2000 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Dinner & Driving 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Cybill 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Felicity 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

Amy Wilson (Actor)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

Kimmy (Actor)

Union Square 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Changing Habits 1997 (Movie)

Erin (Actor)

Encino Woman 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

The Size of Watermelons 1995 (Movie)

Lizzie (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Not Again! 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dazed and Confused 1993 (Movie)

Cynthia (Actor)

Hollywood Confidential (TV Show)

Actor

Looking For Lola (TV Show)

Actor

Reform School Girl (TV Show)

Actor

The Patron Saint of Liars (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

According to Spencer 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A vibrant red-headed player who has proved effective on both TV and in features before landing her first regular role in a series, actress Marissa Ribisi brought an unaffected charm to her roles, her onscreen portrayals showing a clarity and lack of vanity uncharacteristic of many of her acting peers. The fraternal twin of actor Giovanni Ribisi, she got a bit of a later start in the entertainment industry than her brother, but worked steadily from her 1993 feature debut. As a featured member of the ensemble of "Dazed and Confused", Ribisi joined a cast of then-unknowns including Matthew McConaughey and Adam Goldberg. In this Richard Linklater look at a Texas high school on the last day of classes in 1976, the actress played Cynthia, a slightly awkward girl who runs with two verbose outsiders (Goldberg and Anthony Rapp) out looking for a good time. Ribisi's part, as is often true of Linklater's characters, was more complex and nuanced than the characterizations in many other teen pieces. She gave a subtle and engaging performance as the sensitive and well-liked but somewhat socially marginal character, and her hair, styled in a short kinky red afro, lent the film a timely and memorable image. The actress followed up with a part in 1995's "The Brady Bunch Movie", playing Peter Brady's love interest. The next year Ribisi was featured in the independent "The Size of Watermelons", as an alarmingly out of key rock singer. The actress made her feature starring debut in "Some Girls", which she also co-scripted. The film co-starred her brother Giovanni and Juliette Lewis and screened to acclaim, winning the Best Director award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. She additionally had supporting roles in the major releases "Pleasantville" (1998) and "True Crime" (1999).

Relationships

Beck Song Performer

Husband
married April 2004, marissa was said to be eight months pregnant at the wedding

Al Ribisi

Father

Giovanni Ribisi Actor

Brother

Gay Ribisi

Mother
manages daughter as well as other actors and writers produced "Some Girls"

Giovanni Ribisi

Brother
fraternal twin formerly married to actress Mariah O'Brian with whom he has a daughter

Gina Ribisi

Sister
born on May 7, 1976

Milestones

1999

Starred on the UPN series "Grown Ups" with Jaleel White

1999

Acted in "True Crime"

1998

Co-wrote and starred in "Some Girls"; screened to acclaim at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival; mother served as a producer

1998

Appeared in "Pleasantville"

1998

Had a recurring role on the popular college drama "Felicity" (The WB)

1997

Was featured in the CBS TV-movie "The Patron Saint of Liars"

1996

Played an off-key rock singer in the film school satire "The Size of Watermelons"

1996

Guest starred on a flashback episode of "Friends" that explained how the main characters met up

1996

Appeared in the ABC/Disney TV movie "Encino Woman"

1995

Was featured as Holly, the love interest of Peter, in "The Brady Bunch Movie"

1995

Made guest appearance on the CBS sitcom "Cybill" as Zoey's friend Annie

1994

Appeared in the PBS miniseries "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City"

1993

Made feature debut in the ensemble of the last day of school comedy "Dazed and Confused"

1988

Guest starred on one episode of "My Two Dads", an NBC comedy series co-starring her brother Giovanni, who had a long-running recurring role

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