American actress, Marissa Ribisi is active in the entertainment industry since 1988 and made her notable appearances on numerous films and television series. Sister of popular actor Giovanni Ribisi and makeup artist Gina Ribisi, Marissa is mostly known for her role, Cynthia Dunn in the American coming-of-age movie Dazed and Confused (1993). She is also popular for her appearance in the movies such as True Crime, Pleasantville, Don's Plum, and The Brady Bunch Movie.
Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Marissa Ribisi
Marissa Ribisi was born Santina Marissa Ribisi on 17th December 1974, in Los Angeles, California, under the birth sign Sagittarius. She belongs to Mixed ethnicity (Italian, German, English).
Ribisi’s father, Al Ribisi is a musician, and mother, Gay (née Landrum), a manager of actors and writers. Her twin brother, Giovanni Ribisi is also an actor mostly known for his role in the epic science fiction film Avatar and her sister Gina Ribisi is a well known make up artist.
Marissa Ribisi’s Career
Marissa Ribisi began acting at the of nine and debuted on television, appearing in an episode of 1998 American sitcom, My Two Dads as a minor red-haired character named Ginger. She then starred in Baywatch as Paula (1990), DEA as Wendy (1991), and the miniseries Tales of the City as Receptionist (1993).
In 1993, Ribisi debuted in the big screen in the American coming-of-age comedy film, Dazed and Confused as Cynthia Dunn a socially marginalized girl who runs with two verbose outsiders played by Adam Goldberg and Anthony Rapp. She was cast alongside Juliette Lewis, Michael Rapaport, Giovanni Ribisi, and Matthew McConaughey.
From 1994 to 1998, Ribisi featured in several TV series, as well as movies, such as Grace Under Fire (1994 TV Series), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Encino Woman (1996, TV Movie), Hollywood Confidential (1997, TV Movie), Pleasantville (1998), and many more.
Ribisi was cast as Denise / Angie in American sketch comedy series, Tracey Takes On... from
1998 to 1999. She also wrote a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film, Some Girl. The movie is about insecure young women searching for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Marissa Ribisi also worked as herself on I'm Telling! (1987), The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2001), E! True Hollywood Story, (2006), and 21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014) among others.
Ribisi last appeared on the screen in the 2003 American sitcom, Watching Ellie. In 2007, she launched her own fashion line, Whitley Kors in collaboration with Sophia Banks.
Marissa Ribisi’s Net Worth
Marissa Ribisi's net worth is estimated to be in millions, but, the actual amount is not made public. Her major source of income is her acting career. As per some authorized sources, her net worth is believed to be over $1 million, as of 2018.
As per some online sources, the average salary of U.S television actors is around $75k-$85k per episode. Moreover, she made her appearances in several hit movies, True Crime (1999, collected $16,649,768), and Kicking & Screaming (2005, collected $56.1 million).
The actress was a cast in the comedy movie The Brady Bunch Movie which grossed over $46 million at the box office worldwide.
Marissa Ribisi’s Personal Life And Relationship
Marissa Ribisi is married to musician and recording artist Beck Hansen. The couple tied the knot in April 2004 in a private ceremony with their closed ones and family members. The couple is second-generation Scientologists.
As per Ribisi, her Scientologist career changer her life:
Before Scientology my life seemed direction-less. I knew there were things I wanted to accomplish in life, but I didn’t know how to get there or where to start. I was worried. I worried a lot, even at a young age.
In an interview with MTV, her husband Beck also talked about his and Ribisi’s spiritual life. He said,
Scientology has helped me recently. And Marissa too. A lot of people think of it as a religion, and sometimes they have trouble getting their heads around something that doesn’t involve a deity. And I think if someone is making a judgment when they don’t really have firsthand experience, it’s intolerant, which to me is kind of insidious.
The couple is blessed with two children, a son Cosimo Henri Hansen (born in 2004) and a daughter, Tuesday Hansen (born on 2007). As of 2018, the family of four resides in Los Angeles.
It's been nearly one and a half decade that the couple is still together and sharing the same marriage journey with no rumors of divorce.
Marissa Ribisi's Body Measurement
- Marissa Ribisi's Height: She stands at the height of 163 cm (5 ft 4)
- Weight: 55 kg (121 pounds)
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Age: December 17, 1974 (age 43)
- Birth Name: Santina Marissa Ribisi
Check out the audition tape of Marissa Ribisi for Dazed and Confused,
by ab-mahima, 11 Jul, 2018