A B O U T
Adventure loving and charismatic, Marisa is an edgy actress specializing in comedy.
She loves a role with some meaty sarcasm and performs with a vulnerability that has made grown men cry.
Originally from South Dakota, Marisa currently resides in Los Angeles where she also works on the other side of the camera as a writer & producer.
When Marisa isn't acting/writing/producing,
she's probably coddling a houseplant, painting a watercolor, or eating cheese.
Q & A
What's your favorite kind of project to work on?
MARISA: I used to be “all comedy” but personal tragedy has opened my understanding to why the world needs emotional dramas - they are cathartic for both the audience and performer.
I'm increasingly drawn to projects that magnify social issues.
What are your favorite characters to play?
Fearless characters that charge recklessly towards their goals.
Who are your influences/role models?
Robin Williams - his commitment to comedy, while also carrying an
audience through his dramatic roles are two sides of a coin I aspire to.
What would some dream jobs be?
It would be so fun to do a period piece, (specifically where my character rides horses?)
A western? Renaissance? Fantasy? I don't care, I'm just down for the costumes and adventure.
Who would you love to work with?
Paul Feig, Amy Schumer, Snoop Dogg...
What are some of your favorite movies?
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is up there, and I can always watch Across the Universe.
Favorite TV Shows?
Black Mirror is revolutionary, I’d love to write or act in an episode.
Another favorite is High Maintenance.
Thoughts for 2021?
My mantra this year has been "Only More" -
More water, more creating, more laughs, more adventure… So far so good!