Marissa Jaret Winokur to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot

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Tony Award-winning Hairspray star Marissa Jaret Winokur will be featured in "Fugly," a new comedy pilot for CBS, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series concerns a sister (played by Winokur) who, with her brother's help, buys plastic surgery for her twin, in order for the latter to pursue a career in Hollywood.  The pilot is created by Greg Garcia ("My Name is Earl," "Yes, Dear") and will be directed by Todd Holland ("Malcolm in the Middle").

Winokur won a Tony Award for playing Tracy Turnblad in Broadway's HairsprayShe has also appeared on Broadway as Jan in Grease, andon TV in "Stacked," "Boston Public," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," among others.  Film credits include Fever Pitch, On Edge, Scary Movie, American Beauty and Never Been Kissed.

Photo of Marissa Jaret Winokur by Ben Strothmann



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