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Marissa Jaret Winokur is the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US).

Marissa was best known for her close friendships with Ross Mathews, Ariadna Gutierrez, and Brandi Glanville. She was the last houseguest of the season to get nominated for eviction. When she won the final HoH, she chose to take her good friend and closest ally Ross to the final 2 even though she didn't believe she could win against him. Ross's deceitful gameplay resulted in her winning by a vote of 6-3.

Marissa is also remembered for her frequent rambling and use of the word "like." She remained friendly with everyone in the game and rarely deceived, which helped her secure the jury votes she needed to win in the end.


Retrieved from CBS
Age: 44
Hometown: Bedford, New York
Current city: Toluca Lake, California
Occupation: Actress, director, and mother
Three adjectives that describe you: Loud, loyal, and feisty.
Favorite activities: Working, snuggling with my dog, and eating popcorn.
What do you think will be the most difficult part of living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from my son and my dog. Oh yeah, and my husband...
What moment in your career do you think prepared you to live in the Big Brother house?
Being in the theater, you have to work closely with a lot of big personalities. I survived Harvey Fierstein in Hairspray.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I have so many for different reasons! Rachel, Jordan, and Jessica are my trifecta.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
I'm going to play a social game. I'm going to try not to annoy Houseguests and talk too much. I'm also going to try to team up with some athletic house guests who can win physical challenges.
My life's motto is…
Life's too short, put cream cheese on it.
What would you take into the house and why?
- My 9-year-old son, because he knows how to play the game better than anyone. Although he would probably vote me out!
- More hair than will fit in my suitcase.
- Don Lemon, to keep up with my nightly ritual.
Fun facts about yourself:
- I like being sneaky.
- I can guess the calorie count in anything.
- I'm obsessed with the podcast My Favorite Murder.
- I love nature and being outdoors.
- I'm a BB superfan!

Player History - Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Loss
HOH Recast Sat Out
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Food History[]

Cycle 1 Phase Not Active
Cycle 2
Cycle 3
Cycle 4 Food
Cycle 5/6 Slop Phase Over
Cycle 7/8

Voting History[]

Day Position Voted for With Majority?
10 Chuck Liddell Yes
13 POV Holder Keshia Knight Pulliam Yes
17 Shannon Elizabeth Yes
20 Metta World Peace Yes
24 Post-POV Nominee
26 Omarosa Manigault Yes
HOH Mark McGrath
Ariadna Gutierrez
Sole Votes
Finale Winner

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Day 26
Ariadna Gutierrez
Mark McGrath

Post Big Brother[]



  1. Marissa Jaret Winokur. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 29 January 2018.
  2. Meet The Famous Cast Of Celebrity Big Brother. CBS Big Brother. Retrieved on 29 January 2018.
  3. Longeretta, Emily. US Magazine. Retrieved on 7 October 2020.
Preceded by
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Succeeded by
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Tamar Braxton
Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US) Houseguests
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