Hairspray's Winokur Teams with Klein for ABC Comedy Project

News   Hairspray's Winokur Teams with Klein for ABC Comedy Project
Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur will be part of a new comedy for ABC-TV.
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur

Hollywood Reporter says that writer-producer Dana Klein — of "Friends" fame — is working on a project for Winokur that will cast her as "a working girl who strikes it rich and moves with her husband to a private gated community." Klein will executive-produce the as-of-yet untitled series, with Winokur and manager Michael Valeo as producers. Winokur, the industry paper says, is also still developing the New Line feature "Always a Bridesmaid," in which she will star.

Marissa Jaret Winokur won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. She also appeared on Broadway in the hit revival of Grease! as well as the L.A. Reprise production of Hair. Winokur portrayed Janine in the Oscar-winning film “American Beauty" and has also been seen in "Beautiful Girl," “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” “Never Been Kissed,” “Scary Movie,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Moesha,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Boston Public,” “The Ellen Show,” “Felicity,” “Nikki,” “Steve Harvey,” “Get Real” and “Curb: Your Enthusiasm.” The actress recently reprised her role as Tracy in the Los Angeles premiere of Hairspray.

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