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Marissa Jaret Winokur Shares 50-Pound Weight Loss After Being 'High Risk' For COVID-19

Taylor Sakellis 18 Sep 2020

Tony award winning Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur is getting candid with fans about her recent 50 pound weight loss.

The 47-year-old actress is best known for her portrayal ofTracy Turnblad in the Broadway musical Hairspray, as well as for her work on the Pamela Anderson sitcom, Stacked.

Not to be forgotten, Marissa was also the FIRST winner of Celebrity Big Bother!

Yep, that's right! If you have been thinking to yourself that Marissa Jaret Winokur looks familiar, you are correct!

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Marissa's IMDb page is long AF and filled with tons of impressive acting credits.

Marissa has been married to hubby Judah Miller since 2006 and the pair share one child together, a son named Zev Isaac Miller!

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Now, the 47-year-old is opening up about a huge lifestyle change she's recently undergone since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Taking to Instagram, Marissa shared the news with her nearly 70,000 followers.

"If you have been following my story’s you know how hard I have been working out with Keith Anthony to get healthy. Truth Covid scares me . I checked off all the boxes , I am HIGH RISK !" she began.

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"So I started working out at home with Keith via zoom classes and eating healthy to have a fighting chance . In all honestly I also needed something to focus on have a goal . 6 months later I have lost almost 50 pounds."

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"We have been here before . I was scared to post photos , it’s really one day at a time for me when it comes to food . But I thought , Covid isn’t over we are all sitting ducks maybe I could inspire someone ANYONE to chose to fight," she continued.

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"Forget how amazing this dress looks. I haven’t had asthma in months. My anxiety is at an all time high , because you know the country is such a mess . The hour or two a day I focus on working out my sadness turns to productive energy, so that I don’t watch the news and bury my head , but try to help our situation."

She continued: Now we do not know ( besides the obvious) who is more susceptible to Covid losing weight will not stop the spread !!But getting my self as strong as possible to fight it at least makes me FEEL like I am doing something . It makes me FEEL like if I can kick cancers [expletive] I can do this too."

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Fans will remember Marissa's battle with cervical cancer back in 2002. Thankfully, the actress was able to pull through and made a full recovery.

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"Thank you for always being part of my YO-YO journey. I can only say Today I feel strong. Today I feel like I can do anything . Today I don’t bury my head , I will workout and email our senators wear a mask and make sure Family and friends VOTE !!"

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Marissa concluded: "We have work to do on ourselves to save this nation , we need equality. We will need to FIGHT for EQUALITY. Do what you have to do personally to get in the fight!"

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Friends, family and fans alike gave Marissa an outpouring of love and support on her post.

Way to go, Marissa!

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