Marisa Ryan

Marisa Ryan

Date Of Birth24 November 1974
Age45 years 2 months 2 days
Day of BirthSunday
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York, United States
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Professions Actress , Writer , Director
Birth Name Marisa J. Ryan
Nickname Mercer
Other Name Marisa Graf

Personal Information
First Language English
Language English
Star SignScorpio
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Features & Measurements
Height157 CM
5 Feet 2 Inches
Eye colorBlue Green
Hair color Brown
Figure Type Hourglass
Family Information
Father In-Law Dick Sisto (Ex)
Mother In-Law Reedy Gibbs (Ex)
Sister In-Law Meadow Sisto (Ex)
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Hollywood High School Center for Performing Arts
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husbands Nathan Graf (m.2008–)
Jeremy Sisto (m.1993–d.2002)
Career Information
Years Active 1983-
Social Networks, Web links
Wiki PageMarisa Ryan Wiki Page


Marisa Ryan is an American TV/ movie actress who made her debut through Without a Trace(1983) as Justine Norris, she is popular for her roles in Major Dad, Wet Hot American Summer.

Childhood: Marisa was born on November 20, 1974 in Manhattan, New York, United States.

Debut: Marisa played a small role of Justine Norris in the movie Without a Trace(1983) as a child actress.

Marisa Ryan on Major Dad: At the age of 15 Marisa gained popularity through a major role in the TV series Major Dad(1989-1993), where she played Elizabeth Cooper McGillis, a recurring role throughout the seasons and episodes.

Eloping with Jeremy Sisto & Marriage: At the age of 18 on 30 August 1993 Marisa eloped with Jeremy Sisto (an actor, producer and writer) to Las Vegas and got married. They lived together for 9 years and got divorced in 2002 (21 June 2002)

Second marriage to Nathan Graf: Marisa started seeing Nathan Graf, a Hollywood producer, they got married in 2008 and have been living together so far.

Directorial Debut: Marisa started her directing career with the film Three Women of Pain, she is also the co-writer of the movie.

Marisa Ryan Nude scenes: Marisa has shed clothes in the movies Slaves to the Underground (1997), Trash (1999) which were shot in her early 20s.

Marisa Ryan- Interesting facts

  • Marisa appeared in baby diaper Ad as a 5 months old baby.
  • She made her debut as a child actress a the age of just 9.
  • Marisa's father was a teacher and mother a singer and counsellor.
  • Major Dad was the breakthrough TV series in Marisa' career.
  • She was nominated for the Best Young actress award for her role in Major Dad.
  • Marisa directed a movie named Sessions at the age of 19.
  • Marisa has acted in the title role of the play "Love, Janis" as Janis Joplin
  • In her early career she appeared in independent movies like- Love Always (1996), Taylor's Return (1997), Slaves to the Underground (1997) and others.
  • Some of the prominent roles of Maris are in: Major Dad (1989-1993) (As Elizabeth Cooper McGillis), Wet Hot American Summer (2001) (as Abby),  Police undercover (1998), The Pennsylvania Miners' Story (2002) (as Leslie Mayhugh).
  • Marisa has appeared in sequels to Wet Hot American Summer which were produced for Netflix- Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) & Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017), she resumed her role as Abby in both.
  • Marisa has guest starred in prominent TV series like-  Law & Order, Sex and the City.

Note: Not to be confused with Marisa Ryan, a Psychic & Medium with the same name.

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