Marissa Jaret Winokur Balances Career & Motherhood

Hairspray actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is thrilled to be a mom. The 37-year-old actress never thought she would have the chance, after an earlier bout with ovarian cancer. Luckily, she’s cancer-free and has a little boy, named Zev, with her husband, TV writer Judah Miller. Zev was conceived via a surrogate in 2008.

She sat down with Betty Confidential to discuss the details of her new life as a mom.

On being a working mom: “Notice that when people see I’m not working on a show or something, they’ll say, “Oh, you’re just being a mommy now.” I’m like, “Wait, I’m a mom when I’m working, and I’m a mom when I’m not working.” I’m an actress. I’m often between jobs. My career allows me to be both a “working” mom and a stay-at-home mom.”

On her new priorities: “I’m really shocked by how much I love being a mom. I’ve always been so career-focused, and as an actress I’m used to everything being all about me. Now I’m all about my son. I actually find my career and so many other things quite trivial.”

On her usual daily routine: “I wake up with my son at 5:30. We have breakfast. We’re usually at a music class or a play gym by 9:30. I have help during the day so I can go to work or appointments. My son and I then do something in the late afternoon, like go to a park or a playdate.”

Read the rest of the interview at Betty Confidential.

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  • mslewis

    Well, it’s not like she’s so IN DEMAND that she has to worry about neglecting her child. Seems to me she has tons of time to spend with him. Talk to me when you get a job Melissa!!

  • Courtney

    it’s marrisa not Melissa and every star has peaks and valleys in their career she’s speaking to the truth of any working parent star or not

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