Marisa Petroro is an American film and Tv actress popularly recognized for her role in television credits on NBC’s ‘The Pretender’, and CBS’s ‘The Young and the Restless, ‘E-Babe: Your Pandemic Pal! And The Pretender’. She was born on 11 February 1972, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America. She is of Italian and American descent. She won the title of Miss Italia, the USA at the age of 20. She was also placed five on Miss Italia world in 1996.

She is well-known for developing a diverse range of Co-screen personalities. She was honored as “Woman of the Year” by The Center for Italian and Italian-American Culture in her home state of New Jersey in 2007. She is currently living in Los Angeles. Besides acting, she is a philanthropist and model.

The physical Appearance Of Marisa

Popular Tv actress Marisa is a gorgeous woman with a height of 5 ft 5 inches or 1.65 m tall. Despite her age, She looks very beautiful.

She has got beautiful hazel eyes and straight brown hair which makes her appearance angelic. She is slim built and maintains her body weight of around 55kg. Moreover, her body measurements are 37-24-26 inches, including the sizes of her chest, waist, and hips.

Personal Life

There is not much information revealed about her personal life. She is very secretive about it and does not want to share her private life with the media. She is known to have survived cancer. She was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer at age of 19.


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The picture includes Marisa Petroro(left) and her mother(right).
source: Marisa Petroro Instagram account

Philanthropist and model, Petroro being strict about her private life does not share about it. There is no information revealed about her parents. However, she often shares her mother’s picture on her Instagram profile wishing her mother’s day.

Early Life And Education

Marisa’s exact information about her schooling is not disclosed by her, but it is known that she is a university graduate. Therefore, she must have finished her primary to university education in her hometown New Jersey.

Dating Life of Marisa Petroro

Fans are naturally curious about her romantic life as a popular film and television actress who has won multiple beauty pageants. Marisa, on the other hand, is very secretive about her personal life and does not want anyone to bother her. Petroro does not want to be associated with relationship scandals in the news. As a result, she has kept her dating and personal life hidden from the public eye.

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Marisa Petroro and Michael Haggerty During Redken-2003 fashion week
Source: legend people

She is presumably single right now and not married.


Renowned American Tv actress Petroro is famous for developing her role with a diverse range of co-screen personalities. She started her career at a very young age. She was taking trips to New York City to study acting by the age of 8. After retiring from her pageant days, she made a five-year road map with her friend and moved 3000 miles away from her residence to Los Angeles.

Marisa landed major roles in films like MGM’s ‘Pumpkin’ and Columbia Pictures’ ‘Tomcats’ within the first few years. She also landed roles on NBC’s ‘The Pretender,’ CBS’s ‘The Young and the Restless,’ a national commercial directed by David Lynch, and played alongside Rick Schroder in the award-winning country music video Whiskey Lullaby, recorded by Allison Krause and Brad Paisley.

In the years 2007-2008, she starred in Roadside Attraction’s feature film, ‘Everybody Wants to Be Italian,’ which tells the story of two Italians in Boston’s legendary North End who are trying to win each other’s affections. She’d also landed roles on CBS’s popular sitcom ‘Rules of Engagement,’ starring David Spade, and ABC’s award-winning comedy-drama series ‘Desperate Housewives,’ starring Eva Longoria Parker, for her fourth season as one of the most well-known briefcase models (#18) on NBC’s top game show ‘Deal or No Deal.’

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Marisa Petroro at the 19th Annual Prism Awards in Los Angeles. Source: Fandango

Guest star roles on TNT’s ‘Franklin & Bash,’ Fox’s ‘Touch,’ Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ and a co-star on Disney’s ‘Kickin’ It ‘ rounded out her 2011-2012 season.

Marisa has had a wonderful career working on films with Dominic Monaghan in ‘The Millionaire Tour,’ Richard Tyson in ‘Booneville Redemption,’ French Stewart in ‘Hopeless, Romantic,’ and most recently with Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, and Jon Bernthal in ‘Ford v. Ferrari,’ which won two Academy Awards in 2020.

Her Beauty Pageant Days

Miss Italia, USA 1992, Marisa started her pageant life at a very young age. She started participating in East coast beauty pageants at age of 4. She won the title of Miss Italia, the USA at age of 20. She retired from her pageant life after She went on to fifth place in the Miss Italia World pageant in 1996.

After her beauty pageant days, She started her acting career in 1997. She had learned acting by the age of 8.

Awarded As Woman Of The Year

Marisa was awarded “Woman of the Year” by The Center for Italian and Italian-American Culture in her native state of New Jersey in 2007 and was asked to be Commencement Speaker at her alma school, Kean University in New Jersey. She also contributed to Joyce Schwarz’s book, The Vision Board: The Secret to An Extraordinary Life.

Helping Cancer Diagnosed Patients

Marisa is passionate about charities outside of acting. From 2007 to 2010, she served as the national spokesman for the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), an organization dedicated to advancing sarcoma research. Indeed, Marisa, a cancer survivor of Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood illness that affects the muscles, has stated that taking on this task has allowed her to accomplish one of her life goals. She continues to aid those who have been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy as a volunteer.

Marisa is always volunteering for charities such as the Tomorrow’s Children Fund, The Young Storytellers Foundation, and Project Angel Food.


Marisa Petroro with her pet Bella
Source: Marisa Petroro Instagram account

Tv and movie Celebrity, Petroro is a pet lover. She loves petting animals and is seen posting her picture with pets like birds and animals. She has a dog named Bella.

Net Worth

Marisa Petroro is estimated to have accumulated a fortune of $1 Million as of 2022 on average. We all know that determining a person’s overall assets and monthly earnings is nearly impossible. She has amassed this huge sum of wealth via her professional career, decades of hard work, and dedication to the entertainment industry.

She is an American Tv and film actress. American actress’s average income is $60 thousand. Additionally, she earns about $50,000 to $100,000 per episode in TV shows and receives around $24,000 to $100,000 per movie.

She is a millionaire so, she is living her life in a lavish and comfortable way.

Indulgence In Social media

The American actress, Petroro used to be active on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. However, she has deactivated/ suspended those profiles for unclear reasons.

However, she is currently active on Instagram, where she has over 900 followers and 100 posts. She uses Instagram under the username ‘@marisapetroro.’ She posts about her daily life, family, friends, and her professional life.

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