Marissa Strickland is a writer and performer who grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bunch of honors and a degree in Anthropology before studying at UCB in 2008.
She currently performs on Harold Night with Kid Grift and can also be seen in the sketch show she co-wrote, Kid Grift's Apartment Party, currently running at UCB.
Offstage, her credits include: ABC's Happy Endings, Adult Swim's Newsreaders, Funny or Die's Lady Time web series, IFC's The Birthday Boys, Funny or Die Exclusives, Adult Swim interstitials, First Impressions, the upcoming indie feature Sales & Marketing and commercials that usually require her to put a pizza, taco or apple in her mouth.
Marissa wrote and preformed her one person show Marissa Strickland: HASBEEN at UCB in 2012. Her other UCB credits include: Harold Night, Harold Matinee, Kid Grift Steals Your Show, Noises On!, Tournament of Nerds, Quick & Funny Musicals, Cagematch, Sketch Cram, Maude Night, The UCB Thanksgiving Parade, Hip Hop Penguin's Graduation Assembly, Hip Hop Penguin's Non-Denominational Christmas Assembly, Bombs Away, The Bachelor Games, Let's Do This!, The Mysterious Affair at Mr. Bendernagle's Luau, Not too Shabby, The 3 on 3 Tournament and Del Close Marathons 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 at UCBNY.
Marissa's dream is to time travel back to be a panelist on Match Game '76.