MARISSA RUBEN's natural state of existence includes hunting for vegan treats in Brooklyn and laughing at her own jokes.
Her personal film work has been recognized by Toronto International Women’s Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival Summer Short Film Series, Venice Shorts, NYU Tisch Fusion Film Festival, Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, and Brazil Monthly Independent Film Festival.
A believer in PHYSICAL COMEDY, Marissa spent the bulk of the pandemic studying CLOWN with Christopher Bayes and making a critically acclaimed comedic short film called, “DON'T SAY VAGINA!," an investigation of female shame-resilience through a summer camp witch hunt.
Marissa wrote, directed, and starred in “Don’t Say Vagina!” during her time as a fellow of the NINE MUSES LAB under the mentorship of Bryce Dallas Howard.
Coming soon is Marissa's latest film DEATH DEATH–a dark comedy that looks at sisterhood, motherhood, and grief through the lens of 80's nostalgia.
As a THEATER ARTIST, Marissa was most recently seen in ALIEN/NATION at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
During her time at NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Marissa studied at The New Studio on Broadway, The Classical Studio, and the International Theater Workshop in Amsterdam. She has also studied at Completely Ridiculous Productions, The Pandemonium Studio, and the Funny School of Good Acting.