Marissa Mishelle

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Marissa Mishelle
Birth nameMarissa Leigh Dubowy
Born (1989-10-09) October 9, 1989 (age 29)
Phoenix, Arizona
OriginScottsdale, Arizona, United States
GenresPop, Rock
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Years active2006–Present
WebsiteMarissa Mishelle Music

Marissa Mishelle (born Marissa Leigh Dubowy on October 9, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has appeared on MTV's My Super Sweet 16 and My Super Sweet 16 Presents Exiled.[1] She was the lead singer for the band Defy Tomorrow but left to become a solo artist. She has performed on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour and Edge Fest.[2] Marissa is currently a member of the band Minus Ned based in LA.

My Super Sweet 16[edit]

Marissa Mishelle's episode appeared as the season opener for the show's 3rd season. The theme for her party was "Pretty in Pink" and was located in a mansion on Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. The musical performer was Frankie J. As gifts, Marissa received two different cars, including a Mitsubishi Eclipse spyder convertible.[3]


Marissa Mishelle appeared on the first season of My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled. In her episode, Marissa was sent to Kerala, India, where she lived in a chicken coup and helped an Indian family by cleaning with cow dung.[4]

Singing career[edit]

Marissa Mishelle has been singing since the age of 5. Her single, "Just So Able" was played in a regular rotation on MTV and MTV Overdrive, and also was voted the #1 hit single on VH1’s Music Nation.[5] In 2007, she became the lead vocalist for the band Defy Tomorrow and co-wrote the songs on their EP "One Through The Heart." [6][7] After the band split up in 2008, Marissa Mishelle became a solo artist again and found music manager and developer Daniel Mirharooni, who soon got her signed to indie label SME Group. Marissa parted with SME later that year. On August 29, 2010 Marissa joined the band Minus Ned,[8] an up-and-coming band out of Woodbridge, CT currently based in Los Angeles, CA that blends Rock, Blues, Jazz & Funk with an appealing collection of vocals & well-written lyrics. The band's single "III" was the first to feature Marissa on Lead Vocals.[9] She is a Featured Vocalist on the band's album "Are We Finally Fitting In"[10] released October 2011[11][12]

Acting career[edit]

Aside from her MTV appearances, Marissa Mishelle had a cameo role in the television show Hidden Palms that appeared on the CW in 2007. She also had a role in the film Young Americans, which was released in 2009.


  1. ^ Exiled-Marissa Mishelle Bio
  2. ^ Van's Warped Tour Lineup
  3. ^ My Super Sweet 16-Episode 16
  4. ^ Teen Goes From MTV's "Sweet 16" to "Exiled"
  5. ^ Marissa Mishelle's Debut Video
  6. ^ Defy Tomorrow
  7. ^ Sweet Ex-Sixteener
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-09-11.