Marissa Anita is an Indonesian actress, journalist, and presenter. She began her career as a theater actress in 2005, but rose to prominence in 2008 as a news reporter and later anchor for Metro TV.
Her acting career took off in 2013 Indonesian drama In the Absence of the Sun, for which she won a Maya Award for Best New Actress as well as two Citra Award nominations for her supporting roles in films Galih & Ratna and Impetigore at the Indonesian Film Festival. In June 2021, Netflix released an Indonesian drama Ali & Ratu-Ratu Queens, with Marissa as one of the main cast – Marissa portrays the mother from a divorced household visited by her son in New York City to reconcile. She won the Piala Citra Award (Indonesia’s equivalent for the American Oscars) for Best Supporting Actress for this role.
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