She starred mainly because the curvy Tracy Turnblad in John Water’s film Hairspray. Her additional credits include Dance with the Celebrities, Just Take Me!, as well as the Steve Harvey Display. She was a cheerleader and became the captain of her team. She actually is the great-niece of S. J. Perelman and Nathanael Western, two popular American authors. She wedded Judah Miller, who was simply a writer within the sitcom Stack, which Winokur starred in. She and Judah welcomed a child called Zev in 2008. She starred alongside Pamela Anderson within the sitcom Stacked.