Marisa Ross is responsible for so many of the great casting moments of How I Met Your Mother it makes my head spin. I mean, she’s the person who first said “What about Cristin Milioti for The Mother?” That right there puts her in the hall of fame as far as I’m concerned. But more importantly, in our six years of working together, she consistently demonstrated an unmatched eye for talent, a tireless work ethic, and an acumen for sealing the deal that makes me infinitely grateful to have had Marisa Ross on our team. I highly recommend Marisa Ross for all your casting needs.

Carter Bays and Craig Thomas – Creators of How I Met Your Mother


I couldn’t possibly recommend Marisa Ross any higher — she not only has amazing taste and instincts but is the hardest working casting director I’ve ever come across. She has gone above and beyond for me so many times even before a film or TV project of mine was officially green-lit. Now it may just be because I’m eye candy, but I’ve seen her work just as hard for homelier writer-producers too.

Ricky Blitt -Writer/Director/Executive producer


Marisa was an indispensable part of the ‘Hollywood Residential” team. Her eye for talent, understanding of the big picture, and ability to deliver nuanced options made my job infinitely easier. As an actor, Marisa never failed to read me for roles I intuitively understood. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be recognized in airports for wearing nothing on national television”

Adam Paul – “The Naked Man,” HIMYM/ Star and Creator of STARZ series “Hollywood Residential”



If you are fortunate enough to work with Marisa Ross, you may find it difficult to work with any other casting directors in the future. I say this because she gets it. I am so proud to say that not only was Marisa the first casting director to ever book me on a show but has also cast shows I’ve written as well.  Her skills are not only spotting talent but also working with them in a comfortable manner to truly allow them to shine. I feel honored to be in the skilled pool of talent she draws from and I look forward to the sessions. Why? Again, Marisa Ross gets it.

Catherine Reitman – Actress/Writer/Producer