General Information
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Aliases: Katie (Ryder)
Family & Friends
Relationships: Ryder Lynn (possible crush and crusher)
Friends: Ryder Lynn
Other Information
Education: William McKinley High School
Series Information
First episode: Shooting Star
Last episode: Shooting Star
Portrayer: Ginny Gardner

Marissa is a minor character who makes her one episode appearance in Shooting Star, the eighteenth episode of Season Four. She is a McKinley High School student.

Ryder thought that she was his online love interest, Katie. After Ryder sings Your Song to her, she informs him that though the pictures he was sent are hers, she is not Katie and he is being "catfished."

She is portrayed by Ginny Gardner.


Season Four


Marissa doesn't appear physically, but every time Katie texts Ryder, he imagines her as Marissa. This is because the catfish has uploaded pictures of her to fool Ryder. 

Shooting Star

Ryder tells Jake about Katie and that she must go to McKinley because he saw her walk by while he was taking his 1984 exam. When he finally meets up with her, she seems pleasantly surprised and is then taken into the choir room by Ryder, where he serenades her with Your Song. After the song, he tells her he loves her, but she is confused about the entire situation. Ryder then explains that they've been contacting each other on Facebook and IM'ing each other. She reveals that she hasn't been communicating with him at all and that someone must've stolen her pictures to "catfish" him. She shows herself supportive and asks Ryder to call her anyway.

All or Nothing

When Unique is revealed to be the catfish, she says she couldn't bear to show Ryder her true self and, therefore, used pictures of the cute and blonde, Marissa. 


Start a Discussion Discussions about Marissa

  • Ryder and Marissa finally dating

    8 messages
    • in the real life they are dating. but honestly I prefer Rydissa or Kyder
    • i think i would prefer Kyder cause even though Kitty is dating Artie right now, they are probably gonna end up breaking up considering the f...

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.