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Marike Koek-Nieuwint (November 3, 1953) manipulates Ieniemienie's arm rods on Sesamstraat, along with Lindai Boogerman, beginning in 1990.

Marike's non-Henson TV puppetry credits include a leading role in the series Ik Mik Loreland and De Schatkast.

Besides puppetry she also is active in politics for culture and was allocated in 2002 as councillor in a local party Mooi Alkemade in Alkemade.