Jun. 8th, 1978
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Maria Menounos' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Tropic Thunder
2007 - Kickin It Old Skool
2005 - Fantastic Four
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Host
Herself - Contestant
Entertainment News Anchor
Herself - Just the Facts Ma'am
DEA Agent Jessie Renning
Maria Menounos (Greek:Μαρία Μενούνου) (born June 8, 1978) is an American actress, journalist, television presenter and occasional professional wrestler known in The United States for her appearances as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece.
- Holds the elite distinction of being the youngest person to ever report for NBC's Nightly News.
- Holds the elite distinction of being the youngest person to ever co-host _"Entertainment Tonight" (1981)_ (qv) (age 22).
- Avid Professional Wrestling fan. Former WWE Champion 'Bob Backlund (I)' (qv) has been both a friend and part-time bodyguard.
- Owns the solid gold and pearl-handled revolver that 'Elvis Presley' (qv) gave to 'Jack Lord (I)' (qv).
- When a contestant in the Miss Teen USA Pageant in 1996, representing the state of Massachussetts, Miss Menounos was asked by pageant host 'Bob Goen' (qv) what she would like to do when she "grew up." Her response was "I want to work with you at E.T., Bob!". Her wish came true when she joined _"Entertainment Tonight" (1981)_ (qv) six years later as a correspondent for the show. She also answered viewers' questions about celebrities at the E.T. website (etonline.com), where her page was called 'Maria's Mailbox'.
- Great fan of Turner Classic Movies. Looks forward to each Febuary, for TCM's annual month long salute to Oscar.
- Holds the elite distinction of being the youngest person to ever co-host the _"Today" (1952)_ (qv) Show.
- She is of Greek descent.