Jun. 8th, 1978
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
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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.
- 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'.
- Speaks Greek fluently
- Sang in her church choir from grade school to college.
- Joined _"Entertainment Tonight" (1981)_ (qv) on April 30, 2002 as a correspondent, reporting on film, television, music and fashion. She left ET in 2005.
- Was Miss Massachussetts Teen USA 1996.
- Avid sports fan - most especially Boston sports. Personal friend of New England Patriot's quarterback, 'Tom Brady (III)' (qv), and Boston Celtic's captain, 'Paul Pierce (III)' (qv).
- Great fan of Turner Classic Movies. Looks forward to each Febuary, for TCM's annual month long salute to Oscar.
- Worked as an international correspondent for Channel One News.