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.
- 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'.
- Sang in her church choir from grade school to college.
- Graduated from Emerson College in Boston.
- Ranked and Voted #8 by AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2007.
- Holds the elite distinction of being the youngest person to ever co-host _"Entertainment Tonight" (1981)_ (qv) (age 22).
- Fluent in the languages of Greek, English and Spanish.
- Ranked and Voted #5 by AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2006
- Founded umbrella-like charity "Take Action Hollywood" as a result of supporting so many causes. Her most sacred include diabetes research, pet over population and adoption, animal cruelty prevention, worldwide AIDS relief and awareness, general support and relief of allied troops and their loved ones.