Jun. 8th, 1978
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Maria Menounos' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Entourage
2014 - Hits
2013 - The Right Kind Of Wrong
2008 - Tropic Thunder
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Contestant
Herself - Host
Entertainment News Anchor
Herself - Host
Herself - At the Oscars
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.
- 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).
- 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'.
- Joined _"Entertainment Tonight" (1981)_ (qv) on April 30, 2002 as a correspondent, reporting on film, television, music and fashion. She left ET in 2005.
- Ranked and Voted #8 by AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2007.
- She is of Greek descent.
- Fluent in the languages of Greek, English and Spanish.
- Worked at Dunkin Donuts, making and selling donuts through junior high and high school.
- Avid Professional Wrestling fan. Former WWE Champion 'Bob Backlund (I)' (qv) has been both a friend and part-time bodyguard.