Maria Menounos

Actor, TV Presenter, Journalist
As ambitious as she was beautiful, host-broadcast journalist-actress Maria Menounos gained notoriety with her work as an entertainment news correspondent and engaging personality on the red carpet. A former Miss ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1978 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

A Toast to 2014! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Jim Rome on Showtime 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Live From E! 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Today 1951 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Girls All Star Battle 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Botched 2014 (Tv Show)

Host

Legit 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Untold with Maria Menounos 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Adventures of Serial Buddies 2013 (Movie)

Katelyn (Actor)

Chasing Maria Menounos 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Herself

Conan 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kon-Tiki: The Incredible True Story 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The Mindy Project 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louie 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2012 Do Something Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Annoying Orange 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Real World 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Access Hollywood 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oscar's Red Carpet Live 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Entourage 2006, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Green with Maria Menounos 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

The Marriage Ref 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dateline: Presidential Inauguration Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Knight Rider 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Kids on the Block Live from Boston 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Starz Inside: Fashion in Film 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Clash of the Choirs 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

Kickin' It Old Skool 2007 (Movie)

Jennifer Stone (Actor)

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2006 Emmy Red Carpet Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '05 Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

Sexy Nurse (Actor)

One Tree Hill 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to the Emmys 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Maxim Hot 100 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

One on One 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Goes Inside The Miss America Pageant 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

As ambitious as she was beautiful, host-broadcast journalist-actress Maria Menounos gained notoriety with her work as an entertainment news correspondent and engaging personality on the red carpet. A former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, she focused on broadcast journalism while enrolled at Emerson College, during which time she began working as a reporter for the educational satellite news program "Channel One News." Upon graduation, Menounos was recruited by "Entertainment Tonight" (syndicated, 1981- ) in 2002, where she remained until moving to "Access Hollywood" (syndicated, 1996- ) in 2005. Occasional forays into acting included a recurring role on "One Tree Hill" (The WB, 2003-05; The CW, 2006- ), as well as appearances in the features "Fantastic Four" (2005) and "Tropic Thunder" (2008). The following year, she became the first reporter to interview the Obama family together as a correspondent on the "Dateline: Presidential Inauguration Special" (NBC, 2009). An audience favorite - particularly among male viewers - Menounos had proven herself to be far more than just another pretty face through the impressive breadth of her interests and professional efforts.

Relationships

Constantinos Menounos

Father

Litsa Menounos

Mother

Peter Menounos

Brother

Keven Undergaro Director

Companion

EDUCATION

Emerson College

Boston , Massachusetts

Medford High School

Medford , Massachusetts

Milestones

2012

Competed on the 14th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)

2011

Signed a multi-year deal with Telepictures to serve as co-host of "Extra" (NBC) with Mario Lopez

2008

Became the host of "Hollywood Green" on the Planet Green network

2008

Made a brief cameo in "Tropic Thunder"

2007

Funded the recovery and restoration of her film "In the Land of Merry Misfits"; film premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival

2007

Co-starred with Jamie Kennedy in "Kickin' It Old Skool"

2006

Appeared in pop singer Jessica Simpson's music video "A Public Affair"

2006

Guest-starred on the NBC comedy "Scrubs"

2006

Directed Wilmer Valderrama in "Longtime Listener"; shown at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival

2005

Worked as a correspondent for entertainment news program "Access Hollywood" (NBC)

2005

Worked as a correspondent for NBC’s "Today Show"

2005

Made a cameo as a sexy nurse in the feature adaptation of "Fantastic Four"

2004

Landed recurring role on drama series "One Tree Hill" (The WB/The CW)

2004

Hosted "Countdown to the Oscars" on ABC

2003

Had a recurring role on CBS' "Without a Trace"

2002

Hired as a news correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" (CBS)

1999

Made the independent film "George's Auto"

1996

Won the title of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA

Hired as a reporter for Channel One News during her senior year at Emerson College

Bonus Trivia

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Menounos produced the independent film "In the Land of Merry Misfits" while attending Emerson College. The negative of the film was stolen and the film was never completed, but her work on the film and the film's director, helped her land a reporting job at Channel One News.

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Menounos was named as one of People Magazines "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2004.

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