|Maria Kanellis Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||February 25, 1982|
Maria Kanellis is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling manager, actress, model, and former singer who is best known for her time in Impact Wrestling where she was a member of Honor No More. Additionally, she has also posed for Playboy magazine as well as has been a part of many shows and movies including Attack of the Show, Celebrity Apprentice, Saving Christmas, Army of the Damned, Mother Hen, Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Sunset Tan, Outback Jack, Family Feud, Swallow: The Series, Cubed, and Project Runway.
Maria Louise Kanellis
Born Place / Residence
Ottawa, Illinois, United States
Maria Kanellis graduated from the Ottawa Township High School in 2000.
She then got enrolled at Northern Illinois University. However, she dropped out of the university well before graduating.
In 2013, she started attending a university to earn an associate degree.
Professional wrestler, professional wrestling manager, actress, singer, model
- Siblings – Bill Kanellis (Younger Brother) (Army Veteran), Janny Kanellis (Younger Sister)
Maria Kanellis has been repped by –
- Advanced Management
- Impact Wrestling, Wrestler Promotion, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Ms. Zombie Entertainment
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Maria Kanellis has dated –
- CM Punk (2005-2007) – Maria got involved with the WWE superstar CM Punk in 2005 when she was working with the gimmick of being a backstage interviewer. They were pretty open about their relationship and shared numerous pictures on social media. However, their relationship came to an unexpected end in June 2007 as the strain of being on the road for their wrestling commitments took its toll. It was reported that they could only get two days together per week.
- John Cena – In one of the WWE Raw episodes, Maria kissed John Cena backstage and it was reported that something was going on between them in real life as well and that chemistry was exploited for the show.
- Mike Bennett (2011-Present) – Maria got into a relationship with professional wrestler Mike Bennett in 2011. After becoming a couple, they even incorporated their love life as a gimmick in their wrestling storylines, which occasionally involved them making out in the ring before and after the match. In January 2014, they collaborated to launch a weekly podcast called Mike & Maria in Wonderland. In October 2014, they got married in an intimate wedding ceremony. As a result of the marriage, she became stepmother to Mike’s son, Austin. It was announced on September 25, 2017, that they were expecting their first child and they were blessed with a daughter named Fredrica “Freddie” Moon Bennett on April 3, 2018. Their 2nd pregnancy was announced on the July 1, 2019, episode of Raw, during a mixed tag team match with Kanellis and Bennett against Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch. On February 3, 2020, the duo became parents to their 2nd child – a son named Carver Mars Bennett.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Greek ancestry on her father’s side.
She has naturally ‘Blonde’ colored hair. But, dyed them “Brown” and finally “Red.”
35-26-34 in or 89-66-86 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK)
9 (US) or 39.5 (EU) or 6.5 (UK)
Best Known For
- Being one of the leading WWE Divas
- Having posed for the April 2008 edition of Playboy magazine
As a Singer
Maria Kanellis released her debut EP Sevin Sins in April 2010 and it includes the songs – Alice in Wonderland, Fantasy, Sevin Sins, and Change Your Mind.
In 2012, she made her first film appearance in the role of Kelly in Mother Hen.
First TV Show
In 2004, Maria appeared as herself in the Nine Network reality series Outback Jack.
Maria Kanellis Favorite Things
- Wrestler – Shawn Michaels
- Marvel Super Heroes – She-Hulk, Jean Grey, and Storm
- Wrestling Idol – Lita (Amy Dumas)
Source – Wikia.com
Maria Kanellis Facts
- Maria started modeling at the age of 15 and managed to win the beauty pageant named Hawaiian Tropic Girl.
- She was first asked to pose for Playboy magazine at the age of 19. However, she turned the offer down as she wasn’t sure how her parents would react.
- In 2008, the famous FHM magazine placed her at #53 on the list comprising of the sexiest women in 2008.
- She first got associated with the WWE brand in 2004 after she entered the talent contest after seeing the advertisement on an episode of Raw.
- She appeared as herself in the 2017 Christmas comedy-drama film Saving Christmas, starring Edward Asner, Brooke Langton, and Patrick Muldoon.