|Maria Menounos Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7¾ in|
|Date of Birth||June 8, 1978|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Maria Menounos is an American entertainment reporter, television personality, professional wrestler, actress, and businesswoman who co-created and has served as the CEO of online podcast series network AfterBuzz TV. Moreover, she has worked as a host for Extra and E! News, has served as a TV correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, and co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. In 2013, she was signed to WWE as an ambassador. In addition to that, Maria has showcased her acting skills in shows and movies like Adventures of Serial Buddies, Kickin’ It Old Skool, Without a Trace, Fantastic Four, In the Land of Merry Misfits, One Tree Hill, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Knight Rider, and Ryan’s Mystery Playdate.
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Maria did schooling at Medford High School in Medford, MA. Her alma mater includes Emerson College in Boston.
She has played basketball in high school.
Entertainment Reporter, TV Personality, Journalist, Actress, Occasional Professional Wrestler
- Father – Costas Menounos
- Mother – Litsa Menounos (Died in 2021)
- Siblings – Peter (Younger Brother)
She has been signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Maria has dated –
- Vin Diesel (2006) – 10 years older Vin Diesel was RUMORED to be dating the journalist, Maria Menounos in 2006.
- Keven Undergaro (1998-Present) – She met Keven Undergaro when she was attending Emerson College. She produced a 35 mm feature film with Keven, who was the head writer at MTV’s Singled Out. She married Keven on December 31, 2017, in Times Square. On October 6, 2018, Maria and Keven married for the second time in Akovos, Greece which was an Orthodox wedding. In January 2021, the news outlets had wrongly claimed that the couple was expecting their first child together. In February 2023, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. On June 23, 2023, they welcomed a baby girl named Athena Alexandra.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Greek ancestry.
She herself describes that her smile is her trademark and it is actually a mix of Fran Drescher and Woody Woodpecker.
34-23-36 in or 86-58.5-91.5 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
Her shoe size is 10 (US) or 7.5 (UK) or 40.5 (EU).
Best Known For
- Appearances as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra (in the United States)
- For co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece (abroad)
2005 American superhero film, Fantastic Four (inspired by the Marvel Comics comic Fantastic Four) for her role as a sexy nurse.
First TV Show
Maria’s debut TV show was when she hosted the Channel One News show in 1990.
She had hired a personal trainer in the past to lose her fat, which she collected during her study times in school. Maria goes for 45 minutes of workout on Elliptical Trainer for 4 days a week. She also does a general circuit program which consists of jump ropes, squats, lunges, steps, push-ups, sit-ups. She does this circuit, whenever she gains some unnecessary weight.
Maria Menounos Favorite Things
- City – Boston
- Vacation Spot – Greece
- Singer – Whitney Houston
- Backpack – Elliott Lucca
- TV Show – Breaking Bad (2008-Present)
- Nail Color – Carry On by Essie
- Workout – In the form of Basketball
Maria Menounos Facts
- She can speak the Greek language and is fluent in it.
- In May 2021, she revealed that her mother had passed away after battling stage 4 brain cancer for more than 4 years.
- From the age of 13 to 19, she worked at Dunkin’ Donuts.
- She had tried her luck in beauty contests as well. In 1995, she started competing in beauty pageants. In 1996, Maria won the title of “Miss Massachusetts Teen USA”.
- She placed second in the Miss Massachusetts USA 2000.
- From 2004 to 2005, she played the recurring role of Emily “Jules” Chambers in the coming-of-age teen drama series, One Tree Hill.
- She appeared as Jennifer in the comedy film, Kickin’ It Old Skool, in 2007.
- In 2008, she made a cameo appearance in the popular satirical action comedy film, Tropic Thunder, starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and others.
- She has been a fan of WWE and has guest-hosted WWE Raw on October 12, 2009.
- Alongside the likes of Henry Winkler, Christopher Lloyd, Beth Behrs, Christopher McDonald, Kathie Lee Gifford, Cassidy Gifford, and Gheorghe Muresan, she co-starred as Katelyn in the 2011 black comedy film, Adventures of Serial Buddies.
- She had teamed up with Kelly Kelly to defeat the team of Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix at Wrestlemania XXVIII on April 1, 2012.
- She had been a contestant at the 14th season of Dancing With the Stars teamed with Derek Hough. She finished 4th.
- She has founded AfterBuzzTV with partner Keven. It is an online entertainment broadcast network.
- In 2004, she has appeared in FHM magazine, People magazine.
- Menounos had won MadTV’s “Smokin’ Hot TV Personality” Award for 2010.
- In June 2017, she underwent surgery for a benign intracranial tumor called meningioma.
- In December 2020, Maria revealed via her podcast Conversations with Maria Menounos that both her mom and dad were in the hospital due to coronavirus.
- In January 2023, Maria was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. In February 2023 and May 2023, she underwent surgeries to remove the 3.9 cm. tumor.
- She is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Greece. She received citizenship of Greece in May 2023.