Maria Menounos is a television host, actress, and former professional wrestler. She is best known for her work as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, as well as for hosting various red carpet events and beauty pageants. Menounos was born in Massachusetts and began her career as a news anchor in her home state before moving on to national television. In addition to her work in television, Menounos is also a successful author, having written several books on topics such as health and wellness, relationships, and career advice.
Maria Menounos’s career spans various domains, showcasing her versatile abilities in the entertainment industry. As an actress, she has been part of films like “Fantastic Four” (2005) where she played the role of a nurse and “Tropic Thunder” (2008) where she portrayed herself. On television, Maria got recognition for her engaging reporting style and hosting skills, notably on programs such as “Channel One News,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” and “E! News.” She also made her mark as a professional wrestler, stepping into the ring for WWE.
Throughout her career, Maria has collaborated with a bevy of celebrities and influential figures. As a reporter, she interviewed numerous individuals from the film, music, and television industry, including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Johnny Depp. In her acting career, she worked alongside notable artists like Ben Stiller and Jack Black in “Tropic Thunder”. She stepped into the WWE ring with figures like Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix. Maria also co-hosted “Extra” with Mario Lopez and “E! News” with Jason Kennedy, forming notable professional partnerships.
Maria Menounos has been recognized multiple times for her contribution to the entertainment industry. She received the “Madison’s Who’s Who of Young Professionals on the Rise” award and was also featured in “Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment.” In the wrestling world, she was a part of the WWE Hall of Fame’s celebrity wing, acknowledging her impact within the wrestling community. Her contributions to television journalism were recognized when she won the “Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program” while hosting “Extra” with Mario Lopez.