Maria Menounos


First Name: Maria
Last Name: Menounos
Nationality: American
Name of Greek: Μαρία Μενούνου
Date of Birth: 08 June 1978
Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts USA
Height: 5'7 (172cm)
Eye Color: Brown - Dark
Hair Color: Brown - Dark
Star Sign: Gemini

Occupation: Actress, TV Personality

Note: Won the title of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA in 1996

Filmography:

  • 2011 Dr. Drew's Lifechangers
  • 2011 Funny or Die Presents
  • 2011 Serial Buddies
  • 2009 Knight Rider
  • 2007 In the Land of Merry Misfits
  • 2007 Kickin It Old Skool
  • 2006 Scrubs - Die Anfänger
  • 2005 Liebesgrüße aus Moskau
  • 2005 Fantastic Four
  • 2004-2005 One Tree Hill
  • 2004 One on One
  • 2003 Without a Trace - Spurlos verschwunden
  • 2002 Sabrina - total verhext

Biography:
Maria Menounos was born June 8, 1978 into a Greek-American family, Menounos was raised in Medford, MA. In high school, the teen developed a rabid interest in journalism, particularly on the broadcasting end of things. While enrolled at Emerson

College in Boston, she produced and provided voice talent for radio shows both on and off-campus. Her love of on-air reporting ran deep. By her senior year, she was tapped to join “Channel One News,” a news program geared toward school children, where, as an international correspondent, she covered an earthquake in El Salvador and even interviewed President George W. Bush. On top of reporting, the then 17-year-old found time to produce a 35 mm independent film, “In the Land of the Merry Misfits.” Unfortunately, the film negative was stolen and the film never completed, but her work on it helped her land future jobs, including the “Channel One” gig. The loyal reporter never forgot the film or the film's director. In 2005, the now financially sound Menounos personally funded the recovery and restoration of the film, expected to be completed in 2006.

At the same time she was using her brains, Menounos was touting her beauty as well, appearing in numerous pageants starting in 1995. A year later, she won the title of Miss Massachusetts Teen USA and competed in Miss Teen USA, where she failed to place. However, as fate would have it, when Menounos was asked by “Entertainment Tonight” reporter Bob Goen 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 would, of course, come true six years later when she joined "Entertainment Tonight" (1981- ).


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