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Maria Menounos Biography

Birth Place:
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Entertainment reporter, actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Worked at a Dunkin Donuts before entering and winning the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA pageant in 1996
  • Interviewed President George W
  • Bush as a Channel One News reporter during her senior year at Emerson College
  • Became a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight in 2002
  • Included in People magazine's 2004 list of the 50 Most Beautiful People
  • Left ET in 2005 to join competing entertainment news show Access Hollywood as a special correspondent, and to work on NBC News' Today as a West Coast contributor
  • Moved by the AIDS epidemic in Africa, created Take Action Hollywood!, a nonprofit organization working to raise social awareness and improve human conditions through film
  • Speaks fluent Greek