Maria Menounos (born June 8, 1978) is an American actress and television host. She was born in Bedford, Massachusetts. Her parents are Greek and she speaks Greek fluently.

She occasionally wrestles in Wrestling/{{WWE}} and competed at {{Wrestlemania}} 28, teaming with Wrestling/KellyKelly to defeat Wrestling/BethPhoenix and Wrestling/EveTorres.

She competed in Season 14 of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' with Derek Hough as her partner. Her team was the 9th to be eliminated, earning them 4th place.

!!This actress demonstrates the following tropes:
* AscendedFangirl: She was a fan of wrestling and was happy to collaborate with Wrestling/{{WWE}}.
* ActionGirl: Has decent skill in the ring.
* AnnoyingLaugh: She's a hot girl with a bad [[ laugh]].
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/BethPhoenix. Every one of Maria's WWE appearances has Beth harassing her, then them having a match.
* {{Determinator}}[=/=]MadeOfIron: She entered her Wrestlemania 28 match with ''broken ribs'', and was willing to take blows on them.
* HospitalHottie: Sexy Nurse from ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie.
* ShesGotLegs

* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': Reporter
* ''Series/WithoutATrace'': Chris Sanders
* ''Series/OneOnOne'': Glinda
* ''Series/OneTreeHill'': Emily "Jules" Chambers
* ''Film/FantasticFour'': Sexy Nurse
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Tamara
* ''Series/{{Entourage}}'': Herself
* ''Film/KickinItOldSchool'': Jennifer
* ''Film/TropicThunder'': Herself
* ''Series/KnightRider 2008 Remake'': DEA Agent Jessie Renning
* ''Extra'': Herself
* ''In the Land of Merry Misfits'': Risandra
* ''Funny Or Die Presents'': Talk Show Host