Maria Menounos (born June 8, 1978 in Medford, Massachusetts) is an American actress and television host. Her parents are Greek and she speaks Greek fluently.
She competed in Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars with Derek Hough as her partner. Her team was the 9th to be eliminated, earning them 4th place.
She was in a relationship with the director and producer Keven Undergaro since 1998 and married him in 2017.
This actress demonstrates the following tropes:
- Ascended Fangirl: She was a fan of wrestling and was happy to collaborate with WWE.
- Action Girl: Has decent skill in the ring.
- Arch-Enemy: Beth Phoenix. Until Beth retired, every one of Maria's WWE appearances had Beth harassing her, then them having a match.
- Determinator: She entered her Wrestlemania 28 match with broken ribs, and was willing to take blows on them.
- Hospital Hottie: Sexy Nurse from Fantastic Four (2005) movie.
- Made of Iron: When she guest starred on Conan, she challenged Conan O'Brien to punch her in the stomach, and this was when she still had broken ribs. When he obliged, she didn't budge.
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Reporter
- Without a Trace: Chris Sanders
- One on One: Glinda
- One Tree Hill: Emily "Jules" Chambers
- Fantastic Four (2005): Sexy Nurse
- 007: From Russia with Love: Eva Adara
- Scrubs: Tamara
- Entourage: Herself
- Kickin' It Old School: Jennifer
- Tropic Thunder: Herself
- Knight Rider 2008 Remake: DEA Agent Jessie Renning
- Extra: Herself
- In the Land of Merry Misfits: Risandra
- Funny Or Die Presents: Talk Show Host
- Louie: Entertainment News Anchor
- Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: C.J. Sorkin
- The Boys (2019): As Herself