Maria Menounos was born on June 8, 1978, in Medford, Massachusetts. She speaks Greek fluently and works as an entertainment correspondent, joining both NBC Universal's "Access Hollywood" and NBC News' "Today"
She has appeared in feature films, including "Fantastic Four," and in several high-profile US television shows, which includes a recurring role on "One Tree Hill" (W Β , and a guest-starring role on "Without A Trace". She has also participated in several TV shows, such as "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Tony Danza Show" and "Last Call with Carson Daly."
Menounos has been chosen to star opposite Jamie Kennedy in the film "Kicking it Old School," whose shootings are due to kick off in coming June.
Recently, she landed the leading role opposite Zach Braff in the television series "Scrubs," while she will also be the leading lady in the new episodes of "Entourage." Menounos' radiant beauty and charisma have drawn the attention of Pantene, who have selected her to feature on their ad campaign for a second time.
Rumor says that she felt uncomfortable because the audience acclaimed Sakis more than her. Well, she is greek, but here in Greece we didn't know her! Sakis Rouvas (co-host) is a big star here! I personally liked her at Eurovision! After all that event was not familiar to her! I think she did quite well!