Maria Menounos

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Quotes (4)

  • Maria: A lot of people criticized me at a young age, because I wanted to do a lot of different things. And that’s just how I am. I’m happiest when I’m doing a million things. I don’t see my career going in any one direction. I see myself doing a potpourri of things.

  • Maria: I have never been happy doing just one thing.

  • Maria: (on her 'One Tree Hill' character) I'm really excited, because the character, Jules, is a really awesome character. I'm really excited to be playing her, and overall, I'm really excited to be getting back to my acting roots.

  • Maria: A lot of people didn’t realize that I acted before I did anything else. I was living in Boston, so there wasn’t very much I could do in the Hollywood arena. My parents were really against it. And that’s how I ended up getting into television and broadcasting, because my parents wouldn’t allow acting. So most of my acting experience came in college when I was living away from them. I acted in various independent films, and I got some commercial work and stuff like that.

Trivia (29)

  • Maria is ranked #91 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".

  • Maria Menounos and Sakis Ruvas were the hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Greece.

  • Maria was voted as the #8 fantasy girlfriend in a poll conducted by for the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2007. The website asked Voters to consider qualities including sex appeal and beauty, and intelligence, humour, charisma and ambition.

  • When Maria was a high school student she was late to school because she had to watch the morning news on CNN some days.

  • Maria was number five on the's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2006 list.

  • Maria will co-host the annual "Eurovision" song contest, in Athens, Greece from May 18th to the 20th. Greece has won last year's contest.

  • Maria's won Spike TV's Video Game Awards for Cyber Vixen of the Year as Eva in James Bond 007: From Russia With Love.

  • Maria's voice was featured in the 2005 Electronic Arts video game, From Russia with Love.

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