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  1. A man of many trades, Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always stay active. He is the host of the popular daily nationally syndicated show EXTRA. Concurrently, Lopez continues his hosting duties on MTV highly rated program, America's Best Dance Crew. Mario is no stranger to rigorous dance routines, in the third season of ABC's hit Dancing with the Stars; he danced his way to the finals. Not only does Mario have a penchant for the entertainment industry, he is also an avid sports fan.......  Read Full Bio »

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  1. A man of many trades, Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always stay active. He is the host of the popular daily nationally syndicated show EXTRA. Concurrently, Lopez continues his hosting duties on MTV highly rated program, America's Best Dance Crew. Mario is no stranger to rigorous dance routines, in the third season of ABC's hit Dancing with the Stars; he danced his way to the finals. Not only does Mario have a penchant for the entertainment industry, he is also an avid sports fan. Lopez has taken his love for sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as a recurring commentator on HBO Boxing.

    In summer 2009, Mario successfully completed his first run on Broadway. He starred in the long running hit musical A CHORUS LINE as the much loved character 'Zach.' Mario has taken on another Hollywood venture, but this time he will be behind the camera. Mario is also an accomplished author. Thus far he has penned three books including: Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness is a bestselling fitness book that offers readers a look into Lopez's workout regime, Mud Tacos a children's' book he co-authored with his sister Marissa, and most recently Extra Lean a guide to healthy and balanced eating. Extra Lean was recently named a New York Times Best Seller.

    Mario is the Alumni Ambassador of Fitness by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), while joining the ranks of some 25 other prominent alumni, including Denzel Washington and President Clinton, in the organization's BE GREAT campaign. Mario will help bring to light the major issues affecting today's young people, including the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the key role community-based organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs play in the positive development of children.

    Even with all his other ventures, Mario is still in love with acting. Lopez reincarnated his guest starring role as Dr. Mike Hamoui on the final season of F/X network's popular show Nip/Tuck. Lopez's run on the series garnished an instant and well deserved cult following. He previously starred in the highest rated program in ABC Family history, Holiday in Handcuffs. He also starred opposite Mark Consuelos in the made for TV movie Husband for Hire, which was the most watched program ever on the Oxygen Network.

    Mario currently resides in Los Angeles with his longtime girlfriend Courtney Mazza and their newborn daughter, Gia. The couple will soon be seen on their new docu-series titled Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby premiering November 1st on VH1.

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