Mario Lopez has an overwhelming desire to always keep active. The two-time Emmy-winning television host has joined Access Hollywood and signed an over-all development deal with NBC/Universal. He also hosts the nationwide iHeartMedia radio shows On With Mario Lopez and iHeartRadio Countdown With Mario Lopez. Lopez co-created the upcoming Netflix series The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia. The Latinx family comedy centers on a 15-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist, and her family. He not only has a proclivity for the entertainment industry but is also an avid sports fan, taking his love of sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as a host of the iHeartRadio podcast The 3 Knockdown Rule. In September 2014, Mario released his first autobiography, Just Between Us. In his memoir, he shares his successes and disappointments, never before-told stories, and family values. Mario became a New York Times best-selling author with his healthy eating guide, Extra Lean, and in May 2011 released its follow-up, Extra Lean Family, featuring recipes and tips beneficial to the entire family. Additionally, Mario penned Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness, a best-selling fitness book offering readers a look into his impressive workout regime. He co-authored Mud Tacos, a vibrant children’s book with his sister Marissa; and Mario & Baby Gia, a children’s book he wrote for his daughter Gia. Mario & Baby Gia is currently being developed into an animated series.
No stranger to rigorous routines, Lopez danced his way to the finals in the third season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Shortly after, in the summer of 2009, he successfully completed his first run on Broadway, starring in the long-running hit musical A Chorus Line as the beloved character Zach.
Mario was named the Alumni Ambassador of Fitness by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), joining the ranks of some 25 other prominent alumni, including Denzel Washington and former President Bill Clinton, in the organization’s BE GREAT campaign. Via the campaign, he helps 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 BGCA play in the positive development of children.
Even with all his other ventures, Lopez is still in love with acting. He recently appeared on the NBC hit drama This is Us and the CW series Jane the Virgin. Lopez has also appeared on Brooklyn 99 and The Rookie, and is a recurring voice on Elena of Avalor with his daughter Gia. He played Dr. Mike Hamoui on eight episodes of F/X network’s popular show Nip/Tuck, earning him an instant and well-deserved cult following. Lopez previously starred in the highest-rated program in ABC Family history, Holiday in Handcuffs, and also starred opposite Mark Consuelos in the made-for-TV movie Husband for Hire, the most-watched program ever on the Oxygen Network.
Mario currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Courtney and their daughter Gia, son Dominic, and new baby boy, Santino Rafael Lopez.