On with Mario Lopez
A man of many trades, Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always keep active. After 10+ years as Emmy winning host of the syndicated show EXTRA!, Mario signed on as the new host of NBC’s Access Hollywood, Access Daily, and All Access in 2019. Concurrently, Lopez continues to host his nationally syndicated radio show ON with Mario Lopez and the iHeartRadio Countdown with Mario Lopez. In addition to his proclivity for the entertainment industry, Mario is also an avid sports fan. He has taken his love for sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as an occasional commentator on HBO Boxing and as host of his 3 Knockdown Rule boxing podcast.
In September 2014, Lopez released his first memoir, Just Between Us, in which he shares his successes, disappointments, never before-told stories, family values, and more.Previously, Lopez became a New York Times bestselling author for his healthy eating guide Extra Lean. In May 2011, he released the follow up to Extra Lean entitled Extra Lean Family. This new book featured recipes and tips that are beneficial to the entire family. Additionally, Lopez penned Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness a bestselling fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive workout regime, and Mud Tacos, a vibrant children’s’ book he co-authored with his sister Marissa. As a follow up to Mud Tacos, Lopez released Mario & Baby Gia, a children’s book he wrote for his daughter, Gia.
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 summer 2009, Lopez successfully completed his first run on Broadway starring in the long running hit musical A Chorus Line as the audience loved character ‘Zach’ where he also met his wife Courtney.
Mario was named 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 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 Boys & Girls Clubs play in the positive development of children.
Even with all his other ventures, Mario is still in love with acting and producing. Currently, Lopez is executive producing and starring in his new hit Netflix show The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, NBC’s upcoming Saved By The Bell reboot, and more. In addition, Lopez continues to make cameos in shows like The Rookie, Brooklyn Nine Nine, This Is Us, and more!
Mario continues to resides in Los Angeles with his wife Courtney, three kids Gia, Dominic, and Santino, and two French Bulldogs Julio and Oscar.