Session: Celebrity Sponsorships
Time: Saturday, October 24 at 1:30PM

About Mario

Actor, Television Host and Best-Selling Author

Mario Lopez continues as host of “Extra,” the Emmy® Award–winning entertainment news program, for the show’s 21st season which begins September 8, 2014. This will be Lopez’s seventh consecutive season as the show’s host, after co-hosting “Extra’s” weekend edition since January 2007.

A man of many trades, Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always keep active. Concurrently with his role as host of “Extra”,” Lopez is the host of the nationwide Clear Channel radio show “On with Mario Lopez.” Not only does Lopez have a proclivity for the entertainment industry, he is also an avid sports fan and has taken his love for sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as a recurring commentator on “HBO Boxing.”

Lopez recently completed his first autobiography, “Just Between Us,” which will be available in stores September 30, 2014. In his memoir, Lopez shares his successes and disappointments, never-before-told stories and family values. 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,” which features 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 also released “Mario & Baby Gia,” a children’s book he wrote for his daughter, Gia. The book 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 thereafter, in summer 2009, Lopez successfully completed his first run on Broadway, starring in the long-running hit musical “A Chorus Line.”

Lopez 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 President Bill Clinton, in the organization’s BE GREAT campaign. In this role, Lopez 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.

Most recently, Lopez has gotten up close and personal with some of today’s hottest celebrities and most influential Latino superstars on NUVOtv’s exclusive interview series, “Mario One-on-One.” Special guests include Eva Longoria, Mark Sanchez, George Lopez, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Anjelah Johnson and Kat Von D among others.

Even with all his other ventures, Lopez is still in love with acting. His credits include a guest-starring role as Dr. Mike Hamoui on the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. Television/FX series “Nip/Tuck.” Lopez’s run on the series generated an instant and well-deserved cult following. He also starred in the highly rated ABC Family movie “Holiday in Handcuffs,” and starred opposite Mark Consuelos in the made-for-TV movie “Husband for Hire,” the most-watched movie ever on the Oxygen Network.

Lopez currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Courtney, and their daughter, Gia, and son, Dominic.