Who is Mario Lopez?
Mario Lopez is an American actor, an entertainment journalist who is well known for starring in ‘Saved by the Bell’, ‘Saved by the Bell: The College Years’, and hosting ‘Extra’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’, ‘The X Factor’.
Full Name: Mario Lopez
Age: 45 years old
Date of Birth: October 10, 1973
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, USA
Father’s name: Mario Lopez Sr.,
Mother’s name: Elvira Lopez
Profession: American actor, entertainment journalist
Net Worth: $20 million
Relationship status: Married
Height: 5 ft. 9 inches
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Dark brown
Official Website: N/A
Early Life, Wiki, and Career:
He was born on October 10, 1973, in San Diego, California, USA. His birth name is Mario Lopez Jr. Mario holds American citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown. Talking about his education history, he attended Chula Vista High School, graduating in 1991.
He started dancing at the age of 3 and took training in tap and jazz. Moreover, he trained in tumbling, karate, and wrestling at his local Boys and Girls Club during the age of 7.
Likewise, he wrestled in his high school wrestling team and became 2nd in the San Diego Section and 7th in the state of California in his senior year.
A talent agent discovered him at the age of 10 and landed roles in local ads, commercials and gradually began to act.
He debuted his acting career from ABC comedy series a.k.a. Pablo in 1984. After that, he made his appearances in films ‘Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style’ (1992), ‘Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas’ (1994), ‘Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story’ (1997), etc.
Moreover, he appeared in TV series ‘Kids Incorporated’ (1984- 1986), ‘Saved by the Bell’ (1989-1993) as A.C. Slater, ‘Saved by the Bell: The College Years’(1993-1994), ‘Pacific Blue’(1999), ‘Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby’ (2010-2011), and many more.
In addition, he hosted ‘Masters of the Maze’ (1995-1996), ‘The Other Half’ (2001-2003), ‘Pet Star’ (2002-2005), ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ (2008-2012), ‘Extra’ (2008-2019), etc.
Likewise, he has published three non-fiction books – Mario Lopez Knockout Fitness (2008), Extra Lean (2010), Extra Lean Family (2012) and children’s book Mario and Baby Gia (2011).
Family Life, Parents:
He was born to father Mario Lopez Sr., a National City municipality worker and mother Elvira Lopez, a telephone company clerk. He has a sibling, younger sister Marissa, who is now married to Kailee Wong.
Relationships, Girlfriend, Children:
Mario Lopez is a married person. He married his longtime girlfriend on December 1, 2012, in Punta Mita, Mexico.
The couple is blessed with three children together – daughter Gia Francesca Lopez (born September 11, 2010), son Dominic Lopez (born September 9, 2013), son Santino Rafael Lopez (born 8 July 2019).
His first girlfriend was American singer Fergie. Later, he married actress Ali Landry on April 24, 2004 at the Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
But just two weeks later their marriage was annulled and he admitted in a 2011 interview that the marriage ended when Landry found out he had cheated on her days before the wedding at his bachelor party.
After that, he dated Karina Smirnoff from 2006 to June 2008 and dated actress and producer Courtney Mazza in fall of 2008.
Mario Lopez: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
He said on July 31, 2019, that he thinks it’s “dangerous” for parents to allow 3-year-olds to make major life decisions about their gender and sexuality. This was followed by major support from conservatives and criticism from liberals and just hours later he apologized for the insensitivity and ignorance of his comments.
In addition, Lopez was accused of date rape in 1993 but prosecutors found no evidence to support the allegation and the case was dropped.
He has a height of 5 ft. 9 inches and has dark brown eyes and black hair. But, his weight, shoe size, dress size, etc. are not available.
Net Worth and Salary:
He has an estimated net worth of around $20 million and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career. Also, he earns around $6 million per year as a salary.
Social Media Accounts:
He has around 1.4 million followers on Instagram, about followers on Twitter, and around followers on Facebook.