Mario Lopez continues as host of "Extra," the Emmy® Award–winning entertainment news program, for the show’s 23rd season. This will be Lopez’s ninth 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. Lopez is the host of the nationwide iHeartMedia radio shows "On with Mario Lope"z and "iHeartRadio Countdown with Mario Lopez." Lopez recently launched a YouTube channel called "The Lopez Family." Created alongside Awestruck, the channel features his wife Courtney, their two children, and two dogs. He can next be seen as the host of the new CBS live-action game show "Candy Crush," based on the popular mobile game, premiering July 9, 2017. Not only does Lopez have a proclivity for the entertainment industry, he is also an avid sports fan. He has taken his love for sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as a host of the iHeartRadio podcast, "The 3 Knockdown Rule," which is also featured on the FOX Sports Radio website.
Lopez recently completed his first autobiography, "Just Between Us," which is available in stores now. 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.
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, their daughter, Gia, and son, Dominic.