American actor Mario Lopez Jr is famously known for his part in Saved by the Bell as A. C. Slater. But, he is much more than just an actor. He dons the hats of a TV presenter, author, and a singer. Presently, he hosts the entertainment news magazine, Extra.
Mario Lopez Bio: Age, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity
Named after his father, Mario Lopez Jr. was born on 10th October 1973 in San Diego, California. His dad worked for the district of National City, while his mother, Elvia Lopez, was a clerk for a telephone company. Raised in a Catholic family of Mexicans in the United States, Mario is an American by nationality, but his ethnicity is Mestizo-Mexican.
Mario Lopez Body Measurements
Regarding his measurements, the handsome star stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78 m).
Mario Lopez Education Details
As for his education, he attended Chula Vista High School and graduated in 1991. Before he became the famous host and actor, people knew Mario as a wrestler. He wrestled for his high school and went on to compete for state levels in the California State Tournament.
Mario Lopez Career Details
Meanwhile, he was also a part of the show biz industry from a young age. He was just 11 years old when he landed his first role as Roberto in Simon and Simon in 1984. He has since then acted in several movies and TV Shows.
Mario Lopez Married Life And Kids
The first time doesn’t always work out. Mario can vouch for the statement as he has been married twice. The first time around, he married his long time girlfriend, Ali Landry. After dating for six years, they had finally tied the knot. But, their marriage didn’t last even a month. It came to such an abrupt and unexpected end after Ali found out that Mario cheated on her just a few weeks before their wedding on 24th of April 2004. So, she annulled the vows on 12th of May 2004. Mario got back in the dating scene in around 2008. He found love in Broadway dancer, actress, and producer, Courtney Mazza. Just like in the past, he married Courtney after dating for six years on 1 December 2012. From their relationship, the couple became parents to a daughter named Gia Francesca (born in September 2010) and a son, Dominic (born in September 2013). After founding a family, Mario via a memoir of 2014, gushed why his first marriage didn’t work out in the first place. He disclosed that he wasn’t in love with his first wife.Unlike his first, Mario does seem like he is truly faithful to his current wife. On the 9th of July 2019, Mario and his wife welcomed a new addition to their growing family. The married duo’s third child was born as Santino Rafael Lopez .An exuberant Mario took to Instagram to break the joyous news. Exclaiming “It’s a BOY!!!” from the hospital, he revealed that their new born son was healthy and beautiful. Moreover, he also praised him wife Courtney for experiencing the ordeal “like a Champ!”
Mario Lopez Net Worth, Salary
The actor has been in the showbiz basically since his childhood. And he has not only made a reputation for himself but has also amassed a considerable amount of financial assets. Mario is believed to have a net worth of $20 million .Mario earned an essential part of his income by hosting many events like Miss U.S.A pageant in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Mario also fetched his first share of earnings from his own nationally syndicated radio show, ON With Mario Lopez since 2012 at Premiere Radio.
The annual salary of Mario is estimated to be $6 Million, as per the Celebrity Networth. The soaring figures of his yearly paychecks are from his hosting gig in 1994’s television magazine Extra and MTV’s American Best Dance Crew ABDC in 2008.
Mario Lopez House
Mario resides in the most luxurious villas across California. He used a whopping sum of $1,940,000 to buy 4,430 square feet house in Glendale in 2010. But the backyard of the Mexican-style $1.94million home collapsed in January 2013 due to torential rainstorms.The media maven has also been part of gay pride. He was one of the grand marshalls of the festivity that kicked off on 11 April 2015 in Miami.
Mario Lopez is an American actor who achieved immense popularity through his television shows. A man of many talents, Lopez was a child prodigy and started to learn dance at the tender age of three and acted in his first TV show at the age of ten. Not shy of venturing into new fields, Lopez revealed yet another facet of his personality and published a fitness book, two cookbooks and a children’s book. With his diverse body of work, Lopez has acquired a legion of loyal fans waiting eagerly for his next work.