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Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

I'm honored to spend time with veterans and the people who help them achieve their goals. Wounded Warrior Project continues to serve them in so many ways. I couldn't be more excited to serve as host of the Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner.

Host of 2019 annual awards and dinner

Extra's Mario Lopez will host the 2019 Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner. Learn more about how you can take part in the event.


Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:00pm - 6:45pm - General Cocktail Reception & Auction
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Dinner & Program


Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway, New York, New York


About Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always keep active. He is the two-time Emmy-winning host of "Extra," a nationally syndicated, daily entertainment show. This will be Lopez's tenth consecutive season as the show's host.  Concurrently, he is the host of the nationwide iHeartMedia radio shows, "On with Mario Lopez" and "iHeartRadio Countdown with Mario Lopez." Lopez has also launched a YouTube channel called "The Lopez Family" created alongside Awestruck, the channel features his wife Courtney, their two children and their two dogs. He not only has a proclivity for the entertainment industry, Lopez is also an avid sports fan. He has taken his love of 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.

In September 2014, Mario released his first autobiography, "Just Between Us." In his memoir, he shares his successes and disappointments, never before-told stories and family values. Mario became a New York Times best-selling author with 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 beneficial to the entire family. Additionally, Mario penned "Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness," a best-selling fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive workout regime. Additionally, he co-authored "Mud Tacos," a vibrant children's book with his sister Marissa; and "Mario & Baby Gia," a children's book he wrote for his daughter Gia. "Mario & Baby Gia" 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 after, in the summer of 2009, he successfully completed his first run on Broadway, starring in the long-running hit musical "A Chorus Line" as the beloved character Zach.

Mario 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 former President Bill Clinton in the organization's BE GREAT campaign. Via the campaign, he 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 BGCA play in the positive development of children.

Even with all his other ventures, Lopez is still in love with acting. He has recently appeared on the NBC hit drama “This is Us” and the CW series “Jane the Virgin. ”Lopez has also appeared on “Brooklyn 99,”The Roockie,” and a recurring voice on “Elena of Avalor” with his daughter Gia. He played ‘Dr. Mike Hamoui’ on eight episodes of F/X network's popular show "Nip/Tuck," Lopez's run on the series bringing an instant and well-deserved cult following. Lopez previously starred in the highest-rated program in ABC Family history, "Holiday in Handcuffs" and also starred opposite Mark Consuelos in the made-for-TV movie, "Husband for Hire," the most-watched program ever on the Oxygen Network.

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

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