Courtney Mazza: The Actress, Producer, and Co-Host Behind Mario Lopez

Courtney Mazza is a talented and versatile personality who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She is an actress, producer, correspondent, and co-host who has worked on various projects, from Broadway shows to reality TV series. She is also the wife of Mario Lopez, the television host and actor best known for his role as A.C. Slater in ‘Saved by the Bell’. She is also a devoted mother of three children and a passionate advocate for various causes. In this article, we will explore Courtney Mazza’s biography, covering her background, career, and love life.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameCourtney Laine Mazza
Date of birthOctober 13, 1982
Age41 years old
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Marital statusMarried
SpouseMario Lopez
Wedding dateDecember 1, 2012
Wedding locationPunta Mita, Mexico
ChildrenA daughter named Gia Francesca Lopez (born on Sept. 11, 2012), two son named Dominic Luciano Lopez (born on Sept. 9, 2013), Santino Rafael Lopez (born on July 7, 2019)
MotherLainie Mazza
SiblingsGina Mazza Kramer and Damian Mazza
HeightAbout 5 feet 4 inches or 1.62 m
WeightAbout 59 kg or 130 pound
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorBrown
TattoosNone visible
PiercingOn ears
Zodiac signLibra
EducationPittsburgh Creative & Performing Arts School; University of Arts in Philadelphia
ProfessionActress, dancer, producer, radio show host
Debut filmPittsburgh (2006)
Debut TV showMario Lopez: Saved by the Baby (2010)
Other notable worksLove & Salsa (2014), The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia (2020), Extra (2013-2016), I Love Us (2021)
Broadway showsA Chorus Line, Cry Baby, The Little Mermaid
Radio showON With Mario Lopez
Net worth$1.5 million (estimated)
Mario Lopez and Wife Courtney Mazza

Fun facts about Courtney Mazza’s birthday

  • She shares her birthday with October 13 with famous people like Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom, Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian and actor known for his characters like Borat and Ali G, and Paul Simon, the singer-songwriter and half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel.
  • She was born in the year 1982, which was the same year that Michael Jackson released his best-selling album, Thriller, the Falklands War broke out between Argentina and the United Kingdom, and the first CD player was sold in Japan.
  • She is a Libra, which is the seventh sign of the zodiac and is represented by the scales. Libras are said to be balanced, diplomatic, charming, and peaceful. They are also compatible with other air signs like Gemini and Aquarius.
  • She celebrates her birthday on the same day as the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which is a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. 
  • Her birth flower is the marigold, which is the primary October birth flower. The marigold is a vibrant and cheerful flower that comes in shades of orange, yellow, red, and gold. It symbolizes passion, creativity, joy, and remembrance. It is also associated with the Day of the Dead in Mexico and Latin America, where it is used to decorate altars and graves. 
  • Her birthstone is the opal, which is one of the two October birthstones. The opal is a unique and beautiful gemstone that displays a rainbow of colors when light hits it. It is also known as the “eye stone” because of its ability to enhance vision and creativity. The opal is believed to have originated in India, where it was called upala, meaning “precious stone”. It was also considered sacred and magical by the Aztecs, who used it for healing and prophesy.

Early Life and Education

Courtney Mazza was born on October 13, 1982, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is of Italian descent and grew up in a Catholic family. From a young age, she was passionate about musicals. She started her modeling career when she was 3 years old and appeared in her first musical when she was 6 years old. Her acting talent was honed at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where she starred in three musicals and won two Gene Kelly Awards for Best Actress. She got her Equity card at 18 and attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She was one of the chosen few to join Audrey Blue, a quartet of girls, and their song “Stay” was set to launch on September 11, 2011. However, the World Trade Center attacks prevented its release. She got a chance to perform a Broadway Revue at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City, Las Vegas after finishing her university studies. She moved to New York City after working there for three months.

Career as an Actress

Courtney Mazza has been active in the entertainment industry since 2006. She started her career as a stage performer, appearing in several Broadway shows such as A Chorus Line, Cry Baby, and The Little Mermaid. She also had a guest role in her debut film Pittsburgh.

In 2010, she starred alongside Mario Lopez in the VH1 reality television series Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby, which documented their life as they prepared for the birth of their first child, Gia. She also executive produced the TV special Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta, which aired on TLC in 2012 and showed the couple’s wedding preparations and ceremony.

She has made guest appearances on various television shows, such as Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show, Couples Therapy, Extra, The Meredith Vieira Show, Dinner at Tiffani’s, Celebrity Family Feud, FabLife, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk, and Home and family. She is currently the co-host of the show ON With Mario Lopez, which features celebrity interviews, entertainment news, and lifestyle segments.

Love Life and Marriage with Mario Lopez

Courtney Mazza met Mario Lopez in 2008 when they were both working on the Broadway revival of ‘A Chorus Line’. They started dating soon after and became engaged. They tied the knot on December 1, 2012, in a lavish ceremony at Punta Mita, Mexico. The wedding was attended by their family, friends, and celebrities, such as Eva Longoria, Khloe Kardashian, and Ellen K. The wedding was also televised on TLC as part of ‘Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta’.

Courtney Mazza and Mario Lopez have three children together: Gia Francesca Lopez (born on September 11, 2010), Dominic Lopez (born on September 9, 2013), and Santino Rafael Lopez (born on July 7, 2019). The couple often shares their family moments on social media and supports each other’s endeavors.

For more than 10 years, Courtney and Mario have been generous supporters of various causes. They asked their wedding guests to give to charity instead of buying them gifts. They have also joined many charitable activities and campaigns, such as Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Broadway Barks, Feeding America, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Eva Longoria Foundation.

Mario Lopez-Courtney Mazza’s Husband

Mario Lopez was born on October 10, 1973, in San Diego, California, to Elvira and Mario Lopez Sr., who were both immigrants from Mexico. He started learning dance at the age of three and was discovered by a talent agent at the age of ten. He made his TV debut in the comedy series a.k.a. Pablo in 1984 and then joined the kids’ show Kids Incorporated as a drummer and dancer for three seasons.

In 1989, he landed his breakthrough role as A.C. Slater, a high school athlete and jock, in the popular sitcom Saved by the Bell, which ran for four seasons and spawned two spin-offs: Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Lopez reprised his role as Slater in both spin-offs and also in the 2020 sequel series that followed the lives of the original characters as adults.

Lopez also pursued other acting opportunities in films and television, such as Colors, Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story, Pacific Blue, The Bold and the Beautiful, Nip/Tuck, and Holiday in Handcuffs. He also appeared on Broadway in A Chorus Line.

Besides acting, Lopez is also a successful television host and personality. He has hosted several shows, such as Extra, Access Hollywood, America’s Best Dance Crew, The X Factor USA, and Candy Crush. He has also competed in the third season of Dancing with the Stars, where he finished as the runner-up with his partner Karina Smirnoff. Lopez is also an author of several books, including a fitness book and a children’s book. 

What are the names of the TV shows that Courtney Mazza & Mario Lopez have worked together on?

The couple have worked together on various TV projects, both in the entertainment and reality genres. They co-hosted a dance show, such as Love & Salsa in 2014, acted in a comedy series, such as The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, and documented their family life in two reality shows, Mario Lopez: Saved By The Baby and Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta.

Net Worth

Courtney’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million as of 2023. Her main sources of income are her acting and producing career, as well as her modeling and teaching endeavors.

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