Courtney Laine Mazza is a classically-trained musical theatre actress. The American lady has performed in several Broadway shows and has also been a guest soloist for some renowned operas. Additionally, Mazza is also better known as the wife of popular actor and TV host extraordinaire, Mario Lopez. The couple’s love story commenced in 2008 when they both featured in the Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. Want to know more about Mazza and her beau? Then, you are in the right place.
Courtney Laine Mazza Bio
Courtney Laine Mazza was born on the 13th of October 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The media personality has not revealed specific details about her family background. It is however known that she was raised in an Italian Catholic family. Mazza grew up in Pittsburgh and fell in love with all aspects of performing; singing, dancing, and acting, when she was just a child. She, therefore, joined a local arts theatre known as Pittsburgh CLO (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera) when she was just six. She took part in several productions staged by the organisation and would go on to spend more than two decades as a member of the group.
Whilst honing her acting skills with the Pittsburgh CLO, Courtney Laine Mazza also attended the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. She took part in several musicals staged by her school and even landed the lead role in three of them. Her exceptional performances earned her several awards including the Gene Kelly Award for best actress. Mazza graduated high school in 1999 and subsequently attended the University of Arts in Philadelphia. She continued her impressive theatrical exploits there and obtained her degree in 2003. Since leaving college, Courtney Laine Mazza has built an accomplished career as a theatrical actress. She has featured in several Broadway plays including A Chorus Line, Cry Baby, and Disney’s smash hit, The Little Mermaid. She also took part in the Broadway national tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Away from Broadway, the Pittsburgh native has also hosted some TV and radio shows. They include My Man Can!, Love and Salsa and On with Mario Lopez.
Courtney Laine Mazza’s Family (Husband and Kids)
Mazza is married to accomplished actor and popular TV host, Mario Lopez. Lopez is of Mexican descent and was born on the 10th of October 1973 in San Diego, California. As a child, he was somewhat of a prodigy and excelled in dancing as well as karate and wrestling. He therefore naturally fell into showbiz and made his acting debut in 1984 on the ABC comedy series, a.k.a. Pablo. Since then, he has gone on to appear in several movies and TV series including the high school classic – Saved by the Bell.
Courtney Laine Mazza first met her husband during the 2008 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, which they both took part in. They got talking and eventually started dating that same year. The couple thereafter got engaged in 2011 while vacationing in the Mexican town of Ixtapa. They later tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony held in Punta Mita, Mexico, on the 1st day of December 2012. The couple now has two kids together. Their first, daughter – Gia Francesca, was born in September 2010 while their second, son- Dominic Luciano, was born in September 2013. In January 2019, Mazza and her husband disclosed that they will be welcoming another child to the family in July 2019.
Her husband has a net worth of $16 million and this stems from his career earnings over the years. Asides from acting, Mario Lopez is also an accomplished TV show host. He has hosted TV series such as Name Your Adventure, Extra, America’s Best Dance Crew, Top Pop Group, Pet Star as well as The Miss America Pageant; in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Mario Lopez also co-hosted the American version of X-Factor from 2012 until its cancellation in 2014.
Other Facts About Mario Lopez’s Wife
– She is a two-time recipient of the Gene Kelly Award for best actress in a musical. She received the award while in high school; in 1996 and 1999.
– Mazza appeared in the music video for Britney Spears’ 2003 single, Me Against the Music.
– She has served as a correspondent for the HBO show, Top Rank Boxing.
– While in college, Mazza was selected from a thousand other applicants to become a member of a proposed girl group known as Audrey Blue. The group’s career unfortunately never took off.
– She received a distinguished alumni award from Pittsburgh CLO in 2015.
– She has scored minor parts in several movies including the 2006 comedy, Pittsburgh.
– Mazza once performed a Broadway revue for three months at Atlantic City, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.