How you know her: Because Chickipedia exists, we know she is a “correspondent for both The Today Show and Access Hollywood, Maria is also cobbling together something of an acting career. She has appeared on the TV shows Without a Trace (Poppy Montgomery, Roselyn Sanchez), One Tree Hill (Sophia Bush, Hilary Burton, Chad Michael Murray) and Scrubs, the movies Fantastic Four (Jessica Alba) and Kickin It Old School (Vivica A. Fox).
She was also in the Jessica Simpson video â€œPublic Affair,â€ along with fellow sizzlers Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate and Christina Millian (Mariaâ€™s the one beating the crap out of Jessica Simpsonâ€¦ and providing catharsis for much of America). Maria also files an occasional report for the NBC Nightly News, proving she can handle the hard news in addition to the entertainment beat.”