Mario (Singer) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography

Mario (Singer) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography
Mario Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth August 27, 1986
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Mario is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, model, and director from Baltimore, Maryland. His discography consists of albums and tracks like MarioTurning PointDancing Shadows, GoD.N.A.Let Me Love YouJust a Friend 2002, Braid My HairC’MonHow Could YouHere I Go Again, Boom (ft. Juvenile), How Do I Breathe, Break Up (ft. Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett), Music for Love, Crying Out for MeThinkin’ About You, Forever (ft. Rick Ross), Fatal Distraction, Somebody Else (ft. Nicki Minaj), Pain is the New Pleasure, Drowning, Let Me Help YouDancing Shadows, Get Back (with Chris Brown). In addition to that, Mario has also been cast in shows and movies such as Step Up, Freedom Writers, EmpireDancing with the StarsLove That Girl!All of UsOne on One, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Born Name

Mario Dewar Barrett

Nick Name

Boy Wonder

Mario as seen while being interviewed at a charity event in San Diego in September 2008
Mario as seen while being interviewed at a charity event in San Diego in September 2008 (Jamie Lantzy / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Residence

He divides his time between –

  • Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
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Nationality

American

 

Education

Mario studied at Milford Mill Academy (MMA), a 4-year public high school located in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Model, Director

Family

  • Father – Derryl Barrett Sr.
  • Mother – Shawntia Hardaway (Singer in a gospel group called Reformation)
  • Siblings – Derryl “D.J.” Barrett Jr. (Half-Brother) (Professional Drummer)
  • Others – William Atlas Hardaway (Maternal Grandfather), Alternease Leak (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Mario has been represented by Mario’s Do Right Foundation, Inc., Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Genre

R&B

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

The Orchard, EMPIRE, New Citizen, RCA Records, 3rd Street, J Records

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $14 Million.

Build

Athletic

Mario in July 2022
Mario in July 2022 (Mario / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mario has dated –

  1. Jillian Barberie (2004) – He had a fling with Canadian television host, sportscaster, radio personality, and actor Jillian Barberie in the year 2004.
  2. Kris Stephens (2021-Present) – In 2021, he started dating singer and songwriterKris Stephens.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Mario is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Toned physique

Brand Endorsements

He endorsed PETA in 2009 in the campaign against killing animals entitled “Ink, Not Mink”.

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Mario as seen in a shirtless selfie in June 2022
Mario as seen in a shirtless selfie in June 2022 (Mario / Instagram)

Mario Facts

  1. As Mario’s single mother struggled with drug addiction, he was raised by his grandmother.
  2. On July 23, 2002, he released his debut studio album Mario via J Records and it peaked at number #3 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #9 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Also, the album was certified ‘Gold’ by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
  3. His 2nd studio album named Turning Point was released on December 7, 2004, and it included songs like Let Me Love You, Girl I Need (ft. Baby Cham), 18 (ft. Cassidy), Like Me Real Hard, and Nikes Fresh Out the Box. The album peaked at number #2 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #13 on the US Billboard 200 chart as well as was certified ‘Platinum’ by the RIAA and ‘Gold’ by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
  4. Mario made his first theatrical film appearance as Miles Darby (Nora’s other best friend who is a talented DJ) in the 2006 romantic dance drama film Step Up. He co-starred in the film alongside Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Drew Sidora, Damaine Radcliff, and Rachel Griffiths.
  5. He co-starred as Andre Bryant in the 2007 drama film Freedom Writers.
  6. Some of Mario’s musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson, Usher, and Joseph Lewis Thomas.
  7. From 2018 to 2020, he brought to life the character of Devon in the musical drama television series Empire.

Featured Image by Jamie Lantzy / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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