Marissa Ann Mazzola-McMahon is an American film producer of Italian descent. She is married to Shane McMahon, co-chairperson and principal executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A New York native, she was raised in Connecticut and completed her education in Boston. She began her professional career as a public relations officer and for an extended period, served as the director of public relations for WWE. She and her husband Shane McMahon grew up together and in September 1996, they were married. The couple has since become parents to three boys. Mazzola-McMahon co-hosted ‘WWF Livewire’ and later, in 2005, set up her own film production company, Kamala Films. She has since produced movies such as ‘Anamorph’ and ‘What Maisie Knew’.
After graduating from the university, Marissa Mazzola-McMahon worked in public relations for Dan Klores. From 1999 to 2000, she co-hosted WWF LiveWire with Michael Coulthard (stage name Michael Cole). Aired on USA Network and later TNN, the show allowed the viewers to phone-in and join the conversation with their favourite professional wrestling personalities.
Over the next few years, Mazzola-McMahon appeared sporadically on various WWE programs. She was featured on both RAW and Smackdown shows. She was also the director of public relations for WWE for a considerable period of time. She even guest-starred as a bird merchant in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s ‘The Scorpion King’ (2002), a film produced by WWF Entertainment. However, unlike the rest of her family, she has never appeared inside the WWF ring.
In 2005, Mazzola-McMahon established Kamala Films. Its first release, a short film named ‘Quitters’, premiered on June 5, 2005. Starring Sergio Cacciotti, Jonathan Hemingway, and Michelle Marlowe, the movie depicts two friends combating their nicotine addictions in a bet against each other. Her first feature film as a producer was the 2007 crime thriller ‘Anamorph’. The film starred Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, and Peter Stormare, and was based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manoeuvres the laws of perspective to create two contrasting images on a single canvas.
In 2012, she served as the executive producer for the critically acclaimed romance-drama ‘What Maisie Knew’. Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, the film had a stellar cast which included Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, and Steve Coogan.
Mazzola-McMahon is producing the upcoming biographical war-drama ‘A Private War’ and romance drama ‘An Affair’.
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Marissa Mazzola-McMahon was born on July 4, 1973, in New York City, New York. Her father is Anthony. Soon after her birth, the family relocated to Greenwich, Connecticut. She studied at the private all-girls school Greenwich Academy and later enrolled at Boston University.
Marissa and Shane McMahon have known each other since childhood and dated since early adulthood. They wed on September 14, 1996. On February 13, 2004, she gave birth to their oldest son, Declan James McMahon. Their second son, Kenyon Jesse McMahon, was born on March 26, 2006. They had their youngest son Rogan McMahon on January 20, 2010.
In 2016, Mazzola-McMahon was in attendance at WrestleMania 32, where her husband wrestled The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match.
Shane McMahon has a motorcycle named ‘Sweet Marissa’ after his wife!