The Miz

Michael Gregory Mizanin, a.k.a. The Miz, is an American professional wrestler and actor born on October 8, 1980. Mizanin is best known for his appearance in “The Real World: Back to New York” in 2001. Mizanin has won the W.W.E. Championship twice. He’s also an eight-time Intercontinental Champion and a two-time U.S. Champion. In 2011, He headlined “WrestleMania XXVII” and was ranked number one on P.W.I.’s top 500 list that year. He’s a brilliant wrestler who has been making waves since his debut in 2001. So, join us to celebrate his special day today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Michael Gregory Mizanin


The Miz, Mike

Birth date:

October 8, 1980



Zodiac Sign:



6' 2"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$14 million

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Michael Gregory Mizanin is an American professional wrestler, actor, and T.V. personality who has gained recognition in different niches. He was born in Parma, Ohio, on October 8, 1980, and is a Libra. Mizanin’s parents divorced as he was growing up, and his mother remarried, giving him two half-siblings and a stepfather. He soon attended Normandy High School; after graduation, he attended Miami University and studied business at the Richard T. Farmer School of Business. However, it was not long before Mizanin dropped out to appear in the 10th season of MTV’s “The Real World.”

Mizanin appeared in several episodes of “The Real World” spinoff, “Real World/Road Rules Challenge.” He completed all challenges except Battle of the Sexes 2, emerging victorious in Battle of the Seasons and The Inferno 2. He displayed his alter ego, The Miz, on “The Real World.” In 2003, Mizanin joined Ultimate Pro Wrestling, making his in-ring debut the same year. By 2004, he appeared on Bravo’s “Battle of the Network Reality Stars” and finished in second place. That same year, he signed with the W.W.E., debuting on the main roster in 2006. Mizanin also contested in “Fear Factor’s” reality stars episode and won the contest with his former castmate and ex-girlfriend, Trishelle Cannatella. He then appeared in the Identity game show in 2007. In July 2010, Mizanin won ‘Raw’s Money in the Bank’s ladder match, earning a contract for a W.W.E. Championship. He later cashed in this contract in November 2011. In 2012, Mizanin returned to “The Challenge” as a ‘Battle of the Exes’ host.

As a successful actor, television personality, and professional wrestler, Mizanin’s personal life is public information. He married his long-time girlfriend, Maryse Ouellet, in 2014, with whom he has two girls and a reality show, “Miz & Mrs.”

Career timeline

The Debut Television Appearance

Mizanin appears in the reality television show “The Real World.”

The In-Ring Debut

Mizanin makes his in-ring debut in “Ultimate Pro Wrestling.”

The Appearance on Battle of the Stars

Mizanin appears on Bravo’s “Battle of the Network Reality Stars.”

The W.W.E. Main Roster Debut

Mizanin debuts on the “Smackdown” brand.

The “Miz & Mrs” Show

Mizanin and his wife, Maryse, star in “Miz & Mrs.”

The Second W.W.E. Championship

Mizanin wins his second W.W.E. Championship.

Why We Love The Miz

  1. He’s skilled

    Mizanin is a skilled wrestler who barely records losses. His wrestling style is unique, and it makes for entertaining matches.

  2. He’s handsome

    Mizanin is very handsome. His looks alone can win the W.W.E. Championship!

  3. He’s multi-talented

    As a professional wrestler, actor, and reality television star, Mizanin never falls short. His talents are enviable.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He danced with the stars

    Mizanin competed in the 30th season of “Dancing with the Stars”, emerging in ninth place.

  2. He stole Orton’s role

    Mizanin obtained a role in “The Marine” series that was initially awarded to Randy Orton.

  3. He got banned from Staples center

    Following his defeat by John Cena, Mizanin was banned from Staples Center and fired from “Raw”.

  4. He loves children

    Mizanin is always appearing in kids’ shows, and he loves children.

  5. He met his wife on a show

    Mizanin met Maryse on the set of “Diva Search 2006,” where he was the host, and she was a contestant.

The Miz FAQs

How much is Maryse worth?

The Miz’s career assets recently hit the $4 million mark.

Did The Miz win an Oscar?

He did! Mizanin surprised the world when he won the Oscar Award for Best Actor following his role in “The Marine 9: Pandemic-monium!” in 2021.

Who was The Miz’s tag team partner?

His tag team partner was John Morrison

The Miz’s birthday dates

2024October 8Tuesday
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2026October 8Thursday
2027October 8Friday
2028October 8Sunday

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