Mario Dewar Barrett, better known as Mario is an American Hip-Hop singer/song-writer, record producer, dancer, actor and a model as well. He is most knwon for his songs like “Just a Friend (2002)” and “Let Me Love You” (2004) which were the Billboard hits which also won him multiple awards. He is also known for his acting/ dancing in the movie Step Up as well as in Freedom Writers. With four successful albums released in his career; Mario (2002), Turning Point (2004), Go (2007), and D.N.A. (2009), he has been ranked in the 98th position in the top 100 “Artist of the Decade” list by Billboard. He has been nominated for, or has won many awards and has won the Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Song (2005) and also the Billboard Music Award for R&B Singles Airplay Track of the Year (2005).
He started his professional career in music with his first album “Mario” in the July of 2001, which was released In 2002. The song “Just a Friend,” won the no.1 spot in almost all music lists and had sold more than 700 thousand copies of his first album. Besides, he was also the show opener of the Scream Tour 3, which made his publicity even larger. Then he started to work on his other albums, and gained a large fan following in the market. He started to tour and performs in different cities, at first and later in countries around the world. With his Twitter already flooding with followers, he then decided to set a foot in acting, and first played in Step Up (2006). His second movie Freedom Writers was a bit serious type, but he portrayed an excellent display of character, without even taking acting classes. With some roles in a couple of TV shows too, he desired to run his own production house and become a director someday soon. With a huge fan following around the world, his biography is widely read by his fans on sites like IMDB or Wikipedia.
Mario is not a very tall person, although he has an average height of 5 feet and 11 inches tall. Raised as a Christian, he belongs to black ethnicity and is not sexually gay. With a last recorded body weight of 85 kg, he has got a pretty well shaped figure for a man, with his body already revealed in a number of shirtless pictures that can be found both in his Instagram as well as in the media. He is known for his short black hair, a good-looking face, decent personality and a smiling face.
Born on the 27th of August, 1986 he was raised in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. With problems between his parents, he was raised by his grandparents who understood his interest of becoming a singer, and bought him a karaoke machine. He was greatly inspired into music by his idol musicians that include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole and many others. With very little known about his past life and family, there is also not much to talk about his personal affairs and dating life. With no records of being married or divorced till now, he has had no wife till now, and just one girlfriend named Jillian Barberie, and no children so far. At the age of 29 years, he has a net worth value of $18 million dollars, which tells you the fame that he has received.