Is Mo Rocca Married Now? Personal Life & Facts of The Humorist

Published Date: 07 Jun, 2020 Updated date: 07 Jun, 2020 By Celebs Podium

It was at the age of 42, when Mo Rocca openly revealed his sexual orientation on media. The multi-talented personality later revealed his relationship status in 2018.

Mo Rocca is an award-winning American media personality, who is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. He is the host of the CBS Saturday morning show, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.

Mo Rocca Family & Early Life

Maurice Alberto Rocca was born on 28 January 1969 in Washington, D.C., United States. He is the son of Marcel Xavier Rocca and Maria-Luisa Villar Borda. His father was in the military, who later operated a language school in Washington, D.C. Similarly, his mother is a former employee at the Organization of American States. His father Marcel was the third-generation Italian and his mother is was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and later moved to the United States in 1956.

He has two brothers; Francis Xavier, who lives in Rome, Italy, and Lawrence Edward Rocca, a New York resident.

Rocca pursued his early education at Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit boys’ school in North Bethesda, Maryland. He then went to Harvard University, where he earned his BA in literature at the age of 22.

His Multiple Professional Ventures

Earlier, Mo performed acting on stage in the Southeast Asia tour of the musical Grease (1993) and Paper Mill Playhouse’s South Pacific (1994). He was a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS children’s series Wishbone. On Broadway, he played the role of Vice Principal Douglas Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Furthermore, he appeared in the 2005 film Bewitched the 2007 science-fiction family comedy I’ll Believe You.

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From 1998 to 2003, he worked as a regular correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Moreover, he was a correspondent for The Tonight Show on the NBC TV network from 2004 to 2008. He joined CBS Sunday Morning as a contributor in 2006 and later became a correspondent in 2011.

Rocca hosted My Grandmother’s Ravioli on the Cooking Channel and was a regular judge on Iron Chef America on the Food Network. In 2014, he began hosting the weekly program The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation which has aired as part of the CBS Dream Team.

Rocca published his first satirical book All the Presidents’ Pets in 2004. His other books include Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters (2012) and Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving (2019).

Came Out As Gay In 2011

The 51-year-old remained silent about his sexuality until the age of 42.

Mo Rocca came out as gay in a podcast interview for The Six Pack in 2011. He often reveals his early experience as gay on numerous occasions. Furthermore, he participated in Pope Francis’ Mass in Madison Square Garden in New York City in September 2015. There, he delivered the first, or Lector, Bible reading at the New York City Mass in Spanish.

Is He Married Or Has Partner?

Rocca does not speak much regarding his personal life. During an interview with Page Six in February 2018, he revealed that he has a boyfriend.

“I have a boyfriend. But I live by myself in the Village. Listen, everything’s happened to me. I went on a date and I even fell asleep at the restaurant table. Hey . . . things happen . . .”

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However, the unmarried man did not reveal the details of his boyfriend.

Some Interesting Facts About Mo Rocca

  • In 2011, Mo won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special for his work as a writer for the 64th Annual Tony Awards.
  • While at the university, he served as president of Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard’s theatrical student society.
  • In 2012, he became a regular panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
  • His father Marcel died from complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 75 on 28 October 2004 in Bethesda, Maryland.
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