Jill Wagner

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Jill Wagner
Jill Wagner 2012.jpg
Jill Wagner in Hollywood, California on November 10, 2012
Born Jill Suzanne Wagner
(1979-01-13) January 13, 1979 (age 37)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2003–present

Jill Suzanne Wagner (born January 13, 1979) is an American television actress, model, and game show personality. She was a co-host for the ABC reality show Wipeout from 2008 to 2014.

Early life[edit]

Wagner was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was raised primarily by her father, David Wagner, a U.S. Marine, and her grandmother.[1][2] She attended Ledford Senior High School in Wallburg, North Carolina and North Carolina State University at the same time as Rhett and Link. She graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in business management.[1] She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[3] As a teenager Jill also graduated from the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Raleigh and went on to be named Miss Barbizon.[4]


After completing college, Wagner moved to California to further her modeling career. In 2003, she was selected as a cast member on the MTV series Punk'd, participating in about a dozen sketches.[1]

She appeared in Stuff magazine following her appearances in Punk'd. Wagner was ranked #90 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004.[5] She posed in the American July 2006 issue of FHM magazine.

She was featured as the Ford Motor Company's Mercury brand spokesmodel in television ads from 2005 to 2011, and soon became known as "The Mercury Girl." In 2006, she co-starred in the Spike TV television show Blade: The Series as Krista Starr. Jill has also appeared in a variety of shows including Quintuplets and Bones. Her features include JuneBug in a minor role and leading in the horror film Splinter in 2008. She is a co-host of Inside the Vault on WGN America.

In January 2007, Wagner stated that she had been interviewed about the possibility of portraying Wonder Woman in the upcoming movie version, saying, “I met with the guys over at Silver pictures about some things and Wonder Woman was one of them.”[6]

In the summer of 2008, Jill became a co-host for the ABC summer reality show Wipeout.[7] In April 2011, Wagner (confirmed by ABC) announced that she would be leaving Wipeout to focus on her acting career, though she was really pregnant. She was on the show through the 2011 summer season and was succeeded by Vanessa Lachey.[8] In June 2011, Wagner appeared on the new show Teen Wolf, airing on MTV.

In late August 2012, Wipeout executive producer Matt Kunitz announced Wagner would return to the program for its sixth season. She returned for the seventh season, it finished on September 7, 2014. Then it was renewed for an eighth series, but then was quietly axed before the eighth series began.

In 2013, she appeared on Rhett and Link's 3rd episode of their YouTube series The Mythical Show.[9] This was in response to an episode of their talk show Good Mythical Morning, where they mentioned they had gone to college with a girl who had caught their interest, but never had the courage to talk to, who is revealed to be Jill Wagner.


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Punk'd Field Agent 6 episodes, "#2.1", "#2.2", "#2.3", "#2.4", "#2.5" and "#2.6"
2004 Monk Crystal Smith 1 episode, "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month"
2004 Dr. Vegas Roxanne 2 episodes, "Dead Man, Live Bet" and "All In"
2004 Quintuplets Cammie 1 episode, "Thanksgiving Day Charade"
2005 Junebug Millicent
2006 Shifted Rachel
2006 Blade: The Series Krista Starr 12 episodes
2007 Turning Blade Herself Direct-to-video
2007–08 Stargate Atlantis Larrin 2 episodes, "Travelers" and "Be All My Sins Remember'd"
2008 Bones Holly Markwell 1 episode, "The Man in the Outhouse"
2008 Splinter Polly Watt
Wipeout Herself Co-Host, 64 episodes
2008 Attack of the Show! Herself 1 episode, "#1.853"
2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself 1 episode, "24 June 2009"
2009 Dancing with the Stars Herself 1 episode, "Round Ten: Final Results"
2010 Entertainment Tonight Herself 1 episode, "8 February 2010"
2011 Inside the Vault Herself 10 episodes
2011–14 Teen Wolf Kate Argent Recurring cast
2013 Road to Paloma
2013 Teen Wolf: Wolf Watch Herself
2015 Autumn Dreams Annie


  1. ^ a b c Lopez, Robert (September 11, 2009). "'Wipeout' co-host Jill Wagner likes going full steam ahead". News and Record. Greensboro, NC. Retrieved September 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jill Wagner". FHM. Retrieved 2009-06-28. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Jill Wagner". ABC. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Barbizon Modeling and Acting School Alumni". barbizonmodeling.com. 
  5. ^ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2004. Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved January 23, 2007. 
  6. ^ "flickdirect.com". Interview with Jill Wagner, Blade the Series. Retrieved 2007.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "ABC Wipeout". Retrieved 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ Hibbard, James (2011-04-12). "'Wipeout' host leaving show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ The Mythical Show Episode 3

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