Jill Wagner

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Jill Wagner
Jill Wagner 2012.jpg
Jill Wagner in Hollywood, California, in November 2012
Born Jillian Suzanne Wagner
(1979-01-13) January 13, 1979 (age 35)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2003–present

Jillian Suzanne "Jill" Wagner (born January 13, 1979) is an American television actress, model, and game show personality.

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 graduated from North Carolina State University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in business management.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[3] She posed in the American July 2006 issue of FHM magazine.

She was featured as the Mercury vehicle spokesmodel in television ads from 2005 to 2011 and 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.”[4]

In the summer of 2008, Jill became a co-host for the ABC summer reality show Wipeout.[5] In April 2011, Wagner (confirmed by ABC) announced that she would be leaving Wipeout to focus on her acting career. She was on the show through the 2011 summer season and was succeeded by Vanessa Lachey.[6] 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 which she did.

In 2013, she appeared on the Mythical Show episode 3 on YouTube.[7]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2004. Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved January 23, 2007. 
  4. ^ "flickdirect.com". Interview with Jill Wagner, Blade the Series. Retrieved 2007. 
  5. ^ "ABC Wipeout". Retrieved 2008. 
  6. ^ Hibbard, James (2011-04-12). "'Wipeout' host leaving show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ The Mythical Show Episode 3

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