Jill Wagner in Hollywood, California, in November 2012
|Born||Jill Suzanne Wagner
January 13, 1979
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Jill Suzanne Wagner (born January 13, 1979) is an American television actress, model, and game show personality. She has been a co-host for the ABC summer reality show Wipeout since 2008.
Wagner was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was raised primarily by her father, David Wagner, a U.S. Marine, and her grandmother. 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. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California. As a teenager Jill also graduated from the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Raleigh and went on to be named Miss Barbizon.
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.”
In the summer of 2008, Jill became a co-host for the ABC summer reality show Wipeout. 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. 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. As of July 2014, Wipeout is in its seventh season.
In 2013, she appeared on Rhett and Link's 3rd episode of their YouTube series The Mythical Show. 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.
- Punk'd (6 episodes, "#2.1", "#2.2", "#2.3", "#2.4", "#2.5" and "#2.6", 2003) .... Field Agent
- Monk (1 episode, "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month", 2004) .... Crystal Smith
- Dr. Vegas (2 episodes, "Dead Man, Live Bet" and "All In", 2004) .... Roxanne
- Quintuplets (1 episode, "Thanksgiving Day Charade", 2004) .... Cammie
- Junebug (2005) .... Millicent, friend at shower
- Shifted (2006) .... Rachel
- Blade: The Series (12 episodes, 2006) .... Krista Starr
- Turning Blade (2007) (V) .... Herself
- Stargate Atlantis (2 episodes, "Travelers" and "Be All My Sins Remember'd", 2007–2008) .... Larrin
- Bones (1 episode, "The Man in the Outhouse", 2008) .... Holly Markwell
- Splinter (2008) .... Polly Watt
- Wipeout (64 episodes, 2008–2011)(2013–present) .... Herself - Co-Host
- Attack of the Show! (1 episode, "#1.853", 2008) .... Herself
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode, "24 June 2009", 2009) .... Herself
- Dancing with the Stars (1 episode, "Round Ten: Final Results", 2009) .... Herself
- Entertainment Tonight (1 episode, "8 February 2010", 2010) .... Herself
- Inside the Vault (10 episodes, 2011) .... Herself
- Teen Wolf (Recurring cast, 2011, 2014) .... Kate Argent
- Road to Paloma (2013)
- Teen Wolf: Wolf Watch (2013) .... Herself
- Lopez, Robert (September 11, 2009). "'Wipeout' co-host Jill Wagner likes going full steam ahead". News and Record (Greensboro, NC). Retrieved September 17, 2009.
- "Jill Wagner". FHM. Retrieved 2009-06-28.[dead link]
- "Barbizon Modeling and Acting School Alumni". http://www.barbizonmodeling.com/alumni.
- "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2004. Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved January 23, 2007.
- "flickdirect.com". Interview with Jill Wagner, Blade the Series. Retrieved 2007.
- "ABC Wipeout". Retrieved 2008.
- Hibbard, James (2011-04-12). "'Wipeout' host leaving show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
- The Mythical Show Episode 3
- Jill Wagner Biography at tv.com
- Jill Wagner at the Internet Movie Database
- Playboy.com Interview
- Gateship-One Interview
- Interview at Talk Humor