Lovers of the MTV music channel must have grown to be huge followers of the regular cast member of Punk’d, Jill Wagner who is also known for featuring as Kate Argent in the MTV series, Teen Wolf. She has also starred in quite a good number of movies and television series including Splinter, Braven, and Bones. Beyond her works as an actress, she also has worked as a co-host of the ABC competition series, Wipeout which has made her more famous. More so, Jill Wagner has modeled for top brands like Ford Motor Company and has also featured on wide-read journals like Stuff, Maxim and American FHM Magazine. Learn more interesting facts about the multi-talented actress including facts about her childhood and career achievements below.
Jill Wagner Biography
Jill Suzanne Wagner was born on 13th January in the year 1979 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, to his father, David Wagner, who is a retired US Marine. She possesses American nationality and belongs to the white ethnical background.
With reference to her education, the beautiful model went to Ledford Senior High School situated in Wallburg, North Carolina. She then furthered her education by enrolling into North Carolina State University where she graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. In order to actualize her dreams of becoming a model, she enlisted to one of the internationally recognized modeling school named Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Raleigh.
The co-host of Wipeout got her acting career to a get-go in 2013 when she landed a role as a Field Agent in the MTV show Punk’d alongside Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. She followed it up the next year when she landed several roles in three television shows namely, Monk, Dr. Vegas, and the sitcom Quintuplets. In addition, Jill Wagner has starred in quite a vast number of reality television series which includes Dancing With the Stars and Hell’s Kitchen.
The gifted actress has also displayed her talent in the movie industry when she made her film debut in the 2005 comedy drama movie, Junebug where she was featured as Millicent alongside Benjamin McKenzie, Amy Adams, Embeth Davidtz and Scott Wilson. The highlights of her notable movies and TV series includes Shifted, Blade, Road to Paloma, Pearl in Paradise and many more.
Furthermore, Jill Wagner was ushered into the limelight when she became the co-host of ABC competition series, Wipeout in 2008 alongside Matt Kunitz. She presented the first to fourth seasons and also the sixth and final seasons which had a total of 65 episodes. The series did give her extensive fame and recognition. The amazing TV host then went on to become the presenter of the television program Inside the Vault in 2011 before becoming the host of the show, Handcrafted America which has its broadcast on Inspiration Network.
So far, Jill Wagner has modeled for top-notch brands and magazines such as Stuff, FHM, and Maxim. The supermodel has also worked as the representative of Ford automobile brand Mercury, featuring in their several TV commercials from 2005 to 2011 which earned her the nickname, ‘The Mercury Girl’.
As aforementioned, the multi-talented actress was born on January 13, 1979, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the USA where she and her elder brother, Brandon Wagner were raised. She was brought up by her father who is a retired US Marine and her grandmother. Her mother was absent in her childhood as she tragically passed away while birthing her. Jill would grow up to attend Ledford Senior High School, Wallburg, North Carolina and later became a graduate of business management from North Carolina State University before attending Barbizon Modeling and Acting School, Raleigh.
Her Career Accomplishments
The host of Handcrafted America was named The Mercury Girl following her extremely good performance in the TV advert for Ford automobile’s Mercury brand.
Jill Wagner earned the name Miss Barbizon during her time at the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School.
The lovely model was ranked number 90 on Maxim’s list of Hot 100 Women of 2014.
The last but not the least, she is also a philanthropist as she participated in the fundraising for Light The Night Walk of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) with the aim of aiding the research for the treatment of blood cancer.