Kari Wuhrer

Actor, TV host, Singer
A sexy, attractive actress-singer who gained recognition as an MTV veejay and used that as a springboard for an acting career, Kari Wuhrer began to build leading roles in pay TV-movies and feature films in the 1990s ... Read more »
Born: 04/27/1967 in Brookfield, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Angels Don't Sleep Here 2014 (Movie)

April Williams (Actor)

Deader 2014 (Movie)

Amy Klein (Actor)

Hellraiser: Deader 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sharknado 2: The Second One 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prophecy: Uprising 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Untold with Maria Menounos 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Alien Tornado 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Leverage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lincoln Heights 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stargate: Atlantis 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Air I Breathe 2008 (Movie)

Correspondent (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

Sexy Woman 2 (Actor)

The Prophecy: Forsaken 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

King Of The Ants 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Medicine Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rose Technique 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eight Legged Freaks 2002 (Movie)

Sheriff Sam Parker (Actor)

Berserker 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Killer Love 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ivory Tower 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

G-Men From Hell 2000 (Movie)

Marete (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Luscious 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Married... With Children 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sliders 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

To Have & to Hold 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Kissing A Fool 1998 (Movie)

Dara (Actor)

Phoenix 1998 (Movie)

Katie Shuster (Actor)

Sand 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Touch Me 1998 (Movie)

Margot (Actor)

Anaconda 1997 (Movie)

Denise Kalberg (Actor)

Kate's Addiction 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sex and the Other Man 1997 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Beyond Desire 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Blooded 2 1996 (Movie)

Miya Falk (Actor)

Terminal Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Undertaker's Wedding 1996 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Thinner 1996 (Movie)

Gina Lempke (Actor)

Higher Learning 1995 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

The Crossing Guard 1995 (Movie)

Mia (Actor)

The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson 1995 (Movie)

Kristi Wilson (Actor)

Vivid 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boulevard 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Class of '96 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time 1991 (Movie)

Jackie Trent (Actor)

Remote Control 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

Melodi (Actor)

Fire With Fire 1986 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

An Occasional Hell (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery Woman: Snapshot (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Sync (TV Show)

Actor

Sensation (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A sexy, attractive actress-singer who gained recognition as an MTV veejay and used that as a springboard for an acting career, Kari Wuhrer began to build leading roles in pay TV-movies and feature films in the 1990s. Wuhrer sang in amateur contests in her native Connecticut and made her first film appearance with a small role in "Fire With Fire" (1986). She had a cameo in "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990), which traded on her MTV face value and co-starred and "Beastmaster 2: Through the Portals of Time" (1991). But Wuhrer first got a chance to "act" in features with Sean Penn's "The Crossing Guard" (1994), as a one-night stand for Jack Nicholson and "Boulevard" (also 1994), in which she was a young hooker learning the ropes. Other significant credits include John Singleton's "Higher Learning" (1995, where she was billed under her married name as Kari Salin) "Beyond Desire" (1996), as a sexy call girl out to track down William Forsythe for the mob and "Stephen King's 'Thinner'" (also 1996), as a gypsy.

Relationships

Daniel Salin

Husband
born c. 1966

Andrew Wuhrer

Father

Karin Wuhrer

Mother

Christopher Wuhrer

Brother
older

Scott Wuhrer

Brother
younger

EDUCATION

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

New York
was enrolled when she landed a job on MTV

Milestones

2002

Starred opposite David Arquette in the campy spider movie "Eight Legged Freaks"

1997

Joined the cast of the sci-fi series "Sliders"

1996

Co-starred in features "Beyond Desire" and "Stephen King's 'Thinner'"

1994

Starred in HBO film, "Sensation"

1993

Was regular on the short-lived drama series "Class of '96" (Fox)

1989

Became cable series regular on "Swampthing"

1989

Co-hosted MTV series "Remote Control"

1986

Had small role in feature "Fire With Fire"

1983

Signed by Ford Talent Agency

Was MTV veejay

Appeared in commercials and began modeling

Bonus Trivia

.

"I needed someone who is strong, not a shrinking violet, and physical. ... I also needed someone who is sexy. She is all those things." --Director Tom Holland on casting Wuhrer in "Stephen King's 'Thinner'" quoted in People, November 11, 1996. "I think people have a hard time defining me because I've a hard time defining me, So I've fallen into that B-class category of 'chick with fake boobs who sort of can act.' Which is great for B-movies, but it became too easy, and I stayed there because it was safe. I've been given great opportunities...but I've sold myself short, so other people have too. It's not an insult to be thought of as a B-actress, but I'm tired of that now, I'm bored with it. It doesn't feel like who I really am. So I got rid of the boobs and I'm getting myself together to annihilate the image I've created through fear. I just want the stakes to be higher. I'm ready for that. - Wuhrer to the Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2002

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