Jill Wagner is an American model, actor, and television host. She is best known for hosting the ‘ABC’ game show ‘Wipeout’ for six of the show’s seven seasons. Jill Wagner gained fame as ‘The Mercury Girl’ after appearing in television commercials as the spokesmodel for Ford’s luxury brand, ‘Mercury’. Additionally, she co-hosted the television show ‘Inside the Vault’.
Jill Suzanne Wagner was born on January 13, 1979, in Winston–Salem, North Carolina, United States. Jill Suzanne Wagner is the actress’s full name. She is 41 years old and of American nationality. Likewise, her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Shortly after her birth, she lost her mother. She shared an older brother, Brandon Wagner, with whom she grew up. Wagner was raised by her father, David Wagner, a US Marine, and grandparents, both of whom served in the US military in various capacities. Additionally, she is of Caucasian ethnic origin.
Jill attended ‘Ledford Senior High School’ in Wallburg, North Carolina, and then graduated from ‘North Carolina State University’ in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Additionally, she attended and graduated from the internationally renowned ‘Barbizon Modeling and Acting School’ in its Raleigh location. As a result, she was given the title ‘Miss Barbizon’.
Professional Life and Career
Jill made the decision to enter the entertainment industry and relocated to California to begin her modeling career. In 2003, she was cast as a member of MTV’s Punk’d’. Jason Goldberg and Ashton Kutcher created the show. It included practical jokes that were filmed using hidden cameras. She played the role of ‘Field Agent’ on the show and appeared in six episodes, as well as participating in approximately a dozen of the show’s sketches. She was then featured in the British men’s magazine ‘Stuff.’ She added another feather to her cap when the international men’s magazine ‘Maxim’ ranked her as the 90th ‘Hot 100 Women of 2004’.
She appeared in three television series in 2004. These include an episode of the comedy-drama ‘Monk,’ titled ‘Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month,’ that aired on August 6; two episodes of the drama ‘Dr. Vegas,’ titled ‘Dead Man, Live Bet’ and ‘All In,’ that aired on October 8 and October 15, respectively; and an episode of the sitcom ‘Quintuplets,’ titled ‘Thanksgiving Day Charade,’ that She then appeared in numerous television advertisements from 2005 to 2011 as the spokesmodel for ‘Mercury,’ a brand of the multinational automaker ‘Ford.’ Such advertisements for the now-defunct band earned her the moniker ‘The Mercury Girl.’ She appeared as Millicent in the 2005 American comedy-drama film ‘Junebug,’ which starred Embeth Davidtz, Amy Adams, Scott Wilson, and Benjamin McKenzie.
Additional information about her career
She was cast as ‘Krista Starr,’ one of the series’s main characters, in the American live-action superhero television series ‘Blade: The Series,’ which aired on ‘Spike TV,’ from June 28, 2006, to September 13, 2006. That year, she was featured in the July issue of the now-defunct UK monthly lifestyle magazine for men, ‘FHM.’ In two episodes of the Canadian–American adventure and military science fiction television series ‘Stargate Atlantis,’ she portrayed ‘Larrin,’ a leader among the ‘Travelers. The episodes, titled ‘Travelers’ and ‘Be All My Sins Remembered,’ aired in the fourth season of the series on October 26, 2007 and January 4, 2008, respectively.
Although she is a relative newcomer to the entertainment industry, she made her mark as the “on-location” host of the game show ‘Wipeout,’ which premiered on ‘ABC’ on June 24, 2008. She remained the show’s co-host from its inception to its fourth season. Additionally, for its sixth and seventh seasons, which total 65 episodes. The show elevated her to the level of an expert co-host, earning her widespread recognition and popularity. ‘The Man in the Outhouse,’ the third episode of Season 4 of the popular American crime procedural drama ‘Bones,’ aired on ‘Fox,’ on September 10, 2008, and starred her as ‘Holly Markwell.’
Additionally, she was cast as ‘Polly Watt’ in the American horror film ‘Splinter’. In 2009, she appeared in the episode ‘Round Ten: Final Results’ of the American dance competition television series ‘Dancing with the Stars. Then, in 2011, she appeared as a co-host on ten episodes of the American news magazine television show ‘Inside the Vault.’ Additionally, she appeared as ‘Kate Argent’ in the American television series ‘Teen Wolf’ that year. She was a recurring character in seasons 1 and 4, while she appeared as a guest star in seasons 3 and 6, appearing in a total of 20 episodes. She then starred as ‘Sandy’ in the 2014 American drama-thriller film ‘Road to Paloma.’
Apart from television series and shows, she has appeared in a number of television films. Autumn Dreams (2015), Christmas in the Smokies (2015), Christmas Cookies (2016), A Harvest Wedding (2017), and Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle (2017) are among them (2017). She has been hosting the original series ‘Handcrafted America’ on ‘INSP’ since 2015. Additionally, she appeared in a 2017 episode of the American reality television cooking show ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ titled ‘It’s All Gravy.’ She will play Stephanie, the wife of a major character, Joe Braven, played by Jason Momoa, in the upcoming Canadian action thriller ‘Braven.’
As an actress, she earns a good living. Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. She amassed her net worth through her successful acting career. Additionally, the box office gross for the film ‘Splinter’ was $478,931.
Status of Relationships
Since 8 April 2017, Jill Wagner has been married to her longtime boyfriend David Lemanowicz. Her husband is a former professional hockey player who proposed to her in 2016. Prior to him, she was in a relationship with Jay Gordon from 2001 to 2005. Additionally, she announced on social media in November 2019 that she and her husband are expecting their first child together in April 2020. This is Wagner’s first child, and Lemanowicz’s second, as he already has a daughter named Lija (born 2010).
Body Composition and Social Media
When it comes to the actress’s body measurements, she stands at 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 53 kilograms. Additionally, Jill is hazel-eyed and has light brown hair. Her measurements are 34-26-35 inches and she wears a 34B bra size. Additionally, she dresses in a size 6. (US). As an actress, she maintains a fit and athletic physique and a lovely face.
In terms of her social media presence, she is quite active. Additionally, she utilizes Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Her Instagram account has 331 thousand followers and her Twitter account has 181.7 thousand followers. Additionally, she has over 110 thousand followers on her Facebook page. Through her social media accounts, we can see how content she is with her husband and children. She continues to share posts and communicates frequently with her fans and followers.