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Kari Wuhrer

Highest Rated:   82% Ivory Tower (2014)
Lowest Rated:   12% The Air I Breathe (2008)
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Birthplace:   Brookfield, Connecticut, USA
The inspiration for over a dozen web shrines, B-movie queen and pop diva Kari Wuhrer has built an expansive list of credits since debuting in the early '80s. Born in Brookfield, CT, to Andrew, a police officer turned salesman, and Karin, a payroll accountant, Wuhrer began her career by singing in local talent contests. As a teenager, she would sneak into Manhattan to play with her punk rock band, Freudian Slip. She also began taking acting classes and persuaded her mother to take her to an audition for Ford Modeling Agency's Talent Division. The company signed her on the spot. She started appearing in commercials, and later juggled her acting roles with drama classes at N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. After making her film debut in Fire With Fire (1986), Wuhrer became an MTV veejay and the co-host of network's quiz show Remote Control. She then paid her own way out to Hollywood to make a cameo in the Andrew Dice Clay vehicle The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990). Wuhrer eventually settled in Los Angeles, appearing in Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991) and landing a guest spot on Fox's Married With Children. Her own 1993 Fox series, Class of '96, failed to attract viewers, but the network still hired Wuhrer to bed Brian Austin Green in two episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 in 1994. That same year, she began landing more substantial roles, acting opposite Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's The Crossing Guard and Laurence Fishburne in John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995). Wuhrer played a gypsy in Stephen King's Thinner (1996), before increasing her fan base exponentially when she joined the cast of the sci-fi series Sliders in 1997. While portraying sultry Maggie Beckett on the hit show, she appeared with Jennifer Lopez in Anaconda (1997) and David Schwimmer in Kissing a Fool (1998), as well as headlined numerous B-films, straight-to-video releases, and television movies. In 1999, Wuhrer, who sang and composed songs for several soundtracks, released her first album. Entitled Shiny, it boasted the popular single "There's a Drug." The new millennium saw Wuhrer leaving Sliders and lending her talents (and internet following) to the computer game series Command & Conquer, starring as Agent Tanya in Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge. She made two guest appearances on CBS's CSI and appeared in a string of B-pictures and independent pictures, including Spider's Web (2001), The Rose Technique (2001), The Medicine Show (2001), Berserker (2001), and Malevolent (2002). A veteran of over 40 screen roles, Wuhrer then cashed in on her cult status for Centropolis Entertainment's big-budget homage to low-budget creature flicks, Eight Legged Freaks (2002) -- proving that she had both wit and staying power.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
  • Silver Banshee
2015
61% Sharknado 2: The Second One
  • Ellen Brody
2014
82% Ivory Tower
  • Karen Clay
$100.1k 2014
No Score Yet Secrets of a Psychopath
  • Catherine
2014
12% The Air I Breathe
  • Correspondent
2008
No Score Yet The Prophecy: Forsaken
  • Allison
2005
17% Hellraiser: Deader
  • Amy Klein
2005
No Score Yet The Prophecy: Uprising
  • Allison
2005
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Snapshot
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Prophecy 4: Uprising
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting
  • Maggie
2003
No Score Yet Malevolent
  • Jessica Tarrant
2003
47% Death of a Dynasty
  • Sexy Woman No. 2
2003
No Score Yet Final Examination
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet King of the Ants
  • Susan Gatley
2003
48% Eight Legged Freaks
  • Sheriff Sam Parker
$17.3M 2002
No Score Yet Angels Don't Sleep Here
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Do It For Uncle Manny
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Sand
  • Sandy
2002
No Score Yet Spider's Web
  • Executive Producer
  • Lauren Bishop
2002
No Score Yet Deranged
  • Kristi
2002
No Score Yet Fatal Conflict
  • Sasha Burns
2001
No Score Yet G-Men From Hell
  • Marete
2001
No Score Yet The Medicine Show
  • Gwendolyn
2001
No Score Yet Berserker: Hell's Warrior
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  • D'Arcy
2000
No Score Yet Lip Service
  • Sunni
2000
No Score Yet Poison
  • Ann
2000
No Score Yet Kate's Addiction
  • Kate
1999
No Score Yet Vivid
  • Actor
1999
50% Phoenix
  • Katie Shuster
1998
No Score Yet The Undertaker's Wedding
  • Maria
1998
No Score Yet Touch Me
  • Margot
1997
27% Kissing a Fool
  • Dara
1997
38% Anaconda
  • Denise Kalberg
1997
No Score Yet Luscious
  • Billie Reynolds
1997
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson
  • Kristi Wilson
1996
No Score Yet An Occasional Hell
  • Geri Gillen
1996
16% Stephen King's 'Thinner'
  • Gina Lempke
1996
No Score Yet Beyond Desire
  • Actor
1996
75% The Crossing Guard
  • Mia
1995
No Score Yet Sex and the Other Man
  • Jessica
1995
No Score Yet Terminal Justice
  • Pamela Travis
1995
50% Higher Learning
  • Claudia
1994
No Score Yet Sensation
  • Lila Reed
1994
No Score Yet Boulevard
  • Jennefer
1994
No Score Yet Beyond Desire
  • Rita
1994
17% Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time
  • Jackie Trent
1991
29% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Melodi
1990
No Score Yet Fire with Fire
  • Gloria
1986
No Score Yet The Medicine Show
  • Actor
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Vixen
2015
  • Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Tiffany Langer
  • 2002
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Janet Sterling

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