With a passionate work ethic, versatile prowess and an insatiable sense of humor, Jill Wagner is the “American Girl” who has established herself as a widely recognizable actress and television personality. Currently the host of the INSP series, “Handcrafted America,” her enthusiasm and unique style of getting to the heart of the story behind some of America’s most skilled workers is a big reason why the series has been picked up for another season. Hosting is nothing new for the beautiful, North Carolina native, as Wagner spent seven seasons on ABC’s hit reality series, “Wipeout,” where she interviewed and encouraged contestants competing on the world's largest obstacle course.
On the acting front, Wagner will soon appear in the highly anticipated, independent film, Braven opposite Jason Momoa, and during the past few years she starred in MTV’s hit series, “Teen Wolf,” where she played Kate Argent, one of the main antagonists. Due to her success on the series, she was then asked to host the after-show, “Wolf Watch.”
Wagner attended North Carolina State University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Business. Family is important to her and she often chooses family-themed projects such as Hallmark Channel’s “Autumn Dreams” and “Christmas Cookies.” Also active in giving back, Wager has paid homage to her father, a military veteran, by traveling overseas to such places as Afghanistan to support our troops, and her charitable involvement with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as her own “Jill’s Closet for a Cure” campaign has raised tens of thousands of dollars.
Initially making her mark in Hollywood as the first female regular sketch performer on MTV’s hit series “Punk’d” opposite Ashton Kutcher, Wagner then gained a cult following for her sensational horror debut in the award-winning feature, Splinter. When not filming or pursuing new career aspirations, she is actively involved in a regular fitness regime. But whether she’s climbing a mountain or taking on new challenges, she remains one of Hollywood’s most dynamic and versatile artists.