Kari Wuhrer has found success in more than one field. An A-list actress, Wuhrer has also worked on a number of albums and is well-versed in the language of music. But of all her diverse success, Kari is best known for her work on movies and TV series. Wuhrer began her career in her early teen years and has made numerous appearances over the years. But for all her roles, Wuhrer is best recognized for her part on MTV’s Remote Control. Wuhrer’s most noteworthy appearance was as Maggie Beckett in the television series Sliders and as Sheriff Samantha Parker in the horror-comedy film Eight Legged Freaks. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Wiki bio of Kari Wuhrer.
Kari Wuhrer was born on the 28th of April, 1967, in Brookfield, Connecticut. Born to Karin, a payroll accountant, and German American Andrew Wuhrer, a police officer and car salesman, Wuhrer comes from a large family and has three siblings. Wuhrer’s love for singing began from her early years and she would often sneak out of her family home to perform in nightclubs. At the age of 13, Wuhrer enrolled at the Wooster School, before moving on to study drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, Columbia University, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Trained by the famed German-American actress and theatre practitioner, Uta Hagen, Wuhrer began her professional career with the 1986 film Fire with Fire. Wuhrer debuted on TV with her role in MTV’s Remote Control. While she stayed with the series for two seasons only, she made quite an impact on her audiences. Around the same time, Wuhrer doubled down as a VJ on MTV. In 1993, Wuhrere was handed a leading role in the TV series Class of ’96. An increasingly improving performance record saw Wuhrer play the part of Ariel Hunter in the long-running prime-time soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210. She was in the series for a single year from 1994 to 1995.
Over the years, Wuhrer has enjoyed a variety of TV and movie roles, some of them include Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991), Terminal Justice (1995), An Occasional Hell (1996), Anaconda and The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1997), The Undertaker’s Wedding (1998), G-Men from Hell (2000), Angels Don’t Sleep Here (2001), Eight Legged Freaks (2002), Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015), and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018). Some of her TV appearances include The Marshal (1995), Sliders (1997-2000), and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010-2012).
Modeling, Video Games, and Singing
Apart from her work on TV and Film, Wuhrer also released her debut and only album, Shiny, in 1999 with Del-Fi Records. Wuhrer is also known as the actor for Agent Tanya in cutscenes of Westwood Studios’ RTS video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and its subsequent expansion pack, Yuri’s Revenge. At the height of her career, Wuhrer appeared semi-nude in Playboy magazine in August 2000. While she had breast implants early in her career, she had them removed after it was encapsulated during the filming of Spider’s Web in 2002.
Kari Wuhrer has gained her net worth through multiple professional endeavors over the years. Prominently an actress, Wuhrer also made her money modeling, video games, and singing. Wuhrer has a net worth of $4 Million.
Personal Life & Relationship
Before getting married, Wuhrer had a few romantic relationships with some celebrities. She dated actors such as Henry Rollins and Dave Grohl.
Wuhrer has been married twice. Her first husband was Daniel Salin, a film producer whom she married in 1995. Wuhrer met Salin when he was working as an assistant director on one of her films. However, their marriage did not last long and they divorced in 1999. Wuhrer then married James Scura, another film producer, on July 6, 2003. They are still together and have been married for almost 20 years. Wuhrer and Scura have collaborated on several projects together, such as the films Do It for Uncle Manny (2002) and The Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting (2003). They also worked together on the TV series Leverage (2008-2012) and Legit (2013-2014).
Wuhrer and Scura have three children together: two sons and a daughter. Their names are Evangeline Lotus Scura, Echo Luna Scura, and Enzo Scura.
Kari Wuhurer has a slim and attractive figure, with a height of 5’5 and a weight of 52 kg. Her body measurement is 35-24-34 inches, and she wears a bra size of 32C and a shoe size of 7.5. She does not have a fixed dressing style, but she usually opts for casual and comfortable clothes, such as jeans, t-shirts, jackets, and boots. She also accessorizes with sunglasses, hats, and scarves. For more formal or glamorous occasions, she wears dresses, skirts, blouses, and heels. She likes to experiment with different hairstyles and colors, from blonde to brunette to red.
Kari Samantha Wuhrer
Date of birth
April 28, 1967
Place of birth
Brookfield, Connecticut, U.S.
German, English, Irish
Actress, model, singer, producer
Daniel Salin (m. 1995; div. 1999), James Scura (m. 2003)
3 (Echo Luna Scura, Enzo Scura, Evangeline Lotus Scura)
Karin (née Noble) and Andrew Wuhrer
Wooster School, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, Columbia University, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Various (blonde, brunette, red)
Sliders, Eight Legged Freaks, Remote Control, Swamp Thing, Class of ’96, General Hospital
Fire with Fire (1986)
Debut TV show
Remote Control (1987)
New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (2001)
$4 million (estimated)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Singing, playing guitar and flute, reading, traveling