Winner of the 2016 CableFAX Program Award for Best Family Friendly Host!
With her All-American charm and magnetic sense of humor, Jill Wagner has quickly established herself as a recognizable actress and television personality. Her diverse body of work and rapidly growing fan-base demonstrate her ability to appeal to a broad range of audiences that each relate to her approachable wit and down to earth personality.
These appealing qualities, in addition to her professional experience, make her the perfect host of INSP’s Handcrafted America.
The Show Biz Resume
In recent years, Jill has co-hosted the ABC’s popular reality series, “Wipeout,” and appears as Kate Argent on MTV’s hit series “Teen Wolf.”
Jill made her mark in Hollywood when she was cast as the first female regular sketch performer on MTV’s hit television series “Punk’d,” opposite Ashton Kutcher. Memorable appearances include punking Katie Holmes, Usher and Tommy Lee. Audiences also recognize Jill as the Lincoln Mercury spokesperson, which resulted in an effective campaign for the brand.
On the acting front, Jill also showcased her performance skills starring as Krista Starr in New Line Television and Spike TV’s “Blade,” based on the successful feature film franchise. She has had notable guest-starring roles on such hit TV shows as “Bones” and “Monk.”
On the big screen, Jill made a sensational horror debut starring in the award-winning feature, “Splinter,” opposite Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”). The film is a disturbing, yet masterfully-crafted, horror feature earning Jill feature film, leading-lady prestige, and a cult following within the genre.
Additional feature credits include Sony Pictures’ “Guess Who?,” as well as the independent films “Junebug” with Amy Adams and “Shifted.”
Life Behind the Camera
Jill was born in Winston-Salem, NC, where she and her brother were raised by their father, a local tire shop owner, and grandmother. She attended North Carolina State University, where she graduated Cum Laude in Business. When not filming, or pursuing new career opportunities, Jill travels back home to North Carolina to see her family. She loves spending time on her grandpa’s farm. Her grandmother continues to be a driving force in her life.
Jill is actively involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a charitable cause which is near and dear to her heart, as both her cousin and a good friend were stricken with Leukemia at an early age. She is dedicated to a regular fitness regime and offers, “There is nothing better than cranking some classic rock in my headphones and hiking up a mountain. The view from the top makes it all worthwhile.”