Kari Samantha Wuhrer was born in Brookfield, Connecticut. She began her acting studies at age 13 at the Wooster School, and headed to New York City to do rounds of auditions. She was signed to the Ford's Model Talent Division and appeared in several commercials, most notably Clairol, as well as performing in theater productions. After a role in the dramatic film Fire with Fire (1986), Kari landed a job on MTV as a VJ and was a co-host of the game show Remote Control (1987). She studied drama at New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Columbia University, at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and with famed teacher Uta Hagen at HB studio in New York. She was signed to a record deal by American Recordings impresario Rick Rubin, which eventually appeared on the small Del-Fi label; her debut album Shiny produced the successful single “There's a Drug”.
Kari is known for her film roles in Anaconda, Thinner, The Crossing Guard, Eight-Legged Freaks, as well as her role as Maggie Beckett on the sci-fi television series Sliders.
You can follow Kari on Twitter. @kariwuhrer