Kari Wuhrer Biography, Husband, Children, Age, Height and Family Life

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Kari Wuhrer is an American actress and singer who began her career as a teenager. She is best known for starring as a cast member on MTV’s Remote Control as Sheriff Samantha Parker in the horror comedy film Eight Legged Freaks.

She is not only a good actress but is also considered beautiful. Kari was voted in two consecutive years, 2000 and 2001 on FHM 100 sexiest Women at #76 and #73 respectively.

Insecurity is not only the usual social phenomenon among the common people, it also happens with the famous. At one time in her career, Kari felt insecure which led to her getting breast implants following pressures from a prominent record producer to do so. She called her experience the era of the Vide Vixen.

After the implantation, she observed that she acquired the sense of self-acceptance as she wrote in September 2002 issue of Glamour magazine. During the filming of Spiders Web, her implants encapsulated leading to her removing them in 2002.

The beautiful actress is not all about her career and her body, there are more interesting facts about her. Read about her biography, family, and husband in this article.

Kari Wuhrer Biography, Age

It was in Brookfield, Connecticut, on April 28, 1967, that the actress was born as Kari Samantha Wuhrer. She was welcomed into the family of Karin, a payroll accountant and a German American police officer and car salesman, Andrew Wuhrer. Kari grew up with her three siblings; Christopher, Scott, and Kim. Her nationality is American and she is of white ethnicity.

She got interested in the show business at a tender age having been born into the lineage of performers. Her father and grandfather played the piano and her grandmother was a Jazz Singer. She would sneak out of the family house to sing in nightclubs as a teenager.


Kari was well prepared and educated for her future career in the entertainment industry. From the age of 13, she studied acting at the Wooster School of Dramatic Arts. She also had further formal training both in New York and London at these institutes:

  • New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts,
  • Marymount Manhattan College,
  • Columbia University,
  • New York H. B. Studio (with renowned and influential teacher Uta Hagen),
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London,
  • Harry Mastrogeorge,
  • Bennes Mardin, Checkov Institute.


She signed with the talent division of the world-famous Ford’s Model Agency as a teenager and performed with a hard punk band called Freudian Slip occasionally. Her agency helped her to land a few roles in commercials.

Her first appearance in a movie was in the 1986 film, Fire with Fire where she portrayed Gloria. She had her breakthrough in TV when she worked for the popular MTV game show, Remote Control for two seasons and would later work as a VJ on the channel.

Kari appeared regularly in television series in the ’90s including Swamp Thing (1991-1992), Class of ’96 (1993), Sliders (1997-2000). Her guest appearances include The Marshall (1995), To Have & To Hold (1998). Her recent works include CSI: Miami (2006), Leverage (2010).

She portrayed Ariel Hunter in the long-running prime-time soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994-1995). Kari Wuhrer joined the cast of the daytime soap opera General Hospital as FBI Reese Marshall from February 3 to November 2005. Her role came to an end after her character died from injuries incurred in a train wreck.

As opposed to the reason for her exit from the show which is the death of her character, Kari announced in January 2006 that she was suing General Hospital. On what grounds? She claimed that she was fired because of her pregnancy. However, the case was resolved in December 2006.

Her film credits include The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), Higher Learning (1995), Thinner (1996), Anaconda (1997), Kissing a Fool (1998), Kate’s Addiction (1999), Berserker (2004), Eight Legged Freaks (2002), The Air I Breathe (2007).

For her role in Do It for Uncle Manny (2001), she won New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in the Best Actress category.

A Flick with Music

Kari proved her talent as a singer with the release of her debut album, Shiny in 1999. She signed a record deal with impresario Rick Rubin and her album was released by Del-Fi Records. The singer did not only use her voice in the project but also tripled as a songwriter, writing most of the songs and an instrumentalist. She played both the guitar and the flute on several tracks.

Shiny became her only album as she has not recorded any other known one since then. We anticipate more from her if she ever ventures into that arena again.

Who is she Married to? Husband, Children, Family Life

Yes, Kari Wuhrer is married, and not just once but twice in her lifetime. Sit back as we talk details about her marriage and family life.

She was married for the first time to Daniel Salim in 1995 but the union ended in divorce in 1999. Kari married a film producer, James Scura in 2003. She said on the size of her ideal family that she wants a big one. Kari described her husband as an incredible help and said he’s like a dream not missing out the fact that he is romantic too. The kind of work she fancies is one where she can have her family and keep her job.


Her marriage has produced three lovely children, two daughters, and a son. Their first child, a son, Enzo Scura was born in January 2004. Echo Luna Scura was born on 8th September 2008 and Evangeline Lotus Scura came on 27th March 2006.

Kari Wuhrer Height

The beautiful actress once said that her body is her greatest asset, indeed, it could be as you will soon find out why she said so. She has a curvaceous and buxom figure that is well supported by her height of 5′ 5″ (1.65 m), elegantly borne on a weight of 49.9 kg (110 lbs).

Little wonder she has been recognized on more than one occasion as one of the hottest and sexiest women. Kari made it on #36 on Maxim magazine’s 50 sexiest woman countdown (1999) and took the #3 spot on Maxim magazine’s “Hottest Women of Horror Movies” list.

Her Body Measurements

  • Bust: 34 inches
  • Waist: 24 inches
  • Hip: 33 inches

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