AKA: Kari Salin
Born: April 28, 1967
Birthplace: Brookfield, CT
Father: Andrew Wuhrer. Policeman.
Mother: Karin Wuhrer. Accountant.
Brother: Christopher Wuhrer. Older.
Brother: Scott Wuhrer. Younger.
Resides: Beverly Hills, CA
Marital Status: Married Daniel Salin. Rock musician. Born c. 1966.
Education: Attended Tisch School of the Arts, New York University in New
York. Majored in drama. Was enrolled when she landed a job on
1983: Signed by Ford Talent Agency
Appeared in commercials and began modeling
1986: Had small role in feature "Fire With Fire"
1989: Became cable series regular on "Swamp Thing"
1989-1990: Co-hosted MTV series "Remote Control"
1991-1993: Was MTV veejay
1993: Was regular on the short-lived drama series "Class of '96"
1994: Starred in HBO film, "Sensation"
1996: Co-starred in features "Beyond Desire" and "Stephen King's
1997: Joined the cast of the sci-fi series "Sliders"
A sexy, attractive actress-singer who gained recognition as an MTV
veejay and used that as a springboard for an acting career, Kari
Wuhrer began to build leading roles in pay TV-movies and feature films
in the 1990s. Wuhrer sang in amateur contests in her native
Connecticut and made her first film appearance with a small role in
"Fire With Fire" (1986). She had a cameo in "The Adventures of Ford
Fairlane" (1990), which traded on her MTV face value and co-starred
and "Beastmaster 2: Through the Portals of Time" (1991). But Wuhrer
first got a chance to "act" in features with Sean Penn's "The Crossing
Guard" (1994), as a one-night stand for Jack Nicholson and "Boulevard"
(also 1994), in which she was a young hooker learning the ropes. Other
significant credits include John Singleton's "Higher Learning" (1995,
where she was billed under her married name as Kari Salin) "Beyond
Desire" (1996), as a sexy call girl out to track down William Forsythe
for the mob and "Stephen King's 'Thinner'" (also 1996), as a gypsy.
On TV, Wuhrer went from the cable TV series "Swampthing" (1989) to
hosting MTV's "Remote Control" game show to becoming a veejay all
within about a year. Her veejay status helped Wuhrer begin to get
parts in Hollywood, first in an episode of "Married...With Children"
(1991), and then as femme fatale Robin Farr on the short-lived Fox
drama series "Class of '96" (1993). She was also a college student in
her first significant dramatic TV role, as she fell for her professor
(Eric Roberts) in HBO's "Sensation" (1994). In "Terminal Justice"
(HBO, 1996), she was a sensuous star used as a model for a virtual
reality clone and continued in the sci-fi genre in 1997 when she
joined the cast of "Sliders" (Fox; Sci-Fi Channel, 1998- ).
Notes & Quotes:
"I needed someone who is strong, not a shrinking violet, and physical.
. . . I also needed someone who is sexy. She is all those
things."--Director Tom Holland on casting Wuhrer in "Stephen King's
'Thinner'", PEOPLE, November 11, 1996
was a waitress in the New York City nightclub called The Paladium; was also a model.
2477 Benedict Canyon Rd.
Beverly Hills, CA
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