Two American actresses with considerable fame throughout their careers, Lindsay and Jill Wagner are known for their work in film and television. They have both starred in dozens of shows and movies throughout their lengthy careers in Hollywood.
Jill Wagner is a Hallmark movie star born in 1979, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is known for starring in the show Punk’d (2003), Blade: The Series (2006) Wipeout (2008-2014), Teen Wolf (2011), and Mystery 101 (2019).
Actress Jill Wagner attends the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries summer 2019 TCA press tour event at Private Residence on July 26, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California
The co-host for the ABC comic competition show Wipeout from 2008 to 2014, Jill Wagner was raised primarily by her father, David Wagner, a U.S. Marine, and her paternal grandmother.
Jill Wagner flaunts her sexy legs at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles, California
Lindsay Wagner is an American actress, singer, author, and entrepreneur born in Los Angeles, California in 1949. With a career spanning several decades, Lindsay is best known for her role in the movie Bionic Woman (1976-1978).
Founder/President Donelle Dadigan of the Hollywood Museum and actress Lindsay Wagner arrive for the 20th Century Superhero Legends Exhibit “Dedicated To Fighting Evil” Opening Night Ceremony held at The Hollywood Museum on November 13, 2018, in Hollywood, California
She’s played in over 50 television films over the years, and she’s a well-known Hollywood name.
Lindsay Jean Wagner was born on June 22, 1949, to a photographer (father, William Wagner) and a building contractor (mother, Marilyn Wagner).
Her parents divorced when she was a young child, and she moved with her mother to Eagle Rock, a quiet suburb outside Pasadena, California.
Through a stroke of fate, Wagner stumbled into acting at a young age, after being introduced to acting classes by a family friend, James Best (who starred in The of Dukes of Hazzard).
‘Starsky and Hutch’ star Paul Michael Glaser and Lyndsay Wagner arrive at the Academy of TV Stunts Peer Group Party at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on August 11, 2007, in North Hollywood, California
Wagner instantly fell in love with acting and continued lessons for years to come. Evidently, her lessons paid off!
Jill Wagner was born Jill Suzanne Wagner, on January 13, 1979. Sadly, her mother died shortly after birth, but her paternal grandmother played a large role in her upbringing, acting as a mother-figure throughout her life.
Jill Wagner from MTV’s Punk’d at Von Dutch designer Christian Audigier’s birthday celebration at a private residence in Hollywood Hills, California, on May 21, 2004
Jill went to Ledford Senior High School in Wallburg, North Carolina. She continued her education, earning a bachelor’s degree in business management in 2001 from North Carolina State University.
Are the two related?
A popular misconception is that Jill and Lindsay Wagner are related. With the difference in age, some assume that Lindsay Wagner is Jill’s mother.
But the truth is, Jill and Lindsay Wagner are not related in any way. They are two Hollywood stars that just happen to share the same last name. It happens to be a common surname derived from the Germanic Waganari, meaning “wagonmaker” or “wagon driver”.
Jill Wagner, who wears shoe size 9 (US), shows off her feet in black stiletto heels at the premiere Of DreamWorks “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen” at Mann Village Theatre on June 22, 2009, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California
Despite their 30-year age gap, they share a lot in common.
They shared a similar career path
Lindsay Wagner was a successful model in Los Angeles before she became a household name after playing Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman, a science-fiction TV series.
She was in her late 20s at the time, and her career in film and television skyrocketed from that point forward.
Lindsay Wagner starred as Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman, an American science fiction action-adventure television series that aired from January 14, 1976, to May 13, 1978
Jill Wagner’s career followed a similar route, as she also began her Hollywood career in modeling.
Jill attended the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School and was featured in well-known publications like Stuff Magazine, FHM magazine, and she even starred in commercial campaigns for Ford Motor Company.
Shortly thereafter, Jill began to partake in TV acting, landing key roles in game shows like Punk’d and Wipeout in the early 2000s.
Jill Wagner and Shea Whigham starred in Splinter, a 2008 American horror film directed by Toby Wilkins
Like Lindsay, Jill also found success acting in science-fiction television shows. Between 2007-2008, Jill landed a spot on the show Stargate Atlantis.
They even look alike!
Looking at Jill and Lindsay Wagner, you can understand how people might think they are related. Their stunning good looks and gorgeous fine features are very similar.
Light brown hair, light eyes, slim build, and delicate features – they look like they share more than the last name!
Jill Wagner’s Rise to Fame
Her role in America’s game show Wipeout was what thrust Jill into fame; during this time she started gaining recognition publicly. The fun-spirited game show was a big hit, and people loved watching competitors navigate challenging obstacle courses.
She was the co-host for a total of 6 seasons (seasons 1-4, and 6-7), and starred in 65 episodes on the famous game show.
Jill Suzanne Wagner was a co-host for the ABC comic competition show Wipeout from 2008 to 2014
After her successful co-hosting gig, she continued to gain exposure through numerous key roles on television.
In 2015, Jill Wagner landed her first Hallmark television film, Autumn Dreams. From this point on, she became a popular Hallmark movie star and has been featured in over 14 films since then.
Lindsay Wagner’s Small Screen Status
After rising to fame from her role in The Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner continued her acting career, focusing on television series and made-for-TV movies.
She has continued acting for over five decades and continues to star in series within the sci-fi genre, where she first got her start back in the ’70s.
Lindsay Wagner attends Comic-Con in San Diego on July 25, 2010
Just like Jill Wagner, Lindsay Wagner has also starred in several Hallmark television films. In 2005, Lindsay was featured in a Hallmark drama called Thicker than Water. Years later she was featured in The Thanksgiving House in 2013 and Eat, Play, Love in 2017.
Mingle All the Way was her most recent Hallmark film which aired in 2018.
Jill Wagner married former hockey player David Lemanowicz in April 2017, after being engaged a year earlier in 2016.
Two years later in 2019, they welcomed their first child together on Friday, April 17th. Wagner wanted to give her baby a patriotic name and disclosed to People Magazine their new bundle of joy was named “Army Gray Lemanowicz”.
“She was conceived on July 4 so we wanted a patriotic name and my husband is in the military so we chose her first name to be Army,” Wagner explained to People magazine. “We thought that was a good name to honor both.”
The family lives in Los Angeles, California to this day.
Lindsay Wagner was born in Los Angeles California, and though she spends a lot of time traveling, she still lives in California, in a beautiful home in the Woodland area.
Lindsay Wagner has been married four times and had two sons, Dorian (1982) and Alex (1986). Their father is stuntman Henry Kingi, whom she met on the set of The Bionic Woman.
She remains unmarried today. With a busy career and impressive travel schedule, Lindsay’s focus seems to have turned away from romance for the time being.
Actress Lindsay Wagner poses with her sons Dorian Kingi (L) and Alex Kingi and a guest at the opening night of “The Ten Commandments: The Spectacle Musical” at the Kodak Theatre September 27, 2004, in Hollywood, California
While she still takes on roles in television movies, Wagner has been focusing largely on her holistic healing business. A long-time vegan, Lindsay Wagner has co-authored a book called The High Road to Health and has traveled across the United States and Europe hosting workshops and retreats on holistic health.
Her program, called Lindsay Wagner’s Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart Experiential Workshops and Retreats is a true passion project that she believes in whole-heartedly. Wagner says her entire life has a single purpose: “It’s about sharing,” she says. “You just give what you have to give wherever you go, and you let God handle the rest.”
Lindsay Wagner (R) and her son Alexi Kingi attend the 55th Monte Carlo Beach anniversary as part of the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival: Day 4 on June 16, 2015, in Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Though they share many similarities, Lindsay and Jill Wagner are not related. While they share a last name, there doesn’t appear to be any biological relationship between the two stars.
They have both enjoyed successful careers in Hollywood, starring in numerous made-for-TV movies, hallmark specials, and various tv series. These California-based celebrities might look related, but their family tree says otherwise.
A new mom, Jill Wagner might take time off acting for a while, but you never know – these two may end up on a Hallmark film together one day!
Jill Suzanne Wagner Facts
|What is Jill Wagner's net worth?
|Jill Suzanne Wagner
|January 13, 1979, in Winston-Salem, NC
|She married ice hockey player David Lemanowicz in April 2017.
|She gave birth to a daughter, Army Gray Lemanowicz, in April 2020.
|135 lbs / 61 kg
|How tall is actress Jill Wagner?
|5’8″ (173 cm)
|Source of Wealth:
|Film and television
|How did Jill Wagner meet David Lemanowicz?
|They first met when she was a 17-year-old high schooler and he was a 20-year-old professional hockey player. They reconnected again as adults in April 2016.
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