Kari Wuhrer, ‘Sharknado 2’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Kari Wuhrer is the beautiful actress taking on the role of Ellen Brody in Sharknado 2: The Second One. Read on for the details on Kari below …


1. Kari Wuhrer Plays Mark McGrath’s Wife in Sharknado 2

Kari Wuhrer Reveals the Impending Attack of 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'On July 30th, Syfy will be releasing Sharknado 2: The Second one, but this time the impending attack has moved from Los Angeles to the iconic New York City. Kari Wuhrer SHOCKS and SCARES with her sneak peek into the sequel. Wuhrer further gives New Yorkers very important tips on how to survive any future Sharknados! Tune in on July 30th at 9/8c only on Syfy!2014-07-29T13:40:12.000Z

Ellen and Martin Brody are played by Kari and Mark McGrath. Those two character names are actually taken from the classic shark film Jaws, though Ellen was played by actress Lorraine Gary. In Sharknado 2, Ellen is the wife of Martin Brody and the sister of main character Fin (Ian Ziering). Fin has always been a bit upset about Martin getting together with his sister because Martin was a ladies man in the past. Nonetheless, the two must team up and fight off all the sharks that are in attack mode.


2. She Used to Sneak Out of Her Family’s Home to Sing at Night Clubs

Kari Wuhrer – Shiny – Track 01: "There's A Drug"For those that didn't know, Kari released a music CD in 1999 called "Shiny". I bought it back then as a collectible and never really listened to it until just recently when I put the songs on my MP3 player to fill space. I knew Kari was a good singer, but I was totally blown way by how good she really is and the songs are all hit worthy. It's a shame nobody gave it a chance on the radio. Track Listing: 1. There's A Drug 2. Normal 3. Your Octopus 4. Take Me Now 5. Come And Get It 6. Can't Cope 7. Sunflower Man 8. Little Birds 9. Hands Of Mary 10. Better Off2008-11-20T23:36:05.000Z

When Kari was a teenager, she would sneak out of her house to go sing at night clubs and she became a member of the band Freudian Slip. Eventually, her musical dreams came true. Wikipedia writes:

She signed a record deal with Rick Rubin and her debut album, Shiny, was released in 1999. In addition to her singing, she also wrote most of the songs on the album and played both the guitar and the flute on several tracks.


3. Her Big Break Came From MTV’s Remote Control

Remote Control: 1988, Part 1In honor of the late, great Ken Ober, here is a 1988 episode of Remote Control. On this episode, the Remote Control gang is celebrating Colin Quinn's birthday. This is round 1.2009-11-18T03:54:03.000Z

In the 1980’s Kari became a VJ on MTV and then a co-host on the game show Remote Control. Check out the old clip in the above video and see if you see another familiar face on the show – Colin Quinn.


4. She Had a Regular Role on the Sci-Fi TV show Sliders

Kari’s had several roles on different shows and projects, with a regular role on the show Sliders. Have a look at Kari being interviewed at celebrity convention Monster Mania as she talks about her many roles in the industry, in addition to her most important one – motherhood. She actually has three children at home and is married to husband James Scura. This is the second marriage for her.

Some of the films that Kari appeared in include Anaconda, Thinner, and Eight Legged Freaks.


5. Kari Has a Strong Story About Body Image

When Kari was young in Hollywood, her record label wanted to buy her breast implants, so she thought, “Why not?” She later got her implants changed out and then, within six months, her implants encapsulated. As a result, she got rid of them. Once she became a mother, she had a whole new perspective on body image, especially having two daughters (pictured above). She appeared on The Drs to talk about her story and revealed that she strives to be a good role model for her kids.