Lynda Carter Bio, Age, Family, Young, Height, Husband and Net Worth

Lynda Carter (Linda Jean Córdova Carter) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, and beauty pageant titleholder.  She was crowned Miss World America 1972

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter Biography

Lynda Carter (Linda Jean Córdova Carter) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss World America in 1972. Lynda would go on to finish as a semifinalist in the Miss World 1972 pageant.

She is best known as the star of the American live-action television series Wonder Woman, in the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman.  The series is based on the DC comic book fictional superheroine character of the same name, which aired on ABC and later on CBS from 1975 to 1979.

Lynda Carter Age

Lynda was born on July 24 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona. She is 70 years old.

Lynda Carter Height

Lynda stands at a height of 1.75 m.

Lynda Carter Family

Lynda was born in Phoenix, Arizona.  She is the daughter of Juanita (née Córdova) and Colby Carter.  Her father is of English and Scots-Irish ancestry, and her mother, whose family hailed from Mexico, is of Mexican, Spanish and French descent.  She has one brother, Vincent, and one sister, Pamela.

Lynda Carter Young

When Lynda was five years old that when she made her public television debut on Lew King’s Talent Show. In high school, she performed in a band called Just Us, consisting of a marimba, a conga drum, an acoustic guitar, and a stand-up bass played by another girl.

She joined two of her cousins in another band called The Relatives when she was 16.   The drummer was actor Gary Burghoff. The group opened at the Sahara Hotel and Casino lounge in Las Vegas for three months; because Lynda was under 21, she had to enter through the kitchen.

Lynda went to Arizona State University. However, she later dropped out to pursue a career in music after being voted “Most Talented”.  She auditioned and then sang on tour with The Garfin Gathering, and bandleader Howard (Speedy) Garfin.

The group’s first performance was in a San Francisco hotel so new that it had no sidewalk entrance. They consequently played mostly to the hotel staff and hotel guests who parked their cars in the underground garage. The Garfin Gathering toured the Nevada “Silver Circuit”, playing many shows in many casino show lounges between Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Reno, and Las Vegas. Lynda in 1972 she decided to leave the Garfin Gathering to pursue acting, and she returned to Arizona.

Lynda Carter Husband

Lynda has been married twice. From 1977 to 1982 she was married to her former talent agent, Ron Samuels.  She married Washington, D.C. attorney Robert A. Altman, law partner of Clark Clifford (and now CEO of ZeniMax Media) in January 1984. In 1985 she left Hollywood to join her husband in Washington DC for a few years.

Lynda Carter Children

The couple has two children: James (born January 1988), and Jessica (born 1990), and live in Potomac, Maryland,  in a home they built in 1987, shortly before the birth of their son.  The 20,000 square foot Georgian-style mansion was profiled in the premiere issue of Closer magazine in November 2013, as well as on HGTV.

Lynda Carter Wonder Woman

Lynda’s acting career began when she landed the starring role on Wonder Woman as the title character and her secret identity, Diana Prince. The savings she had set aside from her days of touring on the road with her band to pursue acting in Los Angeles were almost exhausted, and she was close to returning to Arizona when Carter’s manager informed her that Joanna Cassidy had lost the part to her.

Lynda’s earnest performance greatly endeared her to both fans and critics and as a result, she continues to be closely identified with Wonder Woman. The Wonder Woman series lasted for three seasons, which aired on ABC and later from 1975 to 1979 on CBS.

Lynda Carter Now

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored Lynda with the 2,632nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 3, 2018. It was dedicated in the category of Television and is located at 6562 Hollywood Boulevard, California. Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO,  unveiled the Star with the assistance of guest speakers, director Patty Jenkins and former CBS chairman Leslie Moonves.

Lynda Carter Movies

Year

Film

Role

2018
Super Troopers 2
Governor Jessman
2007
Tattered Angel
Hazel Anderson
2006
Tempbot
Mary Alice
2005
Sky High
Principal Powers
2004
The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park
Lynette
2001
Super Troopers
Governor Jessman
1993
Lightning in a Bottle
Charlotte Furber
1976
Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw
Bobbie Jo Baker

Lynda Carter Supergirl

Lynda rejoined the DC Comics film and television family on the second season of The CW’s Supergirl television series in the role of President Olivia Marsdin in 2017.  Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg described her  presence on the show as “a big stand to necessitate Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO protecting her”.

Lynda Carter Songs

  • All Night Song” (Bob Siller)
  • “She’s Always a Woman” (Billy Joel)
  • “Tumbledown Love” (Don Dunn, Bob Siller)
  • “Just One Look” (Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne)
  • “Fantasy Man” (Lynda Carter, C. Siller)
  • “Lines” (Don Dunn, Art Munson)
  • “Want to Get Beside You” (Lynda Carter, Don Dunn, Art Munson)
  • “You’re the Only One Who Understands” (Charles Clinton Smith)
  • “Put On a Show” (Bob Siller)
  • “Toto (Don’t It Feel Like Paradise)” (Lynda Carter, C. Siller, Bill Cuomo)

Lynda Carter Super Troopers

She was cast in the independent comedy feature Super Troopers in 2001, as Vermont Governor Jessiman. The writers and stars of the film, the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, with Jay Chandrasekhar directing, had specifically sought Carter for the role. Inspired by the character’s detour from her usual roles, she agreed to play a washed-up, former beauty queen in The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (2004), directed by Christopher Coppola.

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