Traci Wolfe is best known for her part as Rianne Murtaugh in the American series ‘Lethal Weapon’ which also starred popular actors like Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. She featured in all four films of the successful action thriller which were released in the late 80s up until the late 90s, although a subsequent single television version began airing in 2016. An American by birth, she was an actress and a model infamously nicknamed by movie enthusiasts all over the world as an ‘actress of one series’. Let us learn more about the award-winning actress below.
Who Is Traci Wolfe?
This has over time proven to be a tough question to answer owing to the fact that she had a relatively short career span as an actress featuring in just one film – a sequel of four films – and some guest appearances in two other series. Traci Wolfe was born on December 27th, 1960 in Plainfield, New Jersey. She was brought up and raised in Richmond, Virginia.
There are no known records of her parents, siblings, or extended family. Where she had her elementary and secondary education remain unknown to the public although it is believed by some that she attended and graduated from Huguenot High in Richmond, Virginia. It is believed that she received college education but then, it is also not known where she schooled in this regard.
She began modelling shortly after her first year in college in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. Traci Wolfe was recruited and signed by model and artist agency, Wilhelmina Models after she moved to New York City. She attended and participated in several auditions and trials set up for her by her agents. In 1986, Traci got her first major television appearance in ‘The Bill Cosby Show’ which aired on NBC channel but as fate would have it, she featured in just an episode. The American actress revealed that the life experiences she gained on the sitcom acted as a form of education for her in theatre and drama. She would go on to feature in a guest role on ‘The Bill Cosby Show’ in 1989.
Richard Donner, an American actor, producer, and director saw the potential of Traci Wolfe and got her into the cast of Lethal Weapon – an action thriller film he was directing. Richard went on to direct all four films of the Lethal Weapon series. The first film of the action series was released in 1987 while the second came in 1989. Lethal Weapon 3 and Lethal Weapon 4 were released in 1992 and 1998 respectively. For her outstanding performance in the first film, she was honoured with an NAACP Image Award in 1989. It was thought that the special recognition award would motivate her to accomplish more in the industry but this did not happen.
Anyway, that same year, she made an appearance in one of the episodes of the American TV series, ‘In the Heat of the Night’. Ever since featuring in the four films of Lethal Weapon series, she has not made any other appearance and has not been featured in any other film or TV series.
Although Traci Wolfe has retired from acting, she is still actively involved in commercial modelling which she started even before she got into acting.
Is She Married?
Yes, the American actress cum model is currently married. There are no public records stating who she is married to or details regarding the wedding. She has managed to keep her private life very private by keeping a low profile. Her marriage is blessed with a child and like other personal details of her life, the gender of her kid has been left to speculations.
Where Is She Now?
Traci Wolfe has lived in many parts of the U.S. She has lived in places like New Jersey, Virginia, Washington DC where she first worked as an assistant in a department store, and New York City. Reports circulating have revealed that the 1.7 m (5 ft 7 inches) tall actress lives with her child and husband in Maryland, U.S.A. Notwithstanding the fact that she lives in Maryland, she spends most of her time in New York City and in other cities around America working as a model for modelling outfits like Amerimark and Wilhelmina. She does catalogue modelling for women’s clothing.