Lynda Carter

Actress Best Known For Her Role as "Wonder Woman"; Advocate for Children, Breast Cancer, and Overcoming Alcohol Abuse
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Travels From: Maryland
 
Lynda Carter, actress and advocate, has enjoyed a multi-faceted career that ranges from being crowned Miss USA, to achieving worldwide fame in the title role of TV's Wonder Woman. Noted for her devotion to such causes as breast cancer education and children's advocacy, she was a catalyst for change during the women's movement of the '70s and '80s. Her portrayal of Wonder Woman helped break down stereotypes and promote the feminine qualities of strength and self-confidence.

Carter shares with audiences the power that enables women to triumph to ever greater degrees - in business in politics, and in the community. Carter is a supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research and a founding member of the National Race for the Cure. A tireless children's advocate, she lends her support to Children in the Arts, the Special Olympics and the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Now sober for over a decade, she also opens up about her battle with alcoholism.

Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world’s most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. Lynda made her professional singing debut at age 14 in Tempe, Arizona.

In 1973 she won the Miss World-U.S.A. title and shortly thereafter outdistanced hundreds of other actresses for the part of Wonder Woman, a character she infused with such depth and humor that it has become one of the most indelible characters in television history. Her fame led to her becoming the “face of Maybelline Cosmetics, and she remained Maybelline’s top model for over a decade. But her roots remained with her music.

“Singing is in my soul,” says Lynda. “I was on the road performing in my teens and traveled from the Catskills to Las Vegas, and from San Francisco to the saloons in Texas.” An engaging storyteller, she takes her audience on a journey where her life story and her music intertwine.

Though Lynda continued to act in films and television, when she had children she left the road to raise her young family. She returned to live performing in 2006, appearing on the London stage with an acclaimed star turn in Chicago. In 2007 Lynda started touring again in venues across the country with her band of Nashville all stars. Lynda has brought her concert to major venues across the country, including the Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Her first CD, At Last, was released in 2010 and dropped at No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Her second CD, Crazy Little Things, was released in June 2011.

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