Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter (image: Karl Simone)

Lynda Carter (image: Karl Simone)

Best known for winning our hearts as TV’s iconic Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter was the first empowering woman to carry a national network television show.  She is also an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.  In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated CBS network television specials, several of which were Emmy Award-nominated, performing with the likes of Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Ben Vereen, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, George Benson and Bob Hope, among others.

Lynda made her professional singing debut at age 14. In 1973 she won the coveted Miss World–USA title and shortly thereafter outdistanced hundreds of actresses for the part of Wonder Woman, a character she infused with such depth and humor it has become one of the most indelible characters in television history and still garners her millions of fans. Her fame led to her becoming “the face” of Maybelline Cosmetics and she remained their top model for decades. 

Though Lynda continued to act and guest star in films and television, when she married DC businessman and lawyer Robert Altman (they have been married for 32 years)  she moved to Washington to raise her two children, James, now a DC attorney and Jessica who is in her second year of law school.  She returned to live performing in 2006 starring as Matron Mama Morton in the London West End production of Chicago.  Her television appearances have included The Muppet Show, the series Partners in Crime and Two and a Half Men. She has released two albums At Last and Crazy Little Things.  Lynda has leant her voice to many top video games including this year’s Game of the Year Fallout 4 where she played the character of Magnolia and also wrote five songs, one of which Good Neighbor was nominated for Best Original Song from the National Association of Video Game Reviewers.

She recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance  of Women in Media (The Gracies).