• “Bet you didn’t know I could sing!” I grew up in a house filled with music. My mother, who is of Mexican and Spanish descent, used to sing to my English-Irish father, and between the two of them I was introduced to a diverse array of music, ranging from country to blues to classical. I was encouraged to sing since I spoke my first word, and I’ve sung every day of my life since then. And not just in the shower, either! Here is how I started, and all the fun I’ve had singing along the way.

     
  • 1956

    Music Debut

    Music Debut

    At the age of five, Lynda makes her music debut in a talent show in her hometown, Phoenix, Arizona.

  • 1965

    Just Us

    Joins the band Just Us and plays at the Village Inn Pizza Hut near the University of Arizona four times a week.

  • 1968

    The Relatives

    The Relatives

    Joins the band The Relatives and tours from Las Vegas to the Catskills.

  • 1970

    Speedy Garfin

    Joins Speedy Garfin and the Garfin Gathering.

  • 1972

    Miss World USA

    Miss World USA

    Wins the Miss World USA Pageant.

  • 1972

    Los Angeles

    After winning the Miss World USA contest, Lynda moves to LA to study acting, sing, and write music.

  • 1976

    Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    Lynda is cast as TV’s Wonder Woman.

  • 1977

    The Jackson Show

    Guest stars on The Jackson Show along side Michael Jackson and family, CBS.

  • 1978

    Caesar’s Palace

    Caesar’s Palace

    Headlines at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • 1978

    Portrait

    Portrait

    Releases her first solo album, Portrait. Lynda composes three songs on the album, including the popular Toto.

  • 1979

    Sings on Wonder Woman

    Sings two songs from her album, Portrait, on an episode of Wonder Woman in Season Three.

  • Kenny Rogers

    Kenny Rogers

    Lynda Carter’s Special with guest stars Leo Sayer and Kenny Rogers, CBS.

  • 1980

    The Last Song

    Stars in the telefilm The Last Song and sings the title track. The single is released in the UK by Motown Records.

  • 1980

    Tom Jones

    Tom Jones

    Produces her second special, Encore, with guest stars Merle Haggard, Tom Jones, John Phillips and Donald Yung, CBS.

  • 1980

    The Muppet Show

    The Muppet Show

    Guest stars on an episode of The Muppet Show. Lynda performs two songs: Rubber Band Man and Flash! Bam! Alcazam!

  • 1980

    London Palladium

    Lynda headlines at the London Palladium.

  • 1980

    Monte Carlo

    Lynda headlines at the Sporting Club of Monte Carlo.

  • 1981

    Ray Charles

    Ray Charles

    Lynda Carter’s Celebration with guest stars Ray Charles, Jerry Reed and Chris Evert-Lloyd, CBS. Celebration wins an Emmy Award and earns CBS the highest ratings of year.

  • 1981

    The Midnight Special

    Hosts an episode of the fourth season of The Midnight Special and performs The Last SongTumbledown Love, and Fantasy Man.

  • 1981

    American Music Awards

    Presenter for the eighth American Music Awards.

  • 1982

    Street Life

    Does her fourth TV special, Lynda Carter: Street Life, with guest stars George Benson, Tony Orlando and Frank Stallone, CBS.

  • 1983

    Rita Hayworth

    Rita Hayworth

    Portrays Rita Hayworth in the telefilm The Love Goddess, CBS.

  • 1983

    Bob Hope

    Guest stars on Bob Hope Special, Happy Birthday, Bob! NBC.

  • 1983

    Woman of the Year

    Lynda is honored as Hispanic Woman of the Year.

  • 1984

    Body & Soul

    Body & Soul

    Lynda Carter Body & Soul with guest stars Eddie Rabbitt and Ben Vereen, CBS. Nominated for two Emmy Awards.

  • 1985

    Bob Hope

    Guest stars on Bob Hope Buys NBC? NBC.

  • 1985

    Night of 100 Stars

    Guest stars on Night of 100 Stars II, ABC.

  • 1987

    Easter Bunnies

    Song performer, Bob Hope, with his Easter Bunnies and Other Friends, NBC.

  • 1987

    Happy Birthday

    Appears on Happy Birthday, Hollywood, ABC.

  • 1988

    Democratic Convention

    Democratic Convention

    Sings the National Anthem at the Democratic Convention.

  • 1993

    Lightning in a Bottle

    Sings Somehow I’ll Go On, by Lex Baxter on the last official recording for the movie, Lightning in a Bottle. This song is played during the ending titles.

  • 1998

    Christmas

    A Very Special Christmas from Washington, DC, TNT.

  • 2004

    Women of Vision

    Honored by the Women in Film and Video of Washington, DC, at the 2004 Women of Vision Awards Gala.

  • 2005

    Chicago

    Chicago

    Stars as Mama Morton in the West End London production of Chicago.

  • 2006

    10th Anniversary on Broadway

    Performs at the Chicago’s 10th Anniversary on Broadway celebration at the Ambassador Theatre in New York.

  • 2006

    When You’re Good to Mama

    Lynda’s rendition of When You’re Good to Mama was officially released on the Chicago: 10th Anniversary Edition CD boxed set.

  • 2006

    Sunny-Side Up

    Plays Lynette in The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park.

  • 2006

    Slayer

    Plays Col. Jessica Weaver in the TV movie, Slayer.

  • 2007

    An Intimate Evening

    An Intimate Evening

    Tours her cabaret show, An Intimate Evening with Lynda Carter, at select venues, including The Plush Room in San Francisco, The Catalina Club in Los Angeles, and Feinstein’s in New York City.

  • 2007

    Smallville

    Plays Moira Sullivan on Smallville.

  • 2007

    Tattered Angel

    Plays Hazel Anderson in Tattered Angel.

  • 2008

    Harrah’s Casino

    Harrah’s Casino

    Headlines at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • 2008

    Kennedy Center

    Performs at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

  • 2009

    At Last

    At Last

    Releases second studio album, At Last, with her all-Star Band. CD drops at #6 on the billboard charts.

  • 2010

    AIDS Walk

    Lynda serves as the Grand Marshall of the Phoenix Pride Celebration and a special guest at the New York City Pride honoring the Callen-Lorde Health Center.

  • 2011

    Elder Scrolls

    Provides the voice of Gormlaith Golden-Hilt in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

  • 2011

    Crazy Little Things

    Crazy Little Things

    Releases third studio album, Crazy Little Things.

  • 2012

    Cross-Country Tours

    Cross-Country Tours

    Continues her tour across the country with her new concerts playing to sold-out audiences in venues from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in DC to New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.

  • 2013

    Superheroes

    Interviewed for the PBS special Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle, narrated by Liev Schreiber.

  • 2013

    Two and a Half Men

    Guest stars as herself on the hit CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men.

  • 2013

    DC Gay Pride

    DC Gay Pride

    Grand Marshal of the DC Capital Pride Parade.

  • 2014

    Skin Wars

    Guest judge on TV’s Skin Wars and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

  • 2014

    Azura

    Provides the voice of Azura on Elder Scrolls Online.

  • 2015

    Walk of Fame

    Walk of Fame

    Presented with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame.

  • 2015

    Fallout 4

    Fallout 4

    Joins the cast of video Game of the Year, Fallout 4, as the character of Magnolia. Writes and records five original songs for the game. One of these, Goodneighbor, receives a nomination from the National Association of Video Game Reviewers as the Best Original Song of the Year.

  • 2016

    Lifetime Achievement

    Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award (Gracies) from the Alliance of Women in Television.

  • 2016

    AmVets

    Receives the AmVets Ladies Auxiliary Humanitarian Award. In the years following 9/11, Lynda supported the Family Assistance Center and was a major force behind the fundraising and community support to establish the Pentagon Memorial.

  • 2016

    Supergirl

    Supergirl

    Joins the cast of the hit TV show Supergirl in the recurring role as the President of the United States.

  • 2016

    Super Troopers

    Joins the cast of Super Troopers 2 as Governor Wessman.

  • 2016

    Raúl Juliá Award

    Receives the Raúl Juliá Award from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA), which honors outstanding entertainment personalities.

  • 2017

    The Other Side of Trouble

    The Other Side of Trouble

    Lynda and her all-star Band bring their acclaimed show, The Other Side Of Trouble, to Palm Springs and Baltimore Comic-Cons with special guest, her daughter, Jessica Altman.

  • 2017

    United Nations with Gal Gadot

    United Nations with Gal Gadot

    Joins Gal Gadot and speaks at the United Nations in NYC.

  • 2017

    Presents Glamour Magazine Award

    Presents Glamour Magazine Award

    Presents Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year Award to Patty Jenkins, Director of Wonder Woman film.

  • 2018

    The Match Game

    The Match Game

    Appears on ABC TV’s The Match Game hosted by Alec Baldwin.

  • 2018

    Epic Warrior Women

    Epic Warrior Women

    Narrates the three-part series, Epic Warrior Women, for Smithsonian Channel.

  • 2018

    Red Rock n' Blues

    Red Rock n' Blues

    Launches new album on “The Talk,” performing with daughter, Jessica Altman.

  • 2018

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, presented by Leslie Moonves and Patty Jenkins.

  • 2018

    Super Troopers 2

    Super Troopers 2

    Reprises her role as Governor Jessman in the film sequel Super Troopers 2.