The answer is Jill Wagner, a young actress whose career is accelerating just as briskly as the Mercury Milan she drives in the commercials. Born in Winston-Salem , North Carolina, Wagner is not just a pretty face. With a business degree from North Carolina State University, she understands the impact breakthrough advertising can have on a productis name recognition.
Like many other rising actors based in Los Angeles, Wagner's career started in community theater and in comedies such as "Not Another Teen Movie" and "Big Fat Liar." She also played a co-conspirator on television, in Ashton Kutcher's MTV series, Punk'd.
However, Wagner's appearance in the Mercury commercials -- which resulted from a typical casting call -- has raised her profile significantly. Her popularity is growing with chatter on numerous automotive and istarlet watchi blogs, as well as reporting in the news media about the new Mercury ads.