Kari Byron – born under the name of Kari Elizabeth Byron on December 18, 1974 (Age 45, Zodiac sign Sagittarius) in U.S.A, Santa Clara County, Central California – is the daughter of Dennis and Sue Byron and older sister to Summer Byron. She graduated from Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, California, and then attended to San Francisco State University where she achieved her Bachelor of Arts in film and sculpture on May 1998.
Pursuing arts, she worked in sculpture and painting, holding exhibitions at some of San Francisco’s most important galleries and in November 1998, immediately after university graduation, she took a year-long backpacking tour around the world – mostly visiting South Asian locations – alongside her friend Dawn Gilbert. Listed amongst her dreamed destinies were Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, Tokyo, Nepal and India. All of these she wandered by March 1999. For then putting her sights in Egypt, Israel, Turkey, and the rest of Europe.
After her great travelling, she decided to settle in San Francisco, still with the goal of chasing sculpture as a career. Interested in special effects and prop making, she took an internship at M5 Industries with Jamie Hyneman.
Kari Byron Career Details
Currently a television host, actress and producer, Kari Byron is mostly known for her role in MythBusters and The White Rabbit Project.
Curiously enough, her part in Mythbusters started her very first internship training at M5 Industries, which functioned as the beginning date of the series, prompting her to form part of its cast from Season 1 to Season 12. The show’s premise was to prove or refute how much reality some popular myths held on their favor and Kari (along with fellow cast members Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara) performed as the deuteragonist team subsequent of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. The three were usually called “The Build Team” or B Team.
Kari became more involved and prominent in the show by the start of season two when the Build Team was given a more important role. She at first found it difficult to act naturally with her increasing visibility in front of the cameras but gradually got a handle of it.
On 2009, she left Mythbusters on maternity leave, and from 2010 to 2011 she had her own show, Head Rush, dedicated to science education for teens. During these years, Kari also hosted the editions of Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships for the Science Channel, and also hosted coverage of Pumpkin Chunkin from 2011 to 2014 along with colleague Tory Belleci.
In 2014, she left Mythbusters and a year later her and Tory hosted a new show for the Travel Channel, Thrill Factor.
One more year after that, (since December 9, 2016), her, Tory and Grant hosted the Netflix production that centered on rare aspects from history and pop culture, White Rabbit Project.
Aside from the projects listed above, she has also hosted and produced shows covering several networks like LDRS, Strange Trips, America Declassified, Positive Energy and she’s currently the host of Crash Test World (first season scheduled to air on Discovery Channel in late 2020.)
Kari’s first book Crash Test Girl, An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life’s Biggest Questions; is on shelves now.
Kari Byron Marriage Details
Kari Byron married fellow artist, and designer, Paul Ulrich in March 2006 and together welcomed a baby girl on June 28, 2009 who they named Stella Ruby. Kari suffered a lot of worries during her pregnancy over how her work on Mythbusters could affect her baby’s health while still in the womb.
On May 7, 2020, during an interview, Kari Byron described herself as a “single mom”.
Kari Byron Net Worth
Kari Byron is a television host, producer, actress and artist with a net worth of $1.5 million dollars.