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Kerri Strug Biography
- Kerris parents are Burt & Melanie Strug. Burt is a heart surgeon. Kerri attended Stanford University after the 1996 Olympics, earned a degree and became an elementary school teacher.
Kerri Strug Filmography
- (2009) Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
- (2006) Anything to Win as Herself
- (2003) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
- (2002) Women of the Games: Going for the Gold on E! as Herself
- (2001) Weakest Link as Herself
- (2000) Strong Medicine as Christy Perry
- (2000) Trading Spaces as Herself
- (1998) Hollywood Squares as Herself
- (1998) The Howard Stern Radio Show as Herself
- (1997) King of the Hill as Herself (voice)
- (1996) Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad as Herself
- (1996) Clueless as Kerri
- (1996) Microage Fiesta Bowl Parade as Herself
- (1996) The Daily Show as Herself
- (1996) The Rosie O'Donnell Show as Herself
- (1996) This Week as Herself
- (1995) MADtv as Herself
- (1994) Kim: Vertically Challenged as Narrator
- (1994) Touched by an Angel as Nicole Rich
- (1992) Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad as Herself
- (1992) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Herself
- (1990) Beverly Hills, 90210 as Herself
- (1975) Saturday Night Live as Herself (uncredited)
- (1952) Today as Herself
Kerri Strug Trivia and Facts
- Member of 2 US Olympic gymnastics teams (1992 & 1996)
- Olympic bronze medalist (Barcelona 1992, team)
- Olympic gold medalist (Atlanta 1996, team)
- Earned nationwide stardom with her heroic vaulting efforts at the 1996 Olympics, where she competed with an injured ankle and helped her team win the first ever US team gold
- Won the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics along with teammates Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal, Betty Okino, Wendy Bruce, and Michelle Campi
- Won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics along with teammates Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu, Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps, and Amy Chow.
- Appeared with her teammates on a Wheaties cereal box following the Atlanta Olympics.
- Attended UCLA but later transferred to Stanford University.
- Trained with Béla Károlyi and Marta Karolyi for most of her elite career.
- Is of Russian/Jewish descent.
- Is an executive assistant at the US Department of the Treasury in Washington DC (August 2004).
- Has an older sister, Lisa & an older brother, Kevin
- Appeared with Mary Lou Retton at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
- On 23 July 1996 at the Olympic Games, Strug performed her 2nd vault on a sprained ankle with tendon damage, which occurred upon landing during her first attempt, helping the US team win the gold medal. "Vaulting Into History" was ranked #6 in TV Guides list of the "25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)". [17 July 2005 issue].
- Graduated from Stanford University with a masters in sociology
- Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
- Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
- Actress Julie Davenport is a close family friend.
- She is the project manager for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington D.C.
- She graduated with a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Sociology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
- Daughter of Melanie B. Strug and Dr. Burt Strug of Tucson, Arizona. Daughter-in-law of Mary M. Fischer and Robert William Fischer II of Manhattan Beach, California.
- Her husband is an attorney.
- Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son Tyler William Fisher on March 1, 2012. Childs father is her husband, Robert Fisher.
Kerri Strug Other Works
- (1996) Appeared on numerous talk shows including The View, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) , and
- The Vickki Show.
- Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (1975) in 1996.
- TV commercial for ESPN Sportscenter (1996)
- TV commercial for 90s Edition of Trivial Pursuit with 'Béla Károlyi' .
- (1996) Box Cover (with her Olympic teammates) for Wheaties.
- 2011) Print ads and endorsements of Dr. Gameday brand line of bandages wraps, hot/cold compresses,stretch bandages and injury pads.