What Has Traci Lind Been Up To?

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Traci Lind is an American horror and sci-fi actress best known for appearing in productions like Class of 1999 (1990), Bugsy (1991), and Fright Night Part 2 (1988). She left the acting scene as far back as 1997 and has never bothered to return. Traci is presently married to an American screenwriter who goes by the name, Shakil Richardson and they share two children.

Profile summary of Traci Lind
  • Name: Traci Lin Wemes
  • Date of birth: April 1, 1968
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Place of birth: Kentucky in the United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Shakil Richardson
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1984 to 1997

When was Traci Lind born?

Traci Lind was born on April 1, 1968, in Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States. Obviously of American nationality, Traci’s ethnic background has remained under wraps to date. She was given the full name Traci Lin Wemes at birth but switched to Lind as her professional moniker. The movie and television actress has never mentioned the identities of her parents in the public arena. Thus, nothing can be said about their personal and professional lives. It is unknown whether she has siblings or was raised as an only child.

She started her career as a model

Traci Lind’s first port of call is modeling which she started at the age of 13. The head man of Lite Model Agency, John Casablancas, discovered her at the mall and Traci modeled for a few years before deciding to switch to acting. Her acting career is what shot her to prominence after appearing in a few notable film and television projects.

Traci Lind’s acting career timeline

Traci Lind takes credit as one of the actresses who defined the horror and sci-fi genre of the movie industry in the 1980s and the 1990s. She started her acting career in 1984 as part of the cast of the TV series, Ryan’s Hope where she depicted the character of Pru Shepherd. After appearing in the movies, Club Med as Simone LaFontanne and My Little Girl as Alice in 1986, she went on to record seven appearances the next year.

In 1987, she was featured in four TV series – Fame as Johana in one episode, 21 Jump Street as Nadia in one episode, one episode of CBS Schoolbreak Special as Susan Atherton, and one episode of Werewolf as Chrissy. Her three movie appearances for the year include Casanova where she depicted the character of Heidi, A Tiger’s Tale as Penny, and the music video, Lou Gramm: Midnight Blue as Woman.

Another seven acting roles came Traci Lind’s way in 1988. She was featured in single episodes of Ohara as Amy Allen and CBS Summer Playhouse as Sharon. Her four movie projects during the year are Moving where she played Natalie, Life on the Flipside as Better Bea Day, Survival Quest as Olivia, Fright Night Part 2 as Alex (this marked her big break in the acting scene), and Spellcaster as Yvette.

In 1990, she acted in three movies including The Handmaid’s Tale playing, Ofwarren, Sky High, depicting the character of Dawn, and Class of 1999 as Christie Langford. Traci played another three movie roles in 1991 – Charlene in Voyager, Sam in No Secrets, and Natalie St. Clair in Bugsy. Her only 1993 role was as Missy McCloud in My Boyfriend’s Back.

Her other movie roles include appearing as Jae in the 1994 film, Model by Day, and as Nurse Irene Graves in The Road to Wellville, the same year. She was Monica Gordini in the 1996 film, Code Name: Wolverine, and in 1997, she appeared in five movies – Red Meat as Connie, The End of Violence as Cat, No Strings Attached as Sara Robbins, Kiss & Tell as Molly’s Roommate, and her latest is Cadillac as Missy.

Traci Lind’s movies and TV shows


  • Cadillac as Missy – 1997
  • Kiss & Tell a Molly’s Roommate – 1997
  • No Strings Attached as Sara Robbins – 1997
  • The End of Violence as Cat 1997
  • Red Meat as Connie – 1997
  • Code Name: Wolverine as Monica Gordini – 1996
  • The Road to Wellville as Nurse Irene Graves – 1994
  • Model by Day as Jae – 1994
  • My Boyfriend’s Back as Missy McCloud – 1993
  • Bugsy as Natalie St. Clair – 1991
  • No Secrets as Sam – 1991
  • Voyager as Charlene – 1991
  • Class of 1999 as Christie Langford (as Traci Lin) – 1990
  • Sky High as Dawn – 1990
  • The Handmaid’s Tale as Ofwarren – 1990
  • Spellcaster as Yvette (as Traci Lin, Traci Linn) – 1988
  • Fright Night Part 2 as Alex (as Traci Lin) – 1988
  • Survival Quest as Olivia (as Traci Lin) – 1988
  • Life on the Flipside as Better Bea Day (as Traci Lin) – 1988
  • Moving as Natalie (as Traci Lin) – 1988
  • Casanova as Heidi (as Traci Lin) – 1987
  • My Little Girl as Alice (as Traci Lin) – 1986
  • Club Med as Simone LaFontanne (as Traci Lin-Tavi) – 1986

TV series

  • CBS Summer Playhouse as Sharon – 1988
  • Ohara as Amy Allen (as Traci Lin) – 1988
  • Werewolf as Chrissy (as Traci Lin)- 1987
  • A Tiger’s Tale as Penny- 1987
  • CBS Schoolbreak Specialas Susan Atherton (as Traci Lin) – 1986
  • 21 Jump Street – Nadia (as Tracy Lin) – 1987
  • Fame as Joanna – 1987
  • Ryan’s Hope as Pru Shepherd – 1984

Music videos

  • Lou Gramm: Midnight Blue as Woman – 1987

Behind the scene roles

Traci Lind has worked in behind-the-scenes roles as co-producer in Red Meat. She was also a crew member of the soundtrack unit of the television series, Fame.

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Traci Lind is married with kids

Traci Lind is a married woman. Her husband has been identified as an American screenwriter named Shakil Richardson, and the duo tied the nuptial knot on February 17, 1992. The couple has two children to show for their years together as husband and wife. While she was married, Traci dated Dodi Fayed who later became Princess Diana’s boyfriend but the Traci/Dodi relationship was said to be an abusive love.

Where is Traci Lind now?

The last time Traci Lind was seen on the screen was in 1997 when she played the role of Missy in Cadillac. Since then, nothing has been heard about the horror movie star. There was a time when rumors ran rife that Lind was involved in two toxic relationships that were conducted in the full glare of the public. One such relationship involved Dodi Fayed who went on to date Diana, Princess of Wales before both of them became victims of a car accident that took their lives. The speculations claimed that it was the aftermath of their relationship that turned Lind into a private person.

The only time she was seen being interviewed on TV was in July 2013. Traci was rather too disrespectful to her interviewer, and at one point, she shut the poor guy down.

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