AnnaLynne McCord is Known for playing vixen-type roles, McCord first gained prominence in 2007 as the scheming Eden Lord on the FX television series Nip/Tuck, and as the pampered Loren Wakefield on the MyNetworkTV telenovela American Heiress.
Born Name AnnaLynne McCord
Nick Name AnnaLynne
Occupation Writer, director, actress, model and philanthropist
Years active 2002–present
Age: July 16, 1987, 31 years and 2 months, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Sun Sign Cancer
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 7.5 in or 171 cm
Measurements 34-23-34 in or 86-58.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
She has Scottish and English ancestry.
AnnaLynne was homeschooled. At 15, she finished her high schooling.
Occupation Writer, director, actress, and model
Father – David McCord (Pastor)
Mother – Shari McCord
Siblings – Rachel McCord (Younger Sister) (Actress), Angel McCord (Older Sister) (Actress), Jonathan David McCord (Younger Brother)
Her curly blonde hair
In 2008, she was the second actress to be cast in the CW series 90210, portraying antiheroine Naomi Clark. Initially, the part of Clark was conceived as a supporting role.
By the end of the first season, however, various media outlets had begun referring to McCord as the series’ lead.
For the role of Naomi Clark, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and received the Hollywood Life Young Hollywood Superstar of Tomorrow award in 2009.
In 2010, she won a Breakthrough of the Year Award in the category of “Breakthrough Standout Performance”.
Apart from acting, she has also contributed to charities in her free time.
In 2009, she was labeled by the Look to the Stars organization as “one of the strongest young female philanthropists standing up in Hollywood and fighting for the charities she believes in.”
In 2011, she was nominated for VH1’s “Do Something” Award in the category of “TV Star”.
Her turn as a disturbed and delusional teenager in the 2012 film Excision was widely acclaimed. For her role in Excision, McCord won “Best Actress” at the Malaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema in 2012.
Also for her role in Excision, she earned second place for “Best Actress” at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in 2013.
AnnaLynne McCord was born July 16, 1987 in Atlanta, the daughter of a Christian pastor.
She was raised in Buford, Georgia, where she grew up of modest means, living in a trailer park.
McCord was home-schooled and graduated from high school at the age of fifteen.
After graduating, McCord joined the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and appeared in ads for various brands, including Estee Lauder, and also briefly modeled for Seventeen.
McCord appears in the 2005 Italian film Natale a Miami and 2007 horror film remake Day of the Dead. In addition to appearances on Close to Home and The O.C., she played rebellious Loren Wakefield on the MyNetworkTV limited-run serial American Heiress. She was also cast as the star in another MyNetworkTV telenovela, Rules of Deception, but the show never aired, due to a change in the network’s programming strategy away from telenovelas. In addition, she has guest-starred in two episodes of the first season of Ugly Betty, an episode of the first season of Greek, and an episode of the fourth season of Cold Case.
She participated in Mexican artist Thalía’s music video “Baby, I’m in Love”.
McCord portrayed Eden Lord in the fifth season of the FX series Nip/Tuck. McCord said in an interview with fearnet.com that it was “fun to play a bad girl.”
In 2008, McCord was cast in the series 90210 as Naomi Clark.
Throughout the show, McCord’s character vies for social power and love. McCord was nominated for multiple awards for her work in the role, winning the Hollywood Life Young Hollywood Superstar of Tomorrow in 2009, and a nomination for a Teen Choice Award for “Breakthrough Standout Performance” in 2010.
McCord was being considered for the role of Heidi in New Moon, the sequel to the 2008 film Twilight, according to E! Online.
However, she did not get the role. According to McCord herself she turned the part down because she was “in need of some R&R”; The role went to Noot Seear.
BuddyTV ranked her #22 on its “TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2010” list and #14 in 2011.
She accepted a role in the Off Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27 through May 29, 2011 run with Conchata Ferrell, Minka Kelly, Anne Meara, and B. Smith.
McCord’s role in the 2012 film Excision was critically acclaimed.
In 2014, McCord joined the cast of the TNT series Dallas for its third season, in the recurring role of Heather.
She played the lead role in the 2015 Lifetime film Watch Your Back.
During her free time, McCord has contributed to various charities, stating that she is a “strong believer in working with organizations and giving back”.
She is a big supporter of the St. Bernard Project, a rebuilding organization dedicated to assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina.
She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the New Somaly Fund which empowers women victimized by human-trafficking and sexualized violence.
McCord is the cover model for the July 2009 issue of Signature magazine, a Los Angeles regional magazine.
The cover story highlights her dedication to the fight to end human-trafficking and slavery.
In 2014, McCord revealed that she was sexually assaulted when she was 18 by a male friend, and as a result broke down during her rape scene in 90210, unbeknownst to her fellow cast members, who thought she acted well.
In March 2015, while speaking at the United Nations in support of UNWFPA McCord announced her alignment with the anti-sexual-assault and domestic abuse project, the No More Campaign.
As a speaker and activist, McCord continues to engage audiences at colleges, events and private parties with her candid outlook on sex, anti-sexualized violence, anti-domestic abuse and the mental slavery which “touches 7 billion people”.
Beginning in 2011, she was in a relationship with Prison Break and Legends of Tomorrow star Dominic Purcell.
The couple announced an amicable split in 2014 but rekindled their romance a year later. McCord told People magazine she came back into his life as a friend when the actor was diagnosed with skin cancer but that it soon became romantic again.
McCord was with Purcell when he suffered a near-death accident on the set of Prison Break in Morocco on June 1, 2016, after an iron bar used as a set piece fell onto his head.
At the start of her career, McCord was the face of Estee Lauder.
She has also been the face for print ads for the brand Marc Ecko bags in 2011.
She has also appeared on TV commercials for eBay in 2017.
McCord played a character called Cassandra in the movie The Middle of Nowhere released in 2002.
First TV Show
AnnaLynne had a small role on The O.C. in 2006 in the episode “The Party Favor.”
When she and her sister shifted base to Los Angeles, they were short of funds to join a gym. Hence, they used to visit the library and found out about a DVD where two Egyptian sisters had an entire series of belly dancing routines which AnnaLynne and her sister eventually learned and worked out.
McCord also learned Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu with grandmaster Andre Lima. When the weather is favorable, she likes to go kayaking which requires stamina, good upper body fitness, and persistent balance.
AnnaLynne confesses to being an outdoor kind of a person and loves playing sports such as beach tennis. She enjoys running on the sand and hiking for long hours at places like Runyon Canyon with her best friend.
AnnaLynne took inspiration from a health novel she read by Gwen Shamblin called The Weigh Down Diet. The book also helped her mom shed 45 pounds. She also credits her good health to a peaceful sleep. She makes it a ritual to wake up by 6 a.m.
Since her birthplace was Georgia, she grew up around high calorie and deep fried food. She believes in only eating until she feels satisfied and not full which helps her body to consume and nourish itself with just what is needed. She likes home cooked meals and loves cooking her special citrus chicken.
Below is what AnnaLynne’s diet usually consists of
Breakfast – Egg sandwich and French Toast.
Lunch – Turkey and Ham Sandwich
Snacks – Red and Green Pepper Sticks With Ranch Dressing or Cereal Bars.
Dinner – Vegetable Soup and Fish or Chicken
AnnaLynne McCord Favorite Things
Food – Ethnic food of all sorts: Mexican, Italian, Spanish, Japanese. She usually has spicy tuna on crispy rice for at least three regular nights.
Dish to Cook – Chicken in orange citrus sauce, with homemade macaroni & cheese.
Actor – Robert Downey Jr.
Place – Greece
Snack – Reeces Peanut Butter Sticks
Actress – Angelina Jolie
AnnaLynne McCord Facts
Her best friend is Mieko Hillman. She is also good friends with her co-star of Day of The Dead Mena Suvari and Alexa PenaVega.
She has directed a short movie “I Choose” in 2014 which was also her directorial debut.
AnnaLynne started her modeling career at the young age of 15.
She considers herself a nerd as she loves mathematics and solving problems to find their solution.
She remained so inspired after watching Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 that she wished to be an archaeologist like Harrison Ford played in the movie.
She is a philanthropist and believes in giving back to the society. She extends support and works closely with many charitable organizations including Somaly Mam Foundation which is a charitable organization which works to raise funds and to spread social awareness for victims of s*x trafficking.
In 2014, she revealed that she was raped by her friend when she was 18.
She wished to be an actress since she was only 9 years old.
Before she thought of being an actress, she aspired to be a veterinarian.
She considers herself to be fearless and admits that she doesn’t get scared that easily.
She and her family traveled to New Orleans to build a house and visit some of the families who were the victims and affected by Katrina on its 5th anniversary.
She loved playing Nina in Day of the Dead and enjoyed killing the zombies. She is, in general, fond of things that involve blood, shooting, and dirt.
She grew up in a modest family and hence wasn’t financially very well off. She used to shop at Goodwill.
She is an animal lover.
She and her sisters had designed a clothing line primarily to raise money for The Blind Project.
She lost out on the role of Heidi to Canadian model Noot Seear for the sequel of the movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
She appeared in a music video by the singer Thalia called “Baby I’m in Love.”