Date of Birth
16 December 1987, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
AnnaLynne McCord is an American actress, writer, director and former model. Known for playing vixen-type roles. McCord first gained prominence in 2007 as the scheming Eden Lord on the FX television series Nip/Tuck (2003), and as the pampered Loren Wakefield on the MyNetworkTV telenovela American Heiress (2007).
In 2008, she was the second actress to be cast in the CW series 90210 (2008), portraying anti-heroine 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".
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 (2012) 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.
Apart from acting, she has also contributed to charities in her free time.
Father is a pastor.
Was home-schooled and graduated from high school at the age of 15.
Has two sisters: Rachel McCord and actress Angel McCord.
Is inspired by Angelina Jolie.
She has been modeling since she was fifteen.
Good friends with her Day of the Dead (2008) co-star Mena Suvari.
Wanted to be an archaeologist after watching Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
She works closely with a charity called Somaly Mam Foundation, an organization that raises awareness and money for victims of sex trafficking.
Ranked #21 in the 2009 Maxim list of Hot 100 Women.
Voted #69 in the 2009 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Is in a relationship with Dominic Purcell since July of 2011. He is 17 years older.
Friend of Alexa PenaVega.
Revealed that she was raped at age 18 [June 12, 2014].
No longer sister-in-law to Brett Donowho due to her sister, "Angel McCord" filing to divorce Donowho after he was arrested and later indicted by the Supreme Court for the felony of "Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member" in the state of Texas.
McCord (also rendered MacCourt, McCourt, McCoard, McCard, and MacCord) is a surname with origins having been found between Ayrshire, Scotland, but mostly in AirgÃalla [circa 7th century AD] (modern day Irish counties of Louth, Tyrone, Armagh, and Monaghan. McCord/MacCord comes from Old Gaelic name "Mac Cuarta" or sometimes "Mac Cuairt", translating as "the son of Cuairt", a byname meaning "visitor" or "journeymen". The town of Cappagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in gaelic translates to Ceapach Mhic Cuarta meaning Mac Cuarta's tillage plot. It is very likely the name Mac Cuarta is a corruption of the Irish name Mac Mhuircheartaigh (septs of MacCurdy, and MacKurdy).
Curly blonde hair
You can make or break an outfit by not knowing your body type - certain things work on certain people. Make sure you're dressing for your leg-length, hip/chest size, etc.
'Dial Star' is about an aspiring actress who finds the cell phone of AnnaLynne McCord and impersonates her.
I always wanted to be an actress. I couldn't imagine being anything else.
I knew I wanted to be an actress when I was 9 years old.
It takes a lot to scare me.
I love being outdoors, playing beach tennis, going for runs in the sand, or doing a three-hour hike with my best girlfriend, Mieko.
I know imitation is the highest form of flattery, but stealing one's identity is totally different.
Before I was going to be an actress, I was going to be a veterinarian! I thought I was one as a child. I was the kid who was like, 'Daddy! I want a kitty! It needs a mommy!' And my dad was such a sucker. Every time I would beg, with tears flying down my face, about how this animal needs love, needs a home. He would cave.
My last trip to New Orleans was for the fifth anniversary of Katrina, and I had the awesome opportunity to bring my family down. We all worked on a house together and met some of the families.
When I first moved to L.A., I didn't have a lot of money to join a gym or take classes, so I improvised. My sister and I went to the library and looked over their DVD collection and discovered Neena and Veena, these Egyptian twins who have a whole series of belly dancing routines. We did them all.
I need a guy who's confident and is secure in himself, because we're always apart.
I loved killing zombies in 'Day of the Dead.' I basically welcome anything that involves being dirty or bloody or shooting guns.
I grew up with not a lot of money and I definitely shopped at Goodwill. But even in my most unfortunate state, I was really blessed compared to a lot of the rest of the world. I had a really great chance to follow my dreams and have them actually come true.
Honestly, after about three years on a show, you're like, 'Thank you very much for giving me a step up. Now can I go do movies?'
I loved math. I was such a nerd! I really enjoyed working through problems and finding the solution.
All of my friends are animal people. To me, cats are people, too. Animals are people, too. I travel a lot and when I go overseas, it's really hard on me because the animals are treated much differently, especially in developing countries.
I don't want my dad to say, 'My daughter is an actress on a TV show.' I want him to say, 'My daughter cares about people.' I would love to know that I'm a role model in Hollywood.
But if an actress asks me my opinion, I would tell her there are a million different designers who make faux fur. If you like that look, wear faux fur. If you're doing it on the red carpet, you're doing it for how it looks. Faux fur and real fur look the same on camera.
A good two years after Hurricane Katrina I remember feeling so devastated and so ignorant that there was so much damage still left. I felt like here I was an American and this is an American city and the government hasn't done enough and people haven't given back enough. Everyone forgot and the city was lying in waste.
There are a lot of recent pics of me rocking silk strings of beads. They're made by survivors of the sex trade in Cambodia who were rescued by one of the organizations I support.