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AnnaLynne McCord
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McCord at the 2022 WonderCon
Born (1987-07-16) July 16, 1987 (age 36)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

AnnaLynne McCord (born July 16, 1987) is an American actress. 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. In 2008, she was 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, media outlets had begun referring to McCord as the series' lead.

Early life

McCord was born July 16, 1987, in Atlanta, the daughter of David McCord, a Christian pastor. She was raised in Buford, and Monroe in Georgia, where she grew up of modest means, living in a trailer park. Her parents believed in "strict discipline", in which she was not allowed to watch Harry Potter because it had witches in it. She has two sisters, Rachel and Angel. McCord was home-schooled by her mother Shari McCord, and graduated from high school at the age of 15.


After graduating, McCord joined the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in Miami.

McCord attended a drama school in New York City by the age of 17. A year later, she moved to Los Angeles to audition for roles. She appeared in the 2005 Italian film Natale a Miami and the 2008 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.

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McCord attending Super Bowl XLIII party in 2009

McCord portrayed Eden Lord in the fifth season of the FX series Nip/Tuck. McCord said in an interview with 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.

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 praised. 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. In 2018, she starred in First We Take Brooklyn along with Danny A. Abeckaser.

Personal life

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McCord visiting the Palmachim Airbase in Israel, 2012

McCord is a supporter of the St. Bernard Project, a rebuilding organization dedicated to assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In 2011, McCord began dating actor Dominic Purcell. The couple announced an amicable split in 2014, but rekindled their romance a year later. McCord was with Purcell when he suffered a near-fatal 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. The couple split in 2018 and stated they were on good terms. On September 25, 2020, Purcell confirmed they had rekindled their relationship with an Instagram post.

In February 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, McCord released a video of herself reading a poem on her Twitter postulating that if she had loved Vladimir Putin as a mother, perhaps an invasion of Ukraine could have been avoided. The video was met with derision by observers and critics, who likened it to Gal Gadot's cover of "Imagine", which was similarly criticized for its perceived tone-deaf message. In an interview with Buzzfeed News, McCord defended the video, claiming that she could have easily become a dictator under different circumstances.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Middle of Nowhere, TheThe Middle of Nowhere Cassandra
2005 Transporter 2 Car-jacking girl
Natale a Miami Susy
2007 Sirens of the Caribbean Britt
2008 Day of the Dead Nina
Haunting of Molly Hartley, TheThe Haunting of Molly Hartley Suzie Woods
2008 My Dreams Most Attractive Woman in the World
2009 Fired Up! Gwyneth
2010 Amexica Woman Short film
Gun Gabriella
2011 Blood Out Anya
2012 Excision Pauline
2013 Officer Down Zhanna Dronov
Scorned Sadie
2014 Gutshot Straight May
2015 Santa's Little Helper Billie
2016 Trash Fire Pearl
Amerigeddon Sam
2017 68 Kill Liza
2018 First We Take Brooklyn aka Brooklyn Guns Esther
2019 Nightmare In Paradise Liz
Tone-Deaf Blaire
American Skin Allison Randall
2020 A Soldier's Revenge Heather
2021 Feral State Detective Ellis
2022 Titanic 666 Mia Stone
2023 The Weapon Iris
Condition of Return Eve Sullivan
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 O.C., TheThe O.C. Episode: "The Party Favor"
Close to Home Sara Episode: "Hot Grrrl"
2007 American Heiress Loren Wakefield Main role; 65 episodes
Cold Case Becca Abrams (1997) Episode: "Stand Up and Holler"
Ugly Betty Petra 2 episodes
CSI: Miami Sherry Williamson Episode: "Kill Switch"
Greek Destiny/Patty Episode: "Friday Night Frights"
2007–09 Nip/Tuck Eden Lord Recurring role (season 5); 12 episodes
2008 Head Case Tard's date Episode: "A Tard for All Seasons"
2008–13 90210 Naomi Clark Main role; 114 episodes
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female
2014 Dallas Heather Recurring role (season 3); 9 episodes
Stalker Nina Preston Episode: "Fanatic"
Christmas Parade, TheThe Christmas Parade Hailee Anderson Television movie
2015 Not So Union Marilyn Episode: "We're Best Friends"
Watch Your Back Sarah Miller Television movie
2016 Secrets and Lies Melanie Warner Recurring role (season 2)
Lucifer Delilah Episode: Pilot
The Night Shift Jessica Sanders 6 episodes (season 3)
Beauty & the Beast Diane Vaughn Episode: "Love Is a Battlefield"
2018 Let's Get Physical Claudia 8 episodes
2019 Anniversary Nightmare Liz TV movie (aka Wrongfully Accused)
2020 Feliz NaviDAD Sophie TV movie
2021–22 Legends of Tomorrow Irma Rose Episode: "Stressed Western"
Power Book III: Raising Kanan Toni Deep Episode: "Back in the Day", "What Happens in the Catskills"
Music video roles
Year Title Artist
2003 "Baby, I'm in Love" Thalía
2016 "Below" White Lung

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