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Diora Baird
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Diora Baird in 2003
Born (1983-04-06) April 6, 1983 (age 41)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004–present
Jonathan Togo
(m. 2013; div. 2016)
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Diora Lynn Baird (born April 6, 1983) is an American television and movie actress and former model for clothing brand Guess?

Early life

Baird was born in Miami, Florida on April 6, 1983. Her mother was also a model. She got into acting when her mother enrolled her in an acting class to help her overcome introversion. Later, she became vice president of her school's Thespian Society.

At the age of 17, she moved to Los Angeles in hope of pursuing an acting career. To earn money while auditioning, she worked at The Gap as well as a clown at children's parties, caterer, waitress and pre-school teacher until breaking into the modeling industry, most notably with Guess?. ..... She was signed to Elite Model Management in Miami.


In 2004, Baird also started earning acting roles, such as an appearance on the Drew Carey Show and in the low budget film Brain Blockers. Her breakthrough appearance in a major film was in Wedding Crashers in 2005, which she followed up with roles in Accepted and Hot Tamale. In 2006, she appeared in four films, most notably a major role in the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

..... She lent her voice to the Scarface video game as one of Tony Montana's possible girlfriends.

Baird has also guest starred in episodes of Big Day, Shark, The Loop, and Two and a Half Men (the 2009 episode "She'll Still Be Dead at Halftime"). She starred in the movie 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, directed by Ben Ketai, which is produced by Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures. Baird stars in the FEARnet webseries Tea Party Macabre, which is part of the series "Women in Horror Month". She also starred in the 2009 comedy Stan Helsing.

..... She starred in another web video with the comedic duo called "This Party Took a Turn for the Douche". In 2010, she appeared in Night of the Demons. In February 2011, she starred in a short musical film called "Howlin' for You" for the band The Black Keys.

..... Baird was cast in a recurring role in the Amazon Studios pilot Cocked along with costars Brian Dennehy, Jason Lee, Dreama Walker, and Sam Trammell. The show was not picked up for series. Baird guest starred in an episode of the Hulu series Casual.

Personal life

Baird was married to actor Jonathan Togo from 2013 to 2016; they have one child. In 2017, Baird revealed that she was dating comedian Mav Viola. Baird told The Advocate magazine that after years of assuming herself to be asexual, she identifies as lesbian. On December 29, 2017, Baird announced that she and Viola were engaged.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Wedding Crashers Vivian
2006 Hot Tamale Tuesday Blackwell
2006 Bachelor Party Vegas Penelope Direct-to-video film
2006 Fifty Pills Tiffany
2006 Accepted Kiki
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Bailey
2007 Brain Blockers Suzi Klein Direct-to-video film
2007 Young People ... Jamie
2008 South of Heaven Lily
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Rachel
2009 Stan Helsing Nadine
2009 Night of the Demons Lily Thompson
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Mrs. Steelman
2010 Let the Game Begin Kate
2010 Quit Danielle
2010 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Amber Direct-to-video film
2010 Love Shack LaCienga Torrez
2010 Dry Run Laurie
2012 Transit Arielle
2012 Last Call Janine
2013 Riddle Amber Richards
2013 Concrete Blondes Sammi Lovett
2014 Beautiful Girl Odessa
2021 The Virtuoso Johnnie's Girl
2023 Night Train Jaylynne Jackson
TBA Spread TBA post-production
TBA Witchy Ways TBA post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Drew Carey Show Valerie Episode: "Drew Thinks Inside the Box"
2006 South Beach Brianna Unaired TV pilot
2006–2007 Big Day Kristin 3 episodes
2007 Shark Nina Lange Episode: "Fall from Grace"
2007 The Loop Cara Guest role; 2 episodes
2009 Two and a Half Men Wanda Episode: "She'll Still Be Dead at Halftime"
2009 Robot Chicken Fantasia / Spanish Woman / Woman / Lady / Girl Voice role; 2 episodes
2009 Gary Unmarried Redhead Episode: "Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel"
2009 Accidentally on Purpose Andrea Episode: "The Love Guru"
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lainie McCallum Episode: "Witness"
2011 Psych Nicole Episode: "The Tao of Gus"
2012 Bent Natalie Episode: "Smitten"
2012–2013 Shameless Meg 4 episodes
2014 Franklin & Bash Cindy Maloney Episode: "Dance the Night Away"
2014 Newsreaders Ashley / Jennifer Episode: "... Expose; Long Lost Twins"
2015 Cocked Aubrey Television film
2015 Casual April Episode: "Animals"
2016 Telenovela Maria Wilson Episode: "Caught in the Act"
2016 Angel from Hell Brandi 3 episodes
2018–2022 Cobra Kai Shannon Keene Recurring role, 7 episodes
2018 My Daughter Vanished Melanie Television film; also known as Hidden Family Secrets
2019 The Missing Sister Collette Television film; also known as My Sister's Deadly Secret
2020 Her Secret Family Killer April Television film
2020 Psycho Sister-In-Law Callie Hayes Television film
2022 Bound by Blackmail Diana Television film
2023 You're Not Supposed to Be Here Kennedy Television film


  • Tea Party Macabre (2010), as herself; 5 episodes

Music videos

  • "Howlin' for You" (2011), by The Black Keys
  • "This Party Took a Turn for the Douche" (2011), by Garfunkel and Oates
  • "Out of Goodbyes" (2011), by Maroon 5 featuring Lady Antebellum

Video game

  • Scarface: The World is Yours (2006), as Femme Fatale (voice role)

See also

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