AnnaLynne McCord (born July 16, 1987) is an American actress, activist and 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, 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. However, by the end of the first season, 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.
After graduating, McCord joined the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for various brands, including Estee Lauder, eBay and Marc Ecko. She also modeled for Seventeen, Maxim, Playboy and Woman’s World. McCord has graced the covers of numerous international fashion magazines, including US’ Shape, Nylon, Vanidades, Jezebel, Fashion Journal, and Regard Magazine; Germany’s Cosmopolitan; Indonesia’s Prestige; and Holland’s TV Direkt.
McCord appeared in the 2005 Italian film Natale a Miami and the 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”.
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 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.
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.
Activist and personal Life
McCord volunteers to help charity organizations, such as Artists for Peace and Justice, St. Bernard Project, Alzheimer’s Association, Invisible Children, Do Something, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, National Domestic Violence Hotline, Stand Up to Cancer, The Blind Project, The Samburu Project, Visual Snow Initiative and Playing for Change. McCord is also a supporter of Somaly Mam Foundation, and has visited the Foundation’s shelters for human trafficking survivors in Cambodia.
McCord is the President of Together1Heart, which supports women and children victimized by human-trafficking and sexualized violence. In 2009, McCord was awarded a U.S. Congressional Honour for her anti-trafficking work.
|2002||The Middle of Nowhere||Cassandra|
|2005||Transporter 2||Car-jacking girl|
|2005||Natale a Miami||Susy|
|2007||Sirens of the Caribbean||Britt|
|2008||Day of the Dead||Nina|
|2008||The Haunting of Molly Hartley||Suzie Woods|
|2013||Officer Down||Zhanna Dronov|
|2015||Santa’s Little Helper||Billie|
|2018||First We Take Brooklyn aka Brooklyn Guns||Esther|
|2019||Nightmare In Paradise||Liz|
|2006||The O.C.||Hot girl||Episode: “The Party Favor“|
|2006||Close to Home||Sara||Episode: “Hot Grrrl”|
|2007||American Heiress||Loren Wakefield||Main role; 65 episodes|
|2007||Cold Case||Becca Abrams (1997)||Episode: “Stand Up and Holler”|
|2007||Ugly Betty||Petra||2 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Sherry Williamson||Episode: “Kill Switch“|
|2007||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|
|2014||Dallas||Heather||Recurring role (season 3); 9 episodes|
|2014||Stalker||Nina Preston||Episode: “Fanatic”|
|2014||The Christmas Parade||Hailee Anderson||Television movie|
|2015||Not So Union||Marilyn||Episode: “We’re Best Friends”|
|2015||Watch Your Back||Sarah Miller||Television movie|
|2016||Secrets and Lies||Melanie Warner||Recurring role (season 2)|
|2016||The Night Shift||Jessica Sanders||6 episodes (Season 3)|
|2016||Beauty & the Beast||Diane Vaughn||Episode: “Love Is a Battlefield”|
|2018||Let’s Get Physical||Claudia||8 episodes|
|2019||Wrongfully Accused||Liz||TV movie|
|2003||“Baby, I’m in Love”||Thalía|