More than anything, AnnaLynne McCord wants to be known as a good person who cares about people, this is according to an interview she granted a media outlet. AnnaLynne wants to be known more for her philanthropy than for her acting, this is an admirable trait in a world that is getting increasingly self-absorbed. It is even more admirable when you considering she belongs to the world of Hollywood, where being self-absorbed is a right of passage. If she were to go the route of narcissism that is the default state of many of her peers, she wouldn’t run out of reasons to be.
AnnaLynne is an actress whose work has received multiple award recognition and a model who has worked for some of the top brands in the industry. Learn more about her by reading below.
AnnaLynne McCord’s Biography
Perhaps her dedication to leaving a legacy about her relationship with people rather than the box office is a result of her Christian background, we cannot say, but one would not be amiss to say getting raised by a Christian family, especially with your father a pastor had some impact in her guiding morality. AnnaLynne was born to David and Shari McCord on the 16th of July 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is one of the three daughters born into the family and was raised in Buford, Georgia along with her sisters, Angel, and Rachel McCord in a trailer park, a result of the modest resources the family possessed.
AnnaLynne started her education being homeschooled before she went off to high school and eventually graduated at the age of 15. The natural step after high school is college, but for young AnnaLynne, while her peers headed up to various colleges around the country, she headed to Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and worked for several brands among which were Estee Lauder and Seventeen. After three years as a model, Annalynne Mccord debuted in her first film role as a named character in Natale a Miami, an Italian film in 2005. In the same year, she appeared as an unnamed character in Transporter 2.
She continued to star in various films, such as Day of the Dead in 2008, Fired Up in 2009, Excision in 2012, which she received critical acclaim for, portraying a disturbed and delusional teenager. The show won her the award for Best Actress at the Malaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema and at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in 2013 where she came second place. In total, she has starred in 19 films so far.
In television where Annalynne Mccord has found more fame with her projects, she’s known as Eden Lord in Nip/Tuck and Naomi Clark in 90210, which she earned a Teen Choice Award nomination for as Breakout Star Female. Other notable shows she has guest starred in are The O.C, Ugly Betty, Dallas, CSI: Miami, Lucifer, and Greek, amongst others. In 2007, she began starring in MyNetworkTV’s telenovela, American Heiress, playing Loren Wakefield. She has starred in a total of 20 television shows. Other appearances in a commercial project include two music videos in 2003 and 2016 for artists, Thalia and White Lung respectively.
As a believer in philanthropy, Annalynne Mccord has contributed to multiple charities; she is a famed supporter of the St. Bernard Project, a project organization focused on helping the victims of the devastating Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She works to combat human trafficking and sexual violence through New Somaly Fund as a Goodwill Ambassador. Having suffered sexual assault herself when she was 18 at the hands of a friend, AnnaLynne is also a supporter of the UN anti-sexual assault project, No More Campaign.
She has received recognition for her philanthropic contributions by the Look to the Stars organization and VH1.
Husband and Family Facts
Although she was in a long and serious relationship with Dominic Purcell that lasted from 2011 to 2014 and reunited briefly in 2015 till 2018, the actress and former model is currently believed to be single.
AnnaLynne McCord has two sisters, Rachel McCord who is a model, author and actress and Angel McCord who is also an actress.
Celebrity Facts and Awards
– She was raped at the age of 18 by a close friend and she had a post-traumatic disorder reaction to the incident while filming a rape scene for 90210. She was applauded for delivering a great performance.
– She’s 5 feet 7 and a half inches tall and weighs 50kg. Her body measurements are 32 inches for bust, 23 inches for Waist and 33 inches for hips.
– She graduated from Woodland Regional High School after getting homeschooled in the early stages of her education.
– AnnaLynne McCord’s catalog of awards include the Hollywood Life Young Hollywood Superstar of Tomorrow Award and Do Something Award by VH1.