An actress specializing in portrayals of pampered young socialites and alluring teases, Atlanta native AnnaLynne McCord parlayed her on-camera presence and her countenance into a career as a veritable television mainstay during the mid- to late 2000s. McCord began as a series guest star with a number of bit roles on programs including The O.C., Ugly Betty, and CSI: Miami before landing a regular part as conniving sociopath Eden Lord on the irreverent and satirical primetime medical drama Nip/Tuck. McCord signed for her next major recurring role as the physically loose and freewheeling Loren on the quickly canceled MyNetwork serial American Heiress, then accepted the part of bratty Southern California socialite Naomi Clark on 90210, the spinoff of the Fox network's iconic Beverly Hills 90210. She was in the 2009 cheerleading comedy Fired Up! In 2010 she starred in the drama Gun. McCord booked a recurring role on another TV revival, TNT's Dallas, in 2014
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Began acting in local theater productions at age 9.
- Was home schooled and received her high-school diploma at age 15.
- Began modeling at 15 and was signed by the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency; appeared in ads for Estée Lauder.
- Landed her first regular TV role on the telenovela American Heiress in 2007.
- Created The Sisters 3 clothing line with her two sisters to benefit The Blind Project that builds factories in third world countries to help victims of human trafficking.
- Is a spokesperson for Woodland for Women Worldwide, a charity that fights the exploitation of women.
- Works with the St. Bernard Project that helps victims of Hurricane Katrina.