AnnaLynne McCord

by ethnic on August 9, 2010

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 16, 1987

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, possibly other

AnnaLynne McCord is an American actress, model, and women’s activist. Her roles include the film The Haunting of Molly Hartley and the series 90210.

AnnaLynne is the daughter of Sheri (Garday) and David Lance McCord. Her father is a Christian minister.

There is an internet rumor that one of AnnaLynne’s grandmothers was Kenyan. This does not appear to be accurate.

A picture of AnnaLynne with her mother and sisters can be seen here. A picture of AnnaLynne’s mother can be seen here.

On her father’s side, AnnaLynne is the granddaughter of William Larry McCord and Peggy Thomas.

AnnaLynne’s maternal grandfather is likely Roy B. Garday (the son of Silas T. Garday and Alma). Silas was the son of Silas T. Garday and Ida.

AnnaLynne’s maternal grandmother is named Gloria.

Source: Obituary of AnnaLynne’s paternal grandfather, William Larry McCord –

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andrew October 15, 2017 at 5:28 pm
andrew October 15, 2017 at 5:35 pm
Kimmel October 16, 2017 at 2:17 am

Her mother’s eye area suggests admixture from somewhere..

andrew October 16, 2017 at 3:43 am
bablah September 24, 2017 at 12:06 pm
Hill July 17, 2017 at 1:36 pm

She’s white. Get over it, Jesus.

neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

please don’t criticize me but its not just the tan but some other features which makes me believe that she has some exotic and non european in her

bablah July 11, 2017 at 9:48 am

Possible grandfather

Also are you sure Roy Garday is her grandfather. The only Garday I found in Bryan County, Georgia is this man
and I’m not really sure even he has anything to do with her family.
I can’t find Roy past 1940.

Her grandmother’s name is deffinitely Gloria, though.

follers July 14, 2017 at 12:58 am

I’m not sure, which is why I wrote “likely”. I don’t remember where that comes from.

Which grandmother is Gloria?

Did you find McCord’s Kenyan grandmother?

Her grandmother was Kenyan.

bablah July 14, 2017 at 2:44 am

Her maternal grandmother is Gloria. Deffinitely a caucasian woman.

follers July 14, 2017 at 9:59 am

Are you trying to say that McCord has no Kenyan ancestry?

BTW, there is some confusion on Jeremy Renner and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi’s pages.

neiltennant January 1, 2017 at 5:01 am

LOOKS LIKE the daughter of CHARLIZE THEORN if she would sleep with a half black guy

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 7:58 am

I thought she was part black.

neiltennant January 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

thought the same

gel January 2, 2017 at 2:55 am

The Scottish are a very mixed people – including African. Could be these genes are being expressed here.

maestro November 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

She looks mixed.

musicfangirl November 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Sorry but she’s ugly her jaw is hideus it looks like something happen to it like if shift foward and her nose is weird she is definitely the less attractive girl in 90210

athelya November 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm

what? her jaw and nose looks like nothing from the ordinary to me?

neiltennant October 7, 2015 at 3:10 pm

no doubt that she is at least 1/4 black

Kekit October 17, 2015 at 2:56 am

i agree, she clearly has black ancestry

athelya November 27, 2015 at 4:01 pm

so my norwegian friend is part black too? because she’s like platinum blonde with curly hair like annalynne

Sully January 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm

I didn’t know she was part Black or a Quadroon as they say. When I first saw her with darker hair in Excision, I thought she was a Latina.

thomas1987 January 17, 2015 at 12:39 am

shes not part black
shes just white
and you thought she was a latina? lol
lain isnt a race, many are white
noone can be a latin , its a culture

WTF January 17, 2015 at 6:28 pm

IMO she could pass as a quadroon. I’ve seen girls who are daughters of mulattos and they look like AnnaLynne. Of course they aren’t as beautiful, but they have her appearance. AND I KNOW WHITES CAN HAVE CURLY HAIR, BUT THIS GIRL LOOKS PART BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thomas1987 January 18, 2015 at 3:17 am
Sully January 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

She looked like this in the movie:

and then look at this picture

I know Latino isn’t a race. But did I say it was a race? I said I thought she was Latina because my first time seeing her was in Excision and she looked Latino to me in the movie! And people can be just Latino. Some are so mixed with White, Black, Native American, Asian, and then other people from other South American countries; etc, that they don’t know what they are specifically or would rather leave it as Latino/Latin American.

And to be a Quadroon, it means you are 1/4 Black. It’s got more to do with what your grandparents are. Because if one of them is Black, then that makes you a Quadroon. Most reports on her ethnicity says she is 1/4 Kenyan or had a paternal grandmother that was part Kenyan (which would make her an Octoroon). Anyways, Miss Mccord definitely looks more than just plain Scottish. She looks less white than Shailene Woodley (and Shailene Woodley had Mulatto maternal grandparents).

Kimmel March 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm

I agree with what you say in the descriptors.

And off-topic: That tone (the definite ‘other’) on McCord just seals the deal – She’s hot.

Check7t July 9, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Beautiful girl.

shobohunter June 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

I know an super pale Irish girl with same (Celtic) hair. weird look very curly.

andrew January 17, 2015 at 4:38 pm
Marseille June 20, 2014 at 3:51 am

Her facial features are fully Caucasian, just cause she has curly hair doesn’t mean she’s part black.

liana June 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

Is there something WRONG with being part-black? Anna Lynne obviously has african blood and her ethni-celeb profile USED to reflect that. I don’t see what the big deal is.

JasonBaker July 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

There is NOTHING wrong with being part-black, it’s just that it’s definitely not obvious that she’s part-black. Actually, she really looks like she’s 100% white. It would be a surprise to me if she had black ancestry.

fuzzybear44 July 8, 2014 at 12:52 am

It’s not obvious that don cheadle is part white,yet he is.You can’t go by the outward appearance, of what someone does or doesn’t ‘ have in their background.

JasonBaker July 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

African genes are, so to speak, ” stronger ´´ than White genes, which is why when you have recent African ancestry, most of the times it’s very obvious, while you can be 1/4 White as the children of Obama, but still look 100% Black.
If AnnaLynne had any African ancestry, it would be significantly distant. Why do you think it’s obvious she is part Black? Just because her hair is curly?

fuzzybear44 July 12, 2014 at 1:39 am


African genes are, so to speak, ” stronger ´´ than White genes, which is why when you have recent African ancestry, most of the times it’s very obvious, while you can be 1/4 White as the children of Obama, but still look 100% Black.

I strongly disagree with you on this.It’s not that African jeans are stronger,It’s that many Europeans aren’t pure like they think they are,for example this article:

You state that it very obvious,that you can see the black heritage.I pretty sure i can get plenty of examples where you can’t.:
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with her mother:×0-1.jpg
Frank Dillane:×600/ffffff/loose/1/M120668.jpg
chanel van waeyenberge:
Maya Fahey:
Pat Barry (kickboxer):×270.jpg
Slug (rapper):
danzy senna:
her parents:
jamila wideman:
elizabeth atkins:
and so on

(If AnnaLynne had any African ancestry, it would be significantly distant. Why do you think it’s obvious she is part Black? Just because her hair is curly?)

Well I never stated,that it couldn’t be down the line,It could be a great grandparent.Now as far as the hair,yes it could be an indicator.However that’s not what made me look at her.I read an interview about her,which is where it came up.However since I could not provide said interview,Ethnic could not put the black part up.

BalletAddicted July 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Lol, people get so offended over nothing. No one said there was anything wrong with being part black, it’s just likely that she’s not part black. Doesn’t mean anyone likes her any more or any less.

fuzzybear44 July 8, 2014 at 12:43 am

Could you explain why it’s likely she’s not?

Marseille June 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

She’s very beautiful tbh.

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