ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR, AND SURVIVOR ANNALYNNE MCCORD
TO HEADLINE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS’ 17th ANNUAL TEA & TONIC EVENT
AnnaLynne McCord is an actress, writer, director, and producer. Known for playing the vixen, vamp, and roles of a darker nature, McCord first gained prominence in 2008 as the scheming Eden Lord on the FX television series Nip/Tuck. Followed by credits on CW’s 90210, TNT’s Dallas, CBS’ Stalker, Fox’s pilot, Lucifer, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and, currently, ABC’s Secrets and Lies.
During her free time, McCord has contributed to various charities, stating that “working with organizations and giving back has been her saving grace as it has taught her how to rescue herself.” She is the President of Together1Heart, which empowers women and children victimized by human trafficking and sexual violence. In 2009, McCord was awarded a U.S. Congressional Honor by Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa De Lauro for her anti-trafficking work.
In 2014, McCord revealed that when she was 18 she was sexually assaulted by a friend. In March of 2015, while speaking at the United Nations in support of their Women for Peace Association, McCord announced her alignment with the NO MORE Campaign, an anti-sexual assault and domestic violence project sponsored by the NFL. As a speaker and activist, McCord continues to engage audiences at colleges and events throughout the nation with her candid outlook on sex and efforts against sexual violence and slavery.
CCS welcomes AnnaLynne McCord as she shares her journey of becoming a tireless and passionate advocate against sexual abuse and human trafficking.