Mercedes McNab

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Mercedes McNab
Mercedes McNab 2012.jpg
McNab at the Supernova Pop Culture Expo Hits Sydney, Australia 2012.
Born Mercedes Alicia McNab
(1980-03-14) March 14, 1980 (age 34)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Mark Henderson (2012-present)
Children 1

Mercedes Alicia McNab (born March 14, 1980) is a Canadian actress. Her most known performances include Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2001) and its spinoff Angel (2001–2004). She is also known for her role as pretentious Amanda Buckman in Addams Family Values (1993) and Misty in the horror films Hatchet (2007) and Hatchet 2 (2010).

Early life[edit]

An only child, McNab was born in Vancouver, British Columbia; her father is former English football player Bob McNab.[1]

Career[edit]

McNab received her first notable acting role in 1991 when she appeared as a girl scout selling cookies in The Addams Family. She then received a more prominent role in the 1993 sequel Addams Family Values in which she portrayed a snobby camper named Amanda Buckman.

McNab's next breakthrough came in 1997, when she was cast in a recurring role on the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show aired on The WB and also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan. McNab played Harmony Kendall a vapid, yet popular high school student who eventually becomes a vampire. She appeared in 16 episodes over 4 years. McNab reprised this role when she was cast in the spin-off Angel, which starred David Boreanaz. She became a series regular during the show's final season, airing from 2003-2004.

Since the cancellation of Angel, McNab has gone on to guest star in popular TV shows including Psych and Supernatural.

In 2007, she appeared as a lead role in the horror-slasher movie Hatchet, directed by Adam Green. She later briefly appeared in the 2010 sequel Hatchet 2, and has since starred in a number of Direct-to-DVD horror movies such as Dark Reel and Thirst, as well as the TV movie Vipers alongside Tara Reid. Due to her many roles in the horror genre, McNab is considered a modern day Scream Queen.[2]

Personal life[edit]

McNab and her fiancé, Mark Henderson, co-founder of the Crescent Hotel in San Francisco, got married on Saturday May 12, 2012 in La Paz, Mexico in front of family and friends. Boomkat singer Taryn Manning was among the 80 in attendance for the nuptials.[3] McNab gave birth to a daughter, Vaunne Sydney on February 25, 2013.[4]

Television[edit]

McNab in 2011.
List of acting performances in Television
Title Year Role Notes
Harry and the Hendersons 1992 Lisa TV Episode: "The Genius"
Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., TheThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1994 Shannon Trahern TV Episode: "Brooklyn Dodgers"
Diagnosis: Murder 1995 Christy TV Episode: "My Baby Is Out of this World"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2001; occasional) Harmony Kendall 15 Episodes
Smart Guy 1997 Toukie TV Episode: "Big Picture"
USA High 1998 Denise Miller TV Episode: "Date Auction"
Touched by an Angel 1998 Jill TV Episode: "Last Dance"
Walker, Texas Ranger 2001 Heather Preston TV Episode: "6 Hours"
Dawson's Creek 2002 Grace TV Episode: "Downtown Crossing"
Boston Public 2002 Mickey Tanner TV Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Eight"
Run of the House 2004 Katie TV Episode: "Undercover Brother"
Angel 2001, 2003–2004; regular Harmony Kendall 17 Episodes
Crossing Jordan 2007 Natalie TV Episode: "In Sickness & in Health "
Supernatural 2007 Lucy TV Episode: "Fresh Blood"
Reaper 2007 Holly TV Episode: "Love, Bullets and Blacktop"
Psych 2009 Viki TV Episode: "Daredevils!"
Criminal Minds 2009 Brooke TV Episode: "Cold Comfort"
List of acting performances in films
Title Year Role Notes
Addams Family, TheThe Addams Family 1991 Girl Scout
Addams Family Values 1993 Amanda Buckman
Fantastic Four, TheThe Fantastic Four 1994 Young Sue Storm Unreleased
Savage Land 1994 Hanna Morgan
Escape To Atlantis 1997 Claudia Spencer TV Movie
White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf 2000 Pamela
Beer Money 2001 Echo Olvera TV Movie
Miles From Home 2006 Ginger
Hatchet 2007 Misty
Pink Conspiracy, TheThe Pink Conspiracy 2007 Jamie Direct-To-DVD
Dark Reel 2008 Tara Leslie Direct-To-DVD
Vipers 2008 Georgie TV Movie
XII 2008 Vicki Direct-To-DVD
Thirst 2010 Atheria Direct-to-DVD
Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf 2010 Gillian Garvey Direct-To-DVD
Hatchet 2 2010 Misty Cameo
Glass Heels 2011 Carla TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harmony in Huddersfield". BBC. 20 January 2003. 
  2. ^ Arnold, Thomas K. (April 27, 2007). "Three screams for these stars". USA Today. 
  3. ^ Garcia, Jennifer; Schwartz, Alison (May 15, 2012). "Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Mercedes McNab Is Married". People. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (February 27, 2013). "Mercedes McNab Welcomes Daughter Vaunne Sydney". People. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 

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