Mercedes McNab

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Mercedes McNab
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McNab at the Supernova Pop Culture Expo Hits Sydney, Australia 2012
Mercedes Alicia McNab

(1980-03-14) March 14, 1980 (age 40)
OccupationActress, model
Years active1991–2011
Spouse(s)Mark Henderson (m. 2012)

Mercedes Alicia McNab (born March 14, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian retired actress whose 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's father is former English soccer player Bob McNab.[1]


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 on The WB. McNab played Harmony Kendall, a vapid popular high school student who eventually becomes a vampire. She appeared in 16 episodes over four 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 2003–04. 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.[2] McNab retired in 2011.

McNab was the cover model for, and featured in a nude pictorial in, the November 2006 issue of Playboy magazine.

Personal life[edit]

McNab and Mark Henderson, co-founder of the Crescent Hotel in San Francisco, wed on May 12, 2012 in La Paz, Mexico in front of family and friends. The couple has one child, Vaunne Sydney Henderson, who was born on February 25, 2013.[3]


McNab in 2011.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Addams Family Girl Scout
1993 Addams Family Values Amanda Buckman
1994 Savage Land Hanna Morgan
1994 The Fantastic Four Young Sue Storm Unreleased
2000 White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf Pamela
2006 Miles from Home Ginger Short film
2006 Hatchet Misty
2007 The Pink Conspiracy Jamie
2008 XII Vicki
2008 Dark Reel Tara Leslie
2010 Thirst Atheria Video
2010 Hatchet II Misty


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Harry and the Hendersons Lisa "The Genius"
1994 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Shannon Trahern "Brooklyn Dodgers"
1994 My So-Called Life Connie "Halloween"
1997–2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Harmony Kendall Recurring role; included unaired pilot
16 episodes
1997 Escape from Atlantis Claudia Spencer TV film
1998 USA High Denise Miller "Date Auction"
1998 Touched by an Angel Jill "Last Dance"
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Heather Preston "6 Hours"
2001 Beer Money Echo Olvera TV film
2001–2004 Angel Harmony Kendall Guest role (season 2) Main role (season 5); 17 episodes
2002 Dawson's Creek Grace "Downtown Crossing"
2002 Boston Public Mickey Tanner "Chapter 38"
2004 Run of the House Katie "Undercover Brother"
2007 Crossing Jordan Natalie Carson "In Sickness & in Health"
2007 Reaper Holly "Love, Bullets and Blacktop"
2007 Supernatural Lucy "Fresh Blood"
2008 Psych Viki Jenkins "Daredevils!"
2008 Vipers Georgie TV film
2009 Criminal Minds Brooke Lombardini "Cold Comfort"
2010 Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf Gillian Garvey TV film
2011 Glass Heels Carla TV film


  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.

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