Sandra McCoy

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Sandra McCoy
Born (1979-08-14) August 14, 1979 (age 37)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Years active 2001–present

Sandra Christina McCoy (born August 14, 1979) is an American actress and dancer who is best known for her role in the 2005 thriller Cry Wolf.

Early life and education[edit]

McCoy was born and raised in San Jose, California to a Filipino/Irish family. Her mother, Madeline McCoy, was a high school Physical Education teacher, tennis coach, and aerobics instructor. Her father, Gary McCoy, was the director of database management at the County Sheriff's Department and a private pilot. Her younger brother (born in 1981) enjoyed playing basketball and wrestling. All three died in fall 1993 in an airplane accident (Sandra was the sole survivor).[1]

McCoy has trained in dance and gymnastics since she was eight years old and was on the cheerleading squad and soccer and diving teams at Independence High School.


McCoy moved to Los Angeles, where she still resides today, to pursue a career in show business after attaining a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University. Though her first attempt at Hollywood success, a four-girl pop group, fell through, McCoy has continued to enjoy several other successes in the film industry as both an actress and dancer. Her first real break into the business was booking the lead role in 'N Sync's "Pop" music video. In addition, she was a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers in the season of 2002–2003 and made her calendar debut in Music Video Beauties of 2004.

McCoy made many appearances in small roles on several noted television shows before landing her first lead role. She is best known for her starring role as Mercedes in 2005's Cry Wolf, where she met her long-term boyfriend. Jared Padalecki; however, the two ended their relationship in 2008.[2]

In early March 2007, McCoy auditioned for the reality television series Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll to become the seventh Pussycat Doll, but did not make it into the house. McCoy also guest-starred in the Supernatural episode "Bedtime Stories".[3][4]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Wayne Brady Show Herself
Maybe It's Me Cheerleader
Felicity Pageant Contestant
General Hospital Mandy
2002 Orange County Dancer
Scooby-Doo Waitress Uncredited
Power Rangers Wild Force Kendall Recurring role
Like Mike Cheerleader #8
The Hot Chick Jessica Cheer Girl
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Attractive Woman
Hidden Hills Miss Lily
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hot Chick
Down with Love Astronette #5 As Sandra C. McCoy
Days of Our Lives Joelle
The Parkers Girl #2
CSI: Miami Allyson
2004 A Cinderella Story Cheerleader/Dancer #1
2005 Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough Elena Sandoval
Crash Landing Melanie
Cry Wolf Mercedes
Horror High Leslie Voice-over
2006 CSI: NY Amber Capece
Two and a Half Men Tina
Veronica Mars Scarlett
2007 Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll Herself
Dead of Winter Tiffany
Toxic Jaymee
The O.C. Hippie Chick
House of Fears Hailey Direct-to-DVD
Supernatural Crossroads Demon
Lost Signal Tiffany Matthews
2008 Deep in the Valley Cute Nurse
Nite Tales: The Movie Serena
2012 Femme Fatales Professor Kelsey Williams 1 episode


  1. ^ Sandra McCoy - About Sandra:: Archived July 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Rudolph, Ileane (November 1, 2007). "Up Close with Supernatural's Jared Padalecki: Part 1". TV Guide Interviews. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Bedtime Stories". Supernatural. Season 3. Episode 5. 2007-11-01. 
  4. ^ Rudolph, Ileane (November 1, 2007). "Up Close with Supernatural's Jared Padalecki: Part 1". TV Guide Interviews. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 

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