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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 March 1980Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameMercedes Alicia McNab
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mercedes McNab has been acting professionally since she was 10 years old. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, she moved with her parents to Los Angeles at age nine where she had a desire to become an actress and soon landed an agent.

Her first role, at age 10, is probably the one where she is most widely recognized for in a bit part as the young girl scout in the hit film, The Addams Family (1991). She even landed a similar role as Amanda in the sequel, Addams Family Values (1993). But the role she is most famous for is a recurring role in playing the dim-witted Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) for four years, and later its spin-off Angel (1999) in a guest spot in 2001 and later as a regular for its final season from 2003-2004.

Some of her television appearances include the unaired Fox television pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), and appearances in Harry and the Hendersons (1991), Touched by an Angel (1994) and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brendan Hill

Spouse (1)

Mark Henderson (12 May 2012 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Her father, Bob McNab, was a member of Arsenal Football Club's league and FA Cup-winning side of 1971.
Auditioned for the role of "Buffy" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) but lost out to Sarah Michelle Gellar. Like a number of other actresses who tried out for the part (Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia), Julie Benz (Darla) & Elizabeth Anne Allen (Amy)), she was given another role on the series, Harmony Kendall. The character made 15 guest appearances on the show over 5 years and played a pivotal role on the spinoff, Angel (1999).
Became a regular character and was added to the credits in Angel (1999) on her 12th appearance on the show.
After having returned to school from 2001 to 2003, she rejoined the acting world full time and straight away found herself with the cast of Angel (1999) in season five in her long-running role of Harmony Kendall.
Is an only child.
Voted one of the 25 sexiest Celebrities by Playboy Magazine (February 2007).
The first name "Mercedes," although today most-associated with the German car brand, has been a woman's name since the advent of Christianity, since the Spanish-derived word means "our lady of mercies" and refers to Mary, the mother of Jesus. The car company was named after the daughter of one of its founders.
Gave birth at the age of 32, a daughter named Vaunne Sydney Henderson was February 25, 2013. Child's father is her husband Mark Henderson.
Had signed to appear in 6 upcoming episodes of Angel (1999), but the deal was later extended to 16 episodes only weeks later. [July 2003]
Played a vampire in both Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural.

Personal Quotes (3)

[About the cancellation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] I was a little disappointed. The show was a part of my life for six years, so to have that taken away was kind of a bummer.
It's funny. My real name sounds like a stripper name, too. But, that's what I was given at birth. I always asked my mom why and she would say, "Oh, it's because I really liked it." But I'm convinced it's because they had a Mercedes when I was born and that I was conceived in it.
Everybody tells me I'm better at comedy, so that makes me want to do drama! I think I'm equally as good at both, so now I better prove to people I have chops for drama.

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