Addams Family, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel actress Mercedes McNab Bio

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Mercedes McNab is a former Canadian actress who made a name for herself by appearing in horror productions, including popular ones like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel.

Mercedes McNab has taken what now seems like an indefinite break from acting after she tied the knot with her husband. The hubby has nothing to do with the acting business, although he could have run into some Hollywood stars from time to time as he is a real estate developer.

While it has been quite some time since we have seen Mercedes grace our screens, she remains pretty popular these days. Likely, her acting legacy, built for 20 years, is impressive, as you will learn in this article.

Top 10 facts about Mercedes McNab

  1. Mercedes McNab turned 42 on her birthday in 2022 (March 14).
  2. Her father is Robert ‘Bob’ McNab, a former English footballer who played as a defender for Arsenal, Huddersfield Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and other teams.
  3. She began her acting career as an eleven-year-old in a cameo in The Addams Family (1991) before getting a more notable role in its sequel Addams Family Values (1993).
  4. She was part of the would-be stars of the unreleased 1994 superhero film The Fantastic Four.
  5. McNab played Harmony Kendall in 16 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and reprised the role in its spin-off series, Angel.
  6. The actress has played several roles in over ten movies, including Heather Preston in the action crime thriller series Walker, Texas Range, Jill in one episode of Touched by an Angel, and more.
  7. She also featured in several TV series, such as Lucy in Supernatural, Brooke Lombardini in Criminal Minds, and more.
  8. McNab is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and she has combined online followership of 26K.
  9. In 2006, McNab was featured on the cover of the November issue of Playboy magazine as a topless model.
  10. She is married to Mark Henderson, a real estate developer, and they have two kids together.

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Early life

Mercedes McNab was born on March 14, 1980, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father is Robert ‘Bob’ McNab, a former footballer who played as a defender for Arsenal, Huddersfield Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and other teams. He also had four caps for the English national team.

Addams Family, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel actress Mercedes McNab Bio
Mercedes McNab

There is no detail online about her mother, but a source claimed that the actress was an only child. She grew up in a well-to-do family and started acting as an eleven-year-old child in 1991. Since there isn’t much to talk about concerning her early life, let’s go straight to her career.

Career

Acting – Mercedes McNab Addams Family (1991 – 1994)

Her first role was more of a cameo in the 1991 supernatural black comedy film The Addams Family, as a Girl Scout selling cookies. Then, she played Amanda Buckman, a snobby camper in the sequel Addams Family Values (1993). Before that, she had featured in one episode of Harry and the Hendersons in 1992 as Lisa.

Mercedes McNab was part of the would-be stars of the unreleased 1994 superhero film The Fantastic Four, in which she played a young version of Sue Storm. It also featured Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood, Rebecca Staab, Michael Bailey Smith, Carl Ciarfalio, Ian Trigger, and others. The same year, she played Hanna Morgan in the Western film Savage Land alongside Corey Carrier.

Also, she starred as Shannon Trahern in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and as Connie in one episode of My So-Called Life.

Harmony Kendall in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997 – 2004)

Then, in 1997, her biggest TV role came when she was picked to play Harmony Kendall in 16 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer from 1997 to 2001. In an interview with BBC, the actress revealed that she had initially auditioned for the lead role of Buffy Summers but lost out to Sarah Michelle Gellar.

While playing Harmony, McNab also starred in a couple of other TV roles, like the TV film Escape from Atlantis as Claudia Spencer. Also, she was in an episode of the American teen sitcom USA High as Denise Miller.

In 1998, she played Jill in one episode of Touched by an Angel, Pamela in the coming-of-age survival drama movie White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf (2000), and Heather Preston in the action crime thriller series Walker, Texas Ranger. In 2001, she starred as Echo Olvera in the film Beer Money.

Addams Family, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel actress Mercedes McNab Bio
Mercedes McNab in Addams Family and Addams Family Values

She reprised her role as Harmony Kendall in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff series, Angel. Initially, she was cast in a guest role in the second season before getting a main part for 17 episodes of the show’s fifth season. However, David Boreanaz was the undoubted star of the Angel series.

Mercedes McNab played Grace in an episode of Dawson’s Creek and Mickey Tanner in Boston Public. Then, in 2004, she appeared as Katie in one episode of Run of the House.

Supernatural and Criminal Minds (2006 – 2011)

She got back into movie making in 2006, starring as Ginger in the short film Miles from Home and Misty in the horror slasher Hatchet, which had an ensemble cast of Joel David Moore, Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond, Parry Shen, Joel Murray, and others.

The actress was also cast as Jamie in the movie The Pink Conspiracy (2007) before delving into several TV roles, such as Natalie Carson in Crossing Jordan, Holly in Reaper, and Lucy in Supernatural.

In 2008, she featured in minor roles as Viki Jenkins in Psych and Georgie in Vipers. The same year, she was cast as Vicki in the movie XII and as Tara Leslie in Dark Reel, a horror/comedy film that also stars Tiffany Shepis, Edward Furlong, Alexandra Holden, Tony Todd, and Lance Henriksen.

She had a role as Brooke Lombardini in one episode of the crime thriller series Criminal Minds. McNab appeared in movies for the last time in 2010, playing Atheria in the direct-to-video thriller movie Thirst and as Misty in the slasher film sequel Hatchet II.

Her TV career lasted one year longer after her 2010 role as Gillian Garvey in the TV film Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf, and she appeared in the 2011 TV film Glass Heels as Carla.

Model – Mercedes McNab hot

In 2006, McNab was featured on the cover of the November issue of Playboy magazine as a topless model. It is likely why Mercedes McNab hot photos are in high demand online. Also, she used to be seen as a s_x symbol, prompting FHM magazine to feature her in a January 2004 USA issue.

From 2011 till date, the actress has taken a break from acting. What happened to Mercedes McNab?

Personal life – where is Mercedes McNab now?

Mercedes McNab got married to a real-estate developer named Mark Henderson in May 2012. Since tying the knot, she has not been credited in any acting role and has dropped off the grid.

According to Express, the actress and her hubby have welcomed two children: a daughter (born in 2013) and a son, born later.

Addams Family, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel actress Mercedes McNab Bio
Mercedes McNab now, with her kids. Image Source: Instagram.

The latest news we found on Mercedes McNab are articles looking at what she has done in the past or those exploring the cast of TV shows/movies she had featured in, like Buffy the Vampire SlayerAngelThe Addams Family, and Addams Family Values.

She has managed to keep her personal life away from the media, which is no easy feat. Her husband, Henderson, founded a company called LetuLet, a home-sharing company for ‘renting smarter’.

Social media

Although the actress’ social media handles are not verified, we found that she is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. McNab is on Instagram as @mercedesmcnabofficial with 10.5K followers; on Twitter, she is @MercedesMcNab with 14.6K followers; and on Facebook, she has an unofficial fans page with less than one thousand members.

However, she is not active on her social media pages, with her last Tweet being from November 2015. Her Instagram page is no better as she used to be active in 2021 but only posted once in 2022, in June.

How old is Mercedes McNab now?

Mercedes McNab is 42 years old in 2022.

Conclusion

Although it has been a long time since she made an official appearance in a movie, we are happy that the actress got to do what she wants, which is to start a family and enjoy anonymity.

She updates the public with what is going on in her life with throwback posts to her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, Mother’s Day posts, her new pet dog, and more. It is so refreshing to see an actress come and entertain us and still able to return to a regular life free of the paparazzi craze.

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Obinna is a fiction writer from Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up loving comic book characters and superheroes. He watches lots of action films and writes entertainment and technology articles. He is also interested in science and how things work.

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