Meet Wallis Currie-Wood – The Actress who Played Stephanie “Stevie” McCord in Madam Secretary

Profile summary of Wallis Currie-Wood
  • Name: Wallis Currie-Wood
  • Date of birth: December 12, 1991
  • Age: 32
  • Place of birth: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Dripping Springs High School, University of Texas Spring Project, Austin Chamber Music Academy, Juilliard School
  • Parents: Maggie Currie-Wood (Mother)
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 2014 to date
  • Net worth: Est. $2 million
  • Wallis Currie-Wood’s Instagram: @walliscw

Breaking into the Hollywood scene can be a daunting challenge. It’s a feat that most people who have chosen acting as a career path never get to accomplish all through their careers. The acting profession requires hard work, focus, consistency, perseverance, and complete devotion to one’s art. One actress who embodies the characteristics and attributes for a successful Hollywood career is actress, Wallis Currie-Wood. The actress has been involved in a number of Hollywood movies, including The Intern (2015). However, her most prominent television appearance came in the CBS Television drama, Madam Secretary (2014), as Stephanie “Stevie” McCord.

Early life and family background of Wallis Currie-Wood

Wallis Currie-Wood was born on December 12, 1991, under the birth sign of Sagittarius. The actress’ birthplace is Austin, Texas, in the United States of America. The identity of her father is not public knowledge but her mother’s name is Maggie Currie-Wood.

The actress, who grew up in Texas, likes to keep her personal life out of the public’s view and this decision to remain private has resulted in the fact that there is virtually no information with regard to any other family members, including siblings.

One thing that is apparent is that the actress’ place of birth, Texas, USA, effectively makes her an American citizen and her ethnic heritage has been revealed as caucasian.

Educational background

Wallis Currie-Wood has revealed that her formative years in Texas helped to shape her personality both as a human being and in her profession. The 30-year-old thespian had the privilege of a quality educational background to help get her started.

Although records of her pre-school and middle school education are sealed from the public, Wallis had her formal high school education at Dripping Springs High School located at Dripping Springs, Texas. Her time there laid the foundation for further educational pursuits as it helped her realize that she wanted to pursue careers that would help develop her artistic side.

This decision was what propelled her to the University of Texas Spring Project. The state of Texas is renowned for its ability to produce musical talents and Wallis hoped to become one. To achieve this dream, she enrolled at the Austin Chamber Music Academy.

Her years at Austin Chamber Music Academy, Texas prepared the now 5 feet 8 inches tall actress for the next hurdle in pursuit of her dreams. She was thrilled with the opportunity to study in one of the most prestigious art schools in the United States, The Juilliard School. The school’s New York location meant that Wallis would leave her hometown of Texas, on a more permanent basis, for the first time in her life.

She started her training at Julliard sometime in 2010 and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts in 2014.

Wallis Currie-Wood got her career breakthrough in 2014

The actress who had taken up more acting responsibilities at Juilliard was well prepared for whatever Hollywood would throw at her. By the time she graduated from Julliard in 2014, she had already garnered some acting experience. Back at Julliard, she had acted in stage performances of productions such as Buried Child, Twelfth Night, and The Cherry Orchard.

These experiences sort of gave her a leg up when compared to her peers who had not quite been exposed to the same level of education and training that Wallis had been. Fresh out of Julliard, she landed her first movie role in the 2015 comedy, The Intern. The movie, which began shooting in 2014, had star actress Anne Hatheway and legendary Hollywood icon, Robert DeNiro, as its main attractions but Wallis’ role in the movie was enough to register in the minds of movie lovers.

Her role as Stephanie “Stevie” McCord in Madam Secretary

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Wallis Currie-Wood on the set of Madam Secretary image source

The invaluable experience that she gained from working with the aforementioned big names in the industry was enough to convince the producers at CBS Television to give her a more prominent role in their then-upcoming television series, Madam Secretary (2014-2019). She was cast in the role of the daughter of the show’s main protagonist.

Wallis played the character of Stephanie “Stevie” McCord, who is the daughter of the series’ main character, Elizabeth McCord (played by Tea Leon). Stephanie is portrayed as a typically rebellious teenage daughter of Elizabeth and Wallis was the perfect embodiment of the character.

Her performance must have really impressed the show’s creators because her role was given a recurring status. Fans of Madam Secretary enjoyed the show and Wallis was part of the reason for the success of the show that aired on CBS Television from 2014 to 2019.

Wallis Currie-Wood has an estimated net worth of $2 million

Roughly eight years in Hollywood has been enough to earn Wallis Currie-Wood an impressive $2 million as net worth. The salary she received from her role in The Intern, coupled with the accumulated pay from all her 118 episode appearances of Madam Secretary has played a major role in elevating her net worth.

The Texas-born actress also makes money from magazine photoshoots and other similarly lucrative endorsement deals from certain manufacturing companies.

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Wallis Currie-Wood is in a happy relationship

The beautiful thespian may come across as a very private and closed-off individual when it concerns her private life and relationships but it has been revealed that she is in a very happy romantic relationship with English actor, Alex Sharp. The actor has appeared in a lot of movie productions most notably, UFO, To The Bone, and Better Start Running.

The couple evidently met during their time at Juilliard and soon began a romantic relationship. Wallis Currie-Wood and Alex Sharp began dating exclusively in 2014 and have been together for the better part of seven years. They have been spotted a number of times together in public, including but not limited to a magazine cover shoot in 2015.

The relationship has been devoid of controversies or public scandals so far and seems to be getting stronger each year. The couple’s privacy policy has made it impossible to determine if we will hear wedding bells soon.

Wallis Currie-Wood is not so active on social media

The actress has an Instagram page with the handle walliscw. The page has 18.5k followers but the actress’ last post came a couple of years ago on November 14, 2019. The reason for this is not really known and her fans have also chucked it down to Wallis keeping her affairs private.

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