Who is Wallis Currie-Wood?
The fans of the series “Madam Secretary” are certainly familiar with the actress who portrayed Stephanie ‘Stevie’ McCord; her name is Wallis Currie-Wood, and she was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 12 December 1991, in Austin, Texas USA. She holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is White.
Early life and education
Wallis was raised in Austin, by her mother Margie Currie-Wood, while there is no information about her father, thus people assume that she was raised by her mother as the only child although Wallis hasn’t confirmed or denied these assumptions.
However, her mother is active on social media platforms and has posted some photos of herself and a man who might be Wallis’ father or step-father, and Wallis has also posted a photo of this man saying: ‘father’s day fishing trip with my pops’.
Wallis had an interest in performing and music from an early age, acted in the school plays, and also studied violin at the Austin Chamber Music Academy.
She attended the Dripping Springs High School, and upon matriculating in 2009, she enrolled into the University of Texas String project, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 2013.
Wallis then moved to New York City, where she studied acting at the prestigious Juilliard School, and from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2014.
Wallis made her acting debut in the series “Madam Secretary” in 2014, as mentioned, portraying Stephanie ‘Stevie’ McCord, a rebellious teenage daughter of the main character in this thriller drama, starring Tim Daly, Tea Leoni and Erich Bergen, which broadcast from 2014 until 2019.
The series follows the story of the Secretary of State, her life and work, and her efforts to balance between family and career; it had eight award nominations, and won two.
In 2015, Wallis made her first appearance on the big screen, portraying Interviewer #1 in the comedy drama “The Intern”, starring Robert De Niro, Rene Russo and Anne Hathaway, which follows the story of a 70-year-old widower, Ben Whittaker, who after his retirement decides that he wants to continue working, thus he finds a job at an online fashion site. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, this movie had eight award nominations, and in 2016 won the American Association of Retired Person (AARP) Movies for Grownups Award – Best Comedy.
Wallis was also seen as herself, in the documentary movie “A Season at the Juilliard School”, directed by Priscilla Pizzato, and then in 2016, she made an appearance in the episode “Instagram Challenge/LA Fashion Show” of the reality-TV series “The Fashion Fund”.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning Wallis’ love life, however, she hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships.
While she was studying at the Juilliard, she met Alex Sharp, and eventually the two started dating sometime in 2014. Alexander Ian Sharp was born on 2 February 1989, in London, England; he is an actor, perhaps known best for his role as Thomas Westerburg in the movie “The Trial of the Chicago 7”.
In August 2015, Wallis and Alex were on a cover of Vogue magazine, and then they were photographed at Tory Burch Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear event, however, on their Instagram accounts, there are no joint photos of them.
They prefer to keep their relationship away from the public eye, and besides some red-carpet events, they haven’t been seen together in public.
Some rumors were saying that the two married, however, they haven’t confirmed these assumptions, and so as of March 2022, Wallis is still in a relationship with Alex, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
What is she doing now?
Wallis prefers to keep her life away from the media’s attention, but is now living in New York City, and has been pursuing her acting career in the theatre. According to sources, Wallis is currently playing in several stage productions, and has made appearances in the theatrical productions “Buried Child”, “Twelfth Night”, and “The Cherry Orchard”.
She has an Instagram account, which has been followed by over 18,500 people, and there is a Twitter account established and run by her fans, while she has no Facebook profile under her name.
Despite our efforts to find more information about her life and work today, Wallis made her last public appearance through a video posted on 7 December 2019, on the Facebook page Madam Secretary, in which she spoke about how she was lucky to get an opportunity to work with the cast of the show, and that she will cherish this experience for the rest of her life. She also said that the crew was inspiring, generous and creative, and that she’d learned a huge amount from them.
Wallis has also thanked the fans of the series, saying that she’s happy that they watched and loved the show, and that the feedback was so positive, also saying how much she and the rest of the crew appreciate the fact that they enjoyed all six seasons of the series.
Age, height, and net worth
Wallis’ age is 30, she has long blonde hair, and blue eyes; she weighs around 127lbs (58kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-24-35.
People were asking about what happened to Wallis’s teeth, making assumptions that she’s had some surgery done since her teeth are so white and well-arranged, saying that she has perfect teeth, which has discussed on various forums. However, Wallis hasn’t spoken about doing any corrections to her teeth, thus it’s still a mystery to her followers.
According to sources, Wallis’ annual salary for her work in the series “Madam Secretary” was around $800,000, and so she has an estimated net worth of over $2 million, as of March 2022.