“I’ve always had opinions, but now people know it.”
“To a certain group of people in New York, status is everything.”
Alex McCord, (born October 1, 1973; Washington, D.C.) has lived in New York City since 1996. She was raised in Kansas, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and attended Northwestern University but never graduated. McCord was a graphic designer for over nine years and was a voice actress, Birdy of Birdy the Mighty being her most prominent role.
McCord is married to Simon Van Kempen, who worked in the hotel industry in New York City throughout the first three seasons, but has since left to start his own social media business within the hotel sector. As of 2010, she and van Kempen reside in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. They have two boys together, Francois and Johan, who were named for Simon’s late father, Francois Johan Walter van Kempen.
In March 2009, she was laid off from her job in visual merchandising for Limited Brands/Victoria’s Secret.
In September 2011, Bravo announced that McCord would not be returning for Season 5.