Stephanie "Stevie" McCord is the eldest child of the President of the United States Elizabeth McCord and First Gentlemen Henry McCord. She was attending Lovell University before dropped out due to the pressure of being the daughter of a prominent politician who's politics not everyone agreed with. She worked as a hostess at a prominent restaurant in Washington, D.C. She then attended Georgetown University and worked for Russell Jackson during the Dalton Administration. Her internship ended with the end of the Dalton administration, as Russell initially retired. She currently has a job at the Human Amnesty Association.
Stevie learned about her mother's dealing in Iraq when she was told about her mother's involvement with the torture of one of the targets, she decided to leave home and she estranged herself from her mother but still has a relationship with her father, Henry.
After certain events, it seems her relationship with her mother has begun to mend during the second season.
Their relationship is eventually fully mended and they get along extremely well.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Stephanie "Stevie" McCord was born to Elizabeth and Henry McCord. She has one younger sister, Alison McCord, who is four years younger than her, and one younger brother, Jason McCord, who is six years younger than her.
University / Career[edit | edit source]
She attended Lovell University until she quit halfway. She was against a policy change at the university and was detained by the university security because she organized a protest against the university in regards to the policy change. Part of the reason she quit university is due to the fact that her fellow peers began treating her differently as her mother becomes the US Secretary of State.
She moved back in with her parents in Washington, D.C. and she started working as a hostess at Frank's Steakhouse, a high-end restaurant. At one point, her father thought she should think more of what she wants to do with her life and possibly go back to university. She started working for Micro-loans United to try to find her passion. She was offered an internship with the program. Since it was an internship for course credit she was initially unable to take it. She ended up applying for Georgetown University in a bid to work for Micro-loans United.
After Georgetown, she wanted to study law at Harvard University and asked Russell Jackson for a letter of recommendation. Near the end of Season 3, she decided not to pursue a law degree. During Season 3, she began interning for Russell Jackson after she saved his life by performing CPR on him. He offers her an internship, and she accepts.
In Season 4 episode 20, a reporter that is shadowing Madame Secretary joins the McCords for dinner and inquires about how Stevie got her internship. He implies possible nepotism which freaks Stevie out and makes her highly defensive. Dr. McCord has to explain to the reporter that she grew up with an ethics professor so she is sensitive to charges that she is working the system.
In season 5 episode ”E Pluribus Unum,” Stevie sought a career change and snuck out of her internship during lunch for an interview with a Congresswoman. Although she gets offered the job, Russel’s wise secretary, June, warns her to be careful and to get poached by someone better - that they selected her because of her connections to Russel and Madame Secretary. Stevie angrily snapped back, “Women of your generation didn‘t necessarily learn to be comfortable with ambition . . . Otherwise, we just all get stuck serving powerful men.” Later, a bomb hits the Oval Office severily injuring Stevie and killing June. As Stevie recovers in the next episodes, she regrets her words, her inability to see all the hidden accomplishments June and other women made, and comes to an epiphany that she was too self-centered.
Her mother was elected President and sworn in on January 20th, 2020. She is the current First Daughter of the United States and her internship with Russell Jackson ended after the Dalton administration because he retired. In the 6th season, she had a job at the Human Amnesty Association.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She has known President Dalton's son, Harrison, since they were children and dated when they were in high school, and have been best friends ever since. They were dubbed as "Starrison" by the media when Alison posted a photo of the three of them on her Instagram page. They did happen to have dated.
- She previously dated her 'Microloans United' boss, Arthur Gilroy.
- She was engaged to Jareth Glover.
- Her mother is Elizabeth McCord the current President of the United States and the former Secretary of State.