|(Actress - 30 Days of Night: Dark Days; Accepted; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning)|
|Diora Baird (born April 6, 1983) is an American actress and former model for Guess? who has appeared in films such as Wedding Crashers (2005) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).|
Baird was born in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida. In 2004, Baird started her career with a guest appearance on the Drew Carey Show and in the low-budget film Brain Blockers. Her breakthrough appearance in a major film came in Wedding Crashers in 2005, which she followed up with roles in Accepted and Hot Tamale. In 2006, she appeared in four films, most notably a major role in the horror prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. In 2009, Baird portrayed an Orion Starfleet officer in Star Trek directed by J. J. Abrams but was cut from the final version of the film. She can be seen in the deleted scenes of the home video release.
Baird has had featured photo spreads in several magazines including Playboy, FHM, Stuff, Maxim (in which she was ranked #76 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list and #64 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list), Toro and Esquire (UK).
Baird has also guest-starred in episodes of Big Day, Shark, The Loop, and Two and a Half Men (the 2009 episode “She’ll Still Be Dead At Halftime”). She starred in the movie 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, directed by Ben Ketai who is produced from Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures. Baird stars also in the FEARnet webseries Tea Party Massacre, which is part of the series Women in Horror Month. She also starred in the 2009 comedy Stan Helsing.
Diora lent her voice to the Scarface video game as one of Tony Montana’s possible girlfriends. She also starred in a web video with Garfunkel and Oates called “Go Running with Chicken.” She starred in another web video with the comedic duo called “This Party Took a Turn for the Douche.” In 2010, she appeared in Night of the Demons. Her latest film Love Shack was released on DVD in late 2010. In February 2011 she starred in a short musical film called Howlin For You for the band The Black Keys.