(written from a Production point of view)
McBride was born in Los Angeles, California and attended Bell High School. Following her graduation she started to work for ABC and received parts in the daily soaps General Hospital and The Young and the Restless and worked as print model in the 1970s and 1980s. Prior to her work on Star Trek, she was featured as Tony Gazzo's girlfriend in the sport drama Rocky in 1976, which also featured Michael Dorn, Gene LeBell, and Robert Herron.
Further work as an actress include episodes of China Beach (starring Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei, and Jeff Kober) and Columbo (1990, with William Lucking, Karl Wiedergott, James Ingersoll, and David Cowgill) and the thriller The November Men (1993, with Leslie Bevis, her ex-husband Robert Davi and her then husband James Wellington).
On 29 November 1980 she married fellow actor Robert Davi. The following year their son Sean Christian Davi was born. The couple divorced in January 1990. On 7 January 1991, McBride married fellow actor James Wellington, who guest starred in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The couple remained married until McBride's death on 15 March 2015 as a following to surgery complications.