Noreen "Nora" Baker-McNulty (born February 6, 1981) is the eldest of the Baker children, Bud's husband and Tom's Mother.
In the first film she is 22 years old and has honey blonde hair with sunny highlights. She has a boyfriend named Hank, whom her younger siblings didn't like strongly. Nora is an ambitious young woman and is usually roped in to babysit her siblings. Nora lives in an apartment with Hank. When Kate goes on her book tour, Nora comes around to the Bakers' house, trying to tell her dad about a job she got, but he did not listen. Nora appears to have dumped Hank after Mark goes missing and he doesn't seem to care. In the last scene Nora is sitting next to Kyle (or Nigel) and dishing up some Christmas dinner.
In the second film she is 24 years old and married to Bud McNulty and has brown hair. Nora is heavily pregnant in this film. She is seen eating at a clam bake the Bakers are invited to. Nora snaps at her dad when he tries to decide her unborn baby's future. In the Labor Day Cup, Nora is determined to win the cup until during a canoe race when she goes into labor. At the end of the film, Nora gives birth to a baby boy (Tom) and is then seen leaving Winetka with her husband Bud and baby Tom.
Nora McNulty is portrayed in both films by Piper Perabo.