Melissa Claire Egan
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|Melissa Claire Egan|
|Born||Melissa Claire Egan
September 28, 1981
Pound Ridge, New York, United States
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina|
Melissa Claire Egan (born September 28, 1981 in Pound Ridge, New York) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Annie Lavery on All My Children and Chelsea Lawson on The Young and the Restless. Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Dramatic Art. She has guest-starred on such television series as Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill. Her debut film role was as Ali Court in the 2005 movie, Wrestling. On July 10, 2006, she debuted on the daytime soap opera All My Children as runaway mother Annie Novak Chandler. Coincidentally, one of her first acting appearances was on All My Children at age 12, playing an extra.
On January 20, 2011, a statement was released on her Facebook page that she has decided to leave All My Children: "After 4 and a half incredible years as a member of the All My Children cast, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave the Pine Valley family that I have come to love and respect so much."
On October 3, 2011, it was announced that Egan would join The Young and the Restless as a mystery woman, Chelsea Lawson, involved in Billy Abbott's arrest in Myanmar. Her first airdate was November 11, 2011. Ironically, the actor who portrays Billy Abbott, Billy Miller, acted alongside Egan on All My Children.
Awards/nominations and recognition
In July 2007, Melissa Claire Egan was named "Hottest AMC Newcomer" by Soap Opera Digest.
|2009||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||All My Children||Nominated|
|2013||The Young and the Restless||Nominated|
- "Egan to be on Y&R in November 2011"
- "Melissa Claire Egan - A Proactiv Solution Success Story". Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "About Melissa".
- Egan, Melissa Claire (June 19, 2013). "Said yes.". Twitter. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
- Melissa Claire Egan at the Internet Movie Database
- Melissa Claire Egan Official Website
- Melissa Claire Egan's biography at ABCMeduanet.com
- Melissa Claire Egan Interview
- wrestling, Melissa's film debut
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