Melissa Claire Egan

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Melissa Claire Egan
Melissa Claire Egan June 19, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Egan at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees Cocktail Reception on June 19, 2014
Born (1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 37)
Pound Ridge, New York, U.S.
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.)
Alma mater University of North Carolina
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s)
Matt Katrosar (m. 2014)

Melissa Claire Egan (born September 28, 1981) 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.

Personal life[edit]

Egan was born to Mary and Dennis Egan, and is the middle child.[1] She has two brothers, Ryan and Scott.[2] She became engaged to Matt Katrosar in February 2013,[3] and the couple were wed on July 26, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California.[4][5] Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Dramatic Art.

Career[edit]

Egan 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 Egan's first acting appearances was on All My Children at age 12, playing an extra.

Egan guest starred as an exotic dancer on the Season 6, espisode 7 of CBS drama Criminal Minds.[6]

On January 20, 2011, a statement was released on Egan's 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."

Egan returned to All My Children for a three-episode arc to wrap up Annie's storyline with Ryan Lavery and Emma Lavery which culminated on August 5, 2011.

On October 3, 2011, it was announced that Egan had joined 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.[7] On January 31, 2018, Egan confirmed earlier reports that she had decided to leave the soap, saying it was a "goodbye for now" on her social media. It was further reported that the door would be left open for the actress to return.[8][9][10][11]

On June 7, 2012, Egan played the role of Milo's date Jessica on TBS sitcom Men at Work.

Egan has served as a celebrity spokesperson for Proactiv Solution with former AMC co-star Chrishell Stause.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Dawson's Creek Ilyse Todd Episode: "Use Your Disillusion"
2003 Dawson's Creek Waitress Episode: "Catch-22"
2003 One Tree Hill Melody / Lori Episodes: "Pilot" and "Life in a Glass House"
2006–11 All My Children Annie Lavery Role held: July 10, 2006 – August 5, 2011
2008 Wrestling Ali Court Movie
2009 My Father's Will Laura Movie
2010 Criminal Minds Tara Dice Episode: "Middle Man"
2011–2018 The Young and the Restless Chelsea Lawson Role held: November 11, 2011 – present
2012 Men at Work Jessia Episode: "Heterotextual Male"
2012 Bones Pamela Bartlett Episode: "The Partners in the Divorce"
2013 Somewhere Slow Claire Movie
2013 The Last Session Brailey Honeycutt Short
2013 We Are Men Rachel Episode: "We Are Carter's Dad Visits"

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
2009
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
[13]
2011
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
[14]
2012
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
[15]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[16]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[17]
2016 Indie Series Award Best Guest Actress — Comedy Misguided Nominated
[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "beautiful at any age... Looking good in your 30s." 'Soap Opera Digest. pg. 55. September 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "About Melissa".
  3. ^ Melissa Claire Egan [@MClaireEgan] (17 February 2013). "Said yes" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "'Y&R's' Melissa Claire Egan Ties the Knot!". soapoperanetwork. July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Oliveira, Marilyn (July 2014) "Melissa Claire Egan and Matthew Katrosar Wedding". Insideweddings.com. Retrieved July 24, 2016
  6. ^ "Criminal Minds" Middle Man (TV Episode 2010) - IMDb". IMDb. IMDb. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Egan to be on Y&R in November 2011"
  8. ^ SOD (January 31, 2018). "Melissa Claire Egan Confirms Y&R Exit". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Soaps SheKnows (January 31, 2018). "Young and the Restless Melissa Claire Egan Confirms Exit From Soap". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Roots, Kimberly (January 31, 2018). "The Young and the Restless Actress Melissa Claire Egan to Exit CBS Soap". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Roots, Kimberly (January 31, 2018). "Melissa Claire Egan Leaving The Young and the Restless". Tvline.com. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Melissa Claire Egan - A Proactiv Solution Success Story". Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  13. ^ "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York, New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  14. ^ "The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York, New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 11, 2011. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  15. ^ "The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York, New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 9, 2013. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  16. ^ "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York, New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2013. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  17. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2014. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  18. ^ "Nominations Announced For 7th Annual ISAs". indieseriesawards.com. February 3, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016.

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