Melissa Claire Egan
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At A Glance

Bedford, N.Y., Melissa Claire Egan grew up with an extensive background in musical theatre, singing and dancing. She took a multitude of classes in New York City as a child and she began booking national television commercials. She was also signed by the Ford Modeling Agency.

Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. During college, she appeared in many plays, including "Marvin's Room," "How I Learned to Drive," "The Birthday Party" and "Pippin." She also studied Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.

Upon graduating college, Egan began to act professionally. She played Annie McDermott on "All My Children" from June 2006 through February 2011. Her additional television credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, on the Network, "Bones," "Men at Work," "One Tree Hill" and "Dawson's Creek." She also starred in the independent films "Wrestling" and "The Marriage Counselor."

Egan was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Best Supporting Actress category in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Egan's hobbies include attending plays and musicals, dancing, choreographing, writing, playing tennis, swimming, practicing yoga, going to sporting events, taking road trips, enjoying happy hour with friends and relaxing with her family. She serves as a spokesperson for the skin care product Proactiv Solution.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Chelsea Lawson
November 11, 2011 to Present

All My Children
Annie McDermott
July 10, 2006 to March 21, 2011; July 28, 2011 to August 5, 2011

One Tree Hill
Lori
2003

One Tree Hill
Melody
2003

Catch-22
Waitress
2003

Use Your Disillusion
Ilyse Todd
Acting Portfolio: FILM
Seed
Kelly
2007

Wrestling
Ali Court
2006
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013, 2014; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2009, 2011, 2012; for All My Children)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2018; for The Young and the Restless) Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013, 2014; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; for All My Children)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2008; for All My Children)

Soap Central Dankies Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2009; for All My Children)
Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bedford, New York

DATE OF BIRTH: September 28, 1981

HEIGHT: 5' 3"

Miscellaneous
  • Appeared on the cover of the board game "Girl Talk" when she was 13.
  • Starred in a Super Bowl commercial for Taco Bell in 2006.
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