Melissa Claire Egan
Originally from Bedford, New York, Miss Egan grew up with an extensive background in musical theater, singing, and dancing, taking a multitude of classes in New York City as a child. While still a child, she began booking national television commercials and was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency.
Miss Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA 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 at Oxford, England.
Upon graduating college, Miss Egan began acting professionally. Her television credits include One Tree Hill
and Dawson's Creek
, and she starred in the independent film Wrestling
The role of Annie is not Miss Egan's first time appearing on All My Children. At the age of 12, she made her debut on the show as an extra.
The Young and the Restless
November 11, 2011
All My Children
July 10, 2006
to March 21, 2011
; July 28, 2011
to August 5, 2011
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Use Your Disillusion
Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013, 2014; for The Young and the Restless)
Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2009, 2011, 2012; for All My Children)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013, 2014
; for The Young and the Restless)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; for All My Children)
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2008; for All My Children)
Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2009; for All My Children)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bedford, New York
DATE OF BIRTH: September 28, 1981
Height: 5' 3"
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.
News Archive: Egan earns Supporting Actress Emmy nomination. [May 14, 2009]
News Archive: Melissa Claire Egans announcs she's exiting AMC. [Jan 11, 2011]
News Archive: Egan, Jennifer Bassey, and Kate Collins returning -- together! [Jun 14, 2011]
News Archive: Y&R signs another AMC vet, Melissa Claire Egan, to contract. [Oct 7, 2011]
News Archive: VIDEO: Melissa Claire Egan on the Red Carpet at the 2012 Daytime Emmys. [Jun 23, 2012]
News Archive: Melissa Claire Egan, boyfriend now engaged. [Feb 18, 2013]
News Archive: Egan earns fourth Emmy nom, first for Y&R. [May 1, 2013]
News Archive: Melissa Claire Egan weds. [Jul 27, 2014]
News Archive: Gatschet, Stause, and Egan are a little 'Misguided' [Feb, 19 2015]
News Archive: Elizabeth Hendrickson on her final Y&R goodbye and Melissa Claire Egan's “bold” move [Apr 3, 2015]
News Archive: VIDEO: Justin Hartley and Melissa Claire Egan go head-to-head in Y&R co-star challenge [Aug 26, 2015]