Melissa Claire Egan

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Melissa Claire Egan
BornMelissa Claire Egan
(1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 32)
Pound Ridge, New York, United States
EducationB.A
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina
Years active1995-present
 
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Melissa Claire Egan
BornMelissa Claire Egan
(1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 32)
Pound Ridge, New York, United States
EducationB.A
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina
Years active1995-present

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.

Personal life[edit]

Egan is a middle child, with two brothers, Ryan and Scott.[1] She became engaged to Matt Katrosar in February 2013.[2] Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Dramatic Art.

Career[edit]

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.

Egan guest starred as an exotic dancer on the CBS primetime drama Criminal Minds on November 3, 2010.[3]

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."

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 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.[4] Ironically, the actor who portrays Billy Abbott, Billy Miller, acted alongside Egan on All My Children.

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

Egan has served as a celebrity spokesperson for Proactiv Solution.[5] Egan serves as a spokesperson for Proactiv skin solutions along with former AMC co-star Chrishell Stause.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardWorkResultRef
2009
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
All My Children
Nominated
[7]
2011
Nominated
[8]
2012
Nominated
[9]
2013
The Young and the Restless
Nominated
[10]

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