Intro American actress
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Birth 28 September 1981, Pound Ridge
Age: 38 years
Star sign Libra
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.
Table of Contents
– Personal life
– Awards and nominations
Egan was born to Mary and Dennis and is the middle child. She has two brothers, Ryan and Scott. She became engaged to Matt Katrosar in February 2013, and the couple were wed on July 26, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Dramatic Art.
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 CBS drama Criminal Minds on November 3, 2010.
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 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 portrayed Billy Abbott, Billy Miller, acted with Egan on All My Children portraying siblings.
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.
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–present 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
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
2011 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
2012 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Nominated
2013 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
2014 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
2016 Indie Series Award Best Guest Actress — Comedy Misguided Nominated