The “Young and the Restless” struck gold when it added Melissa Claire Egan to the cast. Fans quickly fell in love with her portrayal of Chelsea and are thankful everyday for having such a tremendous talent on screen.
Get to know Egan a little better with some of her soap history. From her very first role on a primetime drama to her time on Y&R, Egan has become a prominent member of the daytime world.
5. Waiting on Dawson’s Creek
Egan started her acting career by playing the role of Ilyse Todd on “Dawson’s Creek” in 2001. The part may have been small, but it led to great things, including another bit part on another episode in 2003 as a waitress.
4. One Tree Hill
Egan appeared twice on “One Tree Hill.” The first time she was featured in the series pilot as Melody. She was invited back a second episode for the guest role of Lori. Both appearances were in 2003.
3. All My Children
From 2006-2011, Egan played the part of Annie on “All My Children.” As one of the most prominent members of the cast, she was loved, hated, and loved to be hated. As good girl turned crazy girl turned bad girl, she proved her daytime worth.
2. The Young and the Restless
Egan joined the cast of Y&R in 2011 and took Genoa City by storm. She started off as a blackmailing scheme queen who was pregnant with Billy Abbott’sbaby, but has turned into one of the most beloved heroines on the show. Her romance with Adam Newman won the hearts of fans, and they can’t wait to see more from this power couple.
1. Emmy Nominated Actress
In 2009, Egan received her very first Emmy nomination for her AMC role. Since then she was nominated yearly from 2011-2014 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category.
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