Chelsea Lawson may be one of the many Genoa Cityites mourning the (staged) passing of Victor Newman, but actress Melissa Claire Egan certainly has a reason to celebrate.
Happy Birthday, Melissa Claire Egan
That’s because she was born on September 28, 1981, in Pound Ridge, New York, which means that this talented performer turned 38 years old this weekend! Egan, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, began her acting career at a young age with walk-on and extra roles in television shows, including All My Children.
Egan’s first speaking role was on the WB series Dawson’s Creek. She subsequently reappeared on that show as in a cameo role and made two appearances on One Tree Hill as unrelated characters.
Her first major television job was on All My Children where she played Annie Novak Lavery Chandler from 2006 to 2011. After making the decision to leave the role, Egan found herself joining another daytime drama series.
This time it was the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Beginning on November 11, 2011, Egan played con-woman Chelsea Lawson. She stayed with the series until 2018 before taking an extended leave of absence. She made a return on June 28, 2019, and has been with the show since.
Outside of daytime, Egan is known for guest-starring on Criminal Minds, Men at Work, Bones and We Are Men. She made her film debut in the independent movie Wrestling and she will star in an upcoming Hallmark Original film — Holliday for Heroes — which is scheduled to air on November 8th of this year.
Soap Hub would like to wish Melissa Claire Egan a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.