Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children)
Current Character: Dixie Cooney Martin
Birthplace: Born in Burbank, California
Marital Status: single
Born Katie McClain, Cady was born and raised in Southern California. At the age of nine, her first break into television was with the popular commercial: "I Am Stuck on Band-Aids". Following several other commercial spots, she also had guest spots on Cheers, St. Elsewhere and Lou Grant.
Arriving at in New York at the age of 17, she tried out for and landed roles on the Broadway productions Happy Birthday and Other Humiliations. Wanting more stability in her life and career she was offered a screen test for Dixie but had regretfully turned it down. Several months later, the producers knocked on her door and this time she agreed and landed the role of Dixie on All My Children.
While working on All My Children, Cady trained with teacher Michael Howard. Accepting work in the theatre, appearing in Adriana in The Comedy of Errors at the Hudson Theatre Guild; Hero in Much Ado About Nothing at Lincoln Center; Cory in Barefoot in the Park; with All My Children co-star Walt Willey at the Westbury and Valley Forge Music Fair; as Tamara/Bridget in Quiet on the Set at the Westbeth; and in Self Offense at the Cucuracha.
Despite her heavy schedule, she found time to develop a talent for playing the guitar and writing music and poetry. She currently resides in New York State.
The Young and the Restless - Kelly Andrews (April 16 2014 - present)
All My Children - Dixie Cooney (October 1988 to 2007; May 2008, March 2010 - April 2010; May 17 2011 - September 23 2011, 2013)
As The World Turns - Rosanna Cabot (April 15 2002 to July 29 2005; July 30 2007 - December 18 2009; September 2010)
A Father's Homecoming (1998)
Home Fires (1987)
Who Will Love My Children? - Virginia Fray (1987)
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2004)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Juvenile Female (1990)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003, 2004)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2001)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Ingenue (1992)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Juvenile Female (1990)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003, 2004, 2005)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner, Best Heroine (1991)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner, Favorite Return (1999)