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    The Young and the Restless ACTOR - Melissa Claire Egan

    Full detailed profile on Melissa Claire Egan playing Chelsea Lawson Newman on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.

    Melissa Claire Egan (Wenn.com)
    Melissa Claire Egan

    Birthday: September 28 1981
    Birthplace: Bedford, NY
    Marital Status: Single
    Currently playing: Chelsea Lawson Newman
    Web site: www.melissaclaireegan.com

    BIOGRAPHY

    Originally from Bedford New York, Melissa Claire Egan grew up singing and dancing in musical theatre. She signed with the Ford Modeling Agency as a child before heading to the University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. Melissa graduated with a BA in Dramatic Arts.

    While still in school, Melissa acted in plays such as "Marvin's Room," "How I Learned to Drive," "The Birthday Party," and "Pippin." She also studied Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy at Oxford, England. Once she finished her degree, Melissa began acting professionally.

    Melissa joined "All My Children" in July 2006 as runaway mom Annie McDermott, but she made her debut on the show as an extra at the age of 12! Melissa joined "Y&R" after "AMC" was cancelled.

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    AWARDS & ACCLAIM:

    Daytime Emmy Award Nomination - Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013)

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

    The Young and the Restless (November 11, 2011 to present)
    All My Children (2006 to March 18, 2011; July 28, 2011 - August 5, 2011)
    One Tree Hill (Lori, 2003)
    Dawson's Creek (Ilyse Todd, 2001-2003)


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