Cady McClain is a two-time Emmy award winner best known for her roles on “All My Children” and “As the World Turns.” She is currently starring as “Kelly Andrews” on The Young and The Restless. Her memoir, Murdering My Youth, about being a child actor in an alcoholic family was released to high acclaim in April 2014.
Cady also enjoys making short films. In March of 2015 her second short film called The World of Fuh (about a man who falls in love with a balloon) premiered at the LA Indie Film Festival. Her first film, Flip Fantasia, premiered at the Macon Film Festival in 2014.
Other behind the camera credits include working as an associate producer on the festival award-winning film “How We Got Away With It.” Awards include first runner up for Narrative Feature at the Sonoma Film Festival and Best Thriller at the Bare Bones Film Festival. The film is set for release in spring of 2014.
Cady has worked extensively as an actor in film, night time television, and theater. In 2008 she was featured in two independent films: “Soldier’s Heart,” detailing PTSD in a Vietnam Vet long home from the war and “Home Movie,” a psychological thriller released through IFC. Other film credits of note include the Hamptons Film Festival award winning film “Alma Mater.” Television credits include “Law and Order SVU,” “Cheers” and “St. Elsewhere.” Off-Broadway credits of note include David Ives’ “The Red Address” at Second Stage. For a full resume please visit IMDB . Check out her Active Pitch page to watch her reel or download a resume.
2014 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress- The Young and The Restless
2011 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress- All My Children.
2008 Lead in “Home Movie.” Winner of the Citizen Kane Award for Best Direction at the Sitgis Film festival in Spain.
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress- As the World Turns.
2004 Daytime Emmy Winner Outstanding Supporting Actress- As the World Turns.
2004 Lead in Soldier’s Heart. Winner of Best Narrative Feature at the GI Film Festival in Washington D.C.
2004 Lead in Retreat. Audience Award Winner of the Woods Hole Film Festival, Winner Key West IndieFest- Best Feature Film, Winner Telluride Indiefest- Best Feature Film.
2002 Lead in Alma Mater. Nominated for the Golden Starfish Award for Best Film at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Winner of the Audience Award, Austin Film Festival.
2003 Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress- As the World Turns.
2001 Daytime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Supporting Actress- All My Children.
1999 Soap Opera Digest Award Winner- Favorite Return- All My Children.
1994 Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination- Hottest Female Star- All My Children.
1992 Daytime Emmy Nomination- Outstanding Younger Actress- All My Children.
1991 Soap Opera DIgest Award WInner- Best Heroine and Outstanding Super Couple- All My Children.
1990 Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination- Outstanding Female Newcomer- All My Children.
1990 Daytime Emmy Winner- Outstanding Younger Actress- All My Children.
Cady is extremely proud of her work in her one-woman piece “Mona7,” which she wrote, produced, co-directed and acted in. The thirty-minute multi-media performance deals with issues of abuse and identity through collaged video, surrealist word play, and viewpoints movement.
Her 2006 blog for ABC, “Confessions of a Mad Soap Star” was an enormous success, realizing over 2 million hits. Her candor and intimate writing style, as well as her unique sense of humor won her thousands of Internet fans who continue to read her personal blog posted regularly on her own web site.
In March 2008, Cady self published her first book of three, “Conversations with the Invisible,” a compilation of poems and collages, which became a popular “staff pick” at blurb.com and brought her to the attention of the poetry department at the University of Connecticut. As a result, Cady was asked to share her work and process at the Litchfield County Writers Project as part of National Poetry Month in 2009. Previous participants include Frank Delaney, Honor Moore, and Frank McCourt.
Writing music is also an important part of Cady’s life and work. In 2006, she dove into the role of singer-song-writer and released her first music cd “BlueGlitterFish,” to rave reviews. Comparing her to Patty Griffin and The Indigo Girls, Courier Life said, “These songs will haunt you. Cady McClain invites the listener to partake of the odyssey recorded on this debut, in which she marshals considerable gifts as a songwriter and singer.” Cady also enjoyed performing her music live across the United States, including the legendary venues “Rockwood Music Hall” in NYC, “Club Passim” in Boston (for which a live digital release is forthcoming), and “dba” in New Orleans, just to name a few.
Visual art, another love of Cady’s, holds a significant place in her life. Her paintings, like her collages, often contain found objects and words, emphasizing the theme of the imagery. According to Agency Magazine, “her jewel-like cards are alternately quirky, touching, political and sad.” Her mural for the HOWL Festival in 2004 was accepted by FEVA (Federation for East Village Artists) into the collection of the Museum for Counter Culture. Her multi-media approach was developed in part while studying with renowned American artist Nancy Chunn at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.