Director, Producer, Artist


Cady McClain started acting when she was nine years old. She went on to perform in 7 feature films (2 of which were studio pictures), over 20 prime time television shows (TV movies, sitcoms, dramas, and single camera comedies), 50 commercials, and 16 years on 3 different daytime dramas (soap operas), for which she won 2 Emmys and 6 nominations. She also performed in 3 New York Off-Broadway shows, and countless downtown New York theater productions.



  • “…the sublime and subdued Cady McClain plays her character with equal parts strength and vulnerability, giving her turn as a mother/psychologist the genuine pain of a mother intent on protecting her increasingly dangerous children. If this woman can’t get more solid work in feature films after HOME MOVIE, then I’m not sure what’s going on. Many fine actresses have come from daytime sudsers including Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan and Marissa Tomei. I can see her becoming a much sought after character actress in film for years to come after this.”

    Ryan Bruce Levi on “Home Movie”
  • “The film’s high point comes in a kitchen scene where Gwen, her face grotesquely whitened by a drying beauty mask, puffs on a cigarette as she unmolds a Jell-O ring, dubiously eyeing the quivering green mass on the plate before her… flashes of wit and inventiveness, particularly surrounding Cady McClain’s Jackie Kennedy look-alike wife, make the… going worthwhile.”

    Variety on “Alma Mater” 
  • “Cady McClain’s performance was dignified and touching as the woman who helps Anderson fulfill his fantasies.”

    The Daily News on “The Red Address”
  • "Narrator Cady McClain is extraordinary here, her diction perfect, her performance of every sentence thoughtful, unforced, yet hyper vigilant. McClain remains invisible, but you never forget the jeopardy that underlies every scene as Evie drifts toward the unimaginable."

    AudioFile on "The Girls"
  • "Reader McClain is phenomenal, evoking the older Evie’s mature retrospection and struggle to analyze her own emotional state and the motivations of that tumultuous time, as well as the younger Evie’s yearning for acceptance and love and adventure. McClain also creates authentic, memorable voices for the other characters, including the lazy drawl of Suzanne and the seductive madness of Russell. A perfect marriage of text and narrator, this is the kind of audiobook that stays in your mind long after it’s finished."

    Publishers Weekly on "The Girls"
  • "The combination of political ignorance and religious bigotry, delivered intelligently by McClain, makes for un-put-down-able listening."

    AudioFile on "Home Sweet Home"
  • “Simply awesome,”

    FileThirteen on “Alma Mater”
  • “Superbly acted.”

    Inside Out Toronto on “Alma Mater.”



  • 2017 Audiofile “Earphones Award Winner” for reading April Smith’s “Home Sweet Home.”

  • 2016 Audiofile “Earphones Award Winner” for reading Emma Cline’s “The Girls.”

  • 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.”  Film won 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.  Film won Best Narrative Feature at the GI Film Festival in Washington D.C.

  • 2004 Lead in Retreat.  Film was 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.  Film was 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

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