Cady McClain is a two-time Emmy award winner for her roles on ABC’s “All My Children” as “Dixie Martin” and “Rosanna Cabot on CBS’s “As the World Turns.” She recently completed a year run as “Kelly Andrews” on CBS’s The Young and The Restless, for which she received an Emmy pre-nomination.
Her memoir, Murdering My Youth, about growing up as a child actor in an alcoholic family, was released in the spring of 2014. As a result she was invited to do feature interview with Cameron Mathison on Entertainment Tonight. In one year, her book has received wide acclaim and to date 86 five-star reviews to date on Amazon.
The last two years she has stretched her creative muscle by writing, directing, and producing short films. Her first, Flip Fantasia (which can be now be viewed in full online) follows a young man as he came to terms with the death of his girlfriend. Her second, The World of Albert Fuh explores an unusual love relationship between a man and a balloon. In 2014 “Flip” enjoyed acceptance into the Macon Film Festival. “Fuh” premiered at the LA Indie Film Festival this year and will have it’s NYC premiere at the SOHO International Film Fest in May of 2015.
Other behind the camera credits include working as an associate producer on the festival award-winning film “How We Got Away With It,” now enjoying full distribution.
In addition to writing music, poetry, her blog, and online articles for various outlets, Cady also enjoys occasionally doing videos as her original online character Suzy F*cking Homemaker, which was picked up by Prospect Park for additional promotion of it’s online distribution of All My Children in 2013.
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.”
For a full resume please visit IMDB.
In her 25 years living in New York City, she enjoyed performing in some historic productions including David Ives’ “The Red Address” at Second Stage. A play about a man who enjoyed dressing as a woman, Cady played an accepting southern wife who provides her husband with clothes and lingerie.
Cady also enjoyed leading roles in several Shakespeare productions: “Hero” in Much Ado at Lincoln Center Theater and “Adriana” in Comedy of Errors at the Hudson Guild.
Cady loves the experimental theater world and in addition to performing in a one woman show of Wallace Stevens poetry at Here, she is particularly proud of a short one-woman show she wrote and starred in called Mona7, which dealt with the after affects of abuse on a young woman through collaged video by Tal Yarden, surrealist word play, and viewpoints movement.
Her education includes formal acceptance and study at NYU, SVA, and The New School for Public Engagement. Unable to follow a traditional path, she studied international literature, fine art drawing and painting, art history, writing, and creative arts therapy.
Combining elements from all her studies, Cady created a class in order to help both the average person and the thriving professional artist to overcome blocks and find the story within them that is the most compelling.
She has taught this workshop, Dreaming into Art, at The Wisdom House in Litchfield, CT, at he Elizabeth Seton Center in NYC, and the 2014 Write the Dream conference in Kansas City, where she was also the keynote speaker.
Cady was also invited to discuss how daytime drama can impact social issues at the PCI (now PMC) Entertainment Summit in Washington D.C., and was later interviewed by Charlie Rose at a recorded live event as part of her work for RARE. Cady joined this award winning nonprofit organization by taking a trip with As the World Turns production staff to train local St. Lucian’s in developing radio dramas to promote social change.
She also hosted The Palm Beach International Film Festival in 2003.
Cady has been featured in TV Guide Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily News, The Boston Herald, Time Out NY, Good Housekeeping, McCall’s, Times Picayune, The Palm Beach Post, Mix Monthly, Newsday, AM New York, The Scaramento Bee, Brooklyn Papers, Agenc, Tulsa World, MedWest Beat, Imagine, Rocky Mountain News, The Jamaica Gleaner, Brooklyn Papers, and Country Weekly.