About Melissa

 Originally from Bedford, New York, Melissa Claire Egan grew up with an extensive background in musical theatre, singing and dancing, taking a multitude of classes in New York City as a child. While still a child, she began booking national television commercials and was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency.

Melissa graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Dramatic Arts. During college she appeared in many plays, including 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.

Upon graduating college, Melissa moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in guest starring roles on the television shows "One Tree Hill" and "Dawson's Creek." She also starred in the independent film "Wrestling."

In June of 2006 Melissa booked the role of Annie McDermott on ABC's "All My Children" and moved back to New York. Ironically, Melissa actually made her debut on the show at the age of 12, when she was an extra on the show!

Melissa's hobbies include seeing plays and musicals, dancing, choreography, writing, playing tennis, swimming, going to sporting events (GO HEELS!), road trips, happy hour with friends, and hanging out with her family!

Melissa is thrilled to be back in New York, and even more thrilled to be working on "All My Children." She credits her incredible family and friends for all her success.

Birthday: September 28th

Height: 5'3"

Nickname: Missy

- Melissa has two bothers.  Her older brother, Ryan,
resides in Washington, DC, and her younger brother,
Scott, is in college in North Carolina.

- When modeling as a child, Melissa appeared on the
cover of the popular board game, GIRL TALK.

- Was a member of the Chi Omega sorority at UNC Chapel Hill

- Favorite artists and bands include Keane, The Killers, Guster, Tracy Chapman, The Beatles,
Madonna, Indigo Girls, James Taylor, and ANY old school 80's

- Loves playing tennis, swimming, dancing, kickboxing, and yoga

- Often refers to herself as a "HUGE musical theatre dork"

- Big NY Giants fan

- Melissa appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Taco Bell in 2006


-Meryl Streep
-Shirley Maclaine
-Catherine O'Hara
-Jennifer Garner
-Kate Winslet
-Annette Bening
-Cate Blanchett
-Julia Roberts

-Christopher Guest
-Russell Crowe
-Kevin Kline
-Johnny Depp
-Christian Bale

-Waiting for Guffman
-True Romance
-A Beautiful Mind
-The Big Chill
-Pretty Woman
-Dirty Dancing
-When Harry Met Sally
*And ANY Movie Musical!!

-Sex and the City
-Family Guy
-One Tree Hill
-King of Queens
-The Soup
-30 Rock
-True Blood