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Cady McClain will spend her upcoming birthday in a meaningful way. "On October 13th at 9 a.m., I'm introducing the Los Angeles Mayor at City Hall in downtown LA for Domestic Violence Awareness Day, with a focus on elder abuse," she reports. "The police chief will also be present, as well as members of the Domestic Violence Task Force. The idea of the event is to honor those who work in the field and bring more awareness to the issue."




Cady wins an award!

She shared: Just accepted my award for "Best Comedy Drama Short" at the Indie Gathering in Cleveland, Ohio. A really sweet recognition. #gratitude


Cady McClain (ex-Kelly, Y&R et al) revealed on social media that she met with the team at QUEENS OF DRAMA, which, as Digest reported last week, is in the process of casting for season 2. "So I just had a meeting with the folks from @QueensofDrama,” she wrote on Facebook. "I thought they were really cool people, and I enjoyed talking about their show and what I might have to offer. No matter what happens, I really hope that the women are successful in making their created show a hit. I think that would be so great for them and for all of daytime. I guess I always root for the underdog and I probably always will. @poptv."

Buy Cady's autobiography, Murdering My Youth on Amazon!"


Cady as Kelly May 2015Cady just finished playing Kelly on The Young and The Restless this summer. 2015





Looks like Y&R's new Kelly will be debuting sooner than expected. Cady McClain, who is taking over the role from Cynthia Watros, tweeted, "NEWS FLASH! My first air date is April 16th, not the 24th… so… it's SOON! Yipee!!"


photo of Cady and Jon by Steven Bergman
Jon Lindstrom
(Kevin, GH) confirmed to TV Guide that he and Cady McClain, who'll soon be joining Y&R as Kelly, tied the knot on February 14 at a courthouse in Beverly Hills and celebrated afterwards with close pals including Lynn Herring (Lucy, GH) and Kin Shriner (Scott, GH). The couple met playing love interests Craig and Rosanna on ATWT. Our congratulations go out to them! For more details, click here.



Feb. 26: Good news! Cady is joining The Young and the Restless! More Info

AMC alumna Cady McClain's (ex-Dixie) directorial debut, the short film Flip Fantastia, was accepted into the Macon Film Festival. "It will be showing on the big screen at the Cox Theater in Macon, Georgia on February 27th at the 4:15 short film series," she reports. For ticket info, visit maconfilmfestival.com. In March, McClain will be the keynote speaker at a writer's conference in Kansas City, MO called Write The Dream, and she will also be teaching two classes over the weekend. Called "Dreamscaping," the workshop is about how to dream your way into a story. For more information, visit writethedream.com. Lastly, she tells Digest, her self-published book, Murdering My Youth, will be available on Amazon by March 7 Link.


AMC Star Pens Emotional Memoir


Cady McClain (Dixie, ALL MY CHILDREN; Rosanna, AS THE WORLD TURNS) is self-publishing her memoir, titled Murdering My Youth. And the actress is having a contest in which fans can vote on what the final cover will be! Click here to pick your favorite!

"The book is a series of my memories about growing up in an alcoholic environment," McClain shares with Soaps In Depth. "It is also a raw, brutally honest look at what being in 'show business' can entail for a young girl and the extremely close relationship I had with my mother."

The two-time Emmy winner says that she's been told that the book should come with a warning. "There's a lot of violence in it," she allows.

What led McClain to join the list of soap stars who've chronicled their life stories? "I was inspired by a woman who asked me to be the keynote speaker at her writers' conference in Kansas City called Write The Dream," she says. "She had followed my blogs throughout the years and offered to help me self-publish this book. Her encouragement was a huge part of me letting this story out into the world. I hope it inspires others to tell their story or at least to not feel so alone with their experiences."

McClain will be signing copies of Murdering My Youth at the Write The Dream Conference in Kansas City, MO, on Friday, March 7. Click this link for more information. And as the keynote speaker, she will be encouraging her audience to find their voice via a method she calls "dreaming your way to a great, personal story. It's basically like taking a person's psyche and putting it in the structure of a fairy tale or myth."

From http://abc.soapsindepth.com

You are invited!
Pink Shirt by Courtney Lindberg

I am very excited to share with you that I have been asked to be a keynote speaker at a groundbreaking writer's conference.


Furthermore, I will also be teaching two workshops on how to dream your way into a great story as well as releasing my book, "Murdering My Youth," which will be available on Amazon in early March!  (Yikes!) 

I invite you to come to Kansas City and participate in what is sure to be an enlightening weekend.  Whether you are just starting to write or an experienced professional, the process of exploring your creativity via the written word is a thrilling one.

There are also classes available on the process of self-publishing.  Everything from how to design your book cover, to marketing and promoting your finished book.

Please check out the flyer below and consider joining us!

With gratitude,


"When I move in my writing I move in my life.  It is all the same thing." -John Patrick Shanley



Click WRITE THE DREAM to be taken to the conference website!






On a personal note:
Thank you so much for your continued interest in my work!  I truly appreciate it and look forward to sharing an exciting 2014 with you.


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Cady McClain is a two-time Emmy award winner.  She is best known for her roles on "All My Children" and "As the World Turns." 


In 2012, Cady worked as an associate producer on the multi-festival award-winning film "How We Got Away With It."  She was involved in every step of the filmmaking process, from inception to color and sound edit to festival submission and sales.  Awards include first runner up for Narrative Feature at the Sonoma Film Festival and Best Thriller at the Bare Bones Film Festival (among many others). Currently the film is slated for distribution.


She is thrilled to be creating her wildly popular Suzy F*cking Homemaker videos for "Prospect Park" (the Online Network title for "All My Children").


Cady has worked extensively 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 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.


Cady has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily News, TV Guide, Boston Herald, Time Out New York, Good Housekeeping, McCall's, Times Picayune, The Palm Beach Post, Mix Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, Talent in Motion, The Litchfield County Times Monthly, Soap Opera Digest, Soap Update, Newsday, AM New York, The Sacramento Bee, Brooklyn Papers, Agency, Tulsa World, MidWest Beat, Imagine, Rocky Mountain News, Courier Life, The Jamaica Gleaner, Brooklyn Papers and Country Weekly.




See news about Cady's movie "Flip Fantastia"!

Articles and news about Cady on the Soap Opera Digest website

Cady is back on "All My Children" playing Dixie, which airs on Hulu, iTunes, and on the OWN Channel. She's also engaged to former co-star Jon Lindstrom (ex-Craig)!

Cady McClain Joins AMC Reboot!

Cady McClain Back to AMC!

Funny AMC video starring Cady

Great behind-the-scene video featuring Cady

All My Children is back! I am so excited to be a part of this iconic show.
Start Watching Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, All My Children returns to YOU. In the show you will find 17 original cast members giving awesome performances along with some stunning new characters that I think fit in seamlessly.
You can watch us ONLINE on www.HULU.com/all-my-children starting first thing in the morning tomorrow FOR FREE!
You can read more about it and see pictures on my website: www.cadymcclain.com
It's an exciting time. Won't you join us?
Thank you so much for your continued support. It really has meant the world to me.

From Cady 2/6 on Twitter:
Jon and I both got pre-nominated for a daytime Emmy! Him for lead actor- ATWT and me for supporting actress- AMC. How about them apples!

Find the most up to date news on Cady's Blog

New Music From Cady McClain Now Available!

Cady McClain is returning to ATWT as Rosanna. Soap Opera Weekly confirmed that she'll be bringing back Rosanna as the show comes to a close later this summer.

Cady is also dating Jon Lindstrom (Craig, ATWT; ex-Kevin, GH and PC)!

From Cady, 9/20/10: Hi everyone,I just updated my website and thought you might want to check it out. To visit, just click on the link below...www.cadymcclain.com Take a look and let me know what you think! Cady

This below is older news

From Cady 10/28:
Dear Friends,
I am excited to share with you that I am releasing another NEW single called "Here Comes Love". A really darling little tune to dance around and wiggle to. Grandma approved! Here is a link to the song:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/cadymcclain4 I have never played this LIVE. This is the VERY FIRST TIME any one is hearing it! I hope you like it! Thanks for all of your support. Love, Cady "Making a Meaningful Life" www.cadymcclain.com

January, 2010:

According to Soapnet, Cady will be returning to All My Children! LINK

(~Thanks to Johnny C. for the news!)

From Cady's email 11/21/09

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your correspondence. It is always lovely to hear your thoughts, and I deeply appreciate your encouragement and support! I would like to share with you a guest blog I wrote for a friends website, called "Strange Closets". They profiled my New York apartment about a year ago, then recently asked me to share some photos and my thoughts on my recent
trips to New Orleans. I hope you will check it out and that you enjoy it!

Although I will be taking a little
break from daytime for a few months, the door is always open in my mind. If you want to contact either show and let them know how you feel about my work, I would be most grateful.

As The World Turns 1268 E. 14th St
Brooklyn, NY 11230

All My Children
320 West 66th St
New York, NY 10023

I am also pleased that the magazine "Soaps in Depth" has chosen my book "Licked" as one of their Christmas "must have's". You can check out the book at
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/559574 I don't make money on this as I wanted to keep the price as low as possible, but I am thrilled
to get it out there in the world. I will be blogging and making art more often now that I have a little more time. You can always check out what I am up to at
http://www.cadymcclain.com Thanks again for keeping in touch!

Cady McClain

McClain's time in Oakdale again coming to an end

2009-Cady is back on As The World Turns!

From Cady's email 1/2/09

Hi Folks and Happy New Year!
I hope 2009 is a terrific one for you!
I am thrilled to announce that I have finished my second book of poetry and art, "Licked- poems of love (sort of)".
You can preview or purchase it by clicking here:
I am really happy with this book, and I hope you get a chance to take a peek! It's FOR ADULTS ONLY, please be warned!
I sell it at cost, so I'm a typical poet in this regard- making nothing, but I am open to accepting free sandwiches!
Wishing you every joy,
Cady McClain

Check out Cady's ABC blog! She updates it regularly!

This was received from Cady July 16th, 2008:

Hello all!

I have good news and not so good news... if you read my blog you will be up on all this so just ignore, otherwise, here goes...

Lets have the good news first, shall we? I got a LOVELY review for the work I did in the film “Home Movie”. Here is the best part…

“…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 year’s to come after this.”

Thank you very much Ryan Bruce Levy. The film is also being distributed by IFC in the states, so you may very well find it “on demand” or coming to a cable channel near you one of these days! I am indeed very proud of my work in this film.

Here is the bad news. Due to personal reasons, a key member of my band is no longer going to be able to play with me. This means I have to cancel a couple of my gigs, as it is too late to find an adequate replacement. Prohibition (this Monday the 21st) and Alphabet Lounge (August 2nd) are out for sure. I am going to try to play Rockwood Music Hall so please hang on to that date… August 15th, 6pm… I will keep you informed!

So sorry to disappoint any of you who had made specific plans, but life has its curve balls and I guess one has to go with the flow and hope for the best, right? I will continue to keep you updated on my latest!

Thanks as always for all your support!


This was received from Cady June 29th, 2008:

Hi there! GREAT NEWS!
www.Woozyfly.com  has chosen "Cady McClain and Her Band of Married Men" to be filmed for "LIVE AT THE LOFT", to premier on their site! We shoot July 29th at their studios! Whoo Hoo!
And here is the latest on our LIVE shows!
JULY 2008 07/10/2008 Thursday 8:00 PM Waltz Astoria 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens, New York, New York
07/21/2008 Monday 8:00 PM Prohibition Columbus and 84th Street New York, New York
AUGUST 2008 08/15/2008 (WEEKEND OF FAN CLUB LUNCHEON) Friday 6:00 PM Rockwood Music Hall 184 Allen Street New York, NY
08/02/2008 Saturday 9:00 PM Alphabet Lounge 104 Avenue C New York, New York
Thanks to all of you who have come out to support the music. Your incredible energy and excitement is infectious! To those of you outside of the New York area, we hope to get your way soon! Please go to
www.eventful.com  and let us know about you and where you would like us to visit!
Hope to see you soon!

This was received from Cady June 27th, 2008:

Hi everyone,
Cady here again! I just started selling my CD “blue glitter fish” on
Amiestreet.com, and to kick things off they are giving my fans $5.00 to
download my music.
All you have to do is click on the link below to get $5.00 to download my
music or songs from tens of thousands of other great independent artists.
Just click or cut and paste the link below and you’ll be all set!
All the best,

This was received from Cady May 12th, 2008:

Hi there!
I am very happy to be back on AMC, if only for a little while this time. I
really hope you are enjoying watching it as much as I have enjoyed playing
I have some more exciting news! My film "Soldier's Heart" is having it's
world premier at the GI Film Festival in Washington D.C. Steven Spielberg,
Gary Sinese and Jon Voight are all participating at the festival, so it is
an honor to be among such esteemed company.
I would be so pleased if you would be able to join us. The screening is
Sunday, May 18th, at 10am at the Carnegie Institute in Washington D.C.
Check out their website for more information
For tickets go to
I have also re-united my band, this time as a quartet, and our first gig
back in the game is at Prohibition in NYC, Monday, June 2nd at 8pm! We are
going to play music from the album but also NEW songs that I have written
over the past year. I'm really excited.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my latest projects! I hope all
is well in your life, and I hope I will get the chance to see you at one
of these exciting events!
Thank you for all your support!

This was received from Cady April 9th, 2008:
Dear All,
  As some of you may know, ABC asked me to return as "Dixie" for a little while, to help resolve the "Kate" storyline. I was very happy to receive the phone call, and hope that it will lay to rest some of the anxiety that has been around that issue. Even though it is only for a limited time, I think that it will be a fun, playful, and ultimately satisfying experience for you, the audience. I start working next week, but the air date is sometime in early May. I hope you get a chance to check it out!
  Meanwhile, the indie film I did with none other then James Kiberd is out and doing well. It is very touching for both Veterans and their families, and even though I am not related to any Vets, I found it quite a moving experience. You can check it out at
  At the end of April, on Sunday the 27th, I am going to be on a panel for a discussion on acceptance and rejection which is part of an "Art and Spirituality" conference held every year at The Wisdom House in Litchfield, CT. There will be all kinds of artists there discussing the process. Perhaps you will join me for what is sure to be an interesting afternoon. Here is their website:
  Lastly, I have a book out that I am very proud of. It is called "Conversations with the Invisible.” It is filled with poetry and art I have been working on over many years, and is the first of three books. The theme of "Conversations" is emotional pain brought about by denial of one's true self, either by circumstance or happenstance. It is not a book for children, let's be clear, but for adults who struggle with their own issues, and perhaps find art a soothing and cathartic avenue. It is available at
  Thank you for your interest and support of my work. I am truly grateful.  Wishing you a beautiful spring!
Cady McClain
PS: My music is being included in a play called "Crazy Faith!” More on
that soon!

You wanted it, you got it! Cady McClain returns to All My Children as Dixie Cooney Martin on Friday, May 2.
Dixie is back in Pine Valley with a mission: She's reuniting Tad with their long missing daughter, Kate!
As the audience knows, Kate was stolen at birth, put up for adoption and now lives with Nurse Julia Keefer under the name of Kathy. Only Adam Chandler--Dixie's evil ex-husband and Tad's lifelong enemy--knows the
truth that Kathy is Tad and Dixie's child.
When last seen in January 2007, Dixie fell victim to a serial killer. Her ghost watched as Tad received a comforting hug from Kathy. It was then that Dixie realized Kathy was really her daughter. Now with her angelic
hand, Dixie will guide Tad into the loving embrace of their little girl.
This is drama you can't miss!

According to Cady's blog, she is happy and healthy! She had a fibroid tumor removed in February (they are not malignant). She is vacationing in California and excited about the election.

Cady has left ATWT. Below is a letter she sent via the ATWT Fan Club in January.

Dear All,
Thank you so much for writing in. I truly appreciate your keeping in touch and your support of my work. It’s been an interesting year to say the least, but I have a feeling 2008 is going to be even MORE interesting!
I would love it if you checked in with me at my website
I will be keeping everyone up to date on my latest plans, projects and adventures there.
I just finished editing a book of my artwork and poems (the first of three) called “Conversations with the Invisible” and it will be available soon through my website!
I hope your New Year is full of fun, love and dreams come true.
Love and thanks always,
Mailing Address: Cady McClain
PO Box 515
Nyack, NY 10960

From Soapoperaweekly.com!

Cady McClain Off ATWT
Cady McClain (Rosanna) is leaving AS THE WORLD TURNS, which she addresses in the next issue of Weekly. Might this signal a return to ALL MY CHILDREN as Dixie? Weekly's hot on the story!

News about her exit from soaps.com

This was sent out by the ATWT Fan Club via email - they didn't seem to know that Cady was leaving!

Thanks for writing! I’m touched by all the support and encouragement that
you have shown me. I love portraying “Rosanna Cabot” and appreciate all
the letters and comments you have about my storyline.

I’m thrilled to be part of the cast of As the World Turns. Rosanna is
back and I would love to hear what direction you think my story line
should take. Should Rosanna trust Paul? Would you like to see Rosanna
and Craig get back together? Write and let me know.

If you would like to be added to my mailing list, please send me your full
name and home address. Keep in touch.

You can also write to me at the studio.

Cady McClain
As The World Turns
JC Studios
1268 East 14th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11230

November 2007

From soaps.com

A couple of weeks ago, Cady McClain, Rosanna on As The World Turns announced she would be leaving the soap sooner rather than later. On her blog, Cady noted that the show had decided to wrap the Rosanna storyline faster than they anticipated. (You can read that story below).

When news began to spread that Cady was leaving ATWT, fans in Pine Valley began to talk about a possible Dixie return.

Last February, Cady's Dixie was unceremoniously killed off by Alexander Cambias with a batch of poisoned peanut butter pancakes. Fans were incensed at the time. Now many are hoping that The Powers That Be at ABC Daytime will rethink Dixie's death and bring her back for a Tad/Dixie/Kate storyline.

Here is what a few of the Pine Valley Faithful have had to say here.

AllForBabe wrote, "In soap land people come back from the dead all the time, so why can't Dixie? The doors are now opened, at least halfway. I hope to God that the AMC powers that be beg and plead with her to get her to return, especially in time for Kate's reveal."

Thuud wrote, "I am another whom will be eternally grateful if they bring Dixie/Cady back and do the story justice this time."

Ezra511 wrote, "I think the best way to bring her back, is to bring David back, who could have been hiding in PV at the time of her death, have had administered her some medication that would have restarted her heart. (He was a miracle cardiologist remember guys/gals.) I hope with all hopes they are hands and knees to bring her back!!!"

K8ecup wrote, "That would be great!! Especially for Kate and plus JR is going to need her very soon when he hits rock bottom!!"

For her part, Cady hasn't said much about a return to AMC. On her blog last February she wrote that she doubted a Pine Valley return was in the cards because the character bio of Dixie had been removed from the ABC website. (The Dixie character bio is still missing, but then so are a lot of Pine Valley characters the fans might remember as well as a few new additions.)

A few rumors have begun to circulate that indicate a character may be returning from the dead - and that return will shock many fans.

Will Dixie return to Pine Valley to help Tad find their missing daughter Kate? We'll have to watch, wait and see.

Cady McClain's Rosanna has only been back in Oakdale, after a two year coma, for a few months but already it looks as if her stay will be short lived. Cady posted in her official blog last week that the "Rosanna" storyline was going to wrap up sooner than originally thought.

"I have sad news. [The Powers That Be] are wrapping up the Rosanna storyline early. I was slated to work through February, but the story took a dramatic turn that will alter that plan," wrote Cady on her blog. You can read the entire post here. She went on to write, "I have always been open to all possibilities, even this one, but I will be sad to have to say goodbye so soon."

As soon as word leaked earlier this year that Cady was leaving All My Children, fans began buzzing about the possibilities that Cady would land in Oakdale to reprise the Rosanna role. When her first episodes aired early this summer fans were ecstatic. Those feelings cooled quickly, however, when Post-Coma-Rosanna began to seem very different than Pre-Coma-Rosanna.

In years past, Rosanna was a strong woman who wasn't dependent on a man for anything. But it became clear very early that she was very attached and dependent upon Paul. Fans thought this was very un-Rosanna like.

Kare Bear said, "I couldn't believe she married Paul after hearing him and Meg in the graveyard. Her character was always much stronger than that and it didn't make sense."

Several other fans agreed with that statement. A few have mentioned the possibility of Cady returning to her fan-favorite role as Dixie Cooney Martin on AMC. There is no word from either camp about what is next for Cady or the characters she has created on daytime television.

On her blog, Cady wrote that even she isn't sure where she will go or what she will do next, but says she is looking forward to the New Year.

Soaps.com has not received word when the Rosanna storyline will wrap. We'll keep you all posted on this as the story develops.

Whatever the future holds for Cady - and Rosanna! - we wish her only the best. Good luck, Cady!

GREAT NEWS!! Cady is returning to As The World Turns as Rosanna!!

Check out Cady's ABC blog!

On "All My Children", crazy Janet wrote "Dixie lives", so that created rumors about Dixie's return. I hope they don't recast!

BAD NEWS.  Cady is leaving AMC
Check out Soapdom's feature article!
Julie Hanen Carruthers explains why she killed Dixie!

What can I do??
Take this Soap Opera Digest online poll and choose Dixie, and Tad and Dixie!!
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We got this great email from Cady McClain in May:

I just want to thank you so much for all the hard work and effort and care you have put into this site.

I am so amazed when I look around at all the material from so many years that you have collected and organized so beautifully.

I am so lucky to have had your time and attention and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It's an incredible site!

Thank you again for everything.



Another email from Cady!

Buy great Cady pics!

SOD article about Cady getting fired - cover, page 1, page 2

Cady at Super Soap November 2006! Pic from Sarah.

NEWSFLASH!! In the July 25th issue of Soap Opera Digest, Cady reveals that she and former co-star Hunt Block are a real-life couple!!

Holiday Letter from Cady!

Happy Holidays!

I just want to thank you guys so much for all your support this past year.

It's been a crazy one! I have been so happy to finish my album of music and finally start to play live! I promise to keep you updated on my where-abouts and goings on as 2007 promises to be FULL of surprises. I hope you keep in touch with me, too!

Have a great holiday season and a very happy New Year.



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