News About Cady McClain
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
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
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."
You are invited!
I am very excited to share with you that I have been
asked to be a keynote speaker at a groundbreaking
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
Please check out the flyer below and consider joining
"When I move in my writing I move in my life. It is all
the same thing." -John Patrick Shanley
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
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
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
PTSD in a Vietnam Vet
home from the war and "Home
released through IFC.
Other film credits of
note include the
Hamptons Film Festival
award winning film "Alma
credits include "Law and
Order SVU," "Cheers" and
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
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,
Picayune, The Palm Beach
Post, Mix 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
Papers and Country
See news about Cady's movie "Flip Fantastia"!
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!
McClain Back to AMC!
AMC video starring Cady
video featuring Cady
All My Children is back! I am so excited to be a part of this iconic
Start Watching Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, All My Children returns to YOU. In the show you will find 17
cast members giving awesome performances along with some stunning new
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:
It's an exciting time. Won't you join us?
Thank you so much for your continued support. It really has meant the
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
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
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:
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"
According to Soapnet, Cady will be returning to All My
(~Thanks to Johnny C. for the news!)
From Cady's email 11/21/09
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!
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,
Check out Cady's ABC
blog! She updates it regularly!
This was received from Cady July 16th, 2008:
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
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:
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,
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,
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
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!
PS: My music is being included in a play called "Crazy Faith!” More on
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
As The World Turns
1268 East 14th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11230
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
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
Check out Cady's ABC
On "All My Children", crazy Janet wrote "Dixie lives", so that
created rumors about Dixie's return. I hope they don't recast!
|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
SOD article about Cady getting fired -
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
Block are a real-life couple!!
Letter from Cady!
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
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