Melissa Claire Egan Celebrates 10 Years at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!


Please join us in congratulating Melissa Claire Egan on her 10th anniversary playing Chelsea on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! “10 years!” the actress marveled on Instagram on Nov. 11 with a series of pics from the past decade in Genoa City. “I can’t believe it. Chelsea Lawson debuted 10 years ago today on Y&R. I’m so grateful to work with these actors and this crew. These writers, directors, and producers.”

Egan, who made her daytime debut playing Annie Lavery on ABC sudser ALL MY CHILDREN back in 2006, remains a massive fan of the genre. “I’m so grateful when explaining my storyline I can say things like, ‘I was released from the mental institution after I framed my ex-husband for murder,’” she said proudly. “and ‘Oh, my son is Adam’s but I told Dylan it was his for a year because I was mad at Adam.’ and “She killed my husband but I forgave her, we’re best friends.’

“I love my job and I love this medium so much,” Egan declared. “Everyone works so hard and these people are my family. I’m just very grateful today and every day. Thanks, CBS and Sony! And all you wonderful, supportive fans are truly the best!”

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Joining the cast of Y&R reunited Egan with former AMC castmate Billy Miller, who was playing Billy at the time.sean smith/

Egan then noted that “this is starting to sound like an acceptance speech” before joking “how would I know?” (Egan has three Daytime Emmy nominations each for her work on both AMC and Y&R, but has yet to bring home the trophy.) “I love you,” she concluded, “and thank you for the past 10 years!”

Back in August 2021, Egan took a little break from Y&R to give birth to Caden, her first son with husband Matt Katrosar. And by the end of October, she was back at the studio to return to work, which means Chelsea should be back in Genoa City causing more drama very soon, so stay tuned! Here’s to another 10 years!

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