Melissa Clair Egan
Melissa has been starring as Chelsea Lawson Newman on “The Young & the Restless” since 2011. She previously played the role of Annie McDermott on “All My Children” from 2006 through 2011. Her other television credits include “Bones,” “Men at Work,” “Criminal Minds,” “One Tree Hill,” and “Dawson’s Creek.” She also starred in the independent films “Wrestling,” and “The Marriage Counselor” and was in a 2006 Super Bowl commercial for Taco Bell.
Melissa has been nominated for 5 Daytime Emmy Awards.
She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts, and also studied Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy at Oxford, England.
Originally from Bedford, New York, Melissa grew up with an extensive background in musical theatre. While still a child, she began booking national television commercials and was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency. She currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Pluto TV/Viacom executive Matt Katrosar and their dog Sophia.
Marc Blucas is well known to TV and feature film audiences alike, with big screen co-starring roles in the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day, alongside Eddie Murphy in Meet Dave, as James Bonham in The Alamo, and as 2nd Lt. Henry Herrick in We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson. With more than 30 films under his belt, Blucas appearances include Pleasantville, Eddie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, First Daughter, Red State and Animals.
On the small screen, Blucas starred as John Hawkes in the WGN TV series “Underground,” and opposite “Operation Christmas” co-star Tricia Helfer in the series “Killer Women.” He starred for three seasons as Matthew Donnally in the TV series “Necessary Roughness,” and starred as Riley Rinn in the long-running hit series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Blucas has guest-starred in episodes of numerous popular series as well, including “House M.D.,” “Notorious,” “Blue Bloods,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Arli$$,” “Castle” and “Clueless.” TV movies in which he has starred include “True Blue,” “See Kate Run” and “The 60’s,” among others.
Blucas played basketball throughout high school and received a full scholarship to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Following college, he played for the UK’s Manchester Giants, before giving himself over to acting full-time.