Plus, McClain will Blog Behind-the-Scenes Dish Every Week
Cady McClain makes a triumphant return to All My Children and the role she created, Dixie Martin, on December 23, 2005 it was announced today by Brian Frons, president ABC daytime.
For the first time, McClain will treat her fans to a weekly blog posted exclusively on ABC.com, where she will document her return to the show, sharing her thoughts and interactions from the set. An online streaming video component is also being planned to enhance the fan experience.
“Dixie Martin is such a beloved character with deep ties to our present storylines, and fans have long awaited her return to Pine Valley. I am delighted that Cady will be reprising the role she made famous, and we can look forward to the mysterious events surrounding Dixie’s homecoming,” said Frons. “Cady agreeing to document her behind-the-scenes experiences on the set via a weekly blog not only enhances the viewing experience for the audience, but demonstrates her commitment to the fans and All My Children.”
“I am thrilled to be returning to a show where I have such a long and beautiful history,” said McClain. “It is an especially excellent cast and I am looking forward to working with some new and very talented actors, as well as revisiting with some dear old friends. I hope the audience will enjoy the incredibly thrilling storyline Meghan McTavish has created as much as I am going to enjoy playing it. Brian Frons and Julie Hanan Carruthers have been exceptionally welcoming and I am excited about the innovative technologies that are allowing for the audience to get more involved. It’s going to be a great 2006!”
McClain’s initial tenure on the show was from 1988-1996 where she won her first Daytime Emmy award. She later returned to the show in 1998-2002, and then joined the cast of As the World Turns as Rosanna Cabot which garnered her a second Daytime Emmy award. She also received the Soap Opera Digest Awards in 1991 and 1999.
No stranger to television audiences, McClain’s extensive credits include Law & Order SVU, A Father’s Homecoming, Home Fires, Who Will Love My Children, St. Elsewhere, Spencer for Hire, Cheers, One Big Family, and Lou Grant. Her award-winning independent film credits include Alama Mater, which premiered at the Hampton’s International Film Festival in 2002 and was nominated for the Golden Starfish award. The film also won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Austin Film Festival. Retreat won the 2004 Wood’s Hole Film Festival as well as the Telluruide Indiefest. McClain recently completed shooting Soldier’s Heart. Her additional film credits include My Favorite Year where she played Peter O’Tool’s daughter, Tess, and Pennies from Heaven.
On stage, McClain has appeared in David Ives The Red Address, at the second stage, opposite Kevin Anderson, which garnered excellent reviews, including the New York Times. Additional credits include The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Barefoot in the Park, and Quiet on the Set. She also wrote, produced and co-directed a surrealist one-woman piece, Mona7 and preformed in Inventions of Farewell, another one-woman piece, compiled from Wallace Steven’s poetry.
Soapdom welcomes Cady McClain back to Pine Valley.
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