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Cady McClain won her third Daytime Emmy on June 26, 2021 for Best Guest Performer as Jennifer Horton on "Days of Our Lives." This is an historic win: she is the first woman to win three Daytime Emmys for three different roles on three different networks.


McClain's award-winning feature documentary on female directors, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, opened for Oscar nominated Chloe Zhou's "Nomadland" at the ArenaCinelounge

Drive-in on March 15th, 2021.  Also available on regional PBS stations including KVCR PBS Empire in Los Angeles and WHUT - Howard Universities PBS station and Kanopy


Her short doc on foster girls, Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings, screened at the NYWIFT members screening March 25th, 2021. The film won Best Social Justice Film at the 2020 Santa Fe Film Festival and Best Documentary Short at the Mystic Film Festival and can now be seen on IndieFlix.

McClain is attached to direct the feature film Paint Made Flesh - with the adapted screenplay (now a quarterfinalist at the BlueCat Screenplay competition) written by McClain and Howard Meyer, to be produced by Deborah Del Prete (p.g.a.) 

She is proud to be a Creative Partner with the US Coalition on Sustainability.


A two-time Emmy© Award winning actress McClain has worked as an actor with respected directors such as Herb Ross, Marvin Chomsky, Richard Benjamin, and John Erman. 


A fierce advocate for the female voice in film and television, her documentary film Seeing is Believing: Women Direct won multiple festival awards including the Audience Award at the SOHO Film Festival. She was honored to receive the 2017 International Matrix Award from the Association of Women in Communications for her work related to the film.  


McClain has two Emmy© nominations for her work on the team directing the LGBTQ series Venice the Series.

Press includes articles in, Indiewire, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, FilmThreat, PBS SoCal, TV Guide Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily News, NPR, The Boston Herald, Time Out NY, Good Housekeeping, McCall’s, The Times Picayune, The Palm Beach Post, Newsday, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, WFAA Texas (ABC affiliate), CBS KCal9, Newport Beach Magazine, Broadway World, Germany’s FilmLowen, and Country Weekly.

A Mentor for Women in Film (2019-2020), an Ambassador for The Chimaera Project and a member of Women in Film, NYWIFT, Glass Elevator, and AWD she is also a Creative Partner for the United States Coalition on Sustainability driving forward movement toward the SDG's.


McClain is a 9th generation Californian and a second generation Mexican on her father's side.  She spent 25 years living in New York City and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor and filmmaker Jon Lindstrom.


Deborah Del Prete - Coronet Entertainment