Cady McClain is a two-time Emmy© Award winning actress, two-time Emmy© nominated director, and an accomplished producer and writer who has worked for over 40 years in film, television, and theater. She began her professional acting career at the age of 9 working with respected directors such as Herbert Ross, Richard Benjamin, Marvin Chomsky and John Erman.
McClain's starring roles in independent films include Soldier’s Heart (Winner Best Narrative Film - GI Film Festival), Home Movie with Adrian Pasdar (released through IFC Midnight), Alma Mater with Alexander Chaplin and Will Lyman (Nominated for a Golden Starfish Award at the Hampton's Film Festival), Simple Justice with Doris Roberts and Cesar Romero (Directed by Deborah Del Prete), and Retreat with Michael E. Knight (Winner Wood's Hole Film Festival).
Television credits include Law and Order SVU with Mariska Hargitay and Michael O'Keefe, Cheers with Woody Harrelson, and St. Elsewhere with Christina Pickles. She is a two-time Emmy© winner for her roles on All My Children (1991) and As the World Turns (2004). She has six Emmy© nominations for her work on these two shows.
Other appearances include the award-winning web series Venice the Series and Switch, where she was proud to work with Olympia Dukakis.
During her 25 years living in New York City, Ms. McClain enjoyed performing in historic theatrical productions Off-Broadway such as David Ives’ The Red Address at Second Stage, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Lincoln Center Theater, A Comedy of Errors at the Hudson Guild, Barefoot in the Park at the Westbury and Valley Forge Music Fair and Quiet on the Set at the Westbeth.
Cady has been featured in Salon, Indiewire, FilmThreat, PBS SoCal, TV Guide Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily News, KNAU and Mississippi Public Broadcasting (NPR affiliates), The Boston Herald, Time Out NY, Good Housekeeping, McCall’s, Times Picayune, The Palm Beach Post, Newsday, The Alliance of Women FIlm Journalists, The Sacramento Bee, Tulsa World, ABC's "Strahan and Sara," WFAA (ABC affiliate), CBS KCal9, MidWest Beat, The Orange County Register, Newport Beach Magazine, Imagine, Priority Girl, GirlTalkHQ, Broadway World, and Country Weekly, to name a few.