Cady McClain

Dixie Cooney Chandler Martin Lawson Bodine Martin Martin 

1989 - 1996 and 1998 - Present


Katie McClain was born on October 13, 1969 in Burbank California, changing her name to Cady in the 1980’s at the suggestion of her agent.

She began her career at the age of nine with the popular “stuck on Band-aids” commercials.  She has had guest roles on numerous TV shows, including Spenser for Hire (1988), St. Elsewhere, and Cheers (1987).   She joined the cast of All My Children as Dixie Cooney Chandler Martin Lawson Bodine Martin Martin in 1989.  She left in 1996, but returned to the role two years later and continues to the present.

For her portrayal of Dixie, Ms McClain won the Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Juvenile Female in 1990. In 1991, she won Soap Opera Digest's award for Best Heroine and received another Daytime Emmy nomination in 1992. She and Michael E. Knight  (Tad Martin)  also won Soap Opera Update's MVP Award for Best Couple. She was nominated for four other Soap Opera Digest Awards, including Hottest Female Star; and Soap Opera Update's Most Valuable Player award.

Ms. McClain lives in Manhattan, where she also sings, plays guitar, dances and is an accomplished artist.