Annie Lavery
Melissa Claire Egan as Annie Lavery
All My Children
Portrayed by Melissa Claire Egan (2006-2011)
Current status Former, regular
Duration 2006-2011
First appearance July 10, 2006
Last appearance August 5, 2011
Gender Female
Occupation PR Executive at Chandler Enterprises (2009-10)
Head of Marketing at Fusion Cosmetics (2007-09)
Parents Walter Novak (father)
Emma Novak (mother; deceased)
Siblings Richie Novak (brother; deceased)
Spouses Terry McDermott (divorced; 2001-2006; deceased)
Ryan Lavery (invalid, then divorced; 2007, 2007-2009)
Adam Chandler (divorced; 2009-2010)
Scott Chandler (divorced; 2010)
Children Emma Lavery (daughter with Ryan)
unnamed child (miscarried with Ryan)
unnamed child (miscarried with Adam)

Annie Lavery Chandler (née Novak, previously McDermott) is a character of All My Children. she is played by Melissa Claire Egan since July 10, 2006 to August 5, 2011.


Annie came to Pine Valley on the run with her daughter Emma, from her ex-husband Terry McDermott. Erin Lavery helped her out while she was on the run. While in hiding she mistakes Ryan Lavery as Terry and shots him. Ryan recovers from the shooting. Annie stops hiding once Terry is killed by Jonathan Lavery, Ryan's brother.

When David Hayward claims that Emma is really Kate, Tad and Dixie's missing little girl. At first Annie does not want to take a DNA test because a previous test run during her divorce from Terry stated that she was not Emma biological mother. Emma was concieved through artifical insemination and Terry was not her biological father. Eventually Annie agrees to the DNA test which proves that neither Tad and Dixie or Annie are her parents. Ryan learns that a DNA condition called chimera may be the reason. Chimera causes the presents of two different DNAs being found in a one person. With this new information she runs another test confirming that she really is Emma's mother. Through all this Annie and Ryan become closer and begin a relationship.

Before David Hayward leaves he informs Kendall that Ryan is actually Emma's biological father. Sharing a child, Spike with Ryan, Kendall not completely trust David, has her half-brother Josh Madden run yet another DNA test which proves that Ryan is Emma's biological father. Kendell does not tell Ryan or Annie. But Ryan finds out for himself that Emma is his daughter. Ryan hesitates about telling Annie the truth but does bringing them closer.

Ryan and Annie start a relationship. During the time that the Satin Slayer, a serial killer, was targeting Kendall. Annie and Ryan took care of Spike together. Ryan proposes to Annie. Annie was reluctant at first but said yes.

At their reception Ryan is arrested on bigamy charges since he was still techincally married to Greenlee Symthe. Annie had her own secret that she had sent her brother Richie Novak to prison. Their parents would not believe that Richie was dangerous so Annie gave a false testimony at her brother's trail. She told Ryan the truth, unknowningly that Richie was in town stalking her, going by the name Wes.

After Ryan loses his memory of the last 4 years, she does everything she can to hold on to him. Including getting pregnant after finding out that Ryan's vasectomy was never performed. When Richie is arrested for multiple crimes including leaving Zach Slater and Greenlee for dead in an abandoned bomb shelter and kidnapping & stealing bone marrow from J.R. Chandler, he blackmails Annie into bailing him out of jail. SInce he was aware of the scheme to get pregnant. Annie helps Richie get away after he kidnaps Babe, they get into an agruement while driving away. While Richie is changing a flat tire Annie kills him with a tire iron.

Richie ghost taunts Annie for while and Annie starts to come undone. Thinking Greenlee wanted to get back together with Ryan she plots to kill but instead of killing Greenlee she has a miscarriage. Confesstion to Ryan in the hospital about knowning that the vasectomy was not performed. Ryan leaves her. To get back at Ryan for leaving her, Annie staged a faux kidnapping of Emma with help of Aidan Devane. Di Henry looked after Emma for her. Di did not know that it was a staged kidnapping. During a confrontation between Annie and Di, Di is killed. Ryan recused Emma from a burning church, knowning all along it was a fake kidnapping. Ryan confronts Annie about it at the penthouse. Annie pulls a con on Ryan and Greenlee. Greenlee manages to get the gun pointing it at Annie. Annie leaps from the balcony.

At a fundraiser to help Pine Valley rebuild the town after tornadoes hit. Annie shows up at ConFusion wearing a wedding dress, holding a knife covered in blood after stabbing Erica Kane. Believing it is Ryan and her's wedding day, Ryan gets her to hand over the knife. She is arrested. At her hearing she is declared mentally unfit to stand trial. She is sentenced to recieve treatment at Oak Haven.

Dr. Riley Sinclair, is in charge of her care, with her own agenda. Dr. Sinclair video tapes Annie in her room and gets her transferred to the max-security wing. Sinclair does everything she can to get Annie to confess to killing Richie and proving she is sane to stand trail. Dr. Sinclair turns out to have a past with Richie. She was a doctor of Richie's while he was in prison and had a relationship with Richie. Finally getting Annie to confess to killing Richie on tape, she gets the judge to move up the court day. In a fight between Sinclair and Annie, when Sinclair was trying to inject Annie with poison, Annie managed to fight her off. Sinclair was sent to prison. Adian promised to stand by Annie as she got help.

Annie starts talking to an imaginary friend named Tori, Aidan ivestigates the identity of Tori discovering that she was an old friend of Annie's that had died at Annie's birthday party as a child. Richie told Annie that she had killed her when in truth Richie killed her. Annie escaped from Oak Haven and went on the run with Aidan. Annie left him behind when the authorities closed in on them and returned back to Pine Valley.

Aidan followed her back and caught her at Ryan's penthouse trying to see Emma. Annie locked Aidan in the building's basement and took of to find Emma at the Chandler mansion. Finding Adam Chandler who had be drugged and suffered a heart attack. Annie saved and hide Adam in the attic. Stuart Chandler, Adam's twin brother was murdered that same night.

Parents Edit

  • Walter Novak (father)
  • Emma Novak (mother; deceased)

Siblings Edit

  • Richie Novak (brother; deceased)

Marital Status Edit

  • single/divorced

Past Marriages Edit

  • Terry McDermott (divorced; 2001-2006; deceased)
  • Ryan Lavery (invalid; 2007)
  • Ryan Lavery (divorced; 2007-2009)
  • Adam Chandler (divorced; 2009-2010)
  • Scott Chandler (divorced; 2010)

Children Edit

  • Emma Lavery (daughter with Ryan)
  • unnamed child (miscarried with Ryan)
  • unnamed child (miscarried with Adam)

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