by: submitted photo, Erin Chambers McKay

Erin Chambers McKay, a Lakeridge Class of 1997 graduate, will appear in tonight's episode of 'Without a Trace' on CBS at 10 p.m.

In the episode, she plays Laura Richards, a woman who goes missing while working in a Veteran's hospital. The team tries to determine whether her disappearance is linked to her connection to a radical anti-war group or with her father's struggles as a Vietnam vet.

According to information provided by her father, Lake Oswego resident Dave Chambers, the Richards character makes prosthetic legs, shoots a man with a .45 and sets off bombs.

McKay, who goes by the stage name of Erin Chambers, was heavily involved in music and theatre at Lakeridge High School. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. in Acting and a minor in English. She has performed in numerous productions such as 'A Thurber Carnival,' 'The Quiet Place,' 'Hello Dolly,' 'Julius Caesar,' 'Death in Scarsdale,' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Puck), 'The Sandbox' (Grandma), '42nd Street' (Peggy Sawyer), and 'Fame' (Carmen Diaz). She was nominated for a Robby Award for her work as Johanna in 'Sweeney Todd' at the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Acts in Solvang, Calif., in 2002.

McKay lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Carson McKay.

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