Celebs Who Started in Soap Operas

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  • Halle Berry, Taye Diggs
  • Halle Berry, Knots Landing
  • Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan, All My Children
  • Tichina Arnold, Ryan's Hope, All My Children
  • Cicely Tyson, Guiding Light
  • Ruby Dee, Guiding Light
  • Nia Long, Guiding Light
  • Sharon Leal, Guiding Light
  • Tatyana Ali, Young and the Restless
  • Taye Diggs, Guiding Light
  • Vivica A. Fox, Days Of Our Lives, Young and the Restless
  • Shemar Moore, Young and the Restless
  • Victoria Rowell, Young and the Restless
  • Laurence Fishburne, One Life to Live
  • Ricky Martin, General Hospital
  • Mario Van Peebles, All My Children
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway, All My Children
  • Morgan Freeman, Ryan's Hope, Another World
  • Phylicia Rashad, One Life to Live
  • Tika Sumpter, One Life to Live

They Were on a Soap Opera?

The genre began in radio but today soap operas are still going strong. In March, Young and the Restless celebrated its 40th birthday. Iconic daytime drama General Hospital is commemorating 50 years on television in April.

To get in on all the sudsy fun, check out BET.com’s look at the long list of actors who once made their mark as soap opera stars.



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