Celebs Who Started in Soap Operas

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  • 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
  • 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

Mario Van Peebles on All My Children (2008)

Actor, writer and director Mario Van Peebles had already clocked in over 40 years in the movies and television before he decided to check into daytime TV’s All My Children. The son of Melvin Van Peebles (who also appeared on the series as his dad) starred as Samuel Woods.

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