Celebs Who Started in Soap Operas

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  • 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
  • Laurence Fishburne, One Life to Live
  • Ricky Martin, General Hospital

Phylicia Rashad on One Life to Live (1983-1984) and Santa Barbara (1985)

Prior to becoming one of America’s favorite TV moms on The Cosby Show, actress Phylicia Rashad nailed her acting chops by starring on two soap operas. She starred as Courtney Wright on One Life to Live and Felicia Dalton on Santa Barbara.

(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Savannah College of Art and Design)

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