Celebs Who Started in Soap Operas

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  • 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
  • Laurence Fishburne, One Life to Live

Vanessa Bell Calloway on All My Children and Days of our Lives (1985), The Colbys and Falcon Crest (1986)

Vanessa Bell Calloway’s first job in acting ended up being her most memorable role in daytime TV —  as Yvonne Caldwell on All My Children. The actress, best known for What’s Love Got to Do With It, also starred on three other soaps in her career: Days of Our Lives, The Colbys and Falcon Crest

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