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30 Famous Actors Who Starred on Soap Operas (Including Oscar Winners & the First Actor to Play a Gay Teen on Daytime TV)

Soap operas are renowned for their drama and constantly twisting stories. But did you know that they are also a breeding ground for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars?

So many A-list actors have brought characters to life on some of the most beloved sudsers over the years.

For many of them, it was near the start of their career. Some of them made history in their role on the soap opera – like the actor who played the first openly gay teen on daytime TV. Others have gone on to find incredible success in blockbusters.

We did some digging and were able to round up 30 examples of famed actors who have starred on soap operas.

There are a few Oscar winners on this list, several musicians and, overall, a couple of big surprises!

Scroll through the slideshow to see who all made the list…

14 Famous Actors Who Got Their Start on 'The Young and the Restless,' From First to Most Recent

Can you believe that The Young and The Restless has been on the air for 50 years?!

The soap opera’s 50th anniversary episode aired on CBS back in March 2023 and it definitely was a memorable one. (We have 50 incredible photos from the episode for you to see!)

While a lot of the actors on the show have remained in their roles for decades, many celebs got their start on the soap opera and eventually broke into the world of film and primetime television.

One of the show’s stars recently slammed Eva Longoria for the comments she made about being on the show when she was younger.

Head inside to see the 14 famous actors who got their start on The Young and the Restless, from first to most recent… More Here! »

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14 Famous Actors Who Got Their Start on 'The Young and the Restless,' From First to Most Recent

Can you believe that The Young and The Restless has been on the air for 50 years?!

The soap opera’s 50th anniversary episode aired on CBS back in March 2023 and it definitely was a memorable one. (We have 50 incredible photos from the episode for you to see!)

While a lot of the actors on the show have remained in their roles for decades, many celebs got their start on the soap opera and eventually broke into the world of film and primetime television.

One of the show’s stars recently slammed Eva Longoria for the comments she made about being on the show when she was younger.

Head inside to see the 14 famous actors who got their start on The Young and the Restless, from first to most recent… More Here! »

Vivica A. Fox Talks Will Smith's Absence in 'Independence Day 2' - Here's Why He Wasn't In It

Vivica A. Fox was feeling Will Smith‘s absence in the sequel to their 1996 hit movie Independence Day, and she thinks everyone else was, too.

The actress looked back on 2016′s Independence Day: Resurgence, which underperformed in comparison to the original.

She attributed part of the shortcoming to Will not being in the movie. If you forgot or were previously unaware, we did some digging to figure out why he wasn’t brought back.

Read more about Will Smith’s absence in Independence Day: Resurgence…More Here! »

'Kill Bill' 20th Anniversary New & Remastered 4K Edition Coming!

Kill Bill is getting the special treatment for its 20th anniversary.

The Quentin Tarantino classic, featuring stars like Uma Thurman, Daryl Hannah, David Carrdaine, Lucy Liu and Vivica A. Fox, is getting a new and remastered 4K edition to coincide with its 20th anniversary at the end of 2023, Lionsgate revealed.

No details have been revealed yet on the potential extras and added footage that version may or may not include.

The announcement comes at the same time that the studio revealed distribution rights to both Kill Bill films and Jackie Brown, giving the company the largest portfolio of Quentin Tarantino movies, including Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and Death Proof.

Uma Thurman addressed the possibility of a Kill Bill Vol. 3 recently. Find out what she said!

Kelly Rowland, Quinta Brunson, & Issa Rae Bring Their Fashion A-Game to Wearable Art Gala 2022

The stars are stepping out for the 2022 Wearable Art Gala!

Kelly Rowland, Quinta Brunson, and Issa Rae joined tons of other stars at the event hosted by Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson on Saturday evening (October 22) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The theme for this year’s big event was “Harlem Nights,” and all of the guests celebrated the fashions of the 1920s-50s.

Keke Palmer served as emcee for the evening, which honored Angela Bassett and visual artist Mark Bradford. During the event, Chloe X Halle and Andra Day took to the stage for performances.

Also during the event, Beyonce‘s 2023 Renaissance Tour was announced! Find out more here.

Click inside to see all of the stars in attendance!More Here! »

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Vivica A. Fox Calls Out Jada Pinkett Smith's Lack of 'Accountability' After Oscars Slap

Vivica A. Fox is getting emotional while discussing Jada Pinkett Smith‘s recent comments about husband Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.

If you don’t remember, on Oscars night back in March, Chris made a joke about Jada‘s bald head. Moments later, Will went on stage and slapped Chris and told him, “Keep my wife’s name out your f–king mouth.”

On Wednesday (June 1), Jada finally addressed the situation on the latest episode of her Red Table Talk.

“Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” Jada said. “The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever.”

“Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening,” she added.

Then on Thursday (June 2), Vivica – who has worked with both Jada and Will in the past – appeared as the guest co-host on The Wendy Williams Show, where she held back tears talking about the situation, and called out Jada for taking “no accountability.”

Click on the next slide to find out what Vivica said about Jada…