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1. Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita may be an Academy Award winner now . . . but she got her start in “Shuga” a Kenyan soap opera. She played the role of Ayira, an opportunist who fooled around with multiple men, including her boss, to get ahead in life.

2. Eva Marcille

In 2008, the “America’s Next Top Model” winner, Eva Marcille, briefly played Tyra Hamilton on “The Young and the Restless.”

3. Henry Simmons

Hunky actor Henry Simmons played lawyer Tyrone Montgomery on “Another World” from 1997-1999.

4. Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell played Drucilla Winters on “The Young and the Restless” for 15 years.

5. Tatyana Ali

After years spent on prime-time television, Ali returned to daytime TV on “The Young and the Restless” in 2007. She won an NAACP Image Award for her role.

6. Debbie Morgan

This beautiful, dimpled-face lady, Debbie Morgan is best known for her role as Dr. Angie Hubbard “All My Children.”

7. Vanessa Bell Calloway

The “What’s Love Got to Do With It” star, Vanessa Bell Calloway, had a recurring role on “All My Children” in the 80s.

8. Darnell Williams

Williams played Jesse Hubbard on “All My Children”

9. Angela Bassett

Award winning actress Ms. Angela Bassett had a brief stint no ‘Ryan’s Hope’ in 1987.

10. Mario Van Peeples

Mario Van Peeples has been on One Life to Live and All My Children.

11. Nia Long

Before becoming a film star, Nia Long was on the Guiding Light from 1991 – 1993.

12. Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore was on ‘The Young and the Restless’ for eight years.

13. Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox has been on Generations, Days of our Lives and The Y&R.

14. Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs was on the ‘Guiding Light’

15. Tichina Arnold

Funny lady Tichina Arnold was on ‘Ryan’s Hope from 1987-1989.

16. Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood was on ‘One Life to Live’ before moving to primetime TV and films.

17. Sharon Leal

Sharon Leal played Dahlia on the ‘Guiding Light’ for a couple of years.

18. Morgan Freeman

Oscar Winner Morgan Freeman was on ‘Another World’ in 1982.

19. Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad was on ‘One Life to Live’ for one year.

20. Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams was on ‘Another World’ – General Hospital and Guiding Light.

21. Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson was on ‘A Guiding Light in 1966.

22. James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones was also on ‘A Guiding Light’ and As the World Turns’ in 1966.

23. Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee was on ‘Guiding Light’ in 1967.

24. Lammann Rucker

Lammann Rucker was on ‘As the World Turns’ and ‘All My Children’

25. Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie was on ‘As the World Turns’ for around eight years.

26. Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne was on ‘One Life to Live’ when he was only 12.

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