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.