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19 Stars That Didn’t Shy Away From Soap Operas and Built Amazing Careers

Some series cost as much money to produce as movies. Huge stars appear in them, but many people still think that only average actors and actresses work in the TV industry. But as it turns out, many of our favorite movie stars actually started their careers on soap operas.

We at Bright Side decided to check out all of the projects Hollywood stars were a part of, and found out that many of them became famous thanks to soap operas.

Julianne Moore — As the World Turns, 1985-1988

imageSPACE / Sipa USA / East News, © As the World Turns / CBS and co-producers

Leonardo DiCaprio — Santa Barbara, 1990

Kristin Callahan / Everett Collection / East News, © Santa Barbara / New World Television and co-producers

Brad Pitt — Dallas, 1987

CHRIS PIZZELLO / AFP / East News, © Dallas / Warner Bros. and co-producers

Meg Ryan — As the World Turns, 1982-1984

ROBYN BECK / AFP / East News, © As the World Turns / CBS and co-producers

Cybill Shepherd — Moonlighting, 1985-1989

Lindsay Lohan — Another World, 1996-1997

Robin Wright — Santa Barbara, 1984-1988

BFLA / Broadimage / Broad Image / East News, © Santa Barbara / New World Television and co-producers

Jared Leto — My So-Called Life, 1994-1995

Amanda Seyfried — As the World Turns, 1999-2001

Invision / Invision / East News, © As the World Turns / CBS and co-producers

Josh Duhamel — All My Children, 1999-2002

Collin Xavier / Image Press Agency ABACA / Abaca / East News, © All My Children / ABC and co-producers

Michelle Williams — Dawson’s Creek, 1998-2003

Sarah Michelle Gellar — All My Children, 1993-1995

Invision / Invision / East News, © All My Children / ABC and co-producers

Marisa Tomei — As the World Turns, 1983-1985

Berzane Nasser / ABACA / Abaca / East News, © As the World Turns / CBS and co-producers

Laurence Fishburne One Life to Live, 1973-1976

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Demi Moore — General Hospital, 1982-1984

Invision / Invision / East News, © General Hospital / ABC and co-producers

Morgan Freeman — Ryan’s Hope, 1981

Susan Sarandon — A World Apart, 1970-1971

AP / Associated Press / East News, © A World Apart / ABC and co-producers

Margot Robbie — Neighbours, 2008-2011

Jensen Ackles — Days of Our Lives, 1997–2000

Do you remember other actors and actresses that started their careers in TV series?

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