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Long before they headlined blockbuster films, many of Hollywood’s biggest stars got their start in a very unexpected place: daytime soap operas.

These daily dramas have been a training ground for young actors, giving them a chance to start in the entertainment industry. In this article, we’ll explore the soap opera roots of ten celebrated stars who went on to achieve fame far beyond daytime TV!

Meg Ryan on ‘As the World Turns

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Alec Baldwin on ‘The Doctors’

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Lindsay Lohan on ‘Another World

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Tom Selleck on ‘The Young and the Restless

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 Lauryn Hill on ‘As The World Turns’

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Kathy Bates on ‘The Doctors’ and ‘All My Children’

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John Stamos on ‘General Hospital’

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Leonardo DiCaprio on ‘Santa Barbara’

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Demi Moore on ‘General Hospital’

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Brad Pitt on ‘Another World’

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