20 of the Best Actors Who Started Out on Soaps

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 17th, 2019


Soap stars get a bad rep, but we’d argue that having a job is far better than constant auditions. Also, there are dozens of actors who started out on soaps, from Chris Hemsworth to Eva Longoria. Soaps are, after all, a big step up from waiting and bartending jobs. For Australian actors, it also seems to be a way of bridging the gap between down under and the states. Also, they may be far-fetched enough to throw in an evil twin or two, but nobody will say a soap opera is boring…

20. Marissa Tomei

Italian-American actress Marisa Tomei blew it out of the water in My Cousin Vinnie. She might even be one of the finest actresses of her generation. But, she also got her start as a regular cast member on soap opera, As the World Turns. She played ditzy teen Marcy Thompson for two years, who eventually marries a prince. Because of course.

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