16 Stars Who Started Out on Soaps

Take a look back at the celebs whose careers were launched on daytime TV (17 Photos)

Ishaw Thorpe on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:30PM

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16 Stars Who Started Out on Soaps

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Ryan Phillippe

No one would deny that Ryan Philippe has racked up impressive film credits, ever since he wooed Reese Witherspoon in 1999's Cruel Intentions (before marrying and divorcing his leading lady in a real-life soap opera of sorts). But the star of 2011's The Lincoln Lawyer may have played his most groundbreaking role on ABC's One Life to Live, on which he starred from 1992-1993 as Billy Douglas -- daytime soaps' first gay teenager. In June 2013, he appeared in the romantic comedy Straight A's.

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