My Favorite Soap Stars

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Shawn Christian
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Shawn Christian grew up acting purely for the love of it. "Acting in and writing for talent shows and school plays was simply a small town passion until I graduated from Ferris State University." After earning a degree in Marketing Shawn left the next day to pursue...
 
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Chandler Massey
Chandler Massey was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, with his two younger siblings. He is the son of Lewis (former Secretary of State of Georgia) and Amy Massey. Chandler graduated from Norcross High School in May, 2009. While there, he was active in the Drama Club and took part in many of the school productions including playing a lead roles in Little Shop of Horrors...
 
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Lauren Koslow
Born on March 9, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, Koslow's mother was a docent, and was raised with a strong love for colonial life along with her sister, Linda and her brother, Donald. Koslow was educated at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University...
“ My favorite villian ” - gleekout29
 
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Josh Taylor
Armed with a Burt Reynolds-like laid-back grin, virility and swagger, handsome soap actor Josh Taylor was first noticed tending bar near the popular Burbank Studios, where Days of Our Lives was being cast. He won the role of working-class "Chris Kositchek" (a bartender, natch) and, for four seasons...
 
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Freddie Smith
Freddie grew up as an only child and graduated in 2006 from Edgewood Senior High in Ashtabula, Ohio. He began his acting career in 2008, appearing in a cameo role in the paranormal series Medium playing a Senior Boy, uncredited during that episode. He appeared in the short film titled Weak Species co-starring Erik Smith and in the film One Wish released in 2010...
 
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Galen Gering
Actor, Passions
Galen Gering was born on February 13, 1971 and raised in Los Angeles, California by hippie parents, Michele de Oñate, an artist, and Alan Gering, a sculptor. His father is from a Russian Jewish family, and his mother is of Basque descent (from Spain). He has an older sister named Charissa. Galen remembers...
 
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Arianne Zucker
Arianne was born in Northridge, California, but was raised in Chatsworth. She has modeled before in Japan and Australia. She has appeared in several TV commercials. She is also into theater and singing.
 
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Joseph Mascolo
Joseph has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He plays the clarinet, and he played with the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y.C for two years. He does charity work for handicapped people, and the people from Ocilla, Georgia appreciated his work so much that they had one-mile street named after him. His hobbies are reading, tennis, and gardening.
 
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Maurice Benard
Daytime Emmy Award winning Actor Maurice Benard joined the cast of General Hospital in the role of Sonny Corinthos in August 1993. He briefly left the show for a year-long hiatus in December 1998. For his portrayal, Mr. Benard received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2003. He was also nominated in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2011...
 
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Kelly Monaco
An active athlete, Kelly Marie Monaco grew up on the East Coast, where she participated in soccer, swimming, track and softball, among other sports. After the last of five girls was born, her family decided to move from the bustling city of Philadelphia to the more peaceful environment of the Poconos...
 
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Jacklyn Zeman
Jackie began training for the classic ballet at age 5. She was accepted into the New Jersey Dance Company at age 15, and accepted a scholarship from New York University at age 15 to pursue a major in dance. The dark-haired beauty decided to try acting, and has become a staple of daytime drama (aka soap operas).
 
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Anthony Geary
Mr. Geary has come a long way from Coalville, Utah, the small mountain community of 800 where he was born. Tony was a gifted student, attending the University of Utah as a Presidential Award Scholar in theater. Jack Albertson saw Tony perform there, a nd cast him in "The Subject Was Roses." The production...
 
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Rebecca Herbst
Rebecca Herbst, also known as Becky, has been acting since she was 5 years old. She originally wanted to be a figure skater and skated with the likes of Michelle and Karen Kwan. She continued skating until she was 16 and then decided to continue with acting instead. Becky has appeared in many different TV shows and movies...
 
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Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson was born in Orlando, Florida, to Jeanine (Sharp), an officer manager, and Dr. Rick Lee Jackson, a family doctor and country musician. He is the younger brother of actor/singer Richard Lee Jackson and Candice E. Jackson. His ancestry includes English, German, Finnish, Scottish, and Scandinavian (Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish)...
 
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Sonya Eddy
Sonya Eddy, a native of Concord, California, graduated from UC Davis. During her intense studies she began her acting career in the West Coast premiere of "Zora, Is My Name!" (written by the award-winning actress Ruby Dee). Sonya performed several roles in "Zora" including Big Sweet - a bawdy blues singer (Ruby Dee's personal favorite)...
 
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Kimberly McCullough
Kimberly McCullough has been a working actor since the tender age of seven months. She made her first TV appearance in a diaper commercial opposite 'Juliet Mills'. She attended NYU's Tisch School for the Arts in 1996-97. McCullough's mother, a dance instructor, fostered her daughter's love of dance and...
 
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Julie Berman
Actress, Casual
 
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Vanessa Marcil
Vanessa Marcil was born on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, to Peter Ortiz, a contractor, and Patricia Marcil Ortiz, an herbalist. She grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and her two older sisters Tina (born October 20, 1959) and Sherry (born September 7, 1962) and her older brother Sam (born November 16...
 
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Michelle Stafford
Two-time Emmy (R) Award-winning actress Michelle Stafford stars in the #1-rated The Young and the Restless, viewed by more than 20 million people every day in some 20 countries worldwide. Michelle joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" in 1994 and has since developed her role of "Phyllis" into one of the most popular and vivacious characters on daytime to date...
 
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Melody Thomas Scott
Scott was born Melody Ann Thomas in Los Angeles, California. Her first film credit was as a child actress in the 1964 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Marnie. After bit parts in movies in the mid-'70s (most notably in John Wayne's final film, The Shootist), she was offered bit parts on nighttime series, such as The Waltons, The Rockford Files and Charlie's Angels...
 
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Greg Rikaart
Born in Brooklyn, raised on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University (PA) in 1999. Spent a semester in college interning for a congressman on Capitol Hill. He went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed a recurring role as a gay student on "Dawson's Creek." After the role ended...
 
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Eric Braeden
Eric Braeden is a German actor in America who began his career playing Nazis and eventually became a star of daytime soap operas. Born Hans Gudegast in Kiel, Germany, during the Second World War, he was a superb athlete who excelled in track-and-field events. As a teenager, he immigrated to the United States and worked in Texas and Montana as a translator...
 
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Kristoff St. John
Kristoff made his television debut at age 8 in the sit-com series "That's My Mama". Now, 39 years later, he is one of the stars on CBS-TV's "The Young and The Restless", the number one rated drama for the past 25 years on daytime television, playing the popular character of Neil Winters. Is it just a coincidence that Kristoff has been starring on Y and R for 23 plus years...
 
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Debbi Morgan
Debbie Morgan was born September 20, 1956 in Dunn, North Carolina, to Lora and George Morgan, Jr., she moved to New York City when she was three months old. Debbie's earliest film role was in Cry Uncle . She played the role of Olga Winter. Her most memorable role was on the television series All My Children...
 
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Tonya Lee Williams
Born in London, UK, she is an only child of Lloyd G. Williams a now deceased Supreme Court Justice of the British Virgin Islands and St. Kitts, and Korah H. Williams a retired Registered Nurse. Both Tonya's parents are Jamaican, but met in the UK at University and married there. When Tonya was 1 1/2 years old...
 
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Heather Tom
Five-time Emmy Award winning actress Heather Tom (Victoria Newman on the The Young and the Restless) is one of the most talented and promising young actresses working in Hollywood today. She possesses beauty, brains, talent and a passion for acting. When Heather was only 16, she won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of the tempestuous...
 
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Hunter Tylo
Deborah Jo Hunter, now known as Hunter Tylo, was a top fashion model in the seventies and eighties. She is part Cherokee Indian on her mother's side. She has a sister Elizabeth, and a brother, Cliff. She became pregnant very young, with a son, Christopher, who was born around 1980. In the mid-1980s...
 
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Scott Clifton
Scott Clifton was nominated for 5 Daytime Emmys. Three for his work as Dillon Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital, one for his work as Schuyler Joplin on ABC's One Life to Live, and one for his work as Liam Cooper on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful. Scott was born on Halloween .
 
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Lesley-Anne Down
Actress, Sunset Beach
Lesley-Anne Down was born on March 17, 1954 and raised in London, England. With the help of her father, she began modeling at age 10, acting in commercials, and winning several beauty contests. By the time she was 15, Down had completed four films and was voted "Britain's Most Beautiful Teenager". Lesley-Anne...
 
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Jack Wagner
Born in Washington, Missouri, the son of Peter Wagner, a car salesman who died in 1990, and his wife, Scotty, he took up golf at age 10 and spent his teen years planning on becoming a pro. Performing on stage was just an extracurricular activity for him at the local St. Gertrude School though he won raves...
 
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Farah Fath
Farah LeeAllen Fath was born in Lexington, Kentucky on May 1st, 1984. When she was only five, she decided to start a career in show-business. After finding success as a child model, she turned her attention to acting and at the age of 15 nabbed her first audition for the role of Mimi Lockhart on Days of our Lives...
 
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John-Paul Lavoisier
Devoting his child/teenage years towards his talent for drumming, John-Paul attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a major in jazz percussion after high school. At the age of 20, he left to pursue an acting career in Manhattan. He has great passion for golf. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
 
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Stephen Nichols
After turning down an art scholarship to Ohio State University, Stephen Nichols traveled west, studied Yoga and lived as a monk while preparing vegetarian meals for the monks and nuns in a Hollywood ashram. After three years of celibacy, a steady diet of ice cream and the films of Truffaut and Bergman...
 
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Michael Easton
Born in Long Beach, California, Michael was raised and educated in both the US and Ireland - the homeland of his parents - and double majored in English and History at UCLA. He's journeyed through Europe, parts of Africa and India, supporting himself as a bartender and in various construction jobs. All the while he photographed...
 
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Don Diamont
Born Donald Feinberg in New York City in 1962, Don Diamont grew up in Los Angeles. He came from a close-knit family and is the youngest of four children. He excelled academically in high school and was a star athlete. When Don attended college, he studied with renowned acting coach Nina Foch, and soon after was signed by an agent...
 
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Alley Mills
Alley Mills was born on May 9, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Yale in 1973, she studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. While still in college, Alley Mills scored a small role in the film Diary of a Mad Housewife. She got her first lead role in 1979 in a short-lived television series about young lawyers entitled The Associates...
 
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Jacob Young
Jacob Wayne Young was born in Renton, Washington, to now-divorced parents Michael and Rhonda, joining siblings Michael, Tiffany and Charity. After spending his childhood in both Washington and Oregon, he caught the acting bug doing high-school musicals. Without any prior professional acting work on his resume...
 
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Nadia Bjorlin
Nadia Bjorlin was born the fifth out of six children. Her parents Ulf Björlin (a Swedish conductor and composer, known to be the worlds most active opera composer during the 20th century) and Fary Bjorlin. Her siblings are Katja, Kaj, Kamilla, Ulf J:r and Jean Paul. (Each sibling have a history of artistic or creative work in their background...
 
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Bren Foster
Australian actor Bren Foster started acting in high school. His mother was of Cypriot heritage and his father of English/Irish heritage. After High school Bren studied Film and Video production, but felt the need to move toward his artistic development as an actor.Bren then traveled to New York to study...
 
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Lexi Ainsworth
Born Alexandra Ainsworth in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to a dentist father and an art teacher mother, Lexi began her career dancing on stage at an early age with Ballet Oklahoma. This later lead to her acquiring the lead role of Scout in an Actors Equity production of To Kill a Mockingbird. But it was after attending a film camp in New York that she developed an interest in film and television acting...
 
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Genie Francis
Genie Francis was born on May 26, 1962 in Englewood, New Jersey to actors Ivor Francis and Rosemary Daley. She grew up in Long Island, New York and California. She has an older brother, Ivor Francis, and a younger brother, Kenneth Francis, and a half-sister, Shelley Francis. The attractive, blonde Ms...
 
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Kristina Wagner
Jack Wagner and Kristina flew to Lake Tahoe on a Lear jet that Jack had rented. On December 18, 1993, the long anticipated wedding finally took place. Children: Peter Wagner (9/4/90) & Harrison Wagner (12/1/94). Siblings: 2 older brothers: Dan (5 years older), Joe (3 years older)! TV: General Hospital August 1984-??...
 
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Sandra Dee Robinson
Daytime television actress, spokesperson, TV and Radio Show host, Author, speaker, passionate equine owner and wildlife conservation advocate, and acclaimed expert for developing true charisma on camera. As the founder of Charisma on Camera, Sandra Dee provides transformational teachings through speaking...