Daytime soap operas -- ever watch them and think the acting's GOOD?

Some of today's biggest movie stars had roles in soap operas before hitting it big on the silver screen.

(Apparently, you have to overact before you can act.)

Take our quiz to find out if you know which daytime TV shows gave a boost to the early careers of some of Hollywood's most famous actors.






Which Soap Operas Were These Actors In?

Before he was Angelina's baby daddy, Brad Pitt had a bit part in which soap?

  • All My Children
  • Another World

Which soap was former 'Friend' Courteney Cox in?

  • As the World Turns
  • One Life to Live

Now a scream queen, Sarah Michelle Gellar was once a soap star on which show?

  • All My Children
  • General Hospital

On which no-longer-running soap did Alec Baldwin once have a role?

  • Dark Shadows
  • The Doctors

Pre-Ashton (hell, even pre-Bruce) Demi Moore got her start on which soap?

  • Days of Our Lives
  • General Hospital

Before he was Mr. Best Actress, Ryan Phillippe appeared on which soap?

  • One Life to Live
  • Passions

On which soap did Julianne Moore first stretch as an actress, by playing sisters?

  • As the World Turns
  • Ryan's Hope

On which soap was Taye Diggs before he helped Stella get her groove back?

  • The Guiding Light
  • Port Charles

On which soap did Meg Ryan hone her crying-on-cue skills?

  • As the World Turns
  • The Bold and the Beautiful

Before she was Mrs. Sean Penn, Robin Wright was on which soap?

  • Passions
  • Santa Barbara