Before they were famous, these 23 stars actually got their start on daytime soap operas.
Did you know, for example, that Leonardo DiCaprio started out on Santa Barbara? Or that Hayden Panettiere was once on Guiding Light?
Find out which other stars got their start on soap operas below! Some of them may even surprise you!
Academy Award winning Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been acting since he was very young. One of his first roles was on the soap opera, Santa Barbara, in the early 90s.
You know her now as Juliette on ABC's Nashville, or perhaps as Claire on the original Heroes, but she got her start as Sarah Roberts on One Life to Live. Following that role, she played Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light.
Before he was Uncle Jesse, John Stamos played Blackie Parrish on General Hospital, the foster child of Rick and Leslie Webber. Now, you can see him as Uncle Jesse yet again on Fuller House, as well as on the FOX comedy, Grandfathered.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Before she was a vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar got her start as Kendall Hart Jackson on All My Children from 1993-1995. The same role was later played by Alicia Minshew.
Before she was known for her role on Angents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ming-Na Wen played Lien Hughes on the soap oper, As the World Turns.
Nathan Fillion played the role of Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live before going on to star on Firefly and then ABC's Castle.
Even Laurence Fishburne got his start on a soap opera. His first actinging job as playing Joshua Hall on One Life to Live in 1973.
Actress Meg Ryan is known for many roles, but she actually got her start as Betsy Stewart on As the World Turns.
Before Jensen Ackles was Dean Winchester on Supernatural, he played Eric Roman Brady on Days of Our Lives.
Demi Moore got her start as Jackie Templeton on General Hospital in 1982. That's definitely her sitting next to Anthony Geary's Luke Spencer.
Yep, Brad Pitt got his start on a soap opera too. In fact, Brad Pitt's first speaking role was on the soap opera, Another World in 1987.
Marisa Tomei also got her start on a soap opera, playing th erole of Marcy on As the World Turns in the early 80s.
Christian Slater got his start on the ABC soap opera Ryan's Hope before making his big screen debut. Now, he stars on USA's hit drama, Mr. Robot.
Before his roles on Rent, Private Practice, and Murder in the First, Taye Diggs played Adrian "Sugar" Hill on Guiding Light.
Lindsay Lohan actually got her start on Another World at the age of 10, then moved on a year later to star on the film, The Parent Trap.
Before she was known for her roles on Friends and Cougar Town, Courtney Cox played the role of Bunny on As the World Turns.
Before she was Ally McBeal, Calista Flockhart spent some time on Guiding Light. She played the role of Elise in 1989.
Ryn Phillippe actually got his start on One Life to Live in 1992, playing the role of a gay teenager, Billy Douglas, who came out to his parents.
Actress Julianne Moore also got her start on a soap opera, even winning a daytime Emmy for her performance. She played the dual roles of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes
Kavin Bacon got his start on the soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, in 1979. Later, he played the role of Tim Werner on Guiding Light.
Before she was known for her role as Gabrielle Solís on Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria got her start as Isabella Braña on The Young and the Restless in 2001.
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross got her start on the soap opera, The Edge of Night, in 1984. She later joined the cast of One Life to Live as Kate Sanders.
It's true. Talk show host Kelly Ripa was well-known first for her role as Hayley Vaughan on All My Children from 1990-2002.