Expanding families and taking on new roles.

Former actors from “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “One Life to Live” and “Passions” have been busy shooting films, primetime gigs and getting ready to welcome twins into their family. We also went way back and peeked in on a former actress from “The Edge of Night.”

Cornelius Smith Jr. returns to Scandal as a series regular.
Former “All My Children” actor Cornelius Smith Jr. (ex-Frankie Hubbard, 2007 to 2011) appeared on ABC’s “Scandal” as Marcus Walker earlier this year. Come season five, fans will get to see him in the role on a regular basis, as Smith has been bumped to a series regular. Tune in for all of the drama when the new season returns at 9:00 PM on Thursday September 24. Since leaving daytime, the actor has had guest roles on “Major Crimes,” “Anatomy of Deception,” “Forever” and appeared as Michael Houston in the Whitney Houston biopic “Whitney.”

Colin Egglesfield guest-stars on Chasing Life.
Known in daytime for his role as Josh Madden (2005 to 2009), Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) son on “All My Children,” Colin Egglesfield has gone on to have popular roles in such films as “Something Borrowed” and in primetime as Tommy Rizzoli in “Rizzoli & Isles.” Fans can see him next as Dr. Barratt during season two of “Chasing Life.” Egglesfield will turn up in the ninth episode of the ABC Family hit that follows an aspiring journalist who tries to juggle work, family and the fact that she has leukemia. The new season premiered on July 6 and airs Mondays at 9:00 PM.

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Parker Posey in Irrational Man.
Parker Posey got her acting start as Tess Shelby on “As the World Turns” in 1991 and continued with the CBS soap until 1992. Since then the actress has had a successful career in primetime and film with roles on “Dazed and Confused,” “The Good Wife,” “New Girl,” “Granite Flats” and “Portlandia.” On Friday July 17 her new Woody Allen film, “Irrational Man,” will hit theaters with Posey playing Rita, opposite Emma Stone (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Joaquin Phoenix (“Walk the Line”). The premise surrounds a tormented philosophy professor (Phoenix) who falls for his student (Stone), instead of the college-town’s scientist (Posey).