Lisa Rinna, Jacobo Young, Matt Bomer, Gina Rodriguez, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Brittany Snow.
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Soap alums take the lead in rom-coms, dramas and the country music stage.

Some of the most popular and versatile actors in movies and theatre today got their start in daytime. has compiled the latest places to find some of your favorite former soap opera actors from Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless.

Someone Great

Gina Rodriguez (ex-Beverly, Bold and the Beautiful) and Brittany Snow (ex-Susan Lemay, Guiding Light) built Hollywood careers as leads in such hits as Jane the Virgin and Pitch Perfect. Now they’re teaming up with DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It) as best friends navigating love, loss and growing up in Netflix’s upcoming romantic comedy, Someone Great. Rodriguez portrays aspiring music journalist Jenny, whose unexpected breakup and upcoming move for a dream job have her leaning on friends. The movie comes out April 19.

Country Music Festival

Fellow Bold and the Beautiful alum Jacob Young (ex-Rick Forrester; ex-Lucky, General Hospital) is part of the lineup at the Lazy Rockin’ Stirrup Country Music Festival in Central Oregon from July 4 – 7. He will be performing on the same stage as the likes of Trace Adkins, who once made a cameo on Young and the Restless in 2008. Young excitedly wrote on Instagram about this step in his music career, declaring “Seriously don’t ever give up on your dreams!”  Tickets are also available as weekend passes and camping passes.

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The Sinner

Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade, Guiding Light) has become a leading man on the stage and in shows like White Collar and American Horror Story. His next stop? The third season of another anthology crime drama, USA Network’s The Sinner, where he will portray Jamie, a straight-and-narrow expecting dad who turns to Bill Pullman’s Detective Harry Ambrose for help following a tragic car accident in upstate New York.

High Moon

Young and the Restless alum Sean Patrick Flanery (ex-Sam Gibson) can next be seen as a corrupt mayor in writer/director Josh Ridgway’s upcoming biker-meets-old-west werewolf film, High Moon, due for a VOD/Digital release on May 14. Shot in the style of a “classic ‘80s/’90s’ camp creature feature from John Carpenter and Fred Dekker,” the film also stars Chad Michael Collins (Sniper) as a cowboy werewolf slayer who returns from the dead after over a century and sets out for vengeance against his wife’s killers.

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Captain Marvel commercial

Days of Our Lives’ Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed) shows some superhero love in a new ad for Captain Marvel. She asked fans on Instagram to “Watch what happens when @KrisJenner and I come face-to-face with #CaptainMarvel!” The ad is live now and the movie comes out in theaters Friday March 8.


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Watch what happens when @KrisJenner and I come face-to-face with #CaptainMarvel! Catch the movie in theaters Friday. #ad

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⬅️SWIPE LEFT to see headliners! Seriously don’t ever give up on your dreams! I’m so proud and excited to announce that I have been added to the lineup for the @lrsfest in Central Oregon July 4-7! Performing on the same stage as some of the greatest! Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan and Sawyer Brown. For tickets and info go to or go to my stories for an easy swipe up to their website! “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain @dwightyoakam @traceadkins @craigmorgan @roperworld @tinhaul @stetsonusa #sawyerbrown #lrsfest19 #countrymusic

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