What's better than curling up with a bowl of popcorn and a blanket and spending a lost weekend binging on some of the TV's best streaming shows? It's even more fun when you spot soap stars. Here are top shows with daytime vets. On Netflix original series HOUSE OF CARDS, Robyn Wright plays Machiavellian first lady Claire Underwood. Before a fictional life in D.C., Wright played sweet SANTA BARBARA denizen Kelly Capwell from 1984-93. Wendy Moniz, who played Dinah on GUIDING LIGHT from 1995-99, appeared in some episodes last season as Laura Moretti, who got involved with amiable murderer and federal employee-of-the month Doug Stamper. Stamper’s been known to, uh, take out the women in his life but as far as we know, she’s still alive.
Lea DeLaria, played two roles on ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Madame Delphina, Dorian Lord’s psychic on-and-off again from 1999-2011. She also played Professor Delbert Fina Jr., Delphina’s 1968 counterpart. Long story. Now you can watch her exploits as Big Boo, an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary on Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK featured Daytime Emmy nominee, Jason Biggs, who played Pete Wendell on AS THE WORLD TURNS from 1994-95. On OITNB, Biggs portrayed Larry Bloom, Piper Chapman's love interest.
Judith Light won two Soapy Awards and two Daytime Emmy Awards for her critically-acclaimed role of hooker housewife Karen Wolek on OLTL from 1977-83. Now you can see Light on Amazon original series TRANSPARENT as Shelly Pfefferman, whose ex-husband Morton now lives as Maura.
During a 2007 stint on GH, Annie Wersching played lawyer Amelia Joffe, the producer of Sam's TV show, EVERYDAY HEROES. Now she's on the Amazon original series BOSCH, a police procedural. Wersching plays rookie cop Julia Brasher
Tom Pelphrey, who played GL heartthrob Jonatan Randall from 2004-09, stars as Ward Meachum in IRON FIST, a Marvel superhero series on Netflix.
Krysten Ritter, the star of another NETFLIX superheroine series, JESSICA JONES, had a small role as Kay on OLTL in 2004.