7 Teen Soap Opera Stars: How Much Are They Worth Now?
Teen soap opera stars seem to have such an amazing life. Working on a daytime drama set can have many perks, not to mention the fact that soap opera acting gigs pay pretty well and are hard to come by these days. As youngsters, they get their foot in the door along with some experience. In many ways, they work just as hard, if not harder than their adult counterparts. These teens are working long hours on the set — and still have to do homework and other activities — and at the end of the day, do they have anything to really show for their years of hard work? Below is a list of seven teen soap opera stars and what their net worth is today.
7. Kristen Alderson
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Kristen Alderson is a soap opera veteran. She played sweet little Starr Manning on One Life to Live (OLTL) for about 15 years. She entered the role at the age of seven in 1998 and played the character until OLTL ended in 2011. She reprised her role for General Hospital (GH) when OLTL ended, but it was soon discovered that the company Prospect Park owned the rights to all the OLTL characters and Starr was removed from Port Charles. The fans loved Anderson so the character of Kiki Jerome was created for her. Alderson left GH in 2015, but before she did, she won a Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Younger Actress.
6. Johnathan Jackson
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Jonathan Jackson entered the role of Lucky Spencer at the tender age of 11 and spent a good portion of his teen years on the show. He wowed GH audiences as the cute, lovable and street smart kid who was the sole son of mega couple Luke and Laura. Jackson was in the role from 1993 to 1999 and he returned almost a decade later in 2009 and since then he’s been playing the role of Lucky on an on and off basis. While the role of Lucky Spencer has earned Jackson eight Daytime Emmy nods and five Daytime Emmys wins, he’s moved onto prime time television as the former child soap star can now be seen on the musical drama Nashville.