In the fickle world of North American soap operas, some actors and actresses seem to be at the top of their game one day, celebrating a Daytime Emmy win, and then end up out of work the next. It happens all too often, and the following are 12 Emmy-winning soap opera stars who ending up losing their jobs.
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12. Gina Tognoni – Young And The Restless
Young And The Restless (Y&R) fans were stunned on March 30, 2019 when news broke that Gina Tognoni had been let go from the sudser. Tognoni had portrayed Phyllis Summers on the Y&R for five years and had even taken home the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy for the role in 2017. Reports spread in 2019 that she was being replaced by Michelle Stafford, who had originated the part. Tognoni had previously won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in 2006 for her role as Dinah Marler on the now-defunct Guiding Light.