Soap Opera’s 7 Biggest Breakout Stars Of 2017
5. Y&R’s Tessa Porter – Cait Fairbanks
Tessa quietly entered the land of Genoa City in March of this year and has slowly woven herself into many major plots within the Y&R. Her earlier storylines were a bit drab; however, once she got involved with Mariah and Noah, things have picked up well for the character. Her forbidden love story with Mariah is a trailblazer for the Y&R and saving her sister from a sex ring has been an intriguing watch. Can’t wait to see what Tessa will be up to come 2018.
4. DOOL’s Eli Grant – Lamon Archey
The Horton clan got a little bit bigger this year thanks to the arrival of Eli Grant in early 2017. He’s handsome, charming, smart, and fights for justice as one of the good guys in Salem’s police department. He and Rafe are having a bit of a rocky start, but they’ll get through this. It’s also been a great for Days’ fans to watch him help heal Gabi Hernandez’s broken heart.