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Cassandra Creech Opens up About Returning to Soaps

After seeing Cicely Tyson in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman when she was a little girl, Cassandra Creech (Grace, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) knew she wanted to be an actress. “I actually started out doing pageants,” she told Soap Opera Digest, “because that was the only thing that was accessible to me. And then performing and dance classes, that was where I thrived.

“After my twin sister passed away from cancer,” she continued, “that was perfect for me. My mom got me into dance classes. I was very active in school and singing in the choir. When you lose a twin, it’s losing a connection unlike any other, but the arts was just something I embraced immediately, thanks to my mom. Carolyn Creech is an extraordinary woman.”

Eventually, Creech found herself in New York where she landed the role of Dana on ANOTHER WORLD in 1994. “That was a lot of fun,” she recalled. “When I wasn’t shooting on set, I was standing behind the scenes and watching everyone work. I was fascinated by the process.”

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In 1999, the actress joined the cast of CBS sudser AS THE WORLD TURNS playing Denise Maynard. After exiting in 2000, she went on to appear in primetime shows like THIRD WATCH, CSI: MIAMI, CROSSING JORDAN, and NCIS. In 2010, Creech returned to daytime to play Keisha on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and went back to Salem to play another prison inmate, Diane, in 2018. Now, she has been playing Grace Buckingham on B&B since January 2022. 

“It’s a sense of familiarity,” Creech said of working in soaps again. “It was like riding a bike. The muscles come back. You don’t lose them but once you are on the set, it’s like, ‘Yeah, this is how it goes.’ This is my bliss. This is my happy place. Period.”

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