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Alyssa Milano: 'Melrose' by Another Name

Soap stars popping up all over the ‘Place’

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The “jump ship” mentality plagues Melrose Place (first Daphne Zuniga, then Courtney Thorne-Smith and Grant Show, then, well, you get the idea). Now even Alyssa Milano — who just landed a production deal — is opting out. But as history proves, ex-MPers can’t outrun their soap shenanigans.

STAR/ROLE
Marcia Cross (Melrose tenant from 1992 to 1997). Played demented doc Kimberly Shaw

MELROSE HIGH JINKS
As Michael’s physician wife, she battled cancer and tried to run Michael down with her car.

POST-MP GIG
Seinfeld. As Jerry’s pompous physician girlfriend, she battled other people’s cancer and ran over Jerry’s self-esteem.

[STAR/ROLE]
Kristin Davis (Melrose tenant from 1995 to 1996). Played Heather Locklear’s watch-your-back assistant Brooke Armstrong

[MELROSE HIGH JINKS]
Found herself no longer the object of husband Billy’s affections after she stopped taking birth control pills.

[POST-MP GIG]
Seinfeld. Found herself no longer the object of boyfriend Jerry’s affections after he dropped her toothbrush in the toilet.

[STAR/ROLE]
Daphne Zuniga (Melrose tenant from 1992 to 1996). Played eternally beleaguered photographer Jo Reynolds

[MELROSE HIGH JINKS]
Gave up her baby for adoption after battling its paternal grandparents for custody.

[POST-MP GIG]
Spin City. Gave up dream of having Mike’s (Michael J. Fox) baby after battling the deputy mayor for his frozen sperm.

[STAR/ROLE]
Dan Cortese (Melrose tenant 1995). Played Jake’s bad-to-the-core brother Jess Hanson

[MELROSE HIGH JINKS]
Took a beating from feisty Jake after hiring a hitman to kill him.

[POST-MP GIG]
Veronica’s Closet. Got a spanking from feisty boss Olive (Kathy Najimy) after getting hired for his PR job.