DAYS OF OUR LIVES Casts Vanessa Williams as the New Valerie Grant!

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Original MELROSE PLACE cast member Vanessa Williams is joining the cast of DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the role of Valerie Grant!

The character of Valerie was involved in a controversial storyline when she first appeared in Salem in the ‘70s as part of daytime’s first interracial couple. According to Deadline, Valerie is now a cardiologist and returns to town to care for her old friend and former flame, Abe. Look for Williams to first appear in the episode airing on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

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The role of Valerie was originally played by Tina Andrews from 1975-77 and then recast with Diane Sommerfield from 1981-82. Williams, who most recently appeared in a recurring role on season two of THE FLASH, shared the good news on Instagram and said, “Thanks for all the love and support!”

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