Actresses The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40  

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It can be difficult to build a notable career as a young celebrity, and even then there are a lot of ups and downs. If you can luck into being part of a studio or channel's regular rotation of actors early then things are a lot easier. We've put together a list of Hallmark movie actors and actresses under 40 who have found their place in Hallmark Channel original movies.

We aren't only listing the best young Hallmark Channel actors who are in multiple films, like Lacey Chabert who is in 12 Hallmark movies, but famous actors and actresses who added a Hallmark Channel movie to their filmography before moving on to other things. Katie McGrath was in A Princess for Christmas back in 2011, well before her role as Lena Luthor on The CW's Supergirl. Other young Hallmark actors and actresses have starred in Hallmark Channel films because they already had achieved fame at a young age like LeAnn Rimes. All of these young actors are at different points in their careers, but all of them have found a foothold in a popular Hallmark movie and we can't wait to see where their future takes them!

Who's your pick for the best Hallmark actors under 40 in Hollywood right now? Check out the list of famous young Hallmark Channel actors below and vote up the ones you think are nailing their roles and taking the industry by storm.

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Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Sam Heughan is a Scottish actor. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 for his performance in the play Outlying Islands, performed at the Royal Court ...more

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Emily Osment is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 26 Emily Jordan Osment is an American actress, singer, and songwriter born in Los Angeles, California. After working in several television films in her childhood, she gained fame for co-starring as ...more

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Merritt Patterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 28 Merritt Patterson is an actress.

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Brittany Bristow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 29 Brittany Bristow is an actress.

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Luke Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 39 Thomas Luke Macfarlane, better known as Luke Macfarlane, is a Canadian actor and musician.

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Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Autumn Alicia Reeser is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Taylor Townsend on the Fox series The O.C., and Lizzie Grant on HBO's Entourage.

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Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34 Emilie Ullerup-Petersen is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary.

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Wes Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 39 James Wesley "Wes" Brown is an American actor.

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Ryan Rottman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34 Ryan Rottman is an American actor. He is known for his role as Joey Colvin on the TeenNick series Gigantic. Rottman started his career in 2008 as an extra in the comedy film The House Bunny. ...more

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Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Rachel Elizabeth Boston is an American actress and producer. Boston had the leading roles in a number of independent films, and was regular cast member in the several television series. She ...more

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Hilarie Burton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Hilarie Ross Burton is an American actress and producer. A former host of MTV's Total Request Live, she portrayed Peyton Sawyer on the WB/CW drama One Tree Hill for six seasons. Burton gained ...more

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Daniel Lissing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37 Daniel Lissing is an actor.

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Jen Lilley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34 Jen Lilley is an American actress and singer. She played a supporting role in the hit film The Artist and portrayed Maxie Jones on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, as a replacement for ...more

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Lacey Chabert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Lacey Nicole Chabert is an American actress and voice actress. She first gained prominence as a child actress on television for her role as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of ...more

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Taylor Cole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34 Taylor Quinn Cole is an American actress and former fashion model.

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Nikki DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 39 Ashlee Nicole "Nikki" DeLoach is an American actress and singer.

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Danielle Panabaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 31 Danielle Nicole Panabaker is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and first came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs, Sky High and Read It and ...more

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Arielle Kebbel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34 Arielle Caroline Kebbel is an American model and actress. She is known for her roles in films such as American Pie Presents: Band Camp, Aquamarine and Vampires Suck, as well as television series ...more

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Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 19 Bailee Madison is an American teen actress. She is known for her role in Bridge to Terabithia in which she plays May Belle Aarons, the younger sister of Jesse Aarons. Madison also starred in the ...more

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Cindy Busby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 35 Cindy Busby is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Ashley Stanton on Heartland.

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Minka Kelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Minka Dumont Kelly is an American actress. She is most known for her roles in the TV series Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Charlie's Angels. She is also known for her role in The Roommate. ...more

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Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37 Bethany Joy Lenz, also credited as Joie Lenz, is an American actress, singer-songwriter and filmmaker, best known for her portrayal of Haley James Scott on The WB/the CW television drama One ...more

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Brooke Nevin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Brooke Candice Nevin is a Canadian actress, best known for portraying Rachel Berenson on the science fiction series Animorphs and as Julianne "Jules" Simms on Breakout Kings. She also ...more

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Niall Matter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Niall Matter, born October 20, 1980, is a Canadian actor, known for his roles as Zane Donovan in the Syfy original series Eureka and Evan Cross in the Space series Primeval: New World. In 2015 ...more

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Megan Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 32 Megan Park is a Canadian actress and singer. She is best known for her roles in Charlie Bartlett and the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Grace Bowman.