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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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Daniel Lissing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37
Daniel Lissing is an actor.
2
Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 2 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.
3
Andrea Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 29
Andrea Brooks is an actress.
4
Merritt Patterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 28
Merritt Patterson is an actress.
5
Brittany Bristow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 29
Brittany Bristow is an actress.
6
Emily Osment is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
Ryan Rottman is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
Jeremy Guilbaut is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38
Jeremy Guilbaut is a Canadian actor. He most recently appeared in the television series The Guard and also appeared in Edgemont. His other credits include Battlestar Galactica and Millennium. He ...more
9
Andrew Francis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33
Andrew Francis is Canadian actor and voice artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. He has appeared in many television shows and films including My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, a show that ...more
10
Wes Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 39
James Wesley "Wes" Brown is an American actor.
11
Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 12 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.
13
Ryan Paevey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34
Ryan Paevey is an American actor and model best known for his contract role as Nathan West on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital.
14
Pascale Hutton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 39
Pascale Hutton is a Canadian actress. She was born in Creston, British Columbia, Canada. Hutton attended the conservatory acting program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
15
Jen Lilley is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
Hilarie Burton is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
Kevin McGarry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33
Kevin McGarry is an actor.
19
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
20
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.
21
Nikki DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 39
Ashlee Nicole "Nikki" DeLoach is an American actress and singer.
22
Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
Niall Matter is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
Luke Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 24 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.
25
Michael Rady is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37
Michael Rady is an American actor.