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.
Birthplace: Sydney, AustraliaDaniel Lissing is an actor.
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States of AmericaTaylor Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model.
Birthplace: Whistler, CanadaMerritt Patterson is an actress.
Birthplace: Copenhagen, DenmarkEmilie Ullerup (born 27 October 1984) is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing... more
Birthplace: Brantford, CanadaAndrea Brooks is an actress.
Birthplace: Toronto, CanadaBrittany Bristow is an actress.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaEmily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Born... more
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of AmericaJames Wesley "Wes" Brown is an American actor.
Ryan RottmanAge: 36
Birthplace: USA, ConnecticutRyan Rottman (born March 17, 1984) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Joey... more
Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego, La JollaAutumn Reeser (born September 21, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her... more
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Birthplace: Vancouver, CanadaAndrew Michael Scott Francis (born May 27, 1985) is a Canadian actor and voice actor, from... more
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Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMichael Rady (born August 20, 1981) is an American actor.
Luke MacfarlaneAge: 40
Birthplace: London, CanadaThomas Luke Macfarlane (born January 19, 1980) is a Canadian actor and singer. He is known for... more
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, United States of AmericaArielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) is an American model and actress. She is... more
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USAMargaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress who is best... more
Niall MatterAge: 39
Birthplace: Edmonton, CanadaNiall Matter ( NYLE MAY-tər; born October 20, 1980) is a Canadian-American actor. Following... more
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Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of AmericaRachael Leigh Cook (born October 4, 1979) is an American actress, model, voice artist, and... more
Bethany Joy Lenz-GaleottiAge: 39
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