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The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40 

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Updated January 10, 2019 158.4k votes 10.3k voters 26.9k views 115 items

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

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Daniel Lissing is an actor.
2
Taylor Cole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 34

Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States of America

Taylor Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model.
3
Merritt Patterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 28

Birthplace: Whistler, Canada

Merritt Patterson is an actress.
4
Andrea Brooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 29

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

Andrea Brooks is an actress.
5
Brittany Bristow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 29

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Brittany Bristow is an actress.
6
Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 34

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Emilie Ullerup (born 27 October 1984) is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary and Bree O'Brien on the Hallmark Channel drama series ...more
7
Emily Osment is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 26

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Emily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Osment began her career as a child actress, appearing in numerous ...more
8
Ryan Rottman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Ryan Rottman Age: 34

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut

Ryan Rottman (born March 17, 1984) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Joey Colvin on the TeenNick series Gigantic. Rottman graduated from Lufkin High School and later attended ...more
9
Jeremy Guilbaut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: age 38
Jeremy Guilbaut (born 2 June 1980) 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 ...more
10
Wes Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 39

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

James Wesley "Wes" Brown is an American actor.
11
Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 38

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego, La Jolla

Autumn Reeser (born September 21, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Taylor Townsend on the Fox series The O.C., Lizzie Grant on HBO's Entourage, Katie Andrews on ...more
12
Andrew Francis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 33

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Andrew Michael Scott Francis (born May 27, 1985) is a Canadian actor and voice actor, from Vancouver, British Columbia. He has appeared in many television shows and films including My Little ...more
13
Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 38

Birthplace: New Galloway, United Kingdom

Sam Heughan (; born 30 April 1980) is a Scottish actor, best known for his acclaimed role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander, for which he has received four nominations for the Saturn ...more
14
Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 36

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Signal Mountain

Rachel Elizabeth Boston (born May 9, 1982) is an American actress and producer. Boston has had leading roles in a number of independent films, and was a regular cast member in several television ...more
15
Katrina Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 33

Birthplace: Deptford Township, New Jersey, United States of America

Katrina Law is an American actress. She is known for playing the roles of Mira in the Starz television series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Vengeance, Nyssa al Ghul on The CW ...more
16
Ryan Paevey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 34

Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States of America

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.
17
Sarah Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 39

Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas, United States of America

Sarah Lancaster (born February 12, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for her long-running roles as Rachel Meyers in the NBC series Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ellie Bartowski ...more
18
Luke Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Luke Macfarlane Age: 39

Birthplace: London, Canada

Thomas Luke Macfarlane (born January 19, 1980) is a Canadian actor and singer. He is known for playing Scotty Wandell on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011) and RAC Agent ...more
19
Niall Matter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Niall Matter Age: 38

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Niall Matter ( NYLE MAY-tər; born October 20, 1980) is a Canadian-American actor. Following recovery from a serious accident sustained whilst working on an oil rig, Matter chose to pursue a ...more
20
Michael Rady is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 37

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Rady (born August 20, 1981) is an American actor.
21
Pascale Hutton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 39

Birthplace: Canada, Creston

Pascale Hutton (born June 14, 1979) is a Canadian actress. She was born in Creston, British Columbia. Hutton attended the conservatory acting program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
22
Arielle Kebbel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 34

Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, United States of America

Arielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) is an American model and actress. She is known for her television roles on The Vampire Diaries, Life Unexpected, 90210, Gilmore Girls, UnREAL, ...more
23
Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeott... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti Age: 37

Birthplace: USA, Florida, Hollywood

Bethany Joy Lenz (formerly Galeotti; born April 2, 1981), also known as Joie Lenz and Joy Lenz, is an American actress, singer-songwriter and filmmaker. She is known for her portrayal of Haley ...more
24
Cindy Busby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: 35

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Cindy Busby is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Ashley Stanton on Heartland.
25
Kevin McGarry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Age: age 33
Kevin McGarry is an actor.