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 37 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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Lacey Chabert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 35 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) 3 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33 Taylor Quinn Cole is an American actress and former fashion model.

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Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33 Emilie Ullerup-Petersen is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary.

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Merritt Patterson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 27 Merritt Patterson is an actress.

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Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37 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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Brittany Bristow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 28 Brittany Bristow is an actress.

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Emily Osment is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Jen Lilley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33 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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Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 18 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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Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 35 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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Nikki DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Ashlee Nicole "Nikki" DeLoach is an American actress and singer.

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Minka Kelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37 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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Danielle Panabaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 30 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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Brooke Nevin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 35 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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Luke Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Thomas Luke Macfarlane, better known as Luke Macfarlane, is a Canadian actor and musician.

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Hilarie Burton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 35 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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Alexa Vega is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 29 Alexa Ellesse Pena Vega is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera. In ...more

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Katrina Law is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 32 Katrina Law is an American actress. She played the role of Mira in the Starz television series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Vengeance.

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Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 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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Ryan Rottman is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Jessica Lowndes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 29 Jessica Suzanne Lowndes is a Canadian actress and pop singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Adrianna Tate-Duncan on the CW teen drama series 90210.

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Julie Gonzalo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Julie Gonzalo is an Argentine-American actress and producer. She starred as Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the TNT drama series Dallas. Gonzalo also known for her roles in films including Freaky ...more

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Arielle Kebbel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33 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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Daniel Lissing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Daniel Lissing is an actor.

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Megan Park is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 31 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.

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Wes Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 James Wesley "Wes" Brown is an American actor.

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Pascale Hutton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 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.

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Rachael Leigh Cook is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress, model, voice artist, and producer, who is best known for her starring role in films She's All That, Josie and the Pussycats, and the television series ...more

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Katie McGrath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34 Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" McGrath is an Irish actress and model. She is best known for playing Morgana in the BBC One television series Merlin and also for portraying Jules Daly in ...more

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Niall Matter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37 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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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34 Jana Rae Kramer is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began a country music career in 2012 ...more

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Peter Porte is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33 Peter Porte is an actor.

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Fiona Gubelmann is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Fiona Victoria Gubelmann is an American actress. A native of California, she has appeared in a number of single-episode roles in television, including CSI: NY, My Name Is Earl and Knight Rider, ...more

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Paul Campbell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Paul Campbell is a Canadian actor.

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Torrey DeVitto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33 Torrey Joel DeVitto is an American actress, former fashion model and musician. She is best known for her role as psycho nanny Carrie in One Tree Hill, as Melissa Hastings in the ABC Family ...more

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Ali Liebert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Ali Liebert is an actress.

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Cindy Busby is listed (or ranked) 38 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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David Alpay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37 David Alpay is a Canadian actor, musician and producer, best known for playing Mark Smeaton in The Tudors and Professor Atticus Shane in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries.

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Shenae Grimes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 28 Shenae Grimes-Beech is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the role of Annie Wilson on 90210, a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to that she played Darcy Edwards on Degrassi: The Next ...more

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Jessy Schram is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 32 Jessica "Jessy" Schram is an American actress. Her most notable roles include Hannah Griffith in Veronica Mars, Rachel Seybolt in Life, Karen in Falling Skies and Cinderella/Ashley ...more

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Emily Kinney is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 32 Emily Rebecca Kinney is an American actress and recording artist. She is best known for her role as Beth Greene in the AMC television series The Walking Dead and for playing Emily on The Big C.

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Andrea Brooks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 29 Andrea Brooks is an actress.

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Ryan Paevey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33 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.

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Chad Michael Murray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Chad Michael Murray is an American actor, spokesperson, writer and former fashion model. He is known for portraying Lucas Scott in The CW young adult drama series One Tree Hill, and also had ...more

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Steven R. McQueen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 27 Steven Chadwick McQueen (born July 13, 1988), known professionally as Steven R. McQueen, is an American actor and model, known for his role as Jeremy Gilbert in The CW fantasy drama The Vampire ...more

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (born Rachel Meghan Markle; August 4, 1981), is an American-born member of the British royal family, and a former film and television actress. Markle was born and ...more

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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33 Bridget Regan is an American actress and producer known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar.

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Sarah Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38 Sarah Lancaster 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 in the NBC comedy-spy ...more

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Katie Leclerc is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 31 Katie Lynn Leclerc is an American actress. She has appeared on several television series, including Veronica Mars, Fashion House and The Big Bang Theory. In 2011, she was cast in the television ...more