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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
Emily Osment is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 26
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
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
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.
5
Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34
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
6
Ryan Rottman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Ryan Rottman age 34
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
7
Merritt Patterson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 28
Merritt Patterson is an actress.
8
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.
9
Jeremy Guilbaut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
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
Andrew Francis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33
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
11
Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38
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
Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 38
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
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
Taylor Cole is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 34
Taylor Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model.
15
Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36
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
16
Katrina Law is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33
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
17
Pascale Hutton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 39
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.
18
Jen Lilley is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
Niall Matter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
Niall Matter age 38
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
Kevin McGarry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33
Kevin McGarry is an actor.
21
Tyler Hynes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 32
Tyler Jeffrey Hynes (born May 6, 1986) is a Canadian actor and filmmaker.
22
LeAnn Rimes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 36
Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and author. Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of her version of the Bill Mack ...more
23
Chad Michael Murray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37
Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor, spokesperson, writer and former fashion model. He is best known for playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill ...more
24
Emily Kinney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 33
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.
25
Michael Rady is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40
age 37
Michael Rady (born August 20, 1981) is an American actor.