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The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40

Updated January 10, 2019 223.7k votes 11.9k voters 32.9k views115 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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    BirthplaceArlington, Texas, United States of America

    Taylor Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model....  more
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    BirthplaceSydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Daniel Lissing is an actor....  more
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    Kevin McGarry

    Age: age 33
    Kevin McGarry is an actor....  more
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    BirthplaceNew Galloway, Scotland

    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
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    Wes Brown

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    James Wesley "Wes" Brown is an American actor....  more
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    BirthplaceLa Jolla, California, USA

    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 ABC's...  more
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    BirthplaceCopenhagen, 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
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    BirthplaceWhistler, British Columbia, Canada

    Merritt Patterson is an actress....  more
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    BirthplaceBrantford, Ontario, Canada

    Andrea Brooks is an actress....  more
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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Brittany Bristow is an actress....  more
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    Jeremy Guilbaut

    Age: age 38

    Alternative NameJeremy Guilbaut

    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 and...  more
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    BirthplaceLos 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 television...  more
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    Ryan Rottman

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceUSA, 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 Texas...  more
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    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Alternative NameAndrew Michael Scott, Andrew Francis-Bain

    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 Pony:...  more
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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Tyler Jeffrey Hynes (born May 6, 1986) is a Canadian actor and filmmaker....  more
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    BirthplaceSignal Mountain, Tennessee, United States of America

    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
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    BirthplaceTorrance, 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....  more
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    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    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 television...  more
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    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Jana Rae Kramer (born December 2, 1983) is an country music singer and actress. She is known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began her musical career in...  more
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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Cindy Busby is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Ashley Stanton on Heartland....  more
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    Jen Lilley

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceRoanoke, Virginia, USA

    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 Kirsten...  more
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    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Michael Rady (born August 20, 1981) is an American actor....  more
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    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Paul Campbell (born June 22, 1979) is a Canadian actor. ...  more
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    BirthplaceStafford, USA, Virginia

    Erin Jessica Cahill (born January 4, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Jen Scotts in Power Rangers Time Force, Ted Mosby's sister, Heather, in How I Met Your Mother,...  more
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    BirthplaceCanada, Creston

    Alternative NamePascal Hutton

    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....  more