Actresses

The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses 

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Updated December 26, 2019 307.1k votes 8k voters 46.4k views 163 items

They're the stars, the moms, the sisters, and the best friends. These Hallmark Channel actresses bring Hallmark Channel Original Movies to life. Their characters always have interesting jobs or are at an interesting point in their lives and these actresses not only sell us on it, but they also enthrall us for an hour and a half and sell us on the happy ending.

There are some big names who have acted in Hallmark Channel movies, like Carrie Fisher and Meghan Markle. Anne Heche has been in two Hallmark Christmas movies. Other actors have been in multiple Hallmark movies. Danica McKellar has been in eight Hallmark Movies and even Alicia Witt has been in six.

Check out this list of the best Hallmark actresses and vote up the women who make the movies worthwhile.

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Jill Wagner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Christmas Cookies, A Harvest Wedding, Pearl In Paradise

Age: 40

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

Jill Suzanne Wagner (born January 13, 1979) is an American film and television actress, model, and game show personality. She was a co-host for the ABC comic competition show Wipeout from 2008 ...more
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Taylor Cole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Christmas In Homestead, One Winter Weekend, Appetite for Love

Age: 34

Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States of America

Taylor Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model.
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Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Valentine Ever After, Season for Love, A Country Wedding

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
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Katrina Law is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Apparition, Snow Bride, 12 Gifts of Christmas

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
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Ali Liebert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Apollo 18, Harper's Island, Year of the Carnivore

Age: 37

Birthplace: Surrey, Canada

Ali Liebert is an actress.
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Arielle Kebbel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Uninvited, Band Camp, John Tucker Must Die

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
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Jen Lilley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Dash Of Love, Harvest Love, Mingle All The Way

Age: 34

Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States of America

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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Amanda Righetti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Mentalist, Friday the 13th, Captain America: The First Avenger

Age: 35

Birthplace: St. George, Utah, United States of America

Amanda Elizabeth Righetti (born April 4, 1983) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Grace Van Pelt on The Mentalist, as well as her roles in Friday the 13th, The O.C. and
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Summer Glau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Serenity, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Age: 37

Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Antonio

Summer Lyn Glau (; born July 24, 1981) is an American actress best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy television series; as River Tam in Firefly (2002) and its continuation film ...more
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Rachael Leigh Cook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Frozen in Love, Autumn In The Vinyard, Summer Love

Age: 39

Birthplace: Minneapolis, USA, Minnesota

Rachael Leigh Cook (born October 4, 1979) is an American actress, model, voice artist, and producer, who is best known for her starring role in films She's All That (1999), Josie and the ...more
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Emily Kinney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
It's Complicated, Love on the Sidelines, Concussion

Age: 33

Birthplace: Wayne, Nebraska, United States of America

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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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
John Wick, Legend of the Seeker, Sex and the City

Age: 37

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Bridget Catherine Regan (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker, Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in ...more
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Jessy Schram is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Royal New Year's Eve, The Birthday Wish, Harvest Moon

Age: 33

Birthplace: Skokie, USA, Illinois

Jessica "Jessy" Schram (born January 15, 1986) is an American actress and model. Her most notable roles include Hannah Griffith in Veronica Mars, Rachel Seybolt in Life, Karen Nadler ...more
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Tricia Helfer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Battlestar Galactica, Green Lantern: First Flight, Battlestar Galactica: Razor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Donalda, Canada

Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11, 1974) is a Canadian actress, voice actress and former model. She is best known for playing the Cylon model Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined ...more
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Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Sanctuary, Hunt to Kill, A Little Bit Zombie

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
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Amy Acker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Angel, Person of Interest, The Cabin in the Woods

Age: 42

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Amy Louise Acker (born December 5, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the supernatural drama series Angel (2001–2004), as Kelly Peyton ...more
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Alicia Witt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Christmas List, The Mistletoe Inn, A Very Merry Mix-Up

Age: 43

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Worcester

Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and pianist. She first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast her as ...more
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Erika Christensen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Parenthood, Flightplan, The Upside of Anger

Age: 36

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

Erika Jane Christensen (born August 19, 1982) is an American actress and singer whose filmography includes roles in Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score ...more
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Nikki DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Dream of Christmas, The Perfect Catch, Christmas Land

Age: 39

Birthplace: Waycross, Georgia, USA

Ashlee Nicole "Nikki" DeLoach (born September 9, 1979) is an American actress and singer.
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Shenae Grimes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
90210, Scream 4, Degrassi: The Next Generation

Age: 29

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Shenae Grimes-Beech (; born October 24, 1989), previously credited as Shenae Grimes, is a Canadian actress. She portrayed Annie Wilson on 90210, a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to ...more
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Julie Benz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Dexter, Rambo, Saw V

Age: 46

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Julie Marie Benz (born May 1, 1972) is an American actress, known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997–2004), and as Rita Bennett on Dexter (2006–2010), for which ...more
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Shantel VanSanten is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
One Tree Hill, Final Destination, You and I

Age: 33

Birthplace: Luverne, Minnesota, United States of America

Shantel VanSanten (born July 25, 1985) is an American model and actress. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. On television, she played the role of Quinn ...more
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Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeott... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti One Tree Hill, Bring It On Again, Thinner

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
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Fiona Gubelmann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Christmas Next Door, Tulips In Spring, Royally Ever After

Age: 38

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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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Jessica Lowndes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A December Bride, Christmas At Pemberly Manor, Merry Matrimony

Age: 30

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Jessica Lowndes (; born November 8, 1988) is a Canadian actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her roles as Adrianna Tate-Duncan on The CW teen drama series 90210 and for appearing ...more