Actresses The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses  

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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 Jill Suzanne Wagner is an American television actress, model, and game show personality. She has been a co-host for the ABC summer reality show Wipeout since 2008.

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Merritt Patterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Christmas Cottage, A Royal Winter, Christmas At The Palace Merritt Patterson is an actress.

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Brittany Bristow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Royal Matchmaker, Love on Safari, Christmas At The Palace Brittany Bristow is an actress.

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Emily Osment is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Hannah Montana, Young & Hungry, Hannah Montana: The Movie 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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Andrea Brooks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Geek Charming, Devil's Diary Andrea Brooks is an actress.

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Sarah Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Chuck, Everwood, The Judge 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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Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Sanctuary, Hunt to Kill, A Little Bit Zombie Emilie Ullerup-Petersen is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary.

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Shenae Grimes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
90210, Scream 4, Degrassi: The Next Generation 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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Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Valentine Ever After, Season for Love, A Country Wedding 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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Julie Gonzalo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Falling For Vermont, The Sweetest Heart, Pumpkin Pie Wars 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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Kimberly Williams-Paisley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
According to Jim, Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II Kimberly Williams-Paisley is an American actress who is known for her co-starring role on According to Jim, as well as her breakthrough performance in Father of the Bride, for which she was ...more

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Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Rose For Christmas, Stop The Wedding!, A Ring By Spring 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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Arielle Kebbel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Uninvited, Band Camp, John Tucker Must Die 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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Hilarie Burton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
One Tree Hill, The Secret Life of Bees, White Collar 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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Katrina Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Apparition, Snow Bride, 12 Gifts of Christmas 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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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Click, One Tree Hill, Prom Night 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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Julie Benz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Dexter, Rambo, Saw V Julie M. Benz is an American actress, known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and Rita Bennett on Dexter, for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best ...more

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Cindy Busby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Unleashing Mr. Darcy, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Royal Hearts Cindy Busby is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Ashley Stanton on Heartland.

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Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
One Tree Hill, Bring It On Again, Thinner 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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Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Good Witch: Secrets of Grey House, Date With Love, Northpole 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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Kellie Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
ER, A Goofy Movie, The Tracey Ullman Show Kellie Martin is an American television actress who is known for her roles as Rebecca "Becca" Thatcher in Life Goes On, Christy Huddleston in Christy, Lucy Knight on ER, and Samantha ...more

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Danielle Panabaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Flash, Friday the 13th, The Crazies 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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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
John Wick, Legend of the Seeker, Sex and the City 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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Pascale Hutton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Perfect Bride, Wedding of Dreams, When Calls The Heart Christmas 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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Tricia Helfer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Battlestar Galactica, Green Lantern: First Flight, Battlestar Galactica: Razor Tricia Janine Helfer is a Canadian model and actress. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series.

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Katie McGrath is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Princess for Christmas 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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Jane Seymour is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, Dr. Quinn Jane Seymour, OBE is a British-American actress best known for her performances in Somewhere In Time, East of Eden, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World, the 1989 political thriller La ...more

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Amy Smart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Butterfly Effect, Crank, Road Trip Amy Lysle Smart is an American actress and former fashion model.

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Brooke Burns is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Shallow Hal, Baywatch, The Chase Brooke Elizabeth Burns is an American actress, television presenter, and former fashion model. She began her career on the popular TV series Baywatch and Baywatch Hawaii.

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Brooke Nevin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The 4400, Breakout Kings, The Comebacks 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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Andie MacDowell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Groundhog Day, Short Cuts, Sex Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Since then she has appeared in several ...more

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Maggie Lawson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Psych, Pleasantville, Cleaner Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson is an American actress who is best known for her role as Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara in the TV show Psych. She also has starred in the ...more

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Marilu Henner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Taxi, Evening Shade, L.A. Story Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner is an American actress, producer and author. She is best known for her role as Elaine O'Connor Nardo on the sitcom Taxi from 1978 to 1983.

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Emily Kinney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
It's Complicated, Love on the Sidelines, Concussion 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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Julie Berman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Love On Ice

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Holly Marie Combs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Charmed, Pretty Little Liars, Picket Fences Holly Marie Combs is an American actress and television producer. She is known for her roles as Kimberly Brock in the CBS series Picket Fences, Piper Halliwell in The WB series Charmed, and Ella ...more

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Barbara Niven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Redline, Serial Killing 4 Dummys, Summer's Blood Barbara Niven is an American actress.

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Kristin Davis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Heavenly Christmas Kristin Landen Davis (born February 23, 1965) is an American actress known for playing Brooke Armstrong on the soap opera Melrose Place (1995–1996) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt. She received a ...more

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Shannon Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
American Pie, Thir13en Ghosts, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Shannon Elizabeth Fadal, known professionally as Shannon Elizabeth, is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth is well known for her roles in comedy films such as American Pie, ...more

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Jennie Garth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You Jennifer Eve "Jennie" Garth is an American actress and film director. She is known for starring as Kelly Taylor throughout the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise and Valerie Tyler on the ...more

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Summer Glau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Serenity, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Summer Lyn Glau is an American actress best known for playing River Tam in the space western series Firefly and its film sequel Serenity. She also played Cameron in the science fiction series ...more

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Eva LaRue is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
CSI: Miami, All My Children, Santa Barbara Eva Maria LaRue is an American model and actress. She is known for her roles as Dr. Maria Santos from All My Children and Det. Natalia Boa Vista in CSI: Miami.

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Erika Christensen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Parenthood, Flightplan, The Upside of Anger Erika Jane Christensen is an American actress whose film appearances include Traffic, Swimfan, The Banger Sisters, The Perfect Score and How to Rob a Bank, among others. She also co-starred in ...more

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Jean Smart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Designing Women, Youth in Revolt, Garden State Jean Elizabeth Smart is an American film, television and stage actress. She starred from 1986 to 1991 as Charlene Frazier Stillfield in the CBS sitcom Designing Women, before going on to win two ...more

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Katrina Bowden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, 30 Rock, American Reunion Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

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Minka Kelly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
(500) Days of Summer, Just Go with It, Friday Night Lights 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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Nikki DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Dream of Christmas, The Perfect Catch, Christmas Land Ashlee Nicole "Nikki" DeLoach is an American actress and singer.

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Lauren Holly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Dumb & Dumber, All My Children, What Women Want Lauren Michael Holly is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & ...more

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Valerie Harper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Rhoda, Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Valerie Kathryn Harper is an American actress known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and later as Valerie ...more

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Brenda Strong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Spaceballs, Starship Troopers, Desperate Housewives Brenda Lee Strong is an American actress and yoga instructor, best known for her role as Mary Alice Young on the ABC television comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, for which she was ...more