Actresses The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses  

Ranker TV
16.2k votes 1.1k voters 8.5k views 158 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.

list ordered by

1
666 41
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.

2
298 60
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.

3
315 68
Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 3 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.

4
337 76
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

5
294 61
Brittany Bristow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Royal Matchmaker, Love on Safari, Christmas At The Palace
Brittany Bristow is an actress.

6
276 61
Andrea Brooks is listed (or ranked) 6 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.

7
259 62
Shenae Grimes is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
259 63
Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
216 53
Julie Gonzalo is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
240 66
Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 10 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.

11
217 60
Sarah Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
220 62
Kimberly Williams-Paisley is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
154 47
Katrina Law is listed (or ranked) 13 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.

14
292 135
Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
My Christmas Dream, Coming Home For Christmas, Very Very Valentine
Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate. She is well known for her role as Kevin Arnold's on-again, off-again girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the ...more

15
309 150
Candace Cameron-Bure is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Full House, The View, Some Kind of Wonderful
Candace Helene Cameron Bure is an American actress, producer, and author. She is best known for the role of D. J. Tanner, the eldest daughter, on the television series Full House which she ...more

16
104 35
Julie Benz is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
273 142
Lori Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Every Christmas Has a Story, A Soldier's Love Story, Garage Sale Mystery
Lori Anne Loughlin is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House, appearing in the series from 1988 to 1995. From ...more

18
97 34
Tricia Helfer is listed (or ranked) 18 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.

19
77 26
Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 19 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.

20
124 59
Hilarie Burton is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
77 28
Andie MacDowell is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
76 28
Katie McGrath is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
77 30
Jane Seymour is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
119 63
Arielle Kebbel is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
72 31
Amy Smart is listed (or ranked) 25 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.