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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.

list ordered by
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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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Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Brittany Bristow is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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.
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Emily Osment is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Kimberly Williams-Paisley is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Emily Kinney is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Katrina Law is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Arielle Kebbel is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Taylor Cole is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Christmas In Homestead, One Winter Weekend, Appetite for Love
Taylor Quinn Cole is an American actress and former fashion model.
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Rachael Leigh Cook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Frozen in Love, Autumn In The Vinyard, Summer Love
Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress, model, voice artist, and producer, who is best known for her starring role in films She's All That, Josie and the Pussycats, and the television series ...more
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Erika Christensen is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Amy Acker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Angel, Person of Interest, The Cabin in the Woods
Amy Louise Acker is an American actress. She played Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the TV series Angel and Kelly Peyton on Alias. She currently plays Samantha "Root" Groves on Person ...more
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Nikki DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Jen Lilley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Dash Of Love, Harvest Love, Mingle All The Way
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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Torrey DeVitto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Pretty Little Liars, The Rite, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
Torrey Joel DeVitto is an American actress, former fashion model and musician. She is best known for her role as psycho nanny Carrie in One Tree Hill, as Melissa Hastings in the ABC Family ...more
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Shannen Doherty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Growing the Big One
Shannen Maria Doherty is an American actress, producer, author, and television director. She is known for her roles as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210, and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed.
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Ali Liebert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Apollo 18, Harper's Island, Year of the Carnivore
Ali Liebert is an actress.
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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Jessy Schram is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Royal New Year's Eve, The Birthday Wish, Harvest Moon
Jessica "Jessy" Schram is an American actress. Her most notable roles include Hannah Griffith in Veronica Mars, Rachel Seybolt in Life, Karen in Falling Skies and Cinderella/Ashley ...more
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Alicia Witt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Christmas List, The Mistletoe Inn, A Very Merry Mix-Up
Alicia Roanne Witt is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and a Boston University-trained pianist. Witt first came to fame as a child actress after being discovered by David Lynch, who cast ...more
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Amy Smart is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Shantel VanSanten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
One Tree Hill, Final Destination, You and I
Shantel Yvonne VanSanten 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 James in the ...more