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 (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
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
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
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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Markie Post is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Night Court, There's Something About Mary, Hearts Afire
Marjorie Armstrong "Markie" Post (born November 4, 1950) is an American actress, known for her roles as bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in The Fall Guy on ABC from 1982 to 1985, as ...more
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Julie Gonzalo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Falling For Vermont, The Sweetest Heart, Pumpkin Pie Wars
Julieta Susana "Julie" Gonzalo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝuli ɣonˈsalo]; born September 9, 1981) is an Argentine actress and producer. She starred as Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the TNT ...more
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Nikki DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Dream of Christmas, The Perfect Catch, Christmas Land
Ashlee Nicole "Nikki" DeLoach (born September 9, 1979) is an American actress and singer.
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Julie Benz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Dexter, Rambo, Saw V
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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Lisa Whelchel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Facts of Life, For Better or for Worse, The Facts of Life Goes to Paris
Lisa Diane Whelchel (born May 29, 1963) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, author, and public speaker. She is known for her appearances as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club and ...more
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Emeraude Toubia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Love in the Sun
Emeraude Toubia (born March 1, 1989) is an American actress and model. She portrays Isabelle Lightwood on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters. She previously appeared on the ...more
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Daphne Zuniga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Daphne Zuniga Spaceballs, The Sure Thing, Vision Quest
Daphne Eurydice Zuniga (; born October 28, 1962) is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1982 in the slasher film The Dorm That Dripped Blood at the age of 19, followed by a lead role ...more
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Arielle Kebbel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Uninvited, Band Camp, John Tucker Must Die
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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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Click, One Tree Hill, Prom Night
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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Amanda Righetti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Mentalist, Friday the 13th, Captain America: The First Avenger
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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Teri Polo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Meet the Parents, The Fosters, Meet the Fockers
Theresa Elizabeth "Teri" Polo (born June 1, 1969) is an American actress. She starred as Pam Byrnes-Focker in the Meet the Parents trilogy. She was one of the stars of the sitcom I'm ...more
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Christine Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Zoolander, The Wedding Singer
Christine Joan Taylor-Stiller (born July 30, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for playing Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel, as well as roles in The Wedding ...more
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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 (; born July 28, 1964) is an American actress, model, and producer. She is known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House (1988–1995) and its ...more
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Shenae Grimes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
90210, Scream 4, Degrassi: The Next Generation
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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Jen Lilley is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Pascale Hutton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Perfect Bride, Wedding of Dreams, When Calls The Heart Christmas
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.
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Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Good Witch: Secrets of Grey House, Date With Love, Northpole
Bailee Madison (born October 15, 1999) is an American actress. She first gained acclaim for her role as May Belle Aarons in the fantasy drama film Bridge to Terabithia (2007). Madison received ...more
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Katie McGrath is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A Princess for Christmas
Katie McGrath () is an Irish actress. In television, she is best known for portraying Morgana on the BBC One series Merlin (2008–2012), Lucy Westenra on the British-American series Dracula ...more
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Jodie Sweetin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Finding Santa, Entertaining Christmas
Jodie Lee Ann Sweetin (born January 19, 1982) is an American actress and television personality. She is known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the ABC comedy series Full House and its Netflix ...more
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Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeott... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti One Tree Hill, Bring It On Again, Thinner
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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Kristy Swanson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Winter's Dream, A Christmas Wish, A Leson In Romance
Kristen Noel Swanson (born December 19, 1969) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Buffy Summers in the 1992 cult film Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 1996 cult film ...more