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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Emilie Ullerup is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Taylor Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Jessy Schram is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Jessica Lowndes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
A December Bride, Christmas At Pemberly Manor, Merry Matrimony
Jessica Suzanne Lowndes is a Canadian actress and pop singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Adrianna Tate-Duncan on the CW teen drama series 90210.
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Summer Glau is listed (or ranked) 12 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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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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Rachael Leigh Cook is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Nikki DeLoach is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Emily Kinney is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Amanda Righetti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
The Mentalist, Friday the 13th, Captain America: The First Avenger
Amanda Righetti is an American actress and film producer. She is best known for her role as Grace Van Pelt on The Mentalist, as well as her roles in Friday the 13th and The O.C.
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Katrina Bowden is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Marilu Henner is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Jen Lilley is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Tia Mowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Sister, Sister, The Game
Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict, known by her maiden name Tia Mowry, is a German-born American actress and model. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tia Landry on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, ...more
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Natasha Henstridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Ghosts of Mars, The Whole Nine Yards, Species
Natasha Tonya Henstridge is a Canadian actress and former fashion model. In 1995, she came to prominence with her debut movie role as the genetically engineered human-alien hybrid Sil in the ...more
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Tricia Helfer is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Kristy Swanson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Winter's Dream, A Christmas Wish, A Leson In Romance
Kristen Nöel "Kristy" Swanson is an American actress. She played Buffy Summers in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has also played Catherine "Cathy" ...more
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Marla Sokoloff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses
Dude, Where's My Car?, So I Married an Axe Murderer
Marla Lynne Sokoloff is an American actress and musician, known for playing the part of Lucy Hatcher on the TV show The Practice, and Gia Mahan on the ABC sitcom, Full House.