Hallmark Actresses

by smilingldsgirl | created - 01 Jun 2018 | updated - 01 Jun 2018 | Public

Our favorite leading ladies of Hallmark

1. Danica McKellar

Actress | The Wonder Years

Together with her younger sister, Crystal McKellar, she began acting at a young age in her mother's dance studio. In 1982 the family moved to Los Angeles and a few years later she appeared in her first commercial. A few guest appearances in The Twilight Zone (1985) was followed by her breakthrough ...

2. Candace Cameron Bure

Actress | Full House

Candace Helaine Cameron Bure was the youngest of four children, born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California to Robert and Barbara Cameron. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk Cameron, (who played Mike Seaver for 7 seasons on the hit show Growing Pains (1985)), Candace decided to...

3. Alicia Witt

Actress | Dune

Actor/singer songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut, in 1984, as "Alia" in David Lynch's science fiction classic, Dune (1984).

Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer ...

4. Catherine Bell

Actress | Bruce Almighty

Catherine was born in London, but she moved to California with her Iranian mother at the age of two. Her mother still acts as her personal assistant. As a girl, she acted in various TV advertisements. She went to UCLA to study biology/ pre-medicine, but she dropped out to become a model in Japan. ...

5. Erin Krakow

Actress | When Calls the Heart

Erin Krakow was born on September 5, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for When Calls the Heart (2014), Army Wives (2007) and A Cookie Cutter Christmas (2014).

6. Rachel Boston

Actress | (500) Days of Summer

Rachel Boston was born and raised in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. At 17, she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. At 19, Boston drove to Los Angeles and began filming NBC's award-winning Television Series, American Dreams (2002).

For her starring role as Mindy in the independent feature ...

7. Lacey Chabert

Actress | Mean Girls

Lacey Nicole Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to Julie (Johnson) and Tony Chabert, a representative for an oil company. She is of Cajun (French), Italian, English, and Scottish ancestry. Chabert started in drama and music performances in and around her hometown in Mississippi from an early ...

8. Brooke D'Orsay

Actress | Royal Pains

Brooke D'Orsay was born on February 17, 1982 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is known for Royal Pains (2009), Drop Dead Diva (2009) and Two and a Half Men (2003).

9. Autumn Reeser

Actress | The Wedding Veil

Autumn Reeser saw her breakout role in 2005, as the quirky-cute and socially awkward Taylor Townsend on the final two seasons of popular Fox drama series "The O.C." In addition to leading the cast in numerous romantic comedies for Hallmark, she is also known for her roles as firecracker junior ...

10. Alexa PenaVega

Actress | Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega was born Alexa Ellesse Vega on August 27, 1988 in Ocala, Florida and raised in Los Angeles, California to Gina Denise Rue, a former model & Baruch Jairo Vega, a photographer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo!...

11. Alison Sweeney

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Alison Sweeney was born on September 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Murder, She Baked (2015) and Open by Christmas (2021). She has been married to David Alan Sanov since July 8, 2000. They have two children.

12. Kellie Martin

Actress | ER

Kellie Martin was born on October 16, 1975 in Riverside, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for ER (1994), Life Goes On (1989) and A Goofy Movie (1995). She has been married to Keith Christian since May 15, 1999. They have two children.

13. Jen Lilley

Actress | Days of Our Lives

The daughter of Vince Lilley, a judge, and Ellen Lilley, a director of marketing/event planner, Jen Lilley was born on August 4, 1984 in Roanoke, Virginia. She had wanted to become a singer since childhood and, in 2001, she garnered the National Educators award in Guatemala by giving multiple ...

14. Fiona Gubelmann

Actress | Blades of Glory

A native of Southern California, Fiona Gubelmann was raised in San Diego and then moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, where she studied Theater. While at UCLA, she met her husband, actor Alex Weed.

Fiona is best known as the female lead on FX's critically acclaimed Wilfred (2011) and has appeared ...

15. Holly Robinson Peete

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Holly Robinson Peete was born on September 18, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for 21 Jump Street (1987), 21 Jump Street (2012) and Howard the Duck (1986). She has been married to Rodney Peete since June 10, 1995. They have four children.

16. Ali Liebert

Actress | Bomb Girls

Ali Liebert is a Canadian Screen Award winner ("Best Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series") for her portrayal of Betty Mcrae in Reelz/Global TV's original hit series, Bomb Girls. She also won a Leo Award for the same character. In 2013, Whistler Film Festival, Elle Canada & ...

17. Lori Loughlin

Actress | Summerland

Lori Loughlin's an American actress who was born on July 28, 1964 in New York City. She was a junior lifeguard before becoming an actress. She began her career at 12 as a print model. During her early teens, she appeared in TV commercials & was frequently seen in national print ads. At 15, she was ...

18. Kimberley Sustad

Actress | Travelers

Kimberley Sustad was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Travelers (2016), Unspeakable (2019) and The Twilight Zone (2019). She has been married to Scot Sustad since 2004. They have two children.

19. Josie Bissett

Actress | Melrose Place

Josie Bissett is recognized internationally for her role as the popular 'Jane Mancini' on FOX-TV's "Melrose Place," which ended its successful seven-year run in May 1999. To date, she has graced over 50 magazine covers, including such publications as TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, ...

20. Rachael Leigh Cook

Actress | She's All That

Minneapolis native Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model at the tender age of 10, gracing Milk-Bone(R) boxes and Target(R) ads nationwide in the USA. She also appeared in a now-famous (in the USA) anti-drug TV spot in which, armed with a frying pan, she bashed her way through a kitchen to ...

21. Teri Polo

Actress | Meet the Parents

Teri Polo was born in Dover, Delaware, to Jane (Gentry) and Vincent Polo, a stereo systems designer. Her ancestry includes Italian (from her paternal grandfather), German, and English. She has two brothers, Mike and Steve. Polo studied ballet for twelve years and was a dancer for the Delaware ...

22. Taylor Cole

Actress | Dumbbells

Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Taylor Cole had a fulfilling high school experience. Proving to be a gifted athlete, she played on her high school's volleyball team and traveled around the country with the Junior Olympics squad.

Her stunning good looks also allowed her to travel around the ...

23. Cindy Busby

Actress | Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Cindy Busby was born on March 18, 1983 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress, known for Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), The Big Year (2011) and Supernatural (2005).

24. Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Actress | Father of the Bride

Kimberly Williams-Paisley was born on September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Father of the Bride (1991), According to Jim (2001) and Shade (2006). She has been married to Brad Paisley since March 15, 2003. They have two children.

25. Bethany Joy Lenz

Actress | Dexter

Bethany Joy Lenz was born in Hollywood Florida, an only child of Robert George Lenz (a history teacher and therapist) and Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard (a personnel manager and entrepreneur). She is best known for her role on - the WB hit One Tree Hill (2003) - as "Haley James Scott", wife to ...

26. Hilarie Burton

Actress | One Tree Hill

Hilarie was born and raised in Sterling Park, Virginia. She is the oldest of four children and describes her family as tight-knit. Hilarie developed a passion for acting early in life. Shortly after moving to New York to go to school and pursuing her acting dream, she landed the coveted job of VJ ...

27. Emilie Ullerup

Actress | JPod

Emilie Ullerup-Petersen was born in Denmark, where her father Ove Ullerup-Petersen, a Jurist and Diplomat and a decorated Ambassador of Denmark in Vietnam, held the title of Lord Chamberlain for the Danish Royal Family.

It was always been her ambition to become an actress. When she graduated from ...

28. Andie MacDowell

Actress | Groundhog Day

Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a ...

29. Ashley Williams

Actress | How I Met Your Mother

Ashley Williams was born on November 12, 1978 in Westchester County, New York, USA. She is an actress and director, known for How I Met Your Mother (2005), The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015) and Something Borrowed (2011). She has been married to Neal Dodson since May 29, 2011. They have two children.

30. Brooke Burns

Actress | Shallow Hal

Brooke Burns was born on March 16, 1978 in Dallas, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Shallow Hal (2001), The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008) and Titanic II (2010). She has been married to Gavin O'Connor since June 22, 2013. They have one child. She was previously married to Julian ...

31. Jill Wagner

Actress | Splinter

With a passionate work ethic and an insatiable sense of humor & charm, Jill Wagner is the "American Girl" who's established herself as a widely-recognizable actress and television personality. Her diverse body of work combined with a rapidly growing fan base has demonstrated her appeal to a broad ...



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