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Hallmark uses its actresses and actors over and over again. You see the same ones so often you get to know them. Read through the list below to see some unique things about the females on the Hallmark Channel you have grown accustomed to seeing.
Candace Cameron Bure has starred in 29 movies to date. The 47-year-old star has been acting since 1982. She has had a leading role in at least one Hallmark movie every year since 2011. She is also the executive producer of over a dozen of her movies.
Like Kellie Martin, Candace has a series of mystery movies. Her series is called Aurora Teagarden with nine stand-alone movies that are included in her total.
Lacey Chabert is trailing Bure with 27 Hallmark movie credits. The 39-year-old actress began acting in 1991, but she didn't start acting on the Hallmark Channel until 2010, just one year before Bure. Her first Hallmark movie, Elevator Girl in 2010 was so popular that the Hallmark Channel kept using Chabert, and the rest is history.
Kellie Martin seems to be in a category all by herself. That's because she starred in six regular Hallmark movies, 11 in the Mystery Woman series on the Hallmark Channel, and nine in her Hailey Dean Mystery series on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. That's a total of 26 Hallmark movies. Not only did she star in the two series, but she was also an executive producer of them.
Marilu Henna is not a thirty-something like most of the leading ladies. The 69-year-old woman is often in a supporting role. She has 19 Hallmark movies under her belt. She has no problem remembering her lines because she is one of only 12 documented people in the world who have Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM). That is the unusual ability people have that allows them to remember every detail about their lives.
Alison Sweeney began acting in Hallmark movies in 2013. To date, the 45-year-old actress has 18 Hallmark movies to her credit. Most of her movies are on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.
Jill Wagner is seen on both the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. The 43-year-old performer began acting in 2003, but she did not come on board with Hallmark until 2014. Since then, she has had a starring role in 17 Hallmark movies.
Danica McKellar has starred in 16 Hallmark movies, but she will not be adding any more Hallmark movies to her list. We can still see the 46-year-old actress on GAC Family, a cable network. Danica will feel quite at home on GAC Family because the network is very similar to the Hallmark Channel where she has worked since 2015. Her last movie on the Hallmark Channel was in December 2021. Her next movie is already scheduled for 2022 with GAC Family. Let's follow her there.
Taylor Cole, 37, has had a leading role in 15 Hallmark movies, started acting in 2004. However, her first movie on the Hallmark Channel was not until 2016.
Nikki DeLoach is a 42-year-old actress who started her career in 1993. She is in a group of several other women with 12 Hallmark movies to their credit.
Jen Lilley is 37 years old. She started acting in 2007. To date, she has starred in 12 Hallmark movies.
Holly Robertson Peete is one of a few African American actresses on the Hallmark Channel. The 57-year-old woman has performed in 12 Hallmark movies. Most of her movies are in her series Morning Show Mysteries. Her most recent performance was in a Hallmark Christmas movie in December 2021.
Autumn Reeser made her first Hallmark movie in 2012 and has starred in a total of 12 movies. You can usually see the 41-year-old actress in holiday movies and special events, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and summer weddings.
Daniella Panabaker is a 34-year-old actress who has performed in ten Hallmark movies. She started acting in 2002, but she didn't join the Hallmark family until 2011 when she was in the role of Katie Lapp in The Shunning.
Alicia Witt had starred in ten Hallmark movies. The 46-year-old actress starred in her first Hallmark movie in 2010. Her movies have become fan favorites, especially her Christmas movies.
Rachel Boston has split her acting career between starring in nine Hallmark movies and several Lifetime movies. The 39-year-old actress has been performing since 2001.
Erin Krakow began acting in 2010. The 37-year-old actress has been in 9 stand-alone movies. However, she has a leading role in over 60 episodes of Hallmark's When Calls the Heart.
Kimberly Williams Paisley has performed in only six Hallmark movies. Her younger sister, Ashley Williams, has starred in ten movies. Both sisters were delighted to act in two Christmas movies together for the first time in December 2021. It was easy for them to play sisters because they are sisters in real life. Kimberly, 50, is married to country music singer Brad Paisley.
Kimberly has been acting since 1988, and her 43-year-old sister has been acting since 1993.
Alexa PenaVega is pictured with her actor husband of seven years, Carlos PenaVega. Alexa has starred in ten Hallmark movies, and Carlos has starred in two of his three Hallmark movies with her. When they got married, they combined Alexa's maiden name Vega with his last name Pena. Now they both have each other's last name: PenaVega.
Tia and Tamera Mowry started acting when they were teenagers in the popular sitcom Sister, Sister that aired from 1994-1999.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict has had a leading role in at least seven Hallmark movies, while her twin sister, Tamera Mowry-Housley has starred in three. So far, the 43-year-old twins have not acted in the same Hallmark movie together.
Rachel Cook, 42, has been the leading lady in seven Hallmark movies. She has been acting since 1995, but she didn't come on board with Hallmark until 2016.
Brooke D'Orsay, 39, has been acting since 2001. Her first Hallmark movie was in 2012. So far, she has seven movies to her credit.
Even though Jessica Lowndes has starred in only seven Hallmark movies, they have been big hits. All of the 33-year-old actress' movies have been Christmas movies except one.
Lori Loughlin was involved in the 2019 college admission bribery scandal and was suspended from the Hallmark Channel. She was fined and spent two months in prison. She would have had more acting jobs with Hallmark if that had not happened. She is back at work to finish the movie she was working on before her absence from the network. Before the scandal, she had a role in six Hallmark movies.
Newcomers to Hallmark
Hallmark welcomed two new actresses to its family recently. Both of the African American actresses performed in Christmas movies. Jordin Sparks made her debut on Hallmark in October 2021. The 31-year-old celebrity became known in 2007 at the age of 17 when she won the sixth season of American Idol. At the time, she was the youngest winner in the history of the singing competition show.
Olivia Washington made her debut in December 2021. The 29-year-old actress' well-known father is Denzel Washington. Olivia is just starting out, but she has done something her iconic dad has never done. He has no Hallmark credits in his total of 48 movies.
Hopefully, viewers will see more of Jordin and Olivia on the Hallmark Channel.
Don't think this article includes all the actresses who are always seen on the Hallmark Channel. Those included in this article are just some of my favorite actresses on the two Hallmark Channels.
Also, click on the link below to read about the most popular actors.
- Actors You Always See in Hallmark Channel Movies
Hallmark uses some of the same actors and actresses in many different movies. Here is a list of the most popular actors you often see on the Hallmark Channel.