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Hallmark Actor: Luke Macfarlane

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Luke Macfarlane was born Thomas Luke Macfarlane on January 19, 1980 in London Ontario, Canada. He became a naturalized American citizen on June 12, 2018. Now, he is a Canadian-American actor and former singer. He began his acting career in 2003 after studying drama at Juilliard in New York City.

Macfarlane had starred in many movies before he began performing on the Hallmark Channel in 2014. He has been the leading actor in a Hallmark movie every year since then, including holiday movies.

He says he thinks viewers are looking for a place to feel safe and comfortable. He added that fans are connecting with Hallmark because they pick up on the positivity that Hallmark presents in its movies.


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Personal Life

According to Macfarlane's Wikipedia page, he came out as gay during an interview with The Globe and Mail on April 15, 2008. He said he came out to put a stop to the rumors once and for all.

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Luke has a twin sister named Ruth and an older sister named Rebecca.

The actor is very talented and does more than perform in movies. Since he is a skilled woodworker, he restored his house in Los Angeles on his own.

Luke plays the trumpet and the cello. We see him playing the cello in the Hallmark movie Chateau Christmas. The original script was for a character to play the violin. Macfarlane asked and was granted permission to have the script changed for him to play the cello so the movie would be more authentic since he is a classically trained cellist.

In an interview, Luke said he loves music and playing the cello so much that he played the musical instrument between takes when he was making Chateau Christmas.

In the 2021 film, Christmas in My Heart, Luke plays the role of a country singer. That fits right in with his passion for singing.

Luke is not active on social media. In fact, he didn't have any social media until April 2020. Instagram is the only social media account he has. He has posted very few photos. Even so, he has 85.3k followers.

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