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Hallmark Actress: Alicia Witt

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Alicia Roanne Witt was born on August 21, 1975, in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is an actress, singer, pianist, and author. Alicia has been described as a prodigy because she began talking when she was two years old and began reading when she was only four years old.

Movie director David Lynch noticed her acting talent in 1980 when he heard her recite lines from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on the television show That's Incredible! at the age of five. He cast her in Dune when she was only nine years old and in Twin Peaks in 1990 when she was 15 years old. That was a year after she graduated from high school at 14.

Alicia was very talented. Between the ages of 10 to 14, she took piano lessons four times a week and ended up competing nationally. While she was still a child, she was wooing audiences as an accomplished pianist, singer, and songwriter. After Alicia finished high school, she supported herself by using her musical talent.

Her Hallmark career started in 2013, but she had been acting long before then with roles in many popular television shows and series.

A Hallmark Staple

Because Alicia was a child prodigy in acting and music, she was cast in television and big film roles similar to her own life as a gifted child. When she grew up and begin acting for Hallmark, she quickly became a staple on the channel in adult roles.

She has appeared in several Hallmark movies. All of them except one have been Christmas movies as seen in the list below.

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A Very Merry Mix-Up, November 10, 2013

Mark Wiebe, Scott Gibson

Alice sets out to meet her future in-laws for the first time. Things don't go according her plan. In fact, he plans get very mixed up.

Christmas at Cartwright's, December 7, 2014

Gabriel Hogan, Wallace Shawn

A single mom gets a holiday job as a department store Santa to make money for the holiday. An brings about positive changes in her life, including a new romance.

I'm Not Ready for Christmas, November 14, 2015

George Stults, Brigid Brannagh, Maxwell Caulfield, Dan Lauria

Holly's niece gives Santa a special wish for her aunt. Holly's career and love life are turned upside down when her niece's wish comes true.

Christmas List, 2016

Gabriel Hogan, Peter Benson

Isobel's storybook Christmas with her boyfriend is ruined when he goes missing. A tempting new romance changes her life.

The Mistletoe Inn, 2017

David Alpay, Lucie Guest

An aspiring novelist goes to Mistletop Inn for writing workshops for a week.

Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane, November 24, 2018

Colin Ferguson

Emma goes home to celebrate Christmas with her siblings for the last time in the house they grew up in before the house on Honeysuckle Lane is sold.

Our Christmas Love Song,.2019

Brendan Hines, Andrea del Campo

A country music star is accused of plagiarizing her new Christmas song. She returns to her hometown for the holiday to find proof of her authorship.

Christmas Tree Lane, October 24, 2020

Andrew W. Walker, Malaika Guttoh

Meg wants tries to save her neighborhood from getting demolished. Nate has other plans.

Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, and Malaika Guttoh

Alicia Witt, Andrew Walker, and Malaika Guttoh

Alicia not only acts in her 2020's Christmas Tree Lane movie, but she was also an executive producer and story writer. Besides those things, the actress sang two of her original songs in the movie.


Personal Life

Alicia Witt is recognizable by her red hair. That's because she is a natural redhead. She is not seen in movies without her natural color.

Witt's romantic life is unclear. She was said to have dated Peter Krause from 1995 to 1999. It was also rumored that she married Nathan Foulger in 2003 and divorced him in 2006. The talented actress denied that claim on her Facebook post. She did agree that she was in a relationship with Nathan from 2001 to 2006.

Alicia has prosopagnosia. The disability is actually a scientific name for face blindness. She once posted on Twitter that she doesn't have the ability to recognize people's faces.

Unfortunately, just five days before Christmas on December 20, 2021, Witt's elderly parents were found dead in their Massachusetts home. The actress asked a cousin to check on them after she hadn’t heard from them in several days. Investigation revealed that they had been having furnace problems and were using a space heater.

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