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Hallmark Actress: Jen Lilley

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Jen Lilley was born Jennifer Lilley on August 4, 1984, in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated magna cum laude with honors from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Then she moved to Los Angeles to begin her acting career in 2007.

Like many other Hallmark actors and actresses, Jen got her big break in acting by appearing in soap operas. She had a role on ABC soap opera General Hospital from September 2011 to August 2012. She also had a role on NBC's soap opera Days of Our Lives from July 2013 to November 2016 and again from May to July 2018.

Jen had roles on other shows before she became a regular on three Hallmark movies in 2017, two in 2018, four in 2019, one in 2020, and two in 2021. Her first Hallmark movie for 2022 is also on the list below.

Jen Lilley

Jen Lilley

Jen Lilley's Hallmark Movies


A Dash of Love, February 11, 2017

Brendan Penny

An aspiring chef gets her dream job at her idol's restaurant.. She becomes friendly with the handsome executive chef. After both of them are wrongly fired they open their own restaurant..

Eat, Play, Love, August 19, 2017

Jason Cermak

A veterinarian falls for the owner of a dog shelter. However, the man is about to get married and move away..

Harvest Love, September 30, 2017

Ryan Paevey

A doctor returns to her family farm and reconnects with her son. She discovers more than she could have imagined.

Yes, I Do, June 30, 2018

Marcus Rosner

A busy chocolatier left the groom at the altar not once but twice. Later, she decides she wants to marry him after all. In the meantime, the man's ex-girlfriend shows up and says she also wants him back.

Mingle All the Way, December 1, 2018

Brant Daugherty

A woman starts an app for busy people to find their plus one rather than going to a dating site. When Molly tests the app, she discovers the man the app selects for her is someone she has already met twice under unpleasant circumstances.

Winter Love Story, January 19, 2019

Kevin McGarry

Cassie has just published her first book based on her divorce. Her publisher sends her on a weeklong book tour with Elliot, another single.

Paris, Wine & Romance, May 4 4, 2019

Dan Jeanotte

The owner of her family's winery enters a wine competition in Paris. She meets her biggest competitor who is from one of the world's finest winemaking families.

Love Unleased, July 6, 2019

Christopher Russell

While hosting a puppy party, a single woman meets a single father..

Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday, December 15, 2019

Carlo Marks

A book editor must work with a former rival who reminds her about the spirit of Christmas and the value of community.

USS Christmas, November 28, 2020

Trevor Donovan

A newspaper reporter goes on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a naval officer and stumbles onto a mystery she tries to solve..

Snowkissed, January 30, 2021

Chris McNally

A journalist chases her dream assignment and end up mentoring a handsome man who wants to be a tour guide.

A Little Daytime Drama, August 21, 2021

Ryan Paevey

To save her daytime soap drama from being canceled, the head writer must convince her reluctant ex-boyfriend to return to the show.

Where Your Heart Belongs, January 1, 2022

Christopher Russell

When a marketing executive returns home to help with her best friend's wedding, she learns more about love and support from family and friends.

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Jen Lilley's Move from the Hallmark Channel to GAC Family

In late 2021, Lilley made her GAC Family debut in "Royally Wrapped for Christmas." According to Deadline, Lilley signed a two-year deal with GAC Family, which includes four original films. Bill Abbott, president and CEO of GAC Media, said Jen is talented, hardworking, generous, kindhearted and a perfect fit for GAC.

Jen made her debut on GAC Family during the Christmas season in 2021. She starred in Royally Wrapped for Christmas.


Personal Life

Jen met Jason Wayne in 2004. They married three years later on May 26, 2007, the same year she graduated from college. In 2016, they became foster parents of Kayden, a four-month-old boy through Childhelp, a charity that provides support, mentoring, and education to victims of child abuse.

They also became foster parents of Jeffrey. They adopted Kayden on June 10, 2019, and his half-brother, Jeffrey when he was two years old on October 30, 2020. A month later, Jen gave birth to a baby girl named Julie Evangeline. The actress is expecting another child in 2022.

Jen is not only an actress. She is also a busy mom, a singer, and she has her own YouTube Channel.


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