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Hallmark Actress: Kellie Martin

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Kellie Martin was born on October 16, 1975 in Riverside, California. She has performed in regular movies and two series on two Hallmark Channels. It is very interesting how Kellie started her acting career when she was only seven years old. Her aunt was a nanny for Micael Landon's children. After the aunt showed Landon a picture of Kellie, he asked her to audition. It was in 1981 when Kellie won a guest spot in Landon's Father Murphy movie and Highway to Heaven. That was the beginning of Kellie Martin's acting career.

Throughout all of the 80s and 90s, Kellie continued to get acting roles on many other television shows.

Kellie Martin's Hallmark Movies

Movie/DateBrief Synopsis

I Married Who? (2012)

Jordan is about to marry her perfect match, an ambitious attorney. The bride-to-be is headed with her friends to Vegas for a bachelorette party.

The Christmas Ornament (2013)

A widow plans to forego the Christmas festivities because they bring back too many memories of her late husband.

Dear Viola (2014)

"Dear Viola" is an advice column in a small-town newspaper that is centered around a lot of romantic drama.

So You Said Yes (2015)

The owner of a bridal shop falls in love with her dream man. She later finds out he is the son of her main competitor. The mother doesn't like the idea of her son dating her rival.

Hello, It's Me (2015)

Annie's husband dies in a sudden accident two years ago. Annie and her two children are left to cope with the loss. Annie meets a wealthy bachelor and falls in love again.

Christmas in Montana (2019)

Sara goes to Montana to help a man save his ranch just before Christmas.


Kellie Martin's Mystery Woman Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Series (2003-2007)


Mystery Woman: Pilot, August 31, 2003

Recently divorced Samantha inherits her Uncle Bob's'crime mystery-specialized bookshop. When a man is murdered during a party in his own house, Samantha and her friend Cassie investigate the murder.

Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend, January 7, 2005

Clare, a recluse author, is about to announce her retirement at Samantha's bookshop when a gunshot is heard. The bullet doesn't hit Clare, but she is killed by a bee venom instantly because she is allergic to bees. Only a fact people knew about that.

Mystery Woman: Snapshot, January 28, 2005

Barbara is upset because she is left out of her brother's will. She suspects there may be more to her brother's death. Then Barbara is murdered. Samantha investigates the murders of two family members.

Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder, February 25, 2005

Samantha has volunteered to host a charity concert. The band's promoter is found murdered in his hotel room. Samantha and her partner investigate the case starting with the band members.

Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder, June 5, 2005

While Samantha is at a state-of-the-art resort and spa to take photographs for a brochure, one of the guests is murdered. Samantha invests the case and finds all the guests at the spa are suspects.

Mystery Woman: Game Time, August 21, 2005

An old friend from Samantha's elementary school days tries to sell his latest mystery video game and a reclusive author meet. One of them is murdered, and Samantha investigates the murder.

Mystery Woman: At First Sight, January 21, 2006

After Samantha finds her mother who gave her up for adoption, she is arrested for murder. That's a personal case Samantha has to solve.

Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery, March 18, 2006

While Samantha is helping plan the Wild West Days event in her town, an accident happens. Samantha questions all the cowboys and cowgirls to find out what happened and why.

Mystery Woman: Oh Baby, August 19, 2006

A couple leaves their baby at Samantha's bookstore while they go on the run. Samantha has to take care of the baby while trying to locate the parents.

Mystery Woman: Redemption, November 6, 2006

A rare first edition goes missing in Samantha's bookshop during remodeling. Someone is murdered after overhearing a private conversation. Samantha investigates the case of the missing book and the murder.

Mystery Woman: In the Shadows, January 13, 2007

Samantha and Philby investigate a case of international espionage.

Kellie Martin has acted in 11 Mystery Woman movies. They are made-for-television films released by the Hallmark Channel from 2003 to 2007.

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Notice five of the movies were released in 2005, and four in 2006. Kellie not only acts in the movies, but she is also the executive producer of her Mystery Woman films.

Kellie Martin's Hallmark Hailey Dean Movies (2016-2019)


Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love (2016)

Hailey Dean used to be a prosecutor. Now she is a therapist. Both jobs come in handy for Hailey when she meets with her patients.

Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate (2017)

Hailey uses her skills as a former prosecutor to solve the case when her friend Pam goes missing while she was in the process of selling her deceased parents' big estate.

Hailey Dean Mystery: Dating is Murder (2017)

Someone is killed over a dating app. Hailey thought the murder was over a bad review, but she finds out the person was murdered for another reason.

Hailey Dean Mysteries: 2+2=Murder (2018)

The music teacher of Hailey's niece wants to talk to Hailey. The teacher goes missing before Hailey can meet with her. Therefore, Hailey investigates to find out why the missing teacher wanted to speak to her.

Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Marriage Made for Murder (2018)

Hailey gets involves in a mystery when an art dealer is found dead by his wife. A heart attack was thought to be the cause of his death, but arsenic was found in his body.

Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Will to Kill (2018)

A case is reopened into Hailey's fiancé's murder that happened in her college days. Hailey discovers that the disappearance of a fellow student working at the college paper may be connected to her fiancé's murder.

Hailey Dean Mysteries: Death on Duty (2019)

Hailey Dean helps her investigator friend after his marine buddy is murdered after the police call it a random mugging.

Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Prescription for Murder (2019)

Hailey helps with the investigation when the CEO of a hospital dies and poison is expected to be the cause.

Hailey Dean Mysteries: Killer Sentence (2019)

Hailey Dean tries to prove District Attorney Paulina D'Orazio is innocent of the murder of a man she once put behind bars when she was a prosecutor.

There have been nine Hailey Dean Mystery movies. Not only does Kellie Martin have leading roles in all the movies, but she is also the executive producer of them.

A Hailey Dean Mystery Mystery movie was launched in every year from 2016 through 2019. In fact, there was one movie in 2016, two movies in 2017, three movies in 2018, and three movies in 2019. They still appear regularly on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.

To get all there is to get from the movies, it is best to watch all of the Hailey Dean Mystery movies in the order they were released.


Personal Life

Kellie was making movies while she was studying art history at Yale University. In fact, she left her regular role on ER to complete her studies. That's where she met Keith Christian, a Columbia Law School graduate. They got married on May 15, 1999, before Kellie graduated in 2001.

The couple has two daughters. The oldest girl is named Margaret "Maggie" Heather who was born on November 4, 2006. The youngest daughter is named Olivia James who was born on February 13, 2016. The family lives on a farm in Keith's hometown in Montana where they raise pigs and goats.

Kellie not only loves ballet and photography, but she is also accomplished at both. Martin owns and operates her own toy store. Kellie's sister died at the age of 19 because of Lupus. Therefore, Kellie became the national spokesperson for the disease.

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