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Meet the Stars of Loveuary

Get ready for a February filled with love, romance and friendship all month long on Hallmark Channel, every Saturday at 8/7c!

Find out more about the cast of the all-new original premieres, including your favorites like Alison Sweeney, Will Kemp, Benjamin Ayres, Deborah Ayorinde and more.

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Deborah Ayorinde

Deborah Ayorinde stars as Elinor Dashwood in "Sense and Sensibility"

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Ayorinde leads the cast of a six-part Amazon Studio and ITV drama series called Riches as the character Nina Richards. She also received rave reviews for her 2021 performance in Them: Covenant on Amazon Prime as the character Lucky.

More about Deborah

Ayorinde can also be seen starring in the second season of Apple TV+ drama series, Truth Be Told, alongside Octavia Spencer and Kate Hudson.

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Dan Jeannotte

Dan Jeannotte stars as Edward in "Sense and Sensibility"

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Dan starred opposite Eloise Mumford in the 2023 hit Loveuary movie, "Sweeter Than Chocolate." Dan also received the 2015 ACTRA Montreal Award for Outstanding Performance in a Video Game for his work in “Assassin’s Creed: Unity.”

More about Dan

Award-winning actor Dan Jeannotte is best known to TV viewers for his role as James Stuart, the Earl of Moray in The CW’s “Reign," and Hallmark Channel viewers will recognize him as Brandon Russell from “The Good Witch” series. He also held a major recurring role as "Pinstripe Guy" in the Freeform hit series “The Bold Type," which Melora Hardin also starred in.

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Dan has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Rachel Skarsten, Jen Lilley and Brenda Strong


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Mallory Jansen

Mallory Jansen stars as Eloise in "Paging Mr. Darcy"

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Mallory Jansen studied drama at Stella Adler and T. Schreiber Studios. She has been formally trained by teachers who specialized in acting, accent, analysis, method and film.

More about Mallory

In 2013, Mallory made the move over to the United States from Australia and only weeks later scored her first big recurring roles. She played Caroline Huntington in ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry,” shortly followed by the recurring role of Georgie Farlow in ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy”. Over the years, she has appeared in Hallmark Channel's "On the 12th Date of Christmas" and "Her Pen Pal" as well as the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie "Francesca Quinn, PI".

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Mallory has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Tyler Hynes, Joshua Sasse and Dylan Bruce


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Will Kemp

Will Kemp stars as Sam in "Paging Mr. Darcy"

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Will Kemp is a professional dancer! His dance training began at age nine with Elizabeth Harrison, a Fellow of the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance.

More about Will

Will portrayed many roles as a dancer including Swan Lake, in both Broadway and West End productions and danced the role of James in Highland Fling at the Sandler’s Wells Theatre to name a few. On the small screen, Will continued to showcase his phenomenal dance skills in original Hallmark Channel movies such as "Christmas Waltz" and "A Merry Scottish Christmas" as well as the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie "The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango". Other credits include Hallmark Channel's "Royal Matchmaker", "Love, Romance & Chocolate", "Christmas Waltz", "Jolly Good Christmas" and "A Not So Royal Christmas".

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Will has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lacey Chabert, Brooke D'Orsay, Reshma Shetty and Bethany Joy Lenz


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Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney stars as Lilly in "Love & Jane"

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Alison began acting at the tender age of four. At 16, she joined the cast of “Days of Our Lives."

More about Alison

In addition to being a successful author of fiction and nonfiction books, Alison co-created and starred in "Chronicle Mysteries" for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and headlined "Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery" based on the popular book series. Alison starred in original Christmas movies for Hallmark Channel including "Open by Christmas" and "Good Morning Christmas!" as well as romantic movies "Love on the Air" band "The Irresistible Blueberry Farm".

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Alison has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lacey Chabert, Autumn Reeser, Kevin McGarry, Erica Durance, Brennan Elliot, Michael Karl Richards, Marc Blucas


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Benjamin Ayres

Benjamin Ayres stars as Trevor in "Love & Jane"

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Benjamin Ayres is a veteran actor who has appeared in more than 40 television series and movies!

More about Benjamin

Ayres has a background in theater, having studied at The Lyric School of Acting and collaborated on multiple theatrical productions in his early 20s. He has had a diverse career in both television and feature films. Known for his role as Cancer Cowboy in the CBC series "jPod," he has also starred in acclaimed shows like "Saving Hope" and "Less Than Kind." Most recently for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Ayres starred in "Miracle in Bethlehem, PA."

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Benjamin has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Danica McKellar, Nikki DeLoach, Alison Sweeney and Julie Gonzalo


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Eliza Bennett

Eliza Bennett stars as Harriet in "An American in Austen"

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Eliza is a singer/songwriter, having released singles Late Twenties, Visit Me In Georgia, and Hate to Love You in 2022.

More about Eliza

Audiences may recognize her from Netflix’s hit feature, Do Revenge, with Sophie Turner and Camila Mendes. She also starred as Amanda Carrington in two seasons of the CW’s reboot, Dynasty with Liz Gillies.

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Nicholas Bishop

Nicholas Bishop stars as Mr. Darcy in "An American in Austen"

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This is Nicholas' second Hallmark movie! In 2023, he starred in "A Paris Proposal," which was also part of Hallmark's Loveuary event.

More about Nicholas

Nicholas can be seen on the second season of “Industry” for HBO in which he had a leading role, as well as in a supporting role in the film "Lady Chatterley’s Lover," alongside Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell. He also starred in "Pretty Red Dress" directed by Dionne Edwards and the Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth,” directed by Justin Chadwick.

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Nicholas has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alexa PenaVega


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Erin Cahill

Erin Cahill stars as Taylor in "A Taste of Love"

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Erin Cahill’s career launched in 2001 when she was cast as Jen, the Pink Power Ranger, in the series “Power Rangers: Time Force.”

More about Erin

Cahill has starred in many Hallmark original movies, including the 2023 Countdown to Christmas hit "Christmas on Cherry Lane." In 2021, Erin launched her Hallmark producing career with the movie “Every Time a Bell Rings” for Hallmark Movies Now, the first original movie premiere for the standalone streaming service, in which she also starred.

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Erin has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Jonathan Bennett, Marco Grazzini, Ryan Paevey, Wes Brown


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Jesse Kove

Jesse Kove stars as Jacob in "A Taste of Love"

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Jesse is the son of pop-culture icon Martin Kove (Sensei Kreese in "Karate Kid" and “Cobra Kai”), and at the age of 10, he spent his time creating movies using his father’s camera and performing skits for the family.

More about Jesse

In 2021, Jesse came full circle when he joined the "Karate Kid" universe in his role as Varsity Captain David on "Cobra Kai."

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Alexandra Turshen

Alexandra Turshen stars as Rachel in "Made for Each Other"

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Made for Each Other is Alexandra's debut role on Hallmark Channel!

More about Alexandra

Alexandra was born in Washington, D.C. and began performing with local ballet companies at age five, joining the Washington Ballet Company after high school. At Mount Holyoke College, Alexandra pursued her passion for History, Politics, and International Human Rights, played club ice hockey and performed in school theatre productions.

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Alexandra has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Matt Cohen, Aaron O'Connell and Illeana Douglas


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Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen stars as David in "Made for Each Other"

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Matt played a recurring role in The CW’s “90210” as Jeremy in 2011!

More about Matt

South Florida native Matt Cohen spent his high school years excelling in sports as well as academics and attended Florida State University to pursue a business degree. At FSU, he decided to include some theatre classes into his curriculum. Within a short time, Cohen decided to plunge head first into his newfound passion for the arts.

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Matt has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alexandra Turshen, Aaron O'Connell, Illeana Douglas and Brittany Bristow.


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Aaron O'Connell

Aaron O'Connell stars as Clay in "Made for Each Other"

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Aaron is multi-talented and is a musician as well as an actor, and grew up playing football, basketball and baseball.

More about Aaron

Aaron has appeared in several Hallmark movies including “My Christmas Love,” “12 Gifts of Christmas” alongside Katrina Law, as well as “With Love, Christmas” opposite Emilie Ullerup. Of English and Irish ancestry, Aaron John O’Connell was born in Dayton, Ohio, where he grew up with his sisters Amy, Abby and Anna. Their parents, Mark Alan O’Connell, a former player for the Cincinnati Bengals and current President of ChemStation of Indiana, and Kathryn (Deeble) O’Connell, met during college in Ohio.

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Aaron has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alexandra Turshen, Matt Cohen, Illeana Douglas, Katrina Law and Emilie Ullerup.


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Illeana Douglas

Illeana Douglas stars as Doris in "Made for Each Other"

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Illeana appeared in her first Hallmark movie, "Just One Kiss" as character Marlene in 2022! In addition to acting, llleana is an author who wrote her memoir entitled, “I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from A Life Lived in and Out of the Movies.”

More about Illeana

Illeana Douglas recently starred in “Goliath” for Amazon, “Search Party” on HBO Max and “Shrill” for Hulu. Some of her memorable film roles include "She’s Funny That Way," "Ghost World," "Stir of Echoes," "Happy, Texas," "Picture Perfect," "Message in a Bottle," "Grace of My Heart," "To Die For," "Cape Fear," "Alive" and "Goodfellas."

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Aaron has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alexandra Turshen, Matt Cohen, Aaron O'Connell, Krysta Rodriguez, Santino Fontana, and Aida Turturro.


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Kathryn Davis

Kathryn Davis stars as Olivia in “Welcome to Valentine

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Though this is Kathryn's first time starring in a Hallmark Channel romance, she is no stranger to television Christmas movies and has starred in several, including "Christmas on 5th Avenue" and "A Christmas Exchange." She was also featured in the Hallmark Channel movie, "A Christmas Carousel."

More about Kathryn

Kathryn Davis is a British-Canadian actress who most recently starred in UPtv’s “Santa’s Got Style,” Citytv’s “Six Degrees of Santa” and “Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees.” Davis played superhero Phaseout in Netflix’s “Jupiter’s Legacy” and had a recurring role in “The Wedding Planners.”

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Kathryn has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Markian Tarasiuk, Rachel Boston and Neal Bledsoe.


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Markian Tarasiuk

Markian Tarasiuk stars as George in “Welcome to Valentine

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Markian appeared as Blake in the Hallmark Channel ensemble family Christmas movie, "Christmas at the Golden Dragon" in 2022. In the same year, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries he played Dr. Greg in the heartwarming movie, "Our Italian Christmas Memories."

More about Markian

Markian Tarasiuk started taking acting classes when he was six years old and performed in his first play at the age of 14 in Winnipeg. It was then he knew he wanted to be an actor. Since that time, his acting career has taken him all over Canada and he has starred in multiple films such as "There’s Someone Inside Your House" (UBCP/ACTRA Awards nomination, Best Supporting Actor) and "Christmas Jars" (Canadian Screen Awards nomination, Best Actor).

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Markian has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Kathryn Davis, Sarah Power, Beau Bridges, Kara Wang and Osric Chau.


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Brenda Strong

Brenda Strong stars as Helen in “Sweeter Than Chocolate

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Brenda is well known to television audiences for her eight seasons as Mary-Alice Young, the departed narrator of ABC’s smash hit “Desperate Housewives.” Brenda has also been featured in the Hallmark movie “Ice Sculpture Christmas” and can also be seen in “Love by Chance” on Hallmark Movies Now.

More about Brenda

Elegant and timeless, two-time Emmy nominee Brenda Strong was most recently seen in the feature film "The Leisure Class," produced in conjunction with HBO's behind-the-scenes documentary series "Project Greenlight." She also recently ended a three-season run as Ann Ewing in TNT’s continuation of the classic series “Dallas.”

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Brenda has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Beau Garrett, Benjamin Ayres, Rachel Boston, David Alpay, Eloise Mumford and Dan Jeannotte.


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Alexa PenaVega

Alexa PenaVega stars as Anna in “A Paris Proposal

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Alexa has appeared in many Hallmark movies, some opposite her husband Carlos PenaVega. The two recently starred in the Fall Into Love 2022 movie, "Love in the Limelight."

More about Alexa

A Miami native, Alexa PenaVega is an actress and a singer. Her career began as a young girl in 1996, when she starred as Jo Harding in the hit film "Twister." After that, she guest-starred in various television shows and films such as “The Bernie Mac Show,” “ER” and “Ghost Whisperer.” The movie that catapulted her to worldwide fame was the 2001 film "Spy Kids," in which she starred as Carmen Cortez.

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Alexa has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Nicholas Bishop, Luke Macfarlane, Shawn Roberts, Jonathan Bennett


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Eloise Mumford

Eloise Mumford stars as Lucy in “Sweeter Than Chocolate.”

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Eloise starred in the classic Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Christmas with Holly” opposite Sean Faris!

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A 2009 graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Eloise Mumford understudied Elisabeth Moss in Speed-in-the-Plow on Broadway while still in school, ultimately performing opposite William H. Macy and Raul Esparza. She made her TV debut as one of the female leads on Kyle Killen’s Fox series “Lone Star” with Jimmy Wolk and Jon Voight. Other Hallmark movies include "The Presence of Love," "One December Night" and "The Baker's Son."
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Eloise has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Julian Morris, Brett Dalton, Bruce Campbell, Peter Gallagher, Brant Daugherty, Sean Faris, Dan Jeannotte and Brenda Strong.


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Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert stars as Avery in "The Wedding Veil"

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Lacey made her feature film debut as Penny Robinson in "Lost in Space" opposite Matt LeBlanc.

More about Lacey

She is well known for her role as Claudia on the television series “Party of Five” with Scott Wolfe and Gretchen in the hit comedy "Mean Girls" opposite Hallmark star Jonathan Bennett ("The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls").

Lacey has starred in a number of Hallmark romance movies including "Winter in Vail," “All of My Heart" and "Love, Romance & Chocolate.” Her most recent Christmas movie for Hallmark was fan favorite "Haul out the Holly."

She also headlined the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ movie series Crossword Mysteries with Brennan Elliott and Barbara Niven.

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Lacey has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alison Sweeney, Autumn Reeser, Kevin McGarry, Stuart Townsend, Brennan Elliott, Tyler Hynes, Barbara Niven


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Kevin McGarry

Kevin McGarry stars as Peter in "The Wedding Veil"

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Kevin appeared opposite Annie Murphy on the wildly popular sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.”

More about Kevin

Kevin stars in Hallmark Channel's flagship series “When Calls the Heart” as Nathan Grant. He also starred in the Hallmark romance movies, “Winter Love Story” and "Winter Castle" with fellow New Year New Movies 2022 stars Jen Lilley and Emilie Ullerup.

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Kevin has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney, Autumn Reeser, Jen Lilley, Erin Krakow, Emilie Ullerup, Becca Tobin, Kim Shaw


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Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser stars as Emma in "The Wedding Veil Unveiled"

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Autumn is well known for her roles on HBO’s “Entourage” and as Taylor Townsend on FOX’s “The O.C.”

More about Autumn

In addition to TV, Autumn has appeared in feature films including Clint Eastwood’s "Sully" with Tom Hanks and on stage in performances such as Nicky Silver’s "Too Much Sun."

Autumn has also starred in many romantic dramas for Hallmark Channel, including "A Country Wedding" with Jesse Metcalfe, "The 27 Hour Day" with Andrew Walker and "Midnight Masquerade" with Christopher Russell ("Where Your Heart Belongs") and Barbara Niven ("North to Home").

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Autumn has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney, Kevin McGarry, Barbara Niven, Christopher Russell, Andrew Walker, Kavan Smith, Jesse Metcalfe


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Paolo Bernardini

Paolo Bernardini stars as Paolo in "The Wedding Veil Unveiled"

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Paolo is multilingual and is also a musician and singer!

More about Paolo

Paolo Bernardini is an Italian actor born in Belgium. After his first acting experiences in the theatre, he made his on-screen debut in 1999 with Martin Scorsese’s film "Gangs of New York." This single experience was enough to convince him to pursue an acting career. He graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in 2005, and soon began working in television and cinema, taking on roles in Italian as well as international projects.

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Paolo has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Autumn Reeser, Lacey Chabert, and Alison Sweeney.


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Victor Webster

Victor Webster stars as Nick in "The Wedding Veil Legacy"

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The actor is passionate about martial arts, and holds a black belt and undefeated record in tae kwon do, and a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu!

Like costar Alison Sweeney, Webster discovered his passion for acting when he made his television debut on the NBC daytime drama “Days of Our Lives.”

More about Victor

Victor can be spotted in numerous Hallmark Channel movies including “Five Star Christmas,” “Homegrown Christmas,” “Love Blossoms,” “Summer Villa,” “Hearts of Winter”and “A Harvest Wedding.” He also stars opposite Danica McKellar in the "Matchmaker Mysteries" movie series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

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Victor has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Bethany Joy Lenz, Jill Wagner, Shantel VanSanten, Alison Sweeney,
Lacey Chabert and Autumn Reeser.


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Melanie Scrofano

Melanie Scrofano stars as Amy in "Welcome to Mama's"

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In addition to acting, Melanie has directing credits as well for episodes of “Wynonna Earp,” “SurrealEstate” and most recently, “The Hardy Boys” for Hulu.

More about Melanie

Melanie is an accomplished and established Canadian actor. Best known for playing the title role in SYFY’s “Wynonna Earp” for 4 seasons, she has also recurred on the hit comedy series, “Letterkenny.” Scrofano’s other credits include “Bad Blood,” “Designated Survivor,” “Star Trek,” and Fox Searchlight’s studio film, "Ready or Not."

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Melanie has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Daniel Di Tomasso and Lorraine Bracco


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Daniel di Tomasso

Daniel di Tomasso stars as Frank in "Welcome to Mama's"

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Daniel was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and young son.

More about Daniel

Daniel is perhaps best known for his series regular role on “Witches of East End,” based on the popular novel by Melissa de la Cruz, starring alongside Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan and Rachel Boston.

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Daniel has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Melanie Scrofano and Lorraine Bracco


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Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco stars as Mama in "Welcome to Mama's"

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As well as acting, Lorraine has been a professional model and is the author of two books! She recently embarked on a dramatic home-renovation journey after purchasing two properties in Sambuca di Sicilia, depicted in the series "My Big Italian Adventure" on HGTV.

More about Lorraine

Lorraine's remarkable performances in all arenas have earned her a global fan base. She is perhaps best known for her role as psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, who treated New Jersey Mafia heavyweight Tony Soprano on HBO’s hit series, “The Sopranos.” For this role, she earned multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Additionally, Bracco is an Academy Award nominee for her performance as Karen Hill in Martin Scorsese’s "GoodFellas."

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Melanie has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Daniel Di Tomasso and Melanie Scrofano


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