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New Year New Movies 2022

Stars of New Year New Movies 2022

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Jen Lilley

Jen Lilley plays Mackenzie in Where Your Heart Belongs.

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Jen is a foster and adoptive parent. She hosts a podcast, “Fostering Hope with Jen Lilley,” to demystify the foster care system and encourage loving people to get involved in the cause.

More about Jen

Jen is a regular leading lady on Hallmark Channel, with roles in “A Little Daytime Drama” with Ryan Paevey, “Snowkissed” with Chris McNally ("When Calls the Heart") and “Winter Love Story” with fellow New Year New Movies 2022 star Kevin McGarry ("The Wedding Veil").

She is a star on both the silver and small screens, appearing in the Academy Award-winning film, "The Artist" and ABC’s long running daytime drama “General Hospital.”

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Jen has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Christopher Russell, Kevin McGarry, Chris McNally, Ryan Paevey, Linda Dano


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Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell plays Dylan in Where Your Heart Belongs.

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Christopher starred in a previous Hallmark romance with Jen Lilley in "Love Unleashed."

More about Christopher

Christopher is a first generation Canadian, born in Toronto to British parents. He has starred in multiple Hallmark movies including “Wedding Bells” with Danica McKellar, “The Nature of Love" with Emilie Ullerup and “Love in the Forecast” with Cindy Busby.

Christopher also starred in the film "The Right Kind of Wrong," which was an official selection for the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.

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Christopher has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Jen Lilley, Jessica Lowndes, Danica McKellar, Emilie Ullerup, Autumn Reeser


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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 best 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.”

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

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Lacey has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Alison Sweeney, Autumn Reeser, Kevin McGarry, Stuart Townsend, Brennan Elliot, Tyler Hines, 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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Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney stars as Tracy in The Wedding Veil.

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Alison joined the cast of “Days of Our Lives” at just 16 years old.

More about Alison

Alison co-created and stars in “Chronicle Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and headlined “Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery” based on the popular book series.

Alison recently starred in the Hallmark Christmas movie Open by Christmas” with Brennan Elliot and the romantic movies “Love on the Air” and “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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Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser stars as Emma in The Wedding Veil.

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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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Brennan Elliott

Brennan Elliott stars as Michael in The Perfect Pairing.

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Brennan began his career in numerous episodic television roles but landed his break as a series regular on “Strong Medicine,” in which he played Dr. Nick Biancavilla for 88 episodes.

More about Brennan

For four seasons, Brennan played the egomaniacal host, Graham, in the critically acclaimed and darkly comedic series “UnREAL.”

He recently starred in the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie “Open by Christmas” alongside Alison Sweeney (Hallmark Channel's The Wedding Veil) and Erica Durance (North to Home on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries).

Brennan serves as executive producer for the popular Hallmark Mystery series, “Crossword Mysteries,” in which he stars with Lacey Chabert and Barbara Niven.

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Brennan has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Nazneen Contractor, Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney, Erica Durance, Barbara Niven


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Nazneen Contractor

Nazneen Contractor stars as Christina in The Perfect Pairing.

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Born in Mumbai, India and raised in Nigeria, Africa until the age of seven, Nazneen quickly became well versed in world travels and a variety cultures at a very young age.

More about Nazneen

Nazneen landed the role of Layla Hourani in “The Border,” a Canadian produced drama for CBC. The series aired worldwide, garnering Nazneen a Golden Nymph Award nomination at The Montecarlo Television Festival.

Nazneen has previously starred in the Hallmark movies A Winter Getaway with Brooks Darnell and The Christmas Ring with David Alpay.

Philanthropy is a huge priority for her and she supports such organizations as Second Harvest to feed the homeless, and Look Good Feel Better, supporting women with cancer.

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Brennan has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Brennan Elliott, Brooks Darnell, David Alpay


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Emilie Ullerup

Emilie Ullerup plays Taylor in Don't Forget I Love You.

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Originally from Denmark, Emilie grew up all over the world.

More about Emilie

Just as she has bounced between countries, Emilie has bounced between acting genres from drama to horror, comedy and more. She spent three seasons on the hit show “Arctic Air" and her other credits include the long running “Supernatural” and “Battlestar Galactica.”

Emilie is well known for her role as playwright Bree O’Brien in Hallmark Channel’s acclaimed family drama, “Chesapeake Shores.” She was recently seen in the Hallmark romance movies “Nature of Love” with Christopher Russell and "Winter Castle" with Kevin McGarry.

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Emilie has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Clayton James, Christopher Russell, Kevin McGarry, Treat Williams, Brendan Penny, Robert Buckley, Andrew Francis


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Clayton James

Clayton James plays Josh in Don't Forget I Love You.

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Did You Know?

Clayton booked his first role on the hit Fox show “Fringe.”

More about Clayton

He can be seen on fan favorite CW shows “Superman & Lois” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”

Like fellow New Year New Movies star Kevin McGarry, Clayton also had a role on the Hallmark Channel Original series “When Calls the Heart.”

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Clayton has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Emilie Ullerup


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Stacey Farber

Stacey Farber plays Emma in Butlers in Love.

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Did You Know?

She also appeared with fellow New Year New Movies star Clayton James ("Don't Forget I Love You") in The CW’s “Superman & Lois.”

More about Stacey

Stacey is best known internationally for her lead role as Ellie Nash on the groundbreaking Canadian television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”

Stacey can be seen in Netflix’s hit series “Virgin River.”

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Stacey has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Corey Cott


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Corey Cott

Corey Cott plays Henry in Butlers in Love.

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Did You Know?

He received critical acclaim for his performance in the Tony Award winning musical "Bandstand" along with Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas star Laura Osnes (“Christmas in Tahoe”).

More about Corey

Corey made his Broadway debut starring as Jack Kelly for two years in Disney’s “Newsies.”

In addition to his work on stage, Corey can be seen on the small screen in recurring roles on “Z: The Beginning of Everything” and “The Good Fight.”

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Corey has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Stacey Farber


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Maxwell Caulfield

Maxwell Caulfield plays Mr. Willoughby in Butlers in Love.

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Did You Know?

Maxwell met Juliet Mills, his beautiful wife of many years, when they starred together in the award-winning production of "The Elephant Man" in 1980. Recently they returned to the stage together in adaptation of the Hitchcock classic, "The Lady Vanishes."

More about Maxwell

A versatile Anglo-American actor, Maxwell has amassed multiple stage and movie credits since arriving in New York in 1978. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Grease 2, in which he made his film debut. Another feature that attained genuine cult status following its release in 1995 is Empire Records and spawned the annual celebration of Rex Manning Day every April 8th.

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Maxwell has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Stacey Farber, Corey Cott, Alicia Witt and George Stults