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Meet the Stars of Spring Into Love

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The Stars of Spring Into Love

Get ready for a season of love and romance during the Spring into Love event on Hallmark Channel!

Find out more about the stars featured in five all-new original movies including Gloria Reuben, Melora Hardin, Eriq La Salle, Max Lloyd-Jones and many more. Be sure to tune in Saturday nights at 8/7c for all-new premieres starting March 26.

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Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben stars as Brenda in A Second Chance at Love.

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Gloria is an accomplished actress and musical artist, performing as a backup singer for Tina Turner and recording several jazz albums.

More about Gloria

"A Second Chance at Love" reunites Gloria with co-star Eriq La Salle from the hit series “ER.” Gloria is a two-time Emmy nominee for her groundbreaking portrayal of HIV+ physician's assistant Jeanie Boulet.

Gloria can be seen in Showtime’s anthology limited series “The First Lady,” in which she plays Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, and a close friend of Michelle Obama.

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Gloria has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Eriq La Salle, Alvina August, Jarod Joseph


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Alvina August

Alvina August stars as Alicia in A Second Chance at Love.

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August is an incredible singer and has been performing since she was young. She has worked in many studios, recording her original songs.

More about Alvina

Alvina starred in her first Miracles of Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, "Deliver by Christmas" in 2020.

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Alvina has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Gloria Reuben, Eriq La Salle, Jarod Joseph, Eion Bailey

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Jarod Joseph

Jarod Joseph stars as Arnold in A Second Chance at Love.

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Jarod is originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and has appeared in many television shows, including ABC’s “Motive,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Mistresses,” plus “Arrow” on The CW.

More about Jarod

No stranger to holiday films, Jarod played Tom in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Miracles of Christmas movie, "The Christmas Promise" in 2021.

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Jarod has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Gloria Reuben, Eriq La Salle, Alvina August, Torrey DeVitto and Dylan Bruce

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Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle stars as Jack in A Second Chance at Love.

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Eriq is an accomplished author, publishing his debut novel, "Laws of Depravity" in 2013.

More about Eriq

Eriq is best known to TV audiences for his portrayal of the commanding Dr. Peter Benton on the critically acclaimed NBC medical drama series “ER.”

He just recently wrapped executive producing and directing on “Chicago P.D.” Additionally, he has directed multiple episodes of “Chicago Med,” “Madam Secretary” and “Lucifer.”

Eriq made his feature film directorial debut with "Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault" for HBO.

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Eriq has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Gloria Reuben, Alvina August, Jarod Joseph


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Krysta Rodriguez

Krysta Rodriguez stars as Mia in Just One Kiss.

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Krysta is not only a television star but also a Broadway stage star with many productions to her credit. These include "The Addams Family," "In the Heights," "A Chorus Line" and "Good Vibrations."

More about Krysta

Krysta starred as the iconic entertainer Liza Minnelli in the Netflix limited series “Halston” from Ryan Murphy. Most recently, Rodriguez wrapped a leading role in the TBS/Sony pilot “Space” and the lead in a holiday-themed feature opposite RuPaul.

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Krysta has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:


Santino Fontana, Illeana Douglas and Aida Turturro


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Santino Fontana

Santino Fontana stars as Tony in Just One Kiss.

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Fans of Disney animated films will recognize Santino's voice as that of Prince Hans in "Frozen." He is a talented singer who has performed with the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and many other professional music organizations.

More about Santino

Santino Fontana received the 2019 Tony Award for his tour de force performance in "Tootsie." He has also received two Drama Desk Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award and Clarence Derwent Award for a mix of straight plays and musicals. His Broadway credits include "Hello Dolly," "Act One," "Cinderella" and "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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Santino has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:


Krysta Rodriguez, Illeana Douglas and Aida Turturro.


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Illeana Douglas

Illeana Douglas stars as Marlene in Just One Kiss.

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Illeana is a longtime movie and television star who received an Emmy nomination for her role as Angela in the HBO drama series, "Six Feet Under." She has also penned a memoir entitled, "I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from A Life Lived in and Out of the Movies."

Fun Fact

Illeana's paternal grandfather is the legendary Melvyn Douglas, star of classic films such as "Ninotchka" and "Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House."

More about Ileana

Illeana 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," "Cape Fear," "To Die For," and "Grace of My Heart."

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Ileana has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:


Krysta Rodriguez, Santino Fontana and Aida Turturro


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Aida Turturro

Aida Turturro stars as Sophia in Just One Kiss.

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In addition to many film and television roles, Aida appeared alongside in Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange in "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Broadway. She has also performed in two plays in Italy performed in Italian.

More about Aida

Aida is best known for her twice Emmy-nominated turn as Janice on HBO's groundbreaking series, "The Sopranos." Her other television credits include "Grey's Anatomy," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," a recurring role on "Law & Order: SVU," "Nurse Jackie," “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “ER” and “Oz.”

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Aida has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:


Krysta Rodriguez, Santino Fontana and Illeana Douglas.


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Melora Hardin

Melora Hardin stars as Evelyn in Love, Classified.

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Melora is a multi-talented artist! In addition to acting, she has been singing and dancing since childhood and has released two CDs of original songs. She has also directed various productions including a docu-series, television episodes and even a music video.

More about Melora

Melora is well known for her portrayal of Jan Levinson, Steve Carell’s rigid, former corporate boss and love interest, on the critically acclaimed NBC series “The Office.” Additionally, Melora was Emmy-nominated in 2016 for her recurring role of Tammy Cashman on Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning comedy, “Transparent.”

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Melora has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Arienne Mandi, Katherine McNamara and Max Lloyd-Jones.

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Arienne Mandi

Arienne Mandi stars as Franki in Love, Classified.

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Arienne is fluent in Spanish and Farsi, proudly representing both the Latinx and Middle Eastern communities.

More about Arienne

She is best known as powerhouse Dani Nuñez on Showtime's iconic "The L Word: Generation Q," which is going into its third season on Showtime. She has also appeared in hit the CBS franchises "NCIS" and "Hawaii 5-0."

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Arienne has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Katherine McNamara, Melora Hardin, Max Lloyd-Jones and Steve Bacic.

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Katherine McNamara

Katherine McNamara stars as Taylor in Love, Classified.

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Katherine began her career on Broadway at the age of 13 in "A Little Night Music," starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury.

More about Katherine

She is best known for her role as Clary Fray in the Freeform series “Shadowhunters” and Blackstar on the CW’s “Arrow.” Katherine was featured on the big screen opposite Dylan O'Brien in two of the "Maze Runner" films, in which she played Sonya.

In addition to acting, Katherine plays the guitar, piano, and enjoys singing and songwriting. One of her songs was included in the “Shadowhunters” Season 2 finale.

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Katherine has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Arienne Mandi, Melora Hardin, Max Lloyd-Jones and Steve Bacic.

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Max Lloyd-Jones

Max Lloyd-Jones stars as Zach in Love, Classified.

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Max played Tom Thornton from 2015-2018 in Hallmark Channel's original series, "When Calls the Heart." The actor currently resides in Vancouver and Los Angeles.

More about Max

He broke into the business aged 13, when he portrayed David Durango in The Sandlot 2 for 20th Century Fox. As an adult actor Max has appeared in over 20 films and Television shows. He can currently be seen on Disney+ playing Lieutenant Reed in “The Book Of Boba Fett.” He previously teamed up with Star Wars playing a vital role in season 2 of “The Mandalorian.”

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Max has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Melora Hardin, Arienne Mandi, Katherine McNamara and Erin Krakow.

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Steve Bacic

Steve Bacic stars as Brian in Love, Classified.

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Did you Know?

Steve's breakout role was on the hit television series, “21 Jump Street.”

More about Steve

Steve has had many leading roles on TV shows, including the CW's “Arrow” and CBS series “NCIS” and “CSI: Miami." Like fellow Spring into Love stars Eriq La Salle and Gloria Reuben, Steve also appeared on long-running NBC hit drama “ER.”

Hallmark viewers will recognize Steve from many movie roles, including "Christmas with the Darlings," "A Joyous Christmas," and "All for Love."

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Steve has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Katherine McNamara, Melora Hardin, Arienne Mandi, Max Lloyd-Jones, Katrina Law, Carlo Marks, and Sara Rue.

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Brittany Bristow

Brittany Bristow stars as Bella in A Tail of Love.

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Aside from acting, Brittany has worked as a producer, writer and script editor. She also serves as host of “Wildlife Quest,” a show created, written and produced with her family for National Geographic.

More about Brittany

Brittany has starred in numerous Hallmark Channel movies, including “Holiday Date,” “Royal Matchmaker,” “Christmas Next Door,” “Love on Safari,” “Christmas at the Palace” and “Love, Romance & Chocolate.”

A native of Toronto, Canada, Brittany began acting at the age of six. At the age 12, after numerous national commercials, a television guest star appearance and four films, she auditioned for Canada’s National Ballet School. Upon acceptance, she put her acting career on hold to attend the prestigious program and complete her studies.

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Brittany has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Matt Cohen, Lacey Chabert, Bethany Joy Lenz and Will Kemp.


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Chris McNally

Chris McNally stars as JR in A Tail of Love.

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Did you Know?

Chris has made appearances on several hit television series, including FOX’s “Lucifer” and “Killer Instinct,” the Emmy®-nominated TNT series “Falling Skies,” the CW’s “Supernatural,” and a recurring role in the Netflix series, “Altered Carbon.”

More about Chris

The actor plays Lucas, Elizabeth's love interest, in the Hallmark Channel romantic series, "When Calls the Heart."

Chris’ most recent Hallmark Channel titles include “A Winter Princess,” “The Sweetest Heart,” and “Snowkissed.”

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Chris has also appeared alongside these Hallmark stars:

Erin Krakow, Brittany Bristow, Jen Lilley, Natalie Hall, Julie Gonzalo


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