'A California Christmas': Meet real-life couple Lauren and Josh Swickard and rest of the cast of Netflix's rom-com

Josh and Lauren tied the knot almost exactly a year before the release of 'A California Christmas' on December 29, 2019


                            'A California Christmas': Meet real-life couple Lauren and Josh Swickard and rest of the cast of Netflix's rom-com
'A California Christmas' (Netflix)

Love is in the air, this Christmas, both on and off-screen, as real-life couple Laurne Swickard and Josh Swickard star in Netflix's latest Christmas romantic comedy flick. Apart from the leading duo, the film also stars Amanda Detmer as Wendy, Ali Afshar as Leo, David Del Rio as Manny, Gunnar Anderson as Conner, Katelyn Epperly as Liz, and Curtis Eugene Williams as a board member. But before you gear up to watch the holiday film, meet the star couple, as well as the rest of the cast of this Christmas film that might lack snow, but still has plenty of heart to spate. 

Lauren Swickard

Still from 'A California Christmas' (Netflix)

Lauren Swickard, also known professionally as Lauren or Lorynn York, is an actress, writer and producer who stars as Callie, a rancher who has dedicated her life to the ranch she owns and is unwilling to sell it off to a larger company. Lauren Swickard has put a lot of herself into 'A California Christmas', not only taking the lead role, but she also created, wrote, produced the film, one of the few films to have started production and wrapped it during the pandemic. As an actor, she got an early start in her career, with her first on-screen appearance happening while she was still in high school, where she got to work with acclaimed director JJ Abrams on a small role with 'Shelter'. She is best known for her roles as Scarlett Cambridge on 'Social Path', Danielle on 'Dear White People', and Kristen on 'Room for Murder'.

Josh Swickard

Josh Swickard attends The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

Josh Swickard plays Joseph, a smooth-talking business executive who goes undercover as a rancher on Callie's farm - despite his complete lack of farming experience. Swickard is also one of the film's producers. Swickard began his career in modelling, working for companies such as Men's Health, Sports Illustrated, Guess, Jockey and more. He made the jump to television in 2016 at Todd Stetson on Disney's 'Live and Maddie'. He's perhaps best known for his role on 'General Hospital' as Harrison Chase. He has also starred in 'Roped'.

Josh and Lauren Swicard tied the knot almost exactly a year before the release of 'A California Christmas', on December 29, 2019. 

You can watch a trailer for the film here:



 

'A California Christmas' releases on Netflix on December 14.

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