'Christmas She Wrote': Meet Danica McKellar, April Telek, Dylan Neal and rest of the Hallmark romance flick's cast
Christmas and Hallmark holiday movies are something of an American tradition at this point. And among this year’s roster of films is one called ‘Christmas She Wrote’. In the film, when writer Kayleigh has her column canceled before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with family. But soon, right during the holidays, she receives an unexpected visit from the man who canceled her column. Even as Kayleigh is not stopping her writing – now doing it for a local paper – sparks fly between her and Tripp.
‘Christmas She Wrote’ promises to be standard Hallmark thoroughfare, after all, it is full of names who have been part of the Hallmark family for a long time. From writers to directors to actors, they’re all veterans of what has now become a genre in its own right. So, let’s take a look at the film’s cast!
Danica McKellar as Kayleigh
The 45-year-old American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate first rose to fame as Winnie Cooper on the iconic television classic ‘The Wonder Years’. Since 2010, she has voiced Miss Martian in the animated superhero series ‘Young Justice’. McKellar has appeared in several television films for Hallmark Channel. McKellar is a New York Times bestselling author of ten humorous and educational math books including ‘Math Doesn't Suck’, ‘Kiss My Math’, ‘Hot X: Algebra Exposed’, ‘Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape’.
Dylan Neal as Tripp
The 51-year-old Canadian-American actor is known for his portrayal of the character Dylan Shaw on the soap opera ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’, Doug Witter on ‘Dawson's Creek’, and Detective Mike Celluci in the supernatural series ‘Blood Ties’. He also played Aaron Jacobs on ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’. Neal is also a veteran of the Hallmark Channel - he has had the lead role opposite Andie MacDowell in the TV series ‘Cedar Cove’.
Andrew Francis as Stephen
The 35-year-old Canadian voice, film, and television actor has appeared in many television shows and films including ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’, ‘Lamb Chop's Play Along’, ‘Hero 108’, ‘Sushi Pack’, ‘Poltergeist: The Legacy’, ‘Dark Angel’, ‘Twilight Zone’, ‘The L Word’, ‘Smallville’, ‘Kyle XY’, and ‘Chesapeake Shores’. He has also appeared in theatrical releases such as ‘Knockaround Guys’, ‘Agent Cody Banks’, ‘Final Destination 3’, and ‘The Invisible’.
April Telek as Amy
The 45-year-old Canadian actor and the 1994 Miss Canada has had a long career in television, especially in TV films. Some of the more notable titles include ‘Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story’, ‘Mr. Troop Mom’, ‘Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story’, and more. In television series, her notable roles include ‘The Immortal’, ‘Robson Arms’, ‘Hell on Wheels’, and ‘Rogue’.
Keith MacKechnie as Malcolm
The 65-year-old American actor is best known for his performances in ‘Moonlight in Vermont’, ‘Family for Christmas’, and ‘National Lampoon's Winter Holiday’. He was most recently seen in the television series ‘Virgin River’. The film also stars Karen Kruper as Mary, Ava Telek as Charlotte, Jim Thorburn as Rob Hartman, Serge Houde as Brian, Beverley Breuer as Sue and Kerën Burkett as Gena.
‘Christmas She Wrote’ will premiere Sunday, December 6, at 8:00 pm/ 7:00c only on the Hallmark Channel.