'Cross Country Christmas': Meet Rachael Leigh Cook, Greyston Holt and rest of the cast of Hallmark holiday film
The most recognizable actor cast in the film is Rachael Leigh Cook, who will be live-tweeting from the Hallmark channel official Twitter handle when 'Cross Country Christmas' airs on December 20
If you are a fan of Hallmark's feel-good, made-for-TV movies, you cannot miss 'Cross Country Christmas' airing tonight. Packaging a romance in a road trip movie set around the holidays, the film seems like the perfect combination of elements for an entertaining movie night in. The plot for the film centers around Lina and Max, who are both from the same small town in Colorado but who have never been friends.
However, by coincidence, they happen to book the same flight from New York City to go back home for the holidays. When a storm reroutes their plane, they are stranded with no flights out. Working together, they try to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation. The people they meet along the way and the places they pass through, help them see Christmas – and each other – in a different way.
The most recognizable cast in the film is Lina, played by Rachael Leigh Cook. She is acting opposite Greyston Holt, who plays Max in the film. Learn more about them and the rest of the cast of the film. Cook and Holt will be live-tweeting from the Hallmark channel official Twitter handle when 'Cross Country Christmas' airs so this is your chance to interact with Rachael Leigh Cook and tap into that '90s nostalgia.
Rachael Leigh Cook as Lina
Rachael Leigh Cook plays Lina. Cook's memorable performance in the 1998 anti-heroin “kitchen smashing” public service announcement (“This is your brain ...”) led to her first starring role in Miramax’s breakout hit 'She’s All That', opposite Freddie Prinze Jr Cook. She has also starred in hits like 'The Baby-Sitters Club', 'Josie and the Pussycats' with Rosario Dawson and 'All I Wanna Do' with Kirsten Dunst.
She was a recurring character on the hit series 'Psych' and guest-starred on 'Criminal Minds'. She has also starred in several Hallmark movies like 'Autumn in the Vineyard', 'Summer in the Vineyard', and 'Valentine in the Vineyard'. She was most recently seen in the Netflix film 'Love, Guaranteed'.
Cook was married to 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals' actor Daniel Gillies for 15 years and has two children with him. But in July 2019, they announced their decision to separate. Since then Cook has found love again in the arms of a new man. While she has kept his name secret, she did reveal in an interview that he was "a producer and high school swim coach".
Greyston Holt as Max
Canadian actor Greyston Holt portrays Max. He is best known for starring in 'Bitten', 'The 100' and and 'Supernatural' and as Tyler on 'Batwoman'. He has also done plenty of holiday romcoms including 'A Very Country Christmas' and 'A Very Country Wedding' in which he reprised his role as country singer Zane Gunther. The third film in the series 'A Very Country Christmas Homecoming' aired in November this year. The actor is currently in a relationship with actress Cristina Rosato.
Jon Cor as Daryl
Canadian actor Jon Cor has been cast as Daryl. Based out of Vancouver, BC, Cor appeared in ABC Disney's 'Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments', Syfy's 'Dark Matter' and Hallmark's Picture 'A Perfect Christmas'.
Luke Roessler as Ryan Hunter
Child actor Luke Roessler plays Ryan Hunter. At a young age, Luke Roessler already has notable film credits to his name, starring in 'It Chapter Two', 'Dead to Me' and 'Deadpool 2'.
Emma Oliver as Sarah Hunter
Emma Oliver plays Ryan's sister Sarah Hunter. Emma Oliver started acting at the age of 5. Her breakout role was as "Emily Strong" in 'The X-Files'. She was most recently seen in TNT's TV series 'Snowpiercer' as "Winnie".
Keith MacKechnie as Harvey
Keith MacKechnie plays Harvey, the father with grown children at whose house Max and Linda seek shelter. Keith MacKechnie is an actor and producer, known for 'Moonlight in Vermont', 'Family for Christmas' and 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'.
Robyn Bradley as Klara
Robyn Bradley plays Harvey's wife and the warm matriarch of the household. Robyn Bradley is also a Vancouver-based actor who has graduated from The Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Since then, she has worked continuously in film and television as an actor and as a voice-over artist.
'Cross Country Christmas' airs on Sunday, December 20, at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel.