Hallmark 'Christmas in Tahoe': 5 things to know about Laura Osnes, other cast members
Hallmark is set to make everyone’s Christmas even more magical by releasing a bunch of holiday movies on its network. The holiday season is just around the corner and the network has already made its mind to put a smile on everybody’s face.
One of the movies on everybody’s watchlist is ‘Christmas in Tahoe’. The movie revolves around a woman named Claire (Laura Osnes) who is trying to save her family hotel’s Christmas show. However, she soon realizes that she would need the help of his ex-boyfriend Ryan (Kyle Selig), the lead guitarist of a now-famous band, to save the show. Will Ryan help? Or he’ll say no to Claire?
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Apart from having an interesting premise, the movie also features a stellar cast that will undoubtedly take you on an enchanting journey. So, let’s take a look at the movie’s cast.
Laura Osnes as Claire
Born on November 19, 1985, Osnes began her acting career by doing Broadway. Her first acting performance was in the second grade, where she played a munchkin in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. After working in a wide range of theater productions, the actor gained a lot of recognition for her appearance in the reality show ‘Grease: You’re the One that I want!’ Osnes won the show and laid a strong foundation for her career.
The actress made her Television debut with the 2012 series ‘City of Dreams’. After that, she did a lot of cameo roles in projects such as ‘Team Umizoomi’, ‘Elementary’, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, and ‘Fosse/Verdon’. On the other hand, she did a couple of Hallmark movies in the middle as well and that’s why she is one of the fan favorites. ‘Christmas in Tahoe’ will be her fifth movie with the network after ‘In the Key of Love’, ‘A Homecoming for the Holidays’, ‘One Royal Holiday’, and ‘Raise a Glass to Love’
She has been nominated for two Tony Awards and won a Best Actress accolade (‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’) at the Drama Desk Awards.
Kyle Selig as Ryan
Selig is truly a multi-talented artist and has enthralled audiences with his acting, singing, and dancing. In June 2010, at the age of 17, Selig won the National High School Musical Theatre Award (also known as the "Jimmy Award") along with a $10,000 scholarship. In 2012, he performed in his first major Broadway show ‘The Glorious Ones’ at Rose Center Theater.
He was also a part of ‘The Book of Mormon’ for three years before the Broadway version of the ‘West Side Story’. From 2018 to 2020, he played the role of Aaron Samuels in the theatrical rendition of ‘Mean Girls’.
Pat Monahan as Jackson
Born on February 28, 1969, Monahan is a well-renowned country musician known for his various hit songs like ‘Her Eyes’ and ‘The Truth’. Monahan began his musical career singing with the cover band Rogues Gallery from 1988 to 1990. In 1994, the band dissolved and Monahan made another band named Train. From 1994 to 2006, Monahan released four studio albums with Train and the band earned two Grammys, one of them for the song ‘Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)’ which was written by Monahan and inspired by his late mother, who had died of cancer.
Apart from being a musician, Monahan has also appeared on several TV shows like ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘CSI: NY’.
Danielle Butlin as Beth
Butlin has been a part of the entertainment industry since 2014 and made her debut with the TV series ‘Neighbours’. After that, she did several short films such as ‘Antiquate Killer’, ‘Freight Train’ and ‘I Used to Exist’. Her first major acting role came in 2016 with the TV series ‘Windscreen Watch’ where she portrayed the character of Tracy Bellingham.
The actress was recently seen in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Out of Order’.
Rebecca Staab as Dorothy Rhodes
Born on July 27, 1961, Rebecca Staab has been a part of the industry for more than 25 years now and has given many award-worthy performances. Before becoming an actress, Staab worked as a model for the Ford Agency. She made her acting debut with the 1985 TV series ‘Guiding Light’. Since then, Staab has been a part of numerous TV shows like ‘Beverly Hills 90210’, ‘Cheers’, ‘Live Shot’, ‘Port Charles’, ‘NCIS’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘The Mentalist’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’.
However, since 2016, she has become a frequent collaborator with Hallmark and worked on several titles. ‘The Irresistible Blueberry Farm’ was Staab’s first movie with Hallmark and went on to have pivotal roles in two Hallmark movies in 2017, titled ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ and ‘Coming Home for Christmas’. Since then, she has done five more movies with Hallmark and created a separate fan base for herself
Excited about ‘Christmas in Tahoe’? Catch the Christmas movie premiering exclusively on Hallmark on Sunday, November 28, at 6 pm EST.