Hallmark 'Warming Up to You': 5 things you never knew about Cindy Busby
'Warming Up to You' follows the story of Kate, a fitness teacher, who relocates to her best friend's healing retreat from Los Angeles. The studio assigns A-list superstar Rick to come and train with her for his next feature movie, much to her astonishment. Not only do the two break down physical barriers, but they also break down personal barriers and form an unexpected bond, which is jeopardized when Rick's co-star, Liza, also gets assigned to train with Kate.
For over two decades, Cindy Busby has been making a splash in the television and film industries. Busby dreamed of becoming an actor since she was a child. She enrolled in Dawson College's Professional Theater Program, a three-year program that allowed her to showcase her professionalism, hard work, and dedication to her art. Busby struck the ground running after college, landing a starring role as Ashley Stanton in almost 50 episodes of the television series 'Heartland.' The show immediately became one of the most popular Canadian shows of all time, as well as being syndicated in 81 countries and a Netflix top selection. Busby went on to play guest star roles on several hit shows like 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Supernatural,' 'The L.A. Complex,' 'Rush,' 'Proof,' 'The Tomorrow People,' and 'The Secret Circle,'.
The actress' work ethic and reputation have garnered her over a dozen lead roles in the past few years, establishing her as a household figure and a fan favorite among Hallmark Channel viewers. 'Unleashing Mr Darcy' and its sequel, 'Marrying Mr Darcy,' 'Royal Hearts,' 'Love in the Forecast,' 'Romance on the Menu,' 'Follow Me to Daisy Hills,' and most recently, 'Chasing Waterfalls' are just a few of her numerous credits for the network.
Christopher Russell was born to British parents and is a first-generation Canadian. He was drawn to the arts at a young age and his first performance as an actor was in a pre-school rendition of The Nativity Story, when he played Mary and Joseph's donkey and garnered excellent reviews. Russell appeared in several shows throughout high school, most notably as Magnus Muldoon in a performance of Tom Stoppard's 'The Real Inspector Hound', for which he received the Sears Drama Festival Award of Excellence. Russell has been in original Hallmark Channel films such as 'Love, Again,' 'Midnight Masquerade,' 'Where Your Heart Belongs,' 'All Summer Long,' 'Love Unleashed'" and 'Merry Matrimony,' among others
Latonya Williams is an actress who is best known for her role in the television series 'Travelers.' In the film 'Merry Liddle Christmas,' she portrayed the role of Treena. Williams came to popularity with her role in the film 'Always Be My Maybe.'
Caitlin Stryker grew up as a railroad brat, never staying in one place for more than two years due to her father's railroading work. Stryker began her career in the arts as a ballet dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Young Performers Ensemble, where she developed an appreciation for emotional freedom. Stryker was then signed to the Elite modeling agency in Toronto, which led to the beginning of her film and television acting career. Her passion for cinema has led her to co-produce a number of short films as well as the 31x Award-Winning feature picture 'Land of Smiles' with her husband Bradley Stryker.
'Warming Up to You,' will premiere on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark channel.