'Making Spirits Bright': 5 things you need to know about Taylor Cole

Watch childhood friends Grace and Tony come closer as they try and bridge the distance between their fathers in the new Hallmark yuletide romance

                            'Making Spirits Bright': 5 things you need to know about Taylor Cole
Taylor Cole (Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Allister Foster)

Christmas isn't Christmas without tuning into some wholesome, cheesy, romantic Hallmark movies, and just like each year the channel has not disappointed and come out with some sweet new watches.

'Making Spirits Bright' is part of this year's Countdown to Christmas and will see two reunited childhood friends hatch a plan to put an end to their fathers' feud. Featuring a house decorating completion the movie is set to capture one of the best aspects of Christmas along with some good ol' loving. A sprinkle of rivalry. a dash of friendship and a blooming love story set amidst the lights should surely get you in the festive mood, so read on to know more on the cast set to bring the magic on Hallmark.


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Taylor Cole as Grace Ryan

Actress Taylor Cole is also a former-fashion model but along with beauty she also has brawn. Cole was incredibly gifted in the sport of Volleyball which even saw her participate in the Junior Olympics along with her volleyball squad. It was around the same time that she got her modeling start and moved to New York to pursue it further. This saw her appear in commercials and ads for Crest toothpaste, Old Spice and Dooney & Bourke handbags. In 2004 after landing an audition she bagged the lead role of Erika Spalding in the WB series ' Summerland'. Her career in entertainment saw her star in many more shows which include 'Supernatural', 'The Event', 'Salvation', and more.

A familiar face on the Hallmark and Hallmark and Mysteries Channel, she has starred in movies like 'Christmas Festival of Ice', 'Ruby Herring Mysteries: Prediction Murder', 'Falling For You' and more with audiences clearly liking her. One of her movies even led her to meet and later marry her producer husband Cameron Larson last year. She will be seen in the upcoming Hallmark movie 'Making Spirits Bright' as the female lead.


Carlo Marks as Tony Sotta

Carlo Marks is a Canadian actor who started his career in 2005. His memorable roles on television include Alec Abrams aka Stephen Swift in the CW’s hit show 'Smallville', appearances on 'Pretty Little Liars', Eddie in 2013’s 'Scarecrow'. His other works include 'The Flash', 'The 100', 'The Haunting of Sorority Row', 'The Deadly Pledge' and more.   

A Hallmark actor, Marks spent five seasons recurring in the role of David Peck on the channel's original primetime series 'Chesapeake Shores' and has also starred in movies 'Christmas with the Darlings' and 'Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday'. He will next be seen in the channel's Christmas movie' Making Spirits Bright'. 


Other cast members

The rest of the cast includes Garry Chalk as Mr Ryan and John Cassini as Frank Sotto.

'Making Spirits Bright' premieres Saturday, November 27, at 6/5c on the Hallmark channel. 

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