'Spotlight on Christmas': Meet Tori Anderson, Victor Zinck Jr and rest of the cast of Lifetime holiday movie

Dumped two weeks before Christmas, actress Olivia O’Hara secretly returns to her tiny hometown to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn’t expect is to face the family she left behind, meeting charming new guy Casey Rawlins or a noisy reporter following her every move


                            'Spotlight on Christmas': Meet Tori Anderson, Victor Zinck Jr and rest of the cast of Lifetime holiday movie
Tori Anderson (Getty Images)

Lifetime's 'Spotlight on Christmas' follows actress Olivia O’Hara who returns to her hometown to hide after being dumped two weeks before Christmas. While there she finds herself involved in her community helping with a play, and a new love interest in Casey Rawlins, which makes her realize that she might want to leave Hollywood behind after all.

The official synopsis reads, "Dumped two weeks before Christmas, actress Olivia O’Hara secretly returns to her tiny hometown to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn’t expect is to be faced with the family she left behind, meeting charming new guy Casey Rawlins or a noisy reporter following her every move. Completely overwhelmed, Olivia contemplates running away from her life once again, but with newfound confidence and freedom, Olivia bravely steps up to take the starring role in her own life, realizing that home is where the heart is and that she deserves to be loved for exactly who she really is."

Here is the cast bringing this love story to life.

Victor Zinck, Jr and Tori Anderson (Lifetime)

Tori Anderson as Olivia O’Hara

Anderson is known for her works in 'Killjoys' (2016), 'Tru Calling' (2003), 'No Tomorrow' (2016-2017), and 'The L.A. Complex' (2012). Her recent works include her roles as Ada Nicholson in 'Caught' (2018), Amelia Hughes in 'Return to Christmas Creek' (2018), Sasha Levant in 'Ransom', Nicole Cabella in 'Love Under the Olive Tree' (2020) and Blake Crawford in 'Blindspot' (2017-2020). She has a release titled 'You May Kiss the Bridesmaid' in post-production. The actress was also nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress, Drama Program, or Limited Series in 'Caught'.

Victor Zinck Jr as Casey Rawlins

Zinck is known for his works in 'Motive' (2016), 'The 100' (2014-2016), and 'Love on the Sidelines' (2016). His recent works include his roles as Joe Marrow in 'Breakthrough' (2019), Finn O'Rourke in 'Love Alaska' (2019), and Anton Durov in 'Altered Carbon' (2020). He has two releases titled 'Day of the Dead' (2021) and 'Romance in the Wilds' in post-production and one release titled 'Christmas in the Wilds' in pre-production.

Matthew James Dowden

Matthew James Dowden (IMDb)

Dowden is known for his roles as Christoph Banks in 'The Flash' (2017), Bertrand in 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' (2017) and Rober Brown in 'Aurora Teagarden Mysteries' (2019). His recent works include 'Mystery 101' (2019), 'Riddled with Deceit: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery' (2020), 'Hint of Love' (2020) and 'Good Morning Christmas!' (2020).

Lia Frankland as Janey Wilson

Lia Frankland attends the premiere of Focus Features' "Tully" at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on April 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Frankland is known for her roles as Srah in 'Tully' (2018), and Avery in 'Betting on the Bride' (2017). Her other works include the TV series 'Dead of Summer' (2016), 'Road to Christmas' (2018) and the TV series 'The Virtual Talent Show' (2020). She has a release titled 'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers' (2021) in post-production and another release titled 'Maid' that is listed as filming. In 2017, Franklan won a Joey Award for Best Principal or Supporting Actress in a TV Movie 9 Years & Up for 'Betting on the Bride' and she won another Joey Award in 2018 for Best Actress in a Feature Film Supporting/Principal Role Age 5-11 for 'Tully'. She also won a Young Entertainer Award for Best Supporting Young Actress - Feature Film for 'Tully' in 2019.

Matthew Nelson-Mahood as Jack

Nelson-Mahood is known for his roles as Jason in Dead Shack (2017), Tom Casteel in 'V.C. Andrews' Heaven' (2019), Matthew in When the Street Lights Go On' (2020) and Jay in 'The Magicians' (2019).

Catch 'Spotlight on Christmas' on Monday, December 21 at 8/7c on Lifetime. Watch the trailer below:



 

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