'The Christmas High Note': Meet Jamie Luner, Johnny Messner, Madeline Grace and rest of the Lifetime film's cast
'The Christmas High Note' sees a heartbroken Rachel (Jamie Luner) find the true spirit of Christmas again when she meets Michael (Johnny Messner) and his teenage daughter Sophia (Madeline Grace). We get to know the film's cast in the lead-up to the film's release on Netflix, as detailed below.
Jamie Luner stars as Rachel, a woman who's just been through a rough break-up but finds new life in coaching Sophia to reach that special high note in 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.' Luner's earliest work on-screen happened as early as the age of three, where she starred in television advertisements. She received her first proper acting role in 1987, on 'Just the Ten of Us,' taking a break from acting in 1989 to attend culinary school and work as a chef, before returning to acting with 'Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?' in 1993. She is best known for her roles on 'All My Children', 'Murder in the First' and 'Melrose Place.'
Johnny Messner plays Michael, the father of Sophia who renews Rachel's interest in romance. Messner is best known for his roles on 'Tears of the Sun,' 'Hostage' and 'Running Scared.' He worked for several years as a bartender and struggling actor before he got his big break with 'Tears of the Sun' in 2003.
Madeline Grace makes her feature film debut with 'The Christmas High Note.' She plays Sophia, the teenage daughter of Michael, who has trouble hitting the high notes on a beloved Christmas Carol. She has been acting since the age of seven, appearing in a few short films, as well as dancing since the age of 3. She is also set to star in the films 'The Pictures' and 'Vincent's Vow.'
William McNamara plays Brad, Rachel's ex-boyfriend who breaks up with her at the start of the film. McNamara is a long-time film and television star who has garnered over 165 roles on screen in his varied career. He got one of his first roles in 1989 with 'Dream a Little Dream,' shortly followed by 'Stella' in 1990. He is best known for his work on 'Copycat', 'Stealing Home,' and 'Radio Inside.'
The film also stars Kassandra Clementi, Marcie Barkin and Mel Flair, and releases on Lifetime on December 22, at 8 pm ET.