Anyone who is a Hallmark movie fanatic, like yours truly, is familiar with Roanoke native and University of Virginia grad Jen Lilley. The spirited and friendly actress stars in many of Hallmark’s most beloved films, think Mingle All The Way; Winter Love Story; Love Unleashed; Paris, Wine & Romance; and one of last year’s holiday favorites, USS Christmas.
A singer and star of film and television, Lilley was a series regular on General Hospital and Days of Our Lives, in addition to appearing in episodes of some of the most popular shows on television such as Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy. Her film work includes a role in The Artist, which won an Academy Award in 2012 for best picture.
This holiday season, Lilley stars in Royally Wrapped for Christmas on the Great American Country network.
“What I love most about these [type of] films is that they are uplifting,” Lilley says. “It’s why entertainment was created. It’s an escape from life. I particularly love Hallmark and romantic movies.”
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