Known for its heartwarming and romantic drama programming, the Hallmark Channel has been a part of the American Television industry for several decades and in that time, it has been a place for several actors and actresses, particularly those who can’t break into the mainstream audience to achieve their dream of becoming professionals. One name that stands out in the Hallmark roster is Erin Krakow, who is known for her work on the network’s series, When Calls the Heart.
Erin Krakow has been a professional actress since 2010 with works that cut across television and stage, having begun her career as a stage actress. Since the transition to television, she has starred in a number of films and TV series, many of which were for the Hallmark Channel, thanks to her acting training at Juilliard School.
Erin Krakow’s Life Before She Began Acting
Erin Krakow might identify the most with Wellington, Florida, having been raised there by her parents, but she was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents whose identities are unknown. Her birthdate is recorded as September 5th, 1984.
After studying at Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts situated in West Palm Beach, Florida, the actress moved on to polish her craft at the prestigious Juilliard Schools in New York, where she studied Drama.
Kicking Off Her Career on Stage
Following the end of her study and training at Julliard, Erin Krakow began her acting career working on stage plays like George the Fourth, Steel Magnolias, The Importance of Being Earnest, and a couple more. She got her first onscreen role on the show, Army Wives, where she played the character, Specialist Tanya Gabriel in a recurring role for two years between 2010 and 2012.
At the end of her work on the show, Krakow was cast in an episode of Castle in 2013 before she began her long list of appearances for several Hallmark Channel projects, starting with Chance at Romance in 2013, where she played Samantha Hart. She has continued to play and appear in multiple Hallmark Projects with a few minor TV roles in between.
In 2015, she featured as Emily Moore in one episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. In the next year, she appeared in an episode of Good Girls Revolt titled The Folo, as Maureen, followed by her portrayal of Elizabeth Dean in one episode of the American action police procedural TV series, NCIS.
Her Career Defining Roles as an Actress
Erin Krakow began to play her most popular role yet, as Elizabeth Thatcher in When Calls the Heart in 2014. She was the second actress to play the character, having been originally played by Poppy Drayton in the TV Movie version of the series. The Hallmark Canadian-American TV drama series has been a massive hit in recent years, as it has been registering record-breaking ratings. As a result, it was announced by the Hallmark Channel in April 2020, that the series would return for its eight-season next year. The seventh season was renewed on April 13th, 2019 and it aired from February to April 2020.
Erin Krakow who is now known as the record-breaking Hallmark star has set an impressive record with the network thus far. Most of the movies and TV shows she starred in have become commercially successful. In 2016, she featured in a Hallmark film titled Finding Father Christmas. The movie went on to become the most-watched premiere in the annals of Hallmark Channel at the time of its broadcast.
As a result, two sequels to the film; Engaging Father Christmas (2017) and Marrying Father Christmas (2018), were subsequently released. In the blockbuster movies, the gorgeous actress portrays the character of Miranda Chester – a woman who in search of her long-lost father visited a small Vermont town for Christmas looking for clues as to the identity of her father.
Later in 2019, Erin Krakow was cast as Samantha Walker in the TV film A Summer Romance and equally as Ella in Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen. Despite being a Hallmark star, Erin is yet to claim any award or nomination.
What is Erin Krakow’s Net Worth?
She may not have a long list of acting credits to her name, but the regular inflow of episodic income via her role on When Calls the Heart and other projects for the Hallmark Channel has put Erin Krakow among the list of Hollywood millionaires with a net worth estimated at $3 million. She is believed to be earning as much as over $70,000 per episode and has starred in more than 70 episodes of the dramas series.
The proficient actress has additionally boosted her finances through her works as a TV producer. Since 2018, she has been working as a co-executive producer of When Calls the Heart. She has equally worked as a co-executive producer of A Summer Romance in the year 2019.
Facts About Her Relationship Status
Erin Krakow is a gorgeous actress who has been linked with several of her co-stars over the past years. Currently, she is believed to be single and very focused on taking her budding career to the apex. She is quite committed to building a good relationship with the fans of When Calls the Heart, popularly known as the Hearties.
Thank you so much #Hearties for showing @wcth_tv @hallmarkchannel such love! We’re thrilled to see these record-breaking ratings and we can’t wait to share Season 6 with you this Feb!
Thx @DEADLINE & @DeadlineNellie https://t.co/x8VJaikZ4B
— Erin Krakow (@erinkrakow) January 5, 2019
The Hallmark drama series has a devoted fan community, as the Hearties normally come together every year to meet with the TV series stars in Canada, as well as visiting the show’s set. Although Krakow is not known to be in any romantic affair at the moment, it is known that the Hearties fan community occupies a special place in her heart.
Erin’s Much Speculated Affair With Daniel Lissing
When an actor or actress work in close proximity with someone over a long period of time in the film industry, the gossip mill often generates a story of a possible relationship between the co-stars. This has been the case with Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing. Over the past years, many people assumed that the two actors were dating, having co-starred as on-screen lovers in When Calls the Heart from season one to season five when Lissing left the show.
It was rumored that they kicked off the romantic relationship while filming the TV series following their undeniable chemistry on-screen. The rumor, however, was put to rest in October 2019, when the Australian actor publicized his engagement to the love of his life, Nadia on his Instagram handle.