Best known for her starring role as Elizabeth Thornton in Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart,” which has been renewed for a seventh season premiering in 2020, and her recurring role on Lifetime Television’s “Army Wives,” Erin Krakow has graced both the stage and screen during her acting career.
Krakow is a classically trained actor and graduated with a BFA from The Juilliard School. She had starring roles in a number of the esteemed school’s productions, including Viola and Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Yelena in Black Russian. Beyond her work at Juilliard, Krakow has appeared in many prominent stage roles, including Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest and Shelby in the stage adaptation of Steel Magnolias.
Krakow has transitioned from stage to screen, earning series regular, recurring and guest-starring roles on top television series. On Lifetime’s “Army Wives,” Krakow played the recurring role of Specialist Tanya Gabriel. She also earned the recurring role of Molly on CBS’s hit daytime soap “Guiding Light.” Krakow guest-starred on “Castle” for ABC, “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS” for CBS and “Good Girls Revolt” for Amazon/Sony.
Elizabeth Thornton on “When Calls the Heart” is not Krakow’s only beloved character for Hallmark Channel. She also played lead roles Samantha Hart in “Chance at Romance,” Samantha Walker in “A Summer Romance” and Christie in “A Cookie Cutter Christmas.” On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Krakow played Miranda in “Finding Father Christmas,” “Engaging Father Christmas” and “Marrying Father Christmas” and Ella in “Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen.”
Born in Philadelphia, Krakow grew up in South Florida where she attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She continued her dramatic studies at The Juilliard School in New York City. She now resides in Los Angeles when she isn’t filming in Vancouver, BC.
Tyler Hynes was born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa Ontario with the artist gene in his veins. He is an accomplished actor, director, producer, editor, writer and musician, and he is constantly striving to create and star in new and innovative projects. Hynes got his professional start at the age of eight performing on stage, touring Canada in the role of young Tommy in the rock musical The Who’s Tommy. From there he went on to television and films. By age 13, Hynes was on television screens everywhere starring as a main character in “Amazon” and he hasn’t stopped since. Some of his greatest accolades and achievements include a Best Actor Gemini nomination for “Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story,” which told the real life tragedy about a Canadian high school student who was beaten and left for dead.
At age 18, Hynes landed in movie theaters everywhere starring alongside Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth in “The Last Sign.” He then transitioned from teen actor to adult actor flawlessly, and in his 20s he found himself working alongside James Franco and Sienna Miller in “Camille.” Shortly thereafter, Hynes captivated audiences everywhere in NBC’s “The Firm” based on John Grisham’s novel, in which he portrayed the smug and overly intelligent Ivy Leaguer Patrick Walker, who was about to stand trial for first degree murder. He also appeared in “Betty and Coretta” opposite Mary J. Blige.
Most recently, Hynes can be seen in a recurring role this season of “UnREAL,” as well as a lead in the upcoming feature, “Peace,” starring opposite Alexander Ludwig. He also cultivated a huge following as a series regular on “Saving Hope,” for his portrayal of Luke Reid, the paramedic brother of the main character. His other notable recurring guest starring roles include “Transporter: The Series,” and the critically acclaimed Canadian series, “19-2.”
While his acting portfolio continues to prosper, Hynes keeps adding his name to grassroots indie projects where he has written, directed and starred in his own short films. A talented musician with a knack for the unknown, Hynes enjoys reading and traveling in his down time.