Brant Daugherty and his wife, Kimberly, have solidified their status as a showbiz power couple with the release of their own movie, "A Christmas Story Christmas."
The Daughertys teamed up to write and star in the film, which aired on UPtv in 2019. "A Christmas Story Christmas" — not to be confused with the sequel to "A Christmas Story" that shares the same name and premiered on Max in 2022 — follows two sisters with very different opinions on the season. But thanks to Santa, the two siblings wind up in a perfect little Christmas community straight out of a holiday movie.
Kimberly (née Hidalgo) and Brant play love interests in the movie, which they started working on together while they were still dating a couple of years prior.
"It was a dumb idea I had that turned into something once we started working together," Brant told Telegram.
"I appreciate you pulling me into it," Kimberly laughs and says, "But, really, he was the one who came up with the concept."
The Hallmark Channel has many familiar faces we love seeing season after season, but we always get excited when they start bringing in new stars. Daugherty is one of the newest faces to appear on the feel-good network, and we love him. He's got the classic movie star good looks and appears to be an actual family man at home, making him perfect for Hallmark fans to root for.
Scroll through to learn more about the rising Hallmark star.
Who is Brant Daugherty?
Brant was born and raised in Mason, Ohio. He is the son of David Daugherty, who worked as an art teacher at Mason Middle School, and Mary Beth Daugherty (née Hirt), who held a prominent role as the head of rehabilitation services at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Cincinnati. Brant has a brother named Adam and a sister named Caitey. Tragically, his father passed away due to cancer on Feb. 19, 2009, at the age of 57.
Brant attended William Mason High School, where he initially played football during his early years but eventually ventured into acting by trying out for the school's theatrical productions. His interest in acting persisted throughout his high school years, and he continued to be a part of school plays until he graduated in 2004. Following his graduation, he pursued a film degree at Columbia College Chicago and later relocated to Los Angeles in 2008.
His big break came in 2010, when he landed the recurring role of Noel Kahn on the popular high school drama "Pretty Little Liars." He also landed recurring roles on "Days of Our Lives" as well as the popular TV show "Army Wives" before competing on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Though he's definitely best known for "Pretty Little Liars" among a younger audience, he's also appeared in the feature films "Fifty Shades Freed" and "The Starving Games"; the Charlie Sheen series "Anger Management"; Netflix's "Dear White People" and "Relationship Status"; and the Hulu series "Freakish."
Brant Daugherty's Hallmark Movies
But we love Daugherty because he's one of the fresh new faces to start appearing on the Hallmark Channel.
He's appeared in several Hallmark movies including "Mingle All the Way," "Just for the Summer," "Timeless Love" and "The Baker's Son."
He's also appeared in numerous "Hallmark adjacent" TV films such as "Merry Kissmas," "Another Tango" and "Accidentally Engaged" — each of them fun romantic comedies. He starred in two Hallmark movies in 2022, "A Royal Runway Romance" and "#Xmas."
This year, Brant stars in the upcoming Hallmark movie "Joyeux Noel," which premieres on Oct. 29.
Whether he's playing a celeb who falls for an aspiring actress or a caterer or who meets the love of a lifetime, his filmography speaks for itself and makes him a perfect rising Hallmark star.
Brant Daugherty's Family Life
Actress Kimberly Hidalgo started dating Daugherty in 2016, and he popped the question on a trip to Amsterdam in 2018. The following year, they tied the knot and recently welcomed their first child together, a son named Wilder David Daugherty. They shared some seriously adorable photos on social media, and we have no doubt the actor is fully embracing his new role as dad.
According to a post on Instagram on Oct. 5, the couple has another boy on the way. In the pic, he poses with his wife and son, and Kimberly proudly cradles her pregnant belly. "Us and our boy... s," Brant captioned.
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