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All About Hallmark Star Jessy Schram, From Real-Life Romance to Midwestern Roots

From her many Hallmark roles to her personal life.

Anyone familiar with the Hallmark movie catalog will recognize Jessy Schram for her role in films such as "Royal New Year's Eve" and "Country at Heart" — and anyone familiar with the latter film will also recognize Schram as a talented singer.

Schram is a Hallmark movie regular who often incorporates her singing talent into her roles. The American actress has starred in more than 15 movies on the network, and fans tune in year after year to watch her perform — especially in the Christmas movies.

As the holiday season approaches and fans settle in for a fresh round of Hallmark's Yuletide offerings, fans will spot Schram again this year. She plays Juniper in the Hallmark original movie "Mystic Christmas" alongside Chandler Massey. As Hallmark describes the movie: "Juniper travels to Mystic, Connecticut during the holidays to work at the rehabilitation center and aquarium. She reconnects with Sawyer, the owner of the pizza shop." "Mystic Christmas" premieres Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. Central.

Schram also had an eventful personal life in 2023, tying the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Sterling Taylor, in her hometown of Chicago.

As we gear up for another heartwarming Hallmark Christmas movie featuring Schram in a starring role, let's take a look back at her successful career.

Who is Jessy Schram?

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Schram was born in Skokie, Illinois, and graduated from high school in 2004. She got involved in entertainment as a young child, working as a model and an actress in TV commercials. She also began performing onstage in musical theater productions as a preteen. Schram moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career soon after high school, and one of her first roles was on the Nickelodeon show "Drake & Josh."

Schram also became a regular guest star in TV shows during the 2000s, appearing in "Veronica Mars" (playing Hannah Griffith), "Boston Legal," "Ghost Whisperer," "Without A Trace," "CSI: Miami," "Saving Grace," "Hawthorne," "The Mentalist," "Falling Skies," "Once Upon A Time," "Mad Men," "Major Crimes" and more. She has also scored her fair share of recurring roles on famous television shows. She starred as Rachel Seybolt on eight episodes of "Life"; she can be found starring as Christine Kendal on 10 episodes of "Last Resort"; she played the part of Nance O'Keefe on "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles"; and she played Dr. Hannah Asher on "Chicago Med" for 10 episodes in 2020. Country music fans may also remember her from ABC's "Nashville," on which she played the character of Cash Gray, a songwriter who encourages the daughter of superstar Rayna James (Connie Britton) to get emancipation from her parents. She starred in the country music-themed drama for 11 episodes.

In addition to her roles in shows and TV movies, Schram has also starred in a handful of in-theater motion pictures. Her film debut came in 2006 with the independent movie "I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With." She then played the starring role of Tracy Sterling in "American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile." And she can be found acting alongside Chris Pine in "Unstoppable." Other film roles include "Keith," "The Submarine Kid" and "Shot Caller."

In 2022, she returned for Season 7 of "Chicago Med" as a series regular.

Jessy Schram's Hallmark Movies

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Schram earned her first-ever role in a Hallmark Channel movie in 2005 with the part of Susan Davis in the first movie of the Jane Doe series, "Jane Doe: Vanishing Act." She would go on to star in nine Jane Doe movies altogether, including "Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part," "Jane Doe: The Wrong Face" and "Jane Doe: How To Fire Your Boss." Other non-Christmas Hallmark movies Schram starred in include "A Smile as Big as the Moon," "Harvest Moon," "Royal New Year's Eve" and "Country at Heart."

Schram didn't begin regularly appearing in Hallmark Christmas movies until 2018's "Road To Christmas," in which she played the part of Maggie Baker, a Los Angeles television producer who falls in love with an unlikely suitor. She continued her Hallmark Christmas movie repertoire by playing the lead role of Julia in "Amazing Winter Romance." Schram entered the country music world yet again in 2020 by starring in a Hallmark movie called "A Nashville Christmas Carol," which also stars country singers Kix Brooks, Wynonna Judd and Sara Evans. Finally, Hallmark fans can catch her this year starring in "Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas."

Jessy Schram's Personal Life

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In addition to her career as an actor, Schram is a talented singer-songwriter and can often be found performing in Hallmark films. She has gone on tour with Chicago blues artist Joan Baby.

Schram married her fiancé, Sterling Taylor, on June 18, 2023, in a 60,000-square-foot architectural salvage store in her hometown of Chicago.

"We were looking for a venue that felt unique and out of the ordinary," she told People. "One day we stumbled into an antique shop, that's also a furniture salvage warehouse, and as we walked around we felt the fun and the energy that it brought. It was quirky and different and still romantic."

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