Erin Alisa Krakow|
September 5, 1984
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Life and career
Born in Philadelphia on September 5, 1984, but raised in Wellington, Florida, Krakow graduated from the Flowing Wells High School and Arizona School for the Arts in Tucson, Arizona and later moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. She studied drama at the Juilliard School in New York City, and began her acting career on stage, with roles in The Importance of Being Earnest, George the Fourth, and Steel Magnolias. From 2010 to 2012 she had a recurring role of Specialist Tanya Gabriel in the Lifetime television drama series Army Wives, playing a medic in Afghanistan, and later guest-starred on Castle.
In 2014, Krakow began starring as the lead character in the Hallmark Channel drama series When Calls the Heart, alongside Daniel Lissing. She plays teacher Elizabeth Thatcher, a role originated by Poppy Drayton in the movie that spawned the series. In April 2017, Krakow announced via the Hallmark Channel website that the show would return for a fifth season in February 2018. It will premier with a two-hour special in December 2017.
Krakow starred in the 2016 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film Finding Father Christmas. Adapted from the novels of Robin Jones Gunn, she starred alongside Niall Matter, as Miranda Chester, a woman who visits a small Vermont town at Christmas time, looking for clues as to the identity of her father. At the time of broadcast, the film became the most watched premier in the network's history. Hallmark announced a sequel to the film in May 2017. Filming for the sequel, entitled Engaging Father Christmas, took place in Vancouver in June 2017, with both Krakow and Matter reprising their roles. The film premiered on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in November 2017. Krakow began filming a third installment in the series, entitled Marrying Father Christmas in March 2018. The film will premiere in the USA on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel on November 4, 2018, as part of their "Miracles of Christmas" seasonal programming.
|2010–2012||Army Wives||Specialist Tanya Gabriel||Recurring role, 18 episodes|
|2013||Castle||Julie Rogers||Episode: "Recoil"|
|2013||Chance at Romance||Samantha Hart||Television film|
|2014–present||When Calls the Heart||Elizabeth Thatcher||Lead role|
|2014||A Cookie Cutter Christmas||Christie Reynolds||Television film|
|2015||NCIS: Los Angeles||Emily Moore||Episode: "Citadel"|
|2016||Good Girls Revolt||Maureen||Episode: "The Folo"|
|2016||Finding Father Christmas||Miranda Chester||Television film|
|2017||NCIS||Elizabeth Dean||Episode: "Rendezvous"|
|2017||Engaging Father Christmas||Miranda Chester||Television film: aka. A Family for the Holidays (Canada); Winter Wedding (UK)|
|2018||Marrying Father Christmas||Miranda Chester||Television film: aka. Winter Wedding (Canada) (post-production)|
- Steeler, Leslie Gray (July 25, 2010). "Dreyfoos grad Krakow debuts tonight on "Army Wives"!". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
- "Erin Krakow - Cast - When Calls the Heart - The Series". Hallmark Channel. Archived from the original on January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
- The Deadline Team (June 12, 2013). "Hallmark Channel's 'When Calls The Heart' Adds Cast; 'Cedar Cove' July Premiere Set". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
- TVNewsDesk (September 26, 2013). "Hallmark's When Calls the Heart to Shoot this Summer in Colorado". "Broadwayworld.com". Retrieved January 17, 2014.
- "Special Announcement - When Calls the Heart". "Hallmark Channel". April 24, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
- Petski, Denise (July 31, 2017). "'When Calls The Heart' Gets Season 5 Premiere Date On Hallmark Channel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Finding Father Christmas". "Hallmark Movies & Mysteries". Retrieved November 8, 2016.
- "Finding Father Christmas sets Hallmark Movie Records". "Front Gate Media". November 28, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
- Snierson, Dan (May 9, 2017). "Hallmark reveals 8 more Christmas TV movies". "Entertainment Weekly". Retrieved May 11, 2017.
- "Cocaine Godmother & Engaging Father Christmas Start Filming in Vancouver". "What's Filming". June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- Krakow, Erin [@erinkrakow] (July 1, 2017). "That's a wrap #EngagingFatherChristmas! I'm so grateful for the laughs, hard work, & surprises! @niallmatter @WendieMalick @hallmarkmovie" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Krakow, Erin [@erinkrakow] (June 20, 2017). "Ian & Miranda scenes today! Just appreciating how talented, prepared, collaborative, & fun @niallmatter is. #EngagingFatherChristmas" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Gunn, Robin (July 31, 2017). "Engaging Father Christmas:Behind the Scenes". "RobinGunn.com". Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- Krakow, Erin [@erinkrakow] (March 2, 2018). "2016: #FindingFatherChristmas 2017: #EngagingFatherChristmas 2018: #InflatingFatherChristmas ・・・ Jk! @niallmatter & I are so excited to be back in Carlton Heath filming #MARRYINGFatherChristmas!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Krakow, Erin [@erinkrakow] (July 22, 2018). "#MarryingFatherChristmas coming atcha Nov 4 on @hallmarkmovie! @niallmatter @WendieMalick @plynnj @mikekopsa @JimmyThorburn @Julia_Benson @DirectedByDW" (Tweet) – via Twitter.