Full name: Erin Krakow
Net Worth: $3 Million
Birthday: September 5, 1984
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth Sign: Virgo
Marital status: Unmarried
Erin Krakow is an American actress who is best known for her role in Lifetime’s Army Wives. She also stars as Elizabeth Thatcher in When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel, and she has had roles in productions that include Engaging Father Christmas and Good Girls Revolt, among others. She is a multi-talented actress who has been in the business for a while and has a great resume to prove it.
Early Life and Career
Erin Alisa Krakow was born on September 5, 1984, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and she has one brother. She was raised in Wellington, Florida, and attended both the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida and the Juilliard School in New York City, where she studied drama. She graduated in 2010 and immediately began acting, and she made her stage debut in a production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Also, in 2010, Krakow earned the role of Specialist Tanya Gabriel on Army Wives, a role she played for two years. She even came back to the series later and guest-starred as a woman named Castle. Her role on When Calls the Heart was the character of a teacher. She starred in both Engaging Father Christmas, which came out in 2017, and Finding Father Christmas, which was released in 2016.
Krakow made a guest appearance in NCIS: Los Angeles in 2017, and stars as Miranda Chester in a series called Marrying Father Christmas.
Krakow has a boyfriend, who is also a co-star, named Daniel Lissing. It is rumored that the two are already married, but this cannot be either confirmed or denied. An interesting fact about Lissing is that because of his long career in acting, there are rumors that he is gay. In fact, in one of his social media posts, he showed a picture of Krakow and called her his sister. Although it is almost certain she is not his sister, no one knows for sure about Lissing’s sexuality.
Of course, different publications have different information printed about her romantic relationships. In fact, in one publication, Lissing and Krakow are said to be friends only, because Lissing has a girlfriend by the name of Nadia … so much for him being gay! Daniel has even been known to gush about Nadia on his social media sites, lending credibility to this theory. In other publications, Krakow is said to not be dating currently.
Krakow is 5’ 9” and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She has brown hair and gray eyes, and she currently has a net worth estimated to be $3 million. Not only is she an accomplished actress, but she is also a producer. She is also active on social media accounts and has roughly 25,000 (some publications claim it is roughly 300,000) followers on her Instagram account, where she makes up to $1,255 per post.
She is also active on Twitter, where she has approximately 82,000 followers, and Facebook, where her followers total around 157,000. On Twitter, she already has roughly 1,200 pictures and videos posted. Some of her additional work includes A Cookie Cutter Christmas, which came out in 2014, as well as NCIS, Chance at Romance, Castle, and others. Most of her work seems to be broadcast on networks such as Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel, and she has appeared as herself on productions that include Home & Family, Katie Chats, and Canadian Star.
Krakow became interested in acting when she was just five years old, and she attended both the Arizona School for the Arts and Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona, before going back to Florida and continuing her schooling there. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from Juilliard.
Some of the plays she has performed in include The Importance of Being Earnest, George the Fourth, and Steel Magnolias, all of which helped her climb to the top of her career. Once she landed her role on the Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart, which she is still involved in today, her fan base grew tremendously, thanks in large part to the exposure she received from this television show.
An Outstanding Career
Erin Krakow has remained consistently at work since the year 2010, and she has an extraordinary resume to prove it. In addition to Daniel Lissing, Krakow has been linked with another actor by the name of Ben Rosenbaum, but since the details of her private life are so sketchy, it is unclear who she is currently dating or what is the nature of her relationships with either man.
Her characters include Julie Rogers (Castle), Samantha Hart (Chance at Romance), Christie Reynolds (A Cookie Cutter Christmas), Emily Moore (NCIS: Los Angeles), Maureen (Good Girls Revolt), Elizabeth Dean (NCIS), and Miranda Chester (all of the Father Christmas movies). Interestingly, she didn’t play Elizabeth in the original When Calls the Heart series, as it was then performed by the actress Poppy Drayton from Downton Abbey.
Krakow had to take over the role and make it her own, and the powers that be loved her performance and let her keep performing the character as she was.
As for why it is so important for Krakow to keep her social media sites up to date, she says there is a simple reason. She started out in the theater, where everything is live and the actors get used to the constant applause. She feels a connection with her fans when she’s on the stage, which is more difficult to do when you’re in a TV series or a movie.
Because of this, her social media sites allow her to connect to her fans and keep them updated on what is going on in her career. This is especially important for the show When Calls the Heart, which is ongoing and for which she has garnered tens of thousands of fans. Krakow lets the fans know about upcoming episodes or any changes that may be in the future, and she says it makes her feel like her relationship with the fans is a lot more personal, which is something she cherishes.
This and That
In When Calls the Heart, Krakow co-stars with Lori Loughlin, whose character was recently eliminated from the show. Krakow has remained tight-lipped on the reasons why, but other cast members – including Jack Wagner and Paul Greene – have been more forthcoming about the change. All cast members, however, seem to be very disappointed that Loughlin is no longer on the show.
Interestingly, it was Krakow’s brother that got her interested in acting. She was five years old when he was born, and she says that since he suddenly became the center of attention in her home, she had to find some way to get back the attention she once had as an only child. Hence, she started acting and became more determined to get her parents’ attention, which eventually turned into a love for acting.
Another interesting bit of information about Erin Krakow: when the original Father Christmas came out in 2016, it was the most-watched premiere in the history of the Hallmark Channel, which is likely why it begged for sequels. Krakow plays a woman who goes to Vermont to look for her long-lost father.
Regardless of the role, she’s playing, Erin Krakow gives it her all and makes the character stand out among the other characters. She is one actress whose career seems to be going nowhere but up.