Lacey Chabert stars as Emma in Hallmark’s upcoming romantic dramedy
Hallmark is loved by audiences worldwide for its diverse range of compelling and powerful films. With “Groundswell” – a romantic dramedy film – the broadcaster brings a novel adaptation to the screen. The film is an adaptation of author Katie Lee Biegel’s 2011 debut novel of the same name. Biegel is serving as executive producer on the project and will have a cameo appearance. The film stars Lacey Chabert in the lead role of Emma. The film was directed by Lee Friedlander. The film’s screenplay was written by John-Eliot Jordan and Carlie Mantilla. The film is part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
The official synopsis of the film reads: “It tells the story of Emma. She’s a chef who travels to Hawaii and meets a surf instructor whose lessons help her get back on her feet after a personal and professional setback.”
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Who is Lacey Chabert?
The 39-year-old actress rose to fame and recognition as a child television actress for her exemplary performance as Claudia Salinger on the Fox television drama Party of Five, which aired between 1994 and 2000. Lost in Space”, “Not Another Teen Movie”, “Daddy Day Care”, “Dirty Deeds” and so on. But it was her performance as Gretchen Weiners in the iconic cult teen comedy Mean Girls (2004) that earned her recognition. She is currently set to star as Emma in the much-talked-about romantic dramedy Groundswell, which premieres soon on Hallmark.
She began her acting career when she was a child by playing the role of Erica Kane’s daughter in The Online Network (TOLN) drama series All My Children. Not many people may know this, but Chabert also provided the voice of the character of Eliza Thornberry in the Nickelodeon animated series The Wild Thornberrys, which ran between 1998 and 2004, along with two feature films, The Wild Thornberrys Movie and Rugrats ‘ was aired Turn Through.’ She was also the voice of Meg Griffin’s character in the first season of the hugely popular animated sitcom Family Guy. She also voiced the superheroine Zatanna Zatara in several pieces of DC Comics-related media.
While many actresses serve tables in the early days of their careers, this was not the case for Lacey. In a May 2009 interview with Seventeen Magazine, the young star revealed that her desire and ambition had been to wait tables during the formative years of her life, even before acting came into the picture.
She had said: “Growing up, I always wanted to be a waitress. My sister opened a restaurant in Mississippi and I went there and waitressed for a few days. Let me tell you, I got it out of my system.”
Lacey has a presence on both Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram name is @thereallacey. Your Twitter handle is @iamlaceychabert.
Lacey’s first career choice was a “waitress”.
The film’s official teaser trailer is out now. You can also view it here.
Starring alongside Lacey Chabert are Ektor Rivera, Darren Darnborough, Napoleon Tavele and Omar Bustamante, among others. The film, Groundswell, premieres worldwide on Hallmark on August 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET.