In the TV movie Love on the Sidelines, when recent college graduate Laurel Welk finds herself out of work, she picks up a job working as the personal assistant of superstar quarterback Danny Holland (John Reardon). They don’t hit it off at first. But while Danny is sitting on the sidelines with an injury, he eventually falls in love with Laurel. But then you knew that from the title!
Laurel is portrayed by Emily Kinney. The 30-year-old actress from Nebraska is best known for her roles on The Knick (Nure Daisy Ryan), Masters of Sex (Nora Everett), The Flash (Brie Larvan aka Bug-Eyed Bandit), The Walking Dead (Beth Greene), and The Big C (Emily). Love on the Sidelines premieres on Hallmark Channel on January 16 at 9pm.