Erin Krakow is an American actress whose career began in the 2010s. She debuted as Specialist Tanya Gabriel, a recurring character on the TV series Army Wives in 2010. She was on the show until 2012. Afterward, she guest-starred in an episode of Castle, as well as performed in the TV movie Chance at Romance. She gained recognition after landing the lead role of Elizabeth Thatcher in the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart, a role she has been playing since 2014. She also starred as Miranda Chester in the TV film series Father Christmas. In addition, she had guest appearances in NCIS: Los Angeles and Good Girls Revolt.