Who Is Lauren Hammersley, AKA Charmaine on ‘Virgin River’?

*Warning: Minor spoilers ahead*

It’s officially time to give our brain a refresh now that Virgin River season four is streaming on Netflix. Since we always enter “detective mode” the moment we recognize an actress on TV, we compiled a list of everything you need to know about Lauren Hammersley, who plays Charmaine on Virgin River. (You’ll thank us later.)

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1. Who Is Lauren Hammersley?

Lauren Hammersley is a Canadian actress, who’s widely known for playing Charmaine in Netflix’s Virgin River. Although she was raised in Surrey, British Columbia, she currently lives in Toronto.

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2. What Is 'virgin River'?

The series centers around Melinda “Mel” Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), who moves to Virgin River to get a fresh start on life. However, she soon realizes that small town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected.

The fourth season picks up right where the previous installment ends, with Charmaine navigating the final stages of pregnancy. Meanwhile, Jack is afraid to do Mel’s paternity test, Ricky is preparing to join the Marines and Preacher is still searching for Christopher.

3. What Happens To Charmaine In 'virgin River' Season 4?

In season 4, Charmaine is preparing to welcome the twins after what feels like an endless pregnancy (for us, too). The problem? She’s getting very little support from Todd, who’s constantly traveling. He even misses the baby shower, which forces Jack to step in as Charmaine’s support system.

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4. What Else Has Lauren Hammersley Starred In?

Hammersley began her acting career with small guest roles on shows like John Doe, Single White Spenny and Saving Hope. In 2012, she starred as Lisa Mason on Mr. D, where she appeared in multiple seasons. Simultaneously, she played Adele (Felix’s half-sister) in Orphan Black. Other film credits include Remember My Story, Stag and Bloody Mary.

5. Is She On Social Media?

Of course. Hammersley can be found on both Twitter (@le_hammer) and Instagram (@hammerdoodle), where she has official accounts. While her IG is filled with candid photos, nature shots and inspirational quotes, her tweets are more personal, ranging from what she’s watching to her love for Tim Horton’s.

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