Arielle Kebbel

Arielle Kebbel

Birth name: Arielle Caroline Kebbel
Born: February 19, 1985
Age: 39
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
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Arielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) is an American model and actress. She is known for her television roles on The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Life Unexpected, Gilmore Girls, UnREAL, and Ballers.

On the big screen, Kebbel has starred in a number of films which made their debuts at prestigious films festivals, such as The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, directed by Ryan O'Nan which premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival; I Melt With You, starring Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; and Supporting Characters, directed by Daniel Schecter, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca International Film Festival. Other film appearances include John Tucker Must Die (2006), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Uninvited (2009), and Think Like A Man (2012).


Early life and modeling career

Kebbel was born in Winter Park, Florida. She has German ancestry on her father's side, and both German and English heritage on her mom’s side.

Her mother, Sheri, is a talent manager and owns a production company. Kebbel graduated from Crenshaw School in Winter Garden. She was a contestant at the 2002 Miss Florida Teen USA beauty pageant. Before pursuing a career in acting, Kebbel was a full-time model. She has since appeared in publications such as Maxim, H, Lucky, Men's Health, Stuff and FHM.

Acting career

Within the first week of moving to Los Angeles, California, Kebbel successfully auditioned for her first major role portraying Lindsay Lister on The CW's Gilmore Girls. She went on to become a major recurring role throughout the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. She has since appeared in television shows such as Entourage, Grounded for Life, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Vampire Diaries. She has been cast in two pilots, Football Wives and No Heroics, both developed for ABC which have not been picked up.

In 2004, Kebbel made her film debut portraying a major supporting role alongside Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold and Snoop Dogg in the hip-hop comedy film Soul Plane. She has also had numerous notable roles in films such as Be Cool, The Kid & I, American Pie Presents: Band Camp and Reeker.

In 2005, Kebbel was announced to portray the role of Carrie Schaeffer alongside Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow and Jesse Metcalfe in 20th Century Fox's John Tucker Must Die. Filming took place in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada during the summer of 2005. The film received negative reviews from critics and made a profit at the box office earning worldwide $68,821,702.

In 2005, Kebbel signed on for another 20th Century Fox film titled Aquamarine starring Sara Paxton and Emma Roberts and Joanna (JoJo) Levesque. Kebbel portrays the role of the film's villain, Cecilia Banks. The film was released in March 2006, and had some box office success, with earnings of $23 million worldwide.

In February 2006, Kebbel was confirmed to be starring alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Teresa Palmer in The Grudge 2. The film is a sequel to the 2004 Horror film, The Grudge which was a remake of the original Japanese film. Kebbel described her role of schoolgirl Allison Flemming as "The girl you see in the background of all the pictures that wants to be a part of everything but never really is". Filming took place in Tokyo, Japan in April that same year. The film was released on October 13, 2006. The film managed to be a box office success earning over $70 million worldwide.

In 2006 Kebbel was announced to star in the Indie Sports/Drama film Forever Strong alongside Penn Badgley, Sean Faris and Neal McDonough. Filming took place in August 2006 in Salt Lake City. This is Badgley and Kebbel's second film together, having appeared alongside each other in John Tucker Must Die. The film suffered in development hell and received numerous pushbacks. The film was released straight-to-DVD on September 26, 2008. Critical reception was generally negative.

In February 2008, Kebbel was announced to star as the central character Katherine in the Indie Horror Freakdog alongside Sarah Carter. The film received a limited cinema release on August 22, 2008 and was quickly released to DVD in February, 2009. Critical reception was universally negative.

In March 2008 Paramount Pictures announced Kebbel was portraying the role of Alex Ivers in the American remake of the 2003 South Korean Horror film A Tale of Two Sisters. Emily Browning and Elizabeth Banks were confirmed to be co-starring. Filming took place in late 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Despite performances of the cast being well received, critical reception was mixed to negative. The film managed to have a mixed response from the box office and earned $40 million worldwide.

Kebbel also starred in the comedy The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, which premiered on September 9, 2011 at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. The film, slated for a wider release in 2012, is the directorial debut for writer/director/star Ryan O'Nan, and also features Michael Weston, Andrew McCarthy, and Jason Ritter.

In early December 2011, Kebbel landed a recurring role in season four of 90210 portraying Vanessa. In October 2012, Kebbel appeared on Hawaii Five-0, in a guest-starring role in the season three episode "Popilikia".



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Soul Plane Heather Hunkee
2005 The Kid & I Arielle
2005 American Pie Presents: Band Camp Elyse Houston
2005 Dirty Deeds Alison
2005 Reeker Cookie
2005 Be Cool Robin
2006 Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Ellie
2006 The Grudge 2 Allison Fleming Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Scream
2006 John Tucker Must Die Carrie Schaeffer
2006 Aquamarine Cecilia Banks
2006 The Bros. Kim
2007 Daydreamer Casey Green
2008 Forever Strong Emily
2008 Freakdog Catherine Thomas
2009 The Uninvited Alex Ivers
2010 Brooklyn to Manhattan Chloe
2010 Vampires Suck Rachel
2010 Answer This! Naomi
2011 I Melt with You Randi
2011 The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Cassidy
2011 Mardi Gras: Spring Break Lucy
2012 Supporting Characters Jamie
2012 Think like a Man Gina
2018 Fifty Shades Freed Gia Matteo pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Right Teen Episode: "Forever"
2003 Judging Amy Paige Lange Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
2003-04 Gilmore Girls Lindsay Anne Lister Forester 9 episodes
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Andrea Kent Episode: "Mean"
2004 Entourage Layla Episode: "Pilot"
2004 Grounded for Life Taya 5 episodes
2005 CSI: Miami Pam Carpenter Episode: "Nothing to Lose"
2005 Clubhouse Kat Episode: "Road Trip"
2006 Shark Sydney Blair Episode: "In the Grasp"
2007 Football Wives Nicole Holt Pilot (not picked up)
2009 No Heroics Sandy Pilot movie (not picked up)
2009-14 The Vampire Diaries Alexia "Lexi" Branson 8 episodes
2010 True Blood Charlene Episode: "I Smell a Rat"
2010 Life Unexpected Paige Main role (season 2); 7 episodes
2011 Marcy Arielle Episode: "Marcy Does a Photographer"
2011 Good Vibes Payton (voice) Episode: "Backstage Babs"
2011-13 90210 Vanessa Shaw 15 episodes
2011 Hallelujah Veda Roman Movie
2012 A Bride for Christmas Jessie Patterston A Hallmark movie
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Nicole Carr Episode: "Popilikia"
2012 Audrey Marissa 4 episodes
2013 Perfect Score Herself/host Game show
2013 Instant Mom Stephanie's Friend 2 episodes
2014 Sweet Surrender Nancy Movie
2014 The After Tammy Web series pilot
2015 Bridal Wave Georgie Dwyer Hallmark movie
2015 UnREAL Britney 3 episodes
2015 Ballers Tracy Legette 7 episodes
2015 The League Libby 3 episodes
2015 Robot Chicken Voiceover Episode: "Cake Pillow"
2015 The Grinder Avery Banks / Gabrielle 2 episodes

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