Arielle Kebbel

Arielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) is an American model and actress. She is known for her television roles on The Vampire Diaries, Life Unexpected, 90210, Gilmore Girls, UnREAL, Midnight Texas and Ballers. As of 2015, she has been featured in four Hallmark Channel movies.

Arielle Kebbel
Kebbel at the 2007 Vail Film Festival
Born
Arielle Caroline Kebbel

(1985-02-19) February 19, 1985
OccupationActress, model, singer
Years active2003-present

Kebbel has starred in a number of films such as The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, I Melt With You and Supporting Characters. Other film appearances include American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005), 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 on February 19, 1985, in Winter Park, Florida. Her mother, Sheri, is a talent manager and owns a production company.[1] 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 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, 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 was a box office success, grossing 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 was released straight-to-DVD on September 26, 2008.

In February 2008, Kebbel was announced to star as the central character Katherine in the horror film 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.[2] In October 2012, Kebbel appeared on Hawaii Five-0, in a guest-starring role in the season three episode "Popilikia".[3]

Personal life

She is good friends with actress Torrey DeVitto, who was also raised in Winter Park, Florida.[4]

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2004Soul PlaneHeather Hunkee
2005The Kid & IArielle
American Pie Presents: Band CampElyse Houston
Dirty DeedsAlison
ReekerCookie
Be CoolRobin
2006Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch CassidyEllie
The Grudge 2Allison FlemingNominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Scream
John Tucker Must DieCarrie Schaeffer
AquamarineCecilia Banks
The Bros.Kim
2007DaydreamerCasey Green
2008Forever StrongEmily
FreakdogCatherine Thomas
2009The UninvitedAlex Ivers
2010Brooklyn to ManhattanChloe
Vampires SuckRachel
Answer This!Naomi
2011I Melt with YouRandi
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the BestCassidy
Mardi Gras: Spring BreakLucy
2012Supporting CharactersJamie
Think like a ManGina
2017Another TimeAlly
2018Fifty Shades FreedGia Matteo

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Right Teen Episode: "Forever"
Judging Amy Paige Lange Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Andrea Kent Episode: "Mean"
2003–2004 Gilmore Girls Lindsay Anne Lister Forester 9 episodes
2004 Entourage Layla Episode: "Pilot"
Grounded for Life Taya 5 episodes
2005 CSI: Miami Pam Carpenter Episode: "Nothing to Lose"
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)
2009–2014
2017
The Vampire Diaries Alexia "Lexi" Branson 9 episodes
2010 True Blood Charlene Episode: "I Smell a Rat"
Life Unexpected Paige Main role (season 2); 7 episodes
2011 Marcy Arielle Episode: "Marcy Does a Photographer"
Good Vibes Payton (voice) Episode: "Backstage Babs"
Hallelujah Veda Roman Movie
2011–2013 90210 Vanessa Shaw 15 episodes
2012 A Bride for Christmas Jessie Patterston Hallmark movie
Hawaii Five-0 Nicole Carr Episode: "Popilikia"
Audrey Marissa 4 episodes
2013 Perfect Score Herself/host Game show
Instant Mom Stephanie's Friend 2 episodes
2014 Sweet Surrender Nancy Hallmark movie
The After Tammy Web series pilot
2015 Bridal Wave Georgie Dwyer Hallmark movie
UnREAL Britney 3 episodes
The League Libby 3 episodes
2015–2016
2019
Ballers Tracy Legette 16 episodes;
Recurring (Season 1)
Main (Season 2)
Recurring (Season 5)
2015–2016 The Grinder Avery Banks / Gabrielle 2 episodes
2015–2019 Robot Chicken Various roles (voice) 3 episodes
2017 Four Christmases and a Wedding Chloe Lifetime movie
2017–2018 Midnight, Texas Olivia Charity Main role
2019 A Brush With Love Jamie Hallmark Movie
2019 Grand Hotel[5] Skye Recurring role
2020 Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Amelia Main role[6]

References

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