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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, Life Unexpected, 90210, Gilmore Girls, UnREAL, and Ballers. As of 2015, she has been featured in three Hallmark Channel movies.

Arielle Kebbel
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Kebbel at the 2007 Vail Film Festival
Born Arielle Caroline Kebbel
(1985-02-19) February 19, 1985 (age 33)
Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model, singer
Years active 2003–present

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).

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Early life and modeling careerEdit

Kebbel was born 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 careerEdit

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 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.[2] In October 2012, Kebbel appeared on Hawaii Five-0, in a guest-starring role in the season three episode "Popilikia".[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Soul Plane Heather Hunkee
2005 The Kid & I Arielle
American Pie Presents: Band Camp Elyse Houston
Dirty Deeds Alison
Reeker Cookie
Be Cool Robin
2006 Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Ellie
The Grudge 2 Allison Fleming Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Scream
John Tucker Must Die Carrie Schaeffer
Aquamarine Cecilia Banks
The Bros. Kim
2007 Daydreamer Casey Green
2008 Forever Strong Emily
Freakdog Catherine Thomas
2009 The Uninvited Alex Ivers
2010 Brooklyn to Manhattan Chloe
Vampires Suck Rachel
Answer This! Naomi
2011 I Melt with You Randi
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Cassidy
Mardi Gras: Spring Break Lucy
2012 Supporting Characters Jamie
Think like a Man Gina
2017 Another Time Ally
2018 Fifty Shades Freed Gia Matteo

TelevisionEdit

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 A 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
Robot Chicken Various voices Episode: "Cake Pillow"
2015-2016 Ballers Tracy Legette 16 episodes
2015, 2016 The Grinder Avery Banks / Gabrielle 2 episodes
2017 Four Christmases and a Wedding Chloe Lifetime movie
2017 – present Midnight, Texas Olivia Charity Main role
2019 Grand Hotel[4]

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