Kayla Noelle Novlan (born August 27, 1985) is an American actress known for her roles on television as Caitlin Ramirez on CBS's long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, as Maureen Sampson on NBC's Freaks and Geeks, and as Vicki Donovan on The CW's The Vampire Diaries.
Ewell in Los Angeles in 2012
Kayla Noelle Ewell
August 27, 1985
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Tanner Novlan (m. 2015)
Ewell was born in Long Beach, California and raised in Seal Beach. She studied dance, singing, and acting at the Orange County Song & Dance Company in Westminster. Ewell was spotted by a talent agent while taking an acting class around 1999, and asked to go on an audition.
Ewell first appeared on the television series Freaks and Geeks in 2000, playing Maureen Sampson in the episode "Carded and Discarded", directed by Judd Apatow. She starred on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 2004–2005, and has guest-starred on the TV series The O.C., Boston Public, Veronica Mars, Close to Home and Entourage. She had a role in the film Just My Luck, starring Lindsay Lohan, and in Material Girls, starring Hilary and Haylie Duff, in 2006. She had a starring role in the film Senior Skip Day.
Ewell co-starred in The CW television series The Vampire Diaries for the first seven episodes in 2009. Ewell described her character, Vicki Donovan, to Star magazine as "a really slutty high school student", and "a troublemaker". Vicki was the first human on the series turned into a vampire. Ewell was killed off the show when her character was staked in the heart by Stefan (Paul Wesley) in order to save Elena (Nina Dobrev) in the Halloween-themed episode "Haunted". Ewell hinted in November 2009 that she was still under contract for the role and might return to the show, but series creator, Kevin Williamson, stated that there were no plans to bring her back. Her character did return however in the finale of the second season, and at the start of season 3.
Ewell played a children's fashion designer in the 2011 Hallmark Channel TV movie, Keeping Up With The Randalls, alongside Thad Luckinbill, Roma Downey, Marion Ross and McKenna Jones. She next appeared on the A&E television series, The Glades, that year, as a waitress suspected of murder in the episode "Beached". In 2012, she guest starred alongside Gabrielle Dennis on the TNT drama, Franklin & Bash, playing a Navy sailor facing a court-martial. Ewell starred opposite Austin Stowell and Danny Glover in the 2013 Hallmark Movie Channel film, Shuffelton’s Barbershop, as Norma, a country music singer and songwriter. The film was named after a 1950s Norman Rockwell painting that featured bluegrass musicians playing in a barbershop.
Ewell starred in the horror film The Demented (2013) alongside Sarah Butler and Michael Welch. She also starred in the 2014 Lifetime movie, Deadly Daycare, with Christy Carlson Romano. In April 2016, Ewell began filming the feature, 2 Years and 8 Days, with Ryan Merriman in New Mexico. The film, retitled 2 Years of Love was released on January 24, 2017.
As of 2009, Ewell lives in Los Angeles, California. She stated to Sophisticate magazine in 2005 that she enjoys painting, rock climbing, and rappelling in her free time. She also includes dancing and whitewater rafting among her hobbies. She was on her high school's surfing team.
In May 2015, she got engaged to actor and model Tanner Novlan. The couple married on September 12, 2015. In March 2019, Ewell announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child together. On July 16, 2019, Ewell gave birth to a daughter, Poppy Marie Novlan.
|2006||Just My Luck||Janet the Bank Teller|
|2006||Material Girls||Fabiella Receptionist|
|2008||Senior Skip Day||Cara||Direct-to-video film|
|2008||Impact Point||Jen Crowe|
|2009||Fired Up||Margot Jane Lindsworth-Calligan|
|2016||Clandestine Dynasty||Agent Carol||Short film; also as associate producer|
|2017||2 Years of Love||Samantha Grey|
|2017||Sweet Sweet Summertime||Jenna Southerland|
|2018||A Friend's Obsession||Kate|
|2000||Profiler||Faith Cleary||Episode: "The Long Way Home"|
|2000||Freaks and Geeks||Maureen Sampson||3 episodes|
|2004||Boston Public||Dianne||2 episodes|
|2004–05||The Bold and the Beautiful||Caitlin Ramirez||Regular role, 135 episodes|
|2005||The O.C.||Casey||3 episodes|
|2006||Veronica Mars||Angie Dahl||Episode: "I Am God"|
|2006||Close to Home||Cindy Robinson||Episode: "Homecoming"|
|2009||Bones||Alyssa Howland||Episode: "The Salt in the Wounds"|
|2009-2011, 2014, 2017||The Vampire Diaries||Vicki Donovan||Main role (season 1); recurring role (season 3); guest star (seasons 2, 5, 8)|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Bettina Clark||Episode: "Take My Life, Please"|
|2010||Scoundrels||Chantelle Hazenby||Episode: "Birds of a Feather Flock Together"|
|2010–11||House||Nika||Episodes: "Small Sacrifices", "Carrot or Stick"|
|2011||Keeping Up with the Randalls||Alicia Crosby||Television movie|
|2011||The Glades||Maggie Bauman||Episode: "Beached"|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Monica Ward||Episode: "Summer Girls"|
|2013||Shuffelton’s Barbershop||Norma Cameron||Television movie|
|2014||Where Fate Meets||Rachel||Television movie|
|2014||Deadly Daycare||Rachel||Television movie|
|2015||Grandfathered||Maya||Episode: "Dad Face"|
|2015||How Not to Propose||Lena||Television movie|
|2016||Lucifer||Amanda Bello||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016||The Night Shift||Cristina||Episode: "Trust Issues"|
|2016||10 Year Reunion||Patty Garner||Television movie|
|2016||The Night Shift||Christina||Episode: "Trust Issues"|
|2017–present||Me and My Grandma||Victoria||Main role|
|2018||Lethal Admirer||Kate||Television movie|
|2019||Roswell, New Mexico||Young Mara||Episode: "Creep"|
|2017||"Hold On"||Derek Hough|
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- Ausiello, Michael (October 29, 2009). "Exclusive: The shocking story behind last night's killer 'Vampire Diaries'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 30, 2009.
- Dos Santos, Kristin (November 12, 2009). "Is Taylor Swift Headed to Vampire Diaries?". E!. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
- Wieselman, Jarett (November 12, 2009). "Kevin Williamson: I want to make Taylor Swift a vampire! Archived November 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine". New York Post. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
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- Fernandez, Jay A. (October 17, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: Marion Ross, McKenna Jones Cast in Hallmark Channel Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 22, 2010.
- Ross, Robyn (August 18, 2011). "Kayla Ewell Recalls Familiar Territory as a 'Spicy Vixen' on The Glades". TV Guide. Retrieved September 17, 2009.
- "TNT - Franklin & Bash: Episode Guide". TNT. Archived from the original on March 14, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Stasi, Linda (May 31, 2013). "Same old song". New York Post. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Alvarez, Olivia Flores (July 30, 2013). "Today's DVDs & Blu-rays: Filly Brown, Night Across the Street and More". Houston Press. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- Gomez, Adrian (April 12, 2016). "Kayla Ewell, Ryan Merriman begin filming in NM". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- "The O.C.'s Kayla Ewell Beauty E-Mail". 2005. Sophisticate.
- "'Vampire Diaries' Star Kayla Ewell Dishes on Kellan & R-Pattz". OK!.