Arielle Kebbel

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Arielle Kebbel
Arielle Kebbel 2012 (Straighten Crop).JPG
Kebbel at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Supporting Characters
Born Arielle Caroline Kebbel
(1985-02-19) February 19, 1985 (age 29)
Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model, singer
Years active 2003–present

Arielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) is an American model and actress. She is known for her roles in films such as American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005), John Tucker Must Die (2006), Aquamarine (2006) and Vampires Suck (2010), as well as television series including Gilmore Girls (2003–04), The Vampire Diaries (2009–14), Life Unexpected (2010) and 90210 (2011–13).

Early life and modeling career[edit]

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 career[edit]

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 season. 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.

In 2008 Screen Gems announced Kebbel was to be starring alongside Danneel Harris, Carmen Electra and Regina Hall in the Comedy Mardi Gras. Filming took place in New Orleans in late 2008. The film has suffered numerous pushbacks with no official release being announced as of July 10, 2010.

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 fourth season of 90210 portraying Vanessa.[2] In late August 2012, Kebbel landed a guest starring role in the fourth episode of the third season on Hawaii Five-0, which will air later in the fall.[3]

In early December 2012, Kebbel confirmed via Twitter that she's filming a pilot of a TV series with Tia Mowry for Nick at Nite named Instant Mom.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

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
2012 A Bride For Christmas Jessie

Television[edit]

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
2009–2014 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
2012 A Bride for Christmas Jessie A Hallmark movie
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Nicole Carr Episode: "Popilikia"
2012 Audrey Marissa 4 episodes
2013 Perfect Score Herself/host Series
2013- Present Instant Mom Stephanie's Friend Recurring Role
2014- Present The After Tammy Main Role

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