Arielle Kebbel
Kebbel at the 2007 Vail Film Festival
Born (1985-02-19) February 19, 1985 (age 38)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2002–present
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Arielle Kebbel (born February 19, 1985[1]) is an American actress and model. She has appeared in various television series, including Gilmore Girls (2003–2004), The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), Life Unexpected (2010), 90210 (2011–2013), Ballers (2015–2016, 2019), Midnight Texas (2017–2018), and Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2019–2020). Kebbel has also appeared in films such as American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005), John Tucker Must Die (2006), The Grudge 2 (2006), Forever Strong (2008), The Uninvited (2009), Think Like a Man (2012), Fifty Shades Freed (2018), After We Fell (2021), After Ever Happy (2022), and After Everything (2023).

Early life and modeling career

Kebbel's mother, Sheri, owns a production company.[2] Kebbel graduated from Crenshaw School in Winter Garden. She was the first runner-up at the 2002 Miss Florida Teen USA beauty pageant.[3] Before pursuing a career in acting, Kebbel was a full-time model. She was trained at the Lisa Maile Image, Modeling & Acting School in Florida.[3] She has since appeared in numerous magazines such as Maxim, H, Lucky, Men's Health, Stuff, FHM.Vegas, Bello[4] and Razor.[5]

Acting career

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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 play a recurring role throughout the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. She worked in television programming such as Entourage, Grounded for Life, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Vampire Diaries. She worked in two pilots, Football Wives and No Heroics for ABC.

Kebbel at the ATX TV Festival 2014 for the TV show Sullivan and Son

In 2004, Kebbel worked with Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold, and Snoop Dogg in the hip-hop comedy Soul Plane. She worked in films such as Be Cool, The Kid & I, American Pie Presents: Band Camp, and Reeker. Kebbel played the role of Carrie Schaeffer in 20th Century Fox's romantic comedy film John Tucker Must Die (2006). It was released in North America on July 28, 2006, earning US$68 million worldwide. Kebbel signed on for another 20th Century Fox film titled Aquamarine (2006) starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts, and JoJo. Kebbel portrayed the role of the film's villain, Cecilia Banks. The film was released in March 2006 with moderate success, earning US$23 million worldwide.

Kebbel with photographer Joey Shaw on set of H magazine's photoshoot in Los Angeles in 2009

In 2006, Kebbel starred alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Teresa Palmer in The Grudge 2. The film is a sequel to the 2004 horror film, The Grudge, a re-make of the Japanese original. 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 is". Filming took place in Tokyo, Japan, in April that same year. The film was released on October 13, 2006, and was a box office success, grossing over $70 million worldwide.

She portrayed Emily Owens in the sports drama film Forever Strong (2008) 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 after 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 theatrical release on August 22, 2008, and was quickly released to DVD in February 2009. 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, reception was 'mixed-to-negative'. The film earned US$40 million worldwide. Kebbel also starred in the comedy The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, premiering on September 9, 2011, at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. The film, widely release in 2012, is the directorial debut for writer/director/star Ryan O'Nan, and features Michael Weston, Andrew McCarthy, and Jason Ritter.

In December 2011, Kebbel worked in season four of 90210 portraying Vanessa.[6] In October 2012, Kebbel appeared on Hawaii Five-0, in the season three episode "Popilikia".[7]

She will be recurring on 9-1-1 as firefighter Lucy Donato from the rival Firehouse 147.[8]

Personal life

Kebbel is good friends with actress Torrey DeVitto,[9] who was also raised in Winter Park, Florida.[10] Kebbel has a lifelong love of horses taking her first riding lesson at the age of five. She also spends time advocating against the daily round up, and slaughter of horses.[11]



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
2018 Fifty Shades Freed Gia Matteo
Another Time Ally
2021 After We Fell Kimberly
2022 After Ever Happy Kimberly
2023 After Everything Kimberly


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)
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:3x4
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
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[12] Skye Recurring role
2020 Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Amelia Sachs Main role[13]
2022- 9-1-1 Lucy Donato Recurring Role; 8 episodes
2023 Love in the Great Smoky Mountains: A National Park Romance Haley James Hallmark Movie

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s) Role Ref.
2008 "Don't Go Away" Buckcherry Girlfriend


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