Feb. 19th, 1985
Winter Park, Florida, USA
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Arielle Caroline Kebbel is an American model and actress. Arielle is perhaps best known for her roles in films such as American Pie Presents: Band Camp, John Tucker Must Die, Vampires Suck, and Aquamarine, as well as TV series including The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls, and Life Unexpected, on which she played Paige Thomas. She is often considered a Scream Queen, due to her work in notable horror films including The Uninvited and The Grudge 2.
Born in Winter Park, Florida. Her mother, Sheri, is a talent manager and owns a production company. Kebbel graduated from Crenshaw School in Winter Garden. Kebbel was a contestant at the 2002 Miss Florida Teen USA beauty pageant. Before pursuing a career in acting, Kebbel was a fulltime model. She has since appeared in publications such as Maxim, H, Lucky, Men's Health, Stuff and FHM.
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. Arielle 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 little 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, Utah. This is both Badgley and Kebbel's second film together, having appeared alongside each other in John Tucker Must Die.