Arielle Kebbel is an American actress and model who portrayed Lexi Branson, Stefan's "oldest and best vampire friend", on The Vampire Diaries. She is perhaps best known for her role as Vanessa, Liam Court's ex-girlfriend, on 90210. She also hosted The Vampire Diaries Rehash.


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Arielle Kebbel

Arielle was born on February 19, 1985 in Winter Park, Florida. She graduated from high school in Crenshaw a year early at age seventeen. The 5’8” actress had no problem playing bit roles even if she was already gaining popularity for her role in the TV series Gilmore Girls. She auditioned and got small parts for big shows like Judging Amy, CSI, CSI: Miami, and Grounded for Life. She also played small roles in a number of movies before getting cast in bigger roles for the movies John Tucker Must Die and Outlaw Trail.

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Arielle Kebbel in Vampires suck

A natural blond with brown eyes, the actress is not only a looker, but has brains to go with her pretty face as well. Graduating with a 4.3 average from high school one semester early, Arielle Kebbel remains focused on her flourishing career and has stayed grounded.


Arielle kebbel as Charlene in True Blood

Within the first week of moving to Los Angeles, California, she booked her first major role as Lindsay Lister on Gilmore Girls, which became a recurring role in the 3rd-5th seasons of the series. She also has previously guest starred on the series Grounded for Life. Aside from her acting career, Arielle Kebbel also works with a charitable organization – A Place Called Home (APCH). APCH is a youth center in South Central Los Angeles, that helps individuals aged 9–20, overcome the destruction and desperation of living in poverty and crime stricken areas. The center now serves more than 2,500 youths.

Kebbel was featured on Maxim's Girls of Maxim gallery. She was also ranked #95 in the magazine's Hot 100 of 2005 list. Arielle Kebbel has been in a serious relationship with Brahman Turner for more than 3 years now. Brahman Turner directed the movie Daydreamer, which also stars Arielle.


Year Title Type Role
2009-2017 The Vampire Diaries TV Series Lexi Branson
2017 Midnight, Texas TV Series Olivia Charity
2015-2016 Ballers TV Series Tracy Legette
2015 The Grinder TV Series Avery Banks / Gabrielle
2015 Robot Chicken TV Series Ms. Valerie Frizzle / Lissa Miller / Girl
2015 The League TV Series Libby
2015 UnREAL TV Series Britney
2015 Bridal Wave TV Movie Georgie Dwyer
2014 Special Delivery Short Rachel
2014 Sweet Surrender TV Movie Nancy
2014 The After TV Movie Tammy
2013 Delicious Ambiguity Short Ryan
2013 Instant Mom TV Series Stephanie's Friend
2013 N.Y.C. Underground Video Chloe
2013 First Dates with Toby Harris TV Series Belle
2011-2013 90210 TV Series Vanessa Shaw
2012 A Bride for Christmas TV Movie Jessie Patterston
2012 Audrey TV Series Marissa
2012 Hawaii Five-0 TV Series Nicole Carr
2012 The Carlton Dance Video Arielle
2012 Supporting Characters Jamie
2012 Think Like a Man Gina
2011 Grace Short
2011 Hallelujah TV Movie Veda Roman
2011 Good Vibes TV Series Payton
2011 Mardi Gras: Spring Break Lucy Mills
2011 Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Cassidy
2011 Limited Short Mindy
2011 Marcy TV Series Arielle
2011 Answer This! Naomi Nahar
2011 I Melt with You Randi
2010 Life Unexpected TV Series Paige Thomas
2010 True Blood TV Series Charlene
2010 Vampires Suck Rachel
2009 The Uninvited Alex
2009 No Heroics TV Movie Sandy / Slamazon
2008 Forever Strong Emily
2008 Freakdog Catherine
2007 Football Wives TV Movie Nicole Holt
2007 The Bros. Kim
2007 Daydreamer Casey Green
2006 Shark TV Series Sydney Blair
2006 The Grudge 2 Allison
2006 Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Ellie
2006 John Tucker Must Die Carrie
2006 Aquamarine Cecilia Banks
2005 The Kid & I Arielle
2005 American Pie Presents: Band Camp Video Elyse
2005 Dirty Deeds Alison
2005 Clubhouse TV Series Kat
2005 Reeker Cookie
2005 Be Cool Robin
2005 CSI: Miami TV Series Pam Carpenter
2004 Grounded for Life TV Series Taya
2003-2004 Gilmore Girls TV Series Lindsay Forester / Lindsay Lister
2004 Entourage TV Series Layla
2004 Soul Plane Heather Hunkee
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Series Andrea Kent
2003 Judging Amy TV Series Paige Lange
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series Right Teen


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  • She has played as a vampire in The Vampire Diaries and wikipedia:Vampires Suck and as a human in another vampire TV Series called True Blood.
  • Arielle Kebbel has made guest appearances in all seasons until season six of The Vampire Diaries, along with Marguerite MacIntyre so far. Their characters are the only guest characters to have that. 
  • Arielle Kebbel is one of the two actors in The Vampire Diaries who has also been in another vampire show, True blood, the other being Daniel Gillies. She even played with him as they were lovers.



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