Kayla Noelle Ewell-Novlan (born August 27, 1985) is an American actress who plays Vicki Donovan on The Vampire Diaries TV series. She was a main character in the first seven episodes of season one. She returned in the season two finale and appears as a recurring character in the third season. She is best known for her work on the TV soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Recently, Kayla has had roles on the TV series' Entourage and The O.C..


Ewell was born August 27, 1985 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. She graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 2003. 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. Series creator Kevin Williamson stated in November 2009 that there were no plans to bring her back, but her character returned in the second season finale, and at the start of season 3. Ewell played a children's fashion designer in the Hallmark Channel TV movie Keeping Up With The Randalls, alongside Thad Luckinbill, Roma Downey, Marion Ross and McKenna Jones. She appeared as a waitress suspected of murder on the A&E television series, The Glades, in the episode "Beached". 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. Ewell was arrested for disorderly conduct on August 22, 2009 in Smarr, Georgia for loitering on a bridge during a photo shoot with Candice Accola, Sara Canning, Nina Dobrev and photographer Tyler Shields. The charges were later dismissed. Ewell previously dated her The Bold and the Beautiful co-star Kellan Lutz. She married her boyfriend Tanner Novlan, on September 12, 2015.[4]


Year Title Type Role
2019 Roswell, New Mexico TV Series
2019 The Creatress Lacey
2019 Agent II Billy
2018 A Friend's Obsession Kate
2017 Derek Hough Hold On Video short Samantha
2017 Sweet Sweet Summertime Jenna Southerland
2017 Me and My Grandma TV Series Victoria
2009-2017 The Vampire Diaries TV Series Vicki Donovan
2016 2 Years of Love Samantha Grey
2016 10 Year Reunion TV Movie Patty Garner
2016 The Night Shift TV Series Cristina
2016 Clandestine Dynasty Short Agent Carol
2015 Grandfathered TV Series Maya
2015 Lucifer TV Series Amanda Bello
2015 How Not to Propose TV Movie Lena
2014 Deadly Daycare Rachel
2013 The Demented Taylor
2013 A Way Back Home TV Movie Norma Cameron
2012 Franklin & Bash TV Series Monica Ward
2011 The Glades TV Series Maggie Bauman
2011 Keeping Up with the Randalls TV Movie Alicia Crosby
2010-2011 House TV Series Nika
2010 Scoundrels TV Series Chantelle Hazenby
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series Bettina Clark
2009 Bones TV Series Alyssa Howland
2009 Fired Up! Margot Jane Lindsworth-Calligan
2007-2008 Entourage TV Series Amy
2008 Impact Point Jen Crowe
2008 Senior Skip Day Video Cara
2006 Close to Home TV Series Cindy Robinson
2006 Material Girls Fabiella Receptionist
2006 Just My Luck Janet the Bank Teller (uncredited)
2006 Veronica Mars TV Series Angie Dahl
2005 The O.C. TV Series Casey
2004-2005 Дерзкие и красивые TV Series Caitlin Ramírez
2004 Boston Public TV Series Dianne
2000 BloodHounds, Inc TV Series
2000 The Sullivan Sisters TV Series Peyton
2000 Freaks and Geeks TV Series Maureen Sampson





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