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Arielle Kebbel is an American actress and model who plays 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 hosts The Vampire Diaries Rehash.


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.

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.

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Arielle Kebbel

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.



  • Soul Plane (2004)
  • The Kid and I (2006)                                                                     
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    Arielle Kebbel in Vampires suck

  • American Pie: Band Camp (2006)
  • Dirty Deeds (2005)
  • Reeker (2005)
  • Be Cool (2005)
  • Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy (2006)
  • The Grudge 2 (2006)
  • John Tucker Must Die (2006)
  • Aquamarine (2006)
  • The Bros. (2006)
  • Daydreamer (2007)
  • Forever Strong (2008)
  • Freakdog (2008)
  • The Uninvited (2009)
  • Brooklyn to Manhattan (2010)
  • Vampires Suck (2010)
  • Answer This! (2010)
  • I Melt With You (2011)
  • The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)
  • Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011)
  • Hallelujah (2011)
  • Supporting Characters (2012)
  • Think Like a Man (2012)


  • CSI (2003)
  • Judging Amy (2003)
  • Gilmore Girls (2003-2004)                                                                          

    Arielle kebbel as Charlene in True Blood

  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2004)                                             
  • Entourage (2004)
  • Grounded for Life (2004)
  • CSI: Miami (2005)
  • Clubhouse (2005)
  • Shark (2006)
  • Football Wives (2007)
  • Red Mist (2008)
  • No Heroics (2009)
  • The Vampire Diaries (2009–present)
  • Trivial Pursuits (2010)
  • Mardi Gras (2010)
  • Life Unexpected (2010)
  • True Blood (2010)
  • 90210 (2011)
  • Perfect Score (2013)
  • Ballers (2015; recurring role)
  • Midnight, Texas (2016)

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  • She has played as a vampire in The Vampire Diaries and 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 6 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 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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