Born: Arielle Caroline Kebbel
Date of Birth: 19 February 1985
Birth Place: Winter Park, Florida, USA
Height: 5′ 8″ (1,73 m)
Arielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) first made waves when she booked a recurring role on the beloved WB hit “Gilmore Girls,” playing the girlfriend-turned-wife of resident hunk Jared Padalecki. She later starred in “John Tucker Must Die” and “Aquamarine,” both for Fox, then in Sony’s “The Grudge 2.” Other projects include a lead role in Universal’s “American Pie Presents Band Camp” and a celebrity cameo in “The Kid and I.” Upcoming films for Kebbel are “Red Mist” and “Mardi Gras.”
Kebbel is also a regular in indie films, with lead roles in “Day Dreamer” for director Brahman Turner, as well as “The Outlaw Trail” and “Forever Strong” for director Ryan Little. She also made a return to the small screen to guest-star opposite James Woods and Sarah Carter on the hit CBS series “Shark.”
On television, Kebbel also had a recurring role on the WB’s “Grounded for Life,” and has done guest-star turns on many popular television shows, including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami,” “Entourage” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Within the first week of moving to Los Angeles, California Arielle 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, Arielle 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, Arielle 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, Arielle signed on for 20th Century Fox film titled Aquamarine starring Sara Paxton and Emma Roberts and Joanna(JoJo) Levesque. Arielle portrays the role of the film’s villain, Cecilia Banks. Film was released in March 2006, and had little box office success with earnings of $23 million worldwide.
In February 2006, Arielle 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. Arielle 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 Arielle 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. This is both Penn and Arielle’s second film together, having appeared alongside each other in John Tucker Must Die. The film suffered in development hell and received numerous pushbacks. The film was released on September 26, 2008 Straight-to-DVD. Critical reception was generally negative.
In February 2008, Arielle was announced to star as the central character Katherine in the Indie Horror Freakdog alongside Sarah Carter. The film received a limited cinema release on August 22, 2008 and was quickly released to DVD in February, 2009. Critical reception was universally negative. However, Darrell Moen’s review described Kebbel’s performance in the film as “Brilliant” and the film being a “Star-Vehicle” for her.
In March 2008 Paramount Pictures announced Arielle 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 being well received, critical reception was mixed to negative. The film managed to have a mixed response from the box office and earned $40 million worldwide.
In 2008 Screen Gems announced Arielle was to be starring alongside Danneel Harris, Carmen Electra and Regina Hall in the Comedy Mardi Gras. Filming took place in New Orleans in late 2008. The film has suffered numerous pushbacks with no official release being announced as of July 10, 2010.