Arielle Caroline Kebbel (born February 19, 1985) is an American model and actress. Arielle is perhaps best known for her roles in The Uninvited, American Pie Presents Band Camp, John Tucker Must Die, Vampires Suck, Aquamarine and The Grudge 2. She is often considered as a Scream Queen. She currently plays Paige Thomas on Life Unexpected.
* 1 Early life and modeling career
* 2 Acting career
* 3 Magazine Sexiest Countdown Rankings
* 4 Filmography
* 5 Television works
* 6 References
* 7 External links
Early life and modeling career
Kebbel was 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, a semester ahead of her class with a 4.3 GPA. Arielle was a contestant at the 2002 Miss Florida Teen USA Beauty Pageant. Before pursuing a career in Acting, Arielle was a fulltime Model. She has since appeared in publications such as Maxim, H, Lucky, Men's Health, Stuff's and FHM.
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 series 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 Mo'Nique, Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg in the 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 another 20th Century Fox film titled Aquamarine starring Sara Paxton and Emma Roberts. Arielle 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, 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 to universally negative reviews. 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.
Magazine Sexiest Countdown Rankings
Year Countdown Name Rank
2005 Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2005 #95
2008 Croatian's FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2008 #54
2009 Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women of 2009 #48
Year Production Role Notes
2004 Soul Plane Heather Hunkee Worldwide Gross: $14,822,346
2005 The Kid & I Arielle Straight-to-DVD
American Pie: Band Camp Elyse Houston Straight-to-DVD
Dirty Deeds Alison Worldwide Gross: $146,490
Reeker Cookie Straight-to-DVD
Be Cool Robin Worldwide Gross: $95,226,116
2006 Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Ellie Straight-to-DVD
The Grudge 2 Allison Flemming Worldwide Gross: $70,711,175
John Tucker Must Die Carrie Schaeffer Worldwide Gross: $68,821,721
Aquamarine Cecilia Banks Worldwide Gross: $23,006,849
The Bros. Kim Straight-to-DVD
2007 Daydreamer Casey Green Straight-to-DVD
2008 Forever Strong Emily Straight-to-DVD
Freakdog Catherine Thomas Straight-to-DVD
2009 The Uninvited Alex Ivers Worldwide Gross: $40,563,148
2010 Brooklyn to Manhattan Chloe Post-Production
Mardi Gras TBA Main Role
Vampires Suck Rachel Support Role
Answer This! Naomi Main Role
2011 I Melt With You Randi Main Role