Hollywood is full of names and faces, and as a fan, sometimes it can be hard to keep up. But while every star can’t be a household name, fans definitely recognize those who are consistently putting out their best work and popping up all over the place. 30-year-old Kayla Ewell is definitely one of those people. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Ewell has built up a pretty impressive resume that has allowed her to land some great roles, and work with some of the biggest names in the industry. In fact, you may have seen her in some of your favorite shows of films, and wondered what this bright-eyed beauty was all about. Well, wonder no more; here re 10 things you didn’t know about Kayla Ewell.
She’s was on The Vampire Diaries
In the first season of the popular series, The Vampire Diaries, Ewell appeared as Vicki Donovan – one of the show’s first main characters. Vicki was the stereotypical troubled high school girl who was popular but troubled, and had somewhat of a bad reputation. Although Vicki’s life on the show didn’t last past the first season, she did return for a few appearances during other seasons. Either way; however, Vicki Donovan will go down in Vampire Diaries history as the first human in Mystic Falls to be turned into a vampire.
She’s been arrested
Back in 2009, Kayla Ewell found herself in a little bit of trouble with the law when she was arrested for loitering in Georgia. Apparently, Ewell and some of her Vampire Diaries cast mates were out shooting photos for the show when they were arrested for ‘flashing’ passers-by. The charges were later dropped, and Ewell said the situation was definitely blown out of proportion.
She’s worked with some former Disney stars
Throughout her career, Ewell has appeared in a good amount of on-screen roles, and along the way she’s gotten the chance to work with some interesting people, including a couple of Disney’s most well-known former stars. In 2006, Ewell appeared in the film Just My Luck, which starred Lindsay Lohan. In 2006, Ewell also appeared in the movie Material Girls which starred former Lizzie McGuire star, Hilary Duff who is one of the only Disney stars in recent history to not go off the deep end.
She’s been in music videos
These days it’s not unusual for stars to have their hands in several pots. Kayla Ewell may not seem like the typical ‘video’ girl, but she does have some experience with appearing in music videos. In 2008, she was featured in the music video for Hinder’s, “Without You,” and in 2010 she also appeared in the video for Sick Puppies’ “Maybe.”
She’s been in Maxim
In 2009, while still riding on the popularity from her role on The Vampire Diaries, Ewell decided to show a little skin for the popular men’s magazine, Maxim. Appearing in a series of tasteful photos, Ewell definitely proved that she’s got some serious sex appeal, and she knows how to use it.
She made her first on-screen appearance in 2000
Although she may not be a household name, Kayla Ewell has been working consistently throughout her career. After being discovered while still taking acting classes back in 1999 when she was still just a teen, she made her first on-screen appearance in 2000 in the show Profiler and followed that with three appearances in Freaks and Geeks. Over the years, Ewell has appeared in several films and TV shows and has shown that she’s capable of taking on various roles.
She shared an apartment with Nina Dobrev
Sometimes you just click with people, and that’s exactly what happened to former co-stars, Kayla Ewell and Nina Dobrev. The two, who once worked together on The Vampire Diaries, formed a friendship which eventually led to them sharing an apartment in Georgia. While some people say it’s never a good idea to live with a friend, and many celebrity friendships have gone down hill after people have decided to be roommate, Ewell and Dobrev don’t seem to have fallen victim to that, and the two remain friends today.
She once dated Kellan Lutz
In 2006, Kayla Ewell began dating Kellan Lutz who you may know from his role in The Twilight film series in which he portrayed Emmett Cullen. Apparently, these two on-screen vampires also found something in common in real life. Unfortunately, the couple called it quits in 2008, but they remain on good terms. According to Ewell, “We’re really good friends still. It’s so much fun for us, now, to see each other working and still be each other’s support system. He’s amazing.”
She loves outdoor activities
Kayla Ewell may be all about the lights, cameras, and action, but that doesn’t mean that she enjoys being glamorous 24/7. In fact, Ewell enjoys some of the simpler things in life and during an interview, Ewell cited that some of her favorite activities include white water rafting, rock climbing, and repelling. In high school, she was even a member of her school’s surfing team.
She just got married!
Last, but certainly not least, Ewell is officially a newlywed. On September 12, Ewell and her long time boyfriend, Tanner Novlan, tied the knot in a ceremony in Los Angeles. The couple’s ceremony included 200 guests including Nina Dobrev and Candice Accola. Ewell and Novlan actually met back in 2010 when they both appeared in the Sick Puppies’ music video.
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