Phoebe Tonkin will continue to play werewolf Hayley Marshall in The Originals!
It’s official that Phoebe Tonkin will continue to play Hayley Marshall when The Originals series premieres in October, 2013, on The CW!
Hayley burst upon the scene in The Vampire Diaries when she followed Tyler Lockwood to Mystic Falls. Looking for her family, she got involved with Katherine. When Katherine decided to have her killed, she got involved with Klaus, who showed her the finer things in life like good food, wine, and art. Although she wasn’t too impressed with the art part, she definitely was interested in the Klaus part. It will be interested to see what surprises are in store for Hayley when The Originals begins in October!
Like her BFF Claire Holt, Phoebe is from Australia. Born on July 12, 1989, she is an accomplished model as well as actress. She began dance lessons when she was four in hip hop, contemporary dance, classical ballet, and tap dance. When she was twelve, she got involved in courses at the Wharf Theater for the Australian Theatre for Young People. After graduating from the Queenwood School for Girls in Balmoral, New South Wales, she did commercials and modeled for Dolly, Teen Vogue, and Girlfriend. Phoebe also was in the Miles Fisher’s “Don’t Let Go” music video, and in 2012 started a health website with BFF Teresa Palmer called “Your Zen Life“!
December 2005 was momentous for Phoebe when she got the role of Cleo Sertori in “H2O: Just Add Water,” an Australian children’s television series about three teenage girls who are really mermaids, where she met and worked with Claire Holt. The series ran three seasons, and in 2008 she was nominated as “Best Lead Actress in a Television Series” by the Australian Film Institute Awards. She was also in “Packed to the Rafters” and “Home and Away” on Australian TV, starred in “Tomorrow, When the War Began,” an Australian action ensemble film, and “Bait” a 3D horror flick.
Phoebe moved to Los Angeles in January 2011, and was cast in The CW “The Secret Circle,” a supernatural drama, as bitchy Faye Chamberlain, where she was referred to as the “breakout star of the series.” She was also featured by Variety in their “new faces to watch” and E! Online named her as a 2011 breakout TV star!
Although “The Secret Circle” was cancelled after one season, Phoebe join The Vampire Diaries cast in August, 2012, as Hayley Marshall, the werewolf friend of Tyler. According to executive producers, she will “be heavily featured in the prospective pilot” for the new series The Originals.
Phoebe Tonkin in “Don’t Let Go” music video
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