Kayla Ewell was born on 27 August 1985 in Long Beach, California, USA and and raised in Seal Beach. She studied dancing, singing and acting early on, and began auditioning for roles while studying at the Los Alamitos High School. The actress first rose to prominence during a three-episode run on the acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks. In 2004, she joined the daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful, leaving a year after. In between she has appeared as a guest in shows such as Veronica Mars and Boston Public, and also appeared in films such as Material Girls and Just My Luck. In 2009, she started a seven-episode run on the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, where she played Vicki Donovan, a human-turned-vampire who Paul Wesley’s Stefan eventually killed.