Phoebe Tonkin first earned a solid reputation as an actress by playing Cleo Sertori in the television series H2O: Just Add Water, and she didn’t stop there, playing prominent roles in other high-profile shows such as The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries, as well as in the side-series The Originals.
The Australian beauty is also a trained dancer and accomplished model and has appeared on glittering magazine covers such as Girlfriend, ELLE Australia, and Teen Vogue. With the full support of her parents, who encouraged her to follow her dreams at an early age, she was able to reach several career milestones.
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Phoebe Tonkin Biography, Age
Tonkin was born on July 12, 1989, in Sydney, Australia, under the full name Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin. Her parents – Nicholas Tonkin (father) and Jannyfer Tonkin (mother) raised her together with a sibling – Abby. She grew up in a very supportive family, so her career in the entertainment industry began very early. At the age of four, she began taking dance classes in classical ballet, hip-hop, contemporary dance, and tap, and by the time she was twelve, Phoebe was taking classes at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Her formal educational background can be traced back to the Queenwood School for Girls. In addition to being an actress and model, Phoebe Tonkin is also a health enthusiast, as evidenced by her website YourZenLife, which she owns jointly.
Phoebe Tonkin Acting Career
Tonkin made a big entrance into the world of acting after joining the cast of the Australian children’s television series H2O: Just Add Water, in which she played the lead role of Cleo Sertori. Although she was cast in 2005, the series was first released on Network Ten on July 7, 2006, and was subsequently made available to a wider audience of approximately 250 million people worldwide. The finale was broadcast in 2010 after three seasons. Two years after her debut, Phoebe was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series at the Australian Film Institute Awards.
She continued to get roles in other Australian television shows, including Packed to the Rafters and Home and Away, and in 2010 she appeared in her first film Tomorrow, When the War Began, an Australian action movie. In the sequel, she was to return to her role as Fiona Maxwell, but production never got off the ground.
Her home country was not enough for the young and fast-rising star actress when she left Australia in January 2011 looking for opportunities to gain a foothold on the international scene, and that’s exactly what she did. A few months after her move, Phoebe took over the casting of the CW drama series The Secret Circle. Her role as Faye Chamberlain received rave reviews, with critics calling her the breakout star of the series. More than that, Variety named her on the list of “new faces to watch,” while E! Online listed her as one of the breakout TV stars of 2011. Unfortunately, the series only survived the first season and was canceled on May 11, 2012.
Later in 2010, Phoebe joined the cast of the 3D horror movie Bait 3D. A year later she was given the recurring role of Hayley in the cast of the CW television series The Vampire Diaries alongside Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, and Joseph Morgan. The series was a commercial hit and was loved around the world, giving it more international recognition. The Originals, a spin-off series from Vampire Diaries, also had them on set.
Recent films in which she has appeared include Freeka Reeka Sheeka Deeka and The Great Battle of the Woods and Final Stop, both in 2018, as well as series such as Safe Harbour and The Affair from 2018.
As a model, Phoebe Tonkin is remembered for her appearances in commercials like Vauxhall Motors. She was signed to Chic Management and has worked with some of the top magazines such as Girlfriend, Teen Vogue, Elle Australia, Complex, Miss Vogue, Vogue Australia, Dolly, and Free People to name a few.
In 2015, she began appearing as the face of the “Matteau Swim” swimwear line by New York stylist Ilona Hamer and in the same year launched the lifestyle clothing line for Witchery.
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She worked on the “Journey To The Wild Side” advertising campaign to promote a new product for Smythson in 2017. Phoebe has also worked with Chanel several times, apart from photoshoots, she is a Chanel brand ambassador.
If you ask me, Phoebe Tonkin is not exactly thrilled about making her love life a public affair. Still, she couldn’t have hidden the fact that she and Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley has been together since 2013. The lovebirds have taken no known steps to take their relationship to the next level.
As a model and fitness enthusiast, nothing less than fabulous is expected from Phoebe Tonkin’s body, and she has not disappointed. She rocks an impressive 5 feet 9 inches and weighs a perfect 56 kg.
She wears a bra size of 34B, a shoe size of 8 (US), and a dress size of 4 (US). She also has dark brown hair and a pair of beautiful hazel eyes.