Kayla Ewell is an American actress. She is most famous for her roles as Caitlin Ramirez on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Vicki Donovan on The CW series "The Vampire Diaries."
Kayla Noelle Ewell was born in Long Beach, California on August 27, 1985 and raised in Seal Beach. A child who loved performing from a very young age, she began touring with the national Broadway company children's chorus for the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by the time she was only in the fourth grade. Along with this, Kayla also studied dance, singing, and acting at the Orange County Song & Dance Company.
By 1999, she was discovered by a talent agent while taking acting classes and asked to start going on auditions. While she was able to pick up a number of guest roles including a multi-episode stint on "Freaks and Geeks," she continued to go to school and graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 2003.
Kayla's acting career really began to hit its stride in 2004 when she was cast as Caitlin Ramirez on the long-running soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful." Even though she left the show only a year later, she still put in a total of 132 episodes. From there, she continued to dominate television guest spots with appearances on such popular series as "The O.C.," "Veronica Mars," and "Entourage." In 2009, she was again cast as a regular on The CW series "The Vampire Diaries." While her character was originally killed off in the first season, she has made a return to the series on multiple occasions.
In her free time, Kayla has said she enjoys painting, rock climbing, and rappelling, and still dances whenever she can. She even goes whitewater rafting from time to time among other various hobbies such as surfing.