As a child, she competed in equestrian competitions until she was 13 when the sport became too expensive.
She graduated from Crenshaw School in Winter Garden and was a contestant at the 2002 Miss Florida Teen USA beauty pageant and ended up as first runner-up. Before taking the plunge into acting, Arielle Kebbel was a fulltime model and was featured in magazines such as Maxim, Mens Health, Stuff and FHM. Arielles first acting job was at the age of 14 in a public service announcement on date rape.
When Arielle was 17, she and her mother packed up their Volvo and drove to California for her first major audition.
She told Maxim, I dont actually walk around in a shirt and a bikini bottom [at home], but I do have a thing for cute underwear. I wear it whenever I go out. She added, Im totally waiting to play a badass Kill Bill type. When I did Law & Order, I got to kill a girl, and when I was on Judging Amy, I got to beat the shit out of this girl, and both were so much fun.
Arielle has appeared on a variety of television shows, including Gilmore Girls, Entourage, Grounded for Life and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, among others. She made her feature debut in the comedy Soul Plane.
Other roles followed, including parts in John Tucker Must Die, Aquamarine and The Grudge 2.
Arielle Kebbel has also appeared in 90210 and Hawaii 5-0. She told Mens Health, I am very independent, and I need a man to be independent as well. I love to do cute, thoughtful things for my boyfriend.
She once sent a note to a close girlfriends fianc the night before their wedding that said, I am so glad you make my friend happy. If you hurt her, I will kill you (menshealth.com).
Arielle Kebbel said of her taste in men, If I meet two guys at the same time and one of them is coming on really strong and talking a lot, and the other is more quiet and reserved, Im going to like the second one. I want someone who isnt going to give it away in the first meeting. She added, I want someone who can respectfully challenge me. I know what I believe, so theres no point in my taking on a relationship with someone who thinks like me or laughs at what I laugh at. I enjoy being with someone who can offer me the opposite.