If you don’t know Phoebe Tonkin, it’s because you’re not watching The CW — a network which, as when it was The WB, gets super attached to people and then tries to make them happen. Like Chad Michael Murray back in the day (he did Gilmore Girls and Dawson’s Creek before One Tree Hill), or Britt Robertson (Life Unexpected, Secret Circle), Justin Hartley (Smallville, Emily Owens M.D., Hart of Dixie), Willa Holland (Gossip Girl, Arrow), Kristen Kreuk (Smallville and now Beauty and the Beast), and of course Phoebe here, who was on Circle, and then Vampire Diaries, and supposedly its developing spin-off The Originals. (If this means AnnaLynne McCord is going to show up on Hart of Dixie next season… well, actually, she’s secretly funny on 90210 so I might not hate it if she got up in Wade’s grill. Or even Lavon’s.)

Anyway: That’s the primer on Phoebe Tonkin — well, that, and the fact that she’s Australian yet is constantly forced to put on an American accent, which is mucking up the whole acting thing she’s being hired to do. Also, she has questionable taste in clothes, which makes her automatically noteworthy just in case The Originals takes off and suddenly she’s attending enough stuff to be in Fug Madness contention. Constant vigilance, you know.

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