The Vampire Diaries
actress Kayla Ewell was born and raised, with her brother and two sisters, in Southern California. She began acting as part of the children's chorus for the National Broadway Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
. In 1999, Kayla was discovered by an agent while she was attending an acting course at a dance studio.
A year later, Kayla already secured a recurring role as Maureen Sampson in NBC's high school comedy Freaks and Geeks
and a guest-starring role on the police drama Profiler
. Her other TV credits include multiple appearances in The O.C.
(as Casey) and Entourage
(as Amy) among others.
By far, Ewell's most prominent television character is Caitlin Ramirez on the long-running CBS daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful
. Kayla portrayed an aspiring fashion designer who was romantically involved with Thomas, played by Drew Tyler Bell
. In 2006, she appeared alongside Lindsay Lohan
in Just My Luck
and the Duff sisters in Material Girls
. Kayla was cast to play Vicki in CW's vampire drama The Vampire Diaries