Phoebe Tonkin plays the rebellious werewolf Hayley Marshall on The CW’s hit drama The Originals. After giving birth to Klaus’ daughter in the season one finale, Hayley made the ultimate sacrifice – giving up her baby to protect her from the horrific attack by New Orleans’ witches.
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Tonkin is best known for her role in the enormously successful international Australian television series H20: Just Add Water. In 2010, Tonkin made her feature film debut in the box office hit Tomorrow When the War Began, based on the internationally best-selling book of the same name.
Tonkin was nominated in 2008 for an AFI Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama for her role in H20: Just Add Water. In 2011, Variety named Tonkin one of their Ten New Faces of Fall.
In 2012, Tonkin landed the role of Hayley in The CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries and she will now bring the same character to the spin-off series, The Originals.
Tonkin resides in New York when she is not filming the series in Atlanta.