Thanks to her role as reporter Tracy Legette in HBO’s ‘Ballers’, Arielle Kebbel is turning heads on the sidelines.
A former teen beauty queen, the 32-year-old native of Winter Park, Florida was a full-time model, appearing in magazines such as Maxim, Men’s Health, Stuff and FHM before entering a career in acting. After getting her first big break as Lindsay Lister in CW’s Gilmour Girls, Kebbel landed roles in Entourage, Grounded For Life, Football Wives and No Heroics.
Kebbel’s first movie role came in the 2004 hip-hop comedy Soul Plane alongside Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg and Tom Arnold. After appearing in movies such as John Tucker Must Die, The Uninvited and Think Like A Man, the 5’8 Kebbel landed TV roles in dramas such as Hawaii Five-0 and 90210 before locking up a recurring role on the Lifetime dark comedy/drama UnREAL and her current role in ‘Ballers’.
While she is merely a caricature of today’s visually-appealing network sideline reporters such as Britt McHenry and Erin Andrews on ‘Ballers’ and not a WAG(wife/girlfriend) of a player like her fellow castmate, Annabelle Acosta is in Anabella—who is dating troubled star wideout Ricky Jerett, Kebbel’s combination of talent and sexiness make her—and the macho-fueled show worth watching.