Phoebe Tonkin has been in the spotlight since starring as Cleo Sertori in the popular Australian children’s show, H2O: Just Add Water. She has since starred in many more projects such as The Secret Circle, The Originals, Tomorrow, When the War Began, The Place of No Words, and many more, Tonkin has gained much fame from her acting career.
Thanks to her successful journey into the world of acting, people have shown interest in Phoebe’s life and career. So, in this biography, we will take a look at Tonkin’s early life, family, net worth as well as love life.
Where Did Phoebe Tonkin Grow Up?
The H2O: Just Add Water star was born Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin in Sydney, Australia, on July 12, 1989. She grew up alongside her sister, Abby Tonkin, and started taking dance classes to learn classical ballet, hip hop, tap, and contemporary dance at the age of 4. Moreover, Phoebe Tonkin’s parents, Jannyfer Tonkin and Nicholas Tonkin were supportive of her.
Tonkin continued to explore her artistic side and joined the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre after turning 12. As for her formal education, Phoebe was enrolled at Loreto Kirribilli and later at Queenwood School for Girls, from where she graduated.
What Projects Has Phoebe Tonkin Worked On?
Having trained in acting from an early age, Phoebe Tonkin booked her first role in 2005. She was cast to play one of the main characters, Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water, an Australian children’s TV series. She starred alongside, Claire Holt and Cariba Heine in the show and continued to play the character til 2010.
Phoebe Tonkin then starred as Fiona Maxwell in the 2010 movie Tomorrow, When the War Began and also made a brief appearance in the show, Packed to the Rafters. In 2010, the talented actress also appeared in seven episodes of Home and Away. The following year, Tonkin was cast as one of the main characters, Faye Chamberlain in the supernatural series The Secret Circle. Despite much success, the show was canceled after one full season.
Following The Secret Circle, Phoebe starred in the 3D horror movie Bait in 2012. The same year she also played Hayley Marshall in the popular supernatural series The Vampire Diaries. While she was only in 8 episodes of the show, Tonkin’s character was well-received. As a result, when the spin-off series, The Originals was announced, Hayley was heavily featured in the pilot. The talented actress reprised the part for The Originals before leaving the show in 2018.
In between playing Hayley Marshall, Phoebe also appeared in projects such as The Ever After, Stalker, Billionaire Ransom, Cul-de-Sac, Safe Harbour, and The Affair. Since 2018, she also worked on numerous other movies and shows including Westworld, The Place of No Words, Final Stop, Bloom and We Are Gathered Here Today.
Furthermore, the Australian star already has many projects lined up in different stages of production. To date, she has worked in over 20 movies and television series. Therefore, Phoebe Tonkin’s net worth stands at $3 million seems plausible. And with her continued success, she will undoubtedly earn even more fame and fortune.
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Who Is Phoebe Tonkin Dating?
Having found fame from her acting career has led fans to be even more curious about Phoebe Tonkin’s love life. Moreso when they realized that the lovely Australian star was dating her The Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley. The duo started dating in 2013 but kept much of their relationship private. Moreover, the duo was on and off for four before splitting for good in 2017. Fans were heartbroken after hearing the news.
Besides Paul, Phoebe has been linked to many handsome men including Ed Westwick, Tom Felton, Chris Zylka, and Xavier Samuel. However, there was no official confirmation regarding these romances. Then in 2020, Tonkin introduced her new lover, Alex Greenwald to the world.
Phoebe Tonkin’s boyfriend, Alex Greenwald, is the singer of the band Phantom Planet. It is unclear when the pair first met and when they started dating. But the duo took to Instagram to confirm their relationship and supported each other’s project.
However, despite making their relationship official, neither Phoebe nor Alex has opened up regarding their romance. Furthermore, the pair has also not shared any pictures together in recent days which has resulted in rumors about the separation.
Well, whatever the status of her relationship, we hope Phoebe Tonkin is enjoying her life to the fullest.