Name: Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin
Date of Birth: July 12, 1989
Place of Birth: Sydney,Australia
Nationality: Australian
Profession: Actress,Model
Height: 5’10
BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE:?
spent 6 weeks volunteering at an Orphanage in Cambodia when I was 18, it was the most impulsive decision I’ve ever made. I booked the trip two weeks before I left and it was the most incredible, life changing experience in my life to date. I went alone and lived in a house of 12, only 4 who spoke English. I came back to Sydney a new person with a whole new outlook on my life.
ROLE YOU HAVE MOST ENJOYED PLAYING:
I loved playing Faye on Secret Circle. Up until then I had always played quite naïve and innocent characters, and Faye was so deliciously evil and manipulative. It was as if Blair Waldorf and Sebastian from Cruel Intentions had a baby, and her name was Faye Chamberlain.
FAVOURITE ACTRESS/ACTOR: Cameron Diaz and Sean Penn

ALL TIME FAVOURITE FILM: The Royal Tenenbaums

FIVE THINGS YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT:
1. My family.
2. My glasses (I’m very blind)
3. Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
4. Music
5. My MacBook

SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:
For a while I wanted to be a fireman when I was younger.

ON A WEEKEND OFF YOU WILL FIND ME:?
Exploring healthy little cafes in LA, tapping away at posts and uploading articles on YourZenLife and taking long baths (hopefully) with my significant other.

LA’s BEST KEPT SECRET:??
The Beverly Hot Springs. But be warned, swimwear is optional!

FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT:
Miami!!!

VACATION ESSENTIALS:?
Zimmerman Bikini, A good book (I read Damien Echols Biography ‘Life After Death’ during our Miami trip) a baseball cap and Coconut Oil to wear on my skin overnight.

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
Grimes- Oblivion

FAVOURITE ARTIST?
Radiohead

FAVOURITE DESIGNERS:?
Ellery, Dion Lee, Isabel Marant and Acne.

FAVOURITE BOOK:?
Mallawindy – Joy Dettman

SIGNATURE DRINK:
I’m quite partial to a glass (or three) of cabernet sauvignon.

SIGNATURE SCENT:
Chanel ‘Chance’

 

  • While not a strong swimmer, Phoebe worked hard to improve her abilities during pre-production of H2O: Just Add Water in preparation for the role of Mermaid Cleo.
  • From age 12 began completing various courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People; including Shakespeare, Script to Stage, Clowning Around and Musical Theatre.
  • Attended Queenwood School in Balmoral, known for its excellent drama department, and supplemented her education with private drama classes. Each year she took part in the school’s Shakespeare festival, ultimately winning the 2005 state final in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also took part in all of the school plays including Antigone, White Crane and Venetian Twins.
  • Began various dance classes at age 4; including classical ballet, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary.