Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin is an Australian actress and model. She was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. She is best known for portraying Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water, Fiona Maxwell in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Faye Chamberlain in The Secret Circle, and Hayley Marshall in the CW TV series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.
Tonkin graduated from Queenwood School for Girls.Tonkin has been dating The Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley since September 2013.