Phoebe Tonkin is an Australian actress and model most known for playing Hayley Marshall in The CW vampire drama series, The Vampire Diaries, and its spin-off, The Originals. Her movie roles also include appearances in Tomorrow, When the War Began; Bait; The Ever After; Billionaire Ransom; and The Place of No Words.

In this article, we look at the career and net worth of Phoebe Tonkin.

What is the net worth of Phoebe Tonkin? Income Source & Salary

As of 2022, Phoebe Tonkin has a net worth of $3 million. Her wealth can be attributed to her television and movie appearances as well as her modeling career.


She made her on-screen debut as the mermaid Cleo Sertori in the 2006 Australian children’s fantasy drama series, H2O: Just Add Water. She played the character until the show’s finale in April 2010.

The same year, she made her feature film debut in the Australian action-adventure, Tomorrow, When the War Began. 

She also continued building her television portfolio with prominent roles in Australian shows like Packed to the Rafters and Home and Away. 

She moved to Los Angeles in January 2011 and landed her first major television gig as Faye Chamberlain in The CW supernatural drama series, The Secret Circle. 

Despite the show being canceled after one season, Tonkin — who was widely regarded as the breakout star of the show — landed another prominent role as Hayley Marshall in the fourth season of The CW supernatural drama series, The Vampire Diaries.

She had recurring appearances throughout the fourth season and shared the screens with the likes of Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and her future beau, Paul Wesley.

CW greenlit a Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, with Tonkin reprising her role as Hayley, only this time in a central role. The show ran for five seasons from October 3, 2013, to August 1, 2018.

She also recently played a younger version of Jacki Weaver‘s character, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Reed, in the Australian web series, Bloom.


Besides being an eminent actress, Tonkin is also a model who has graced the pages of such magazines like Teen Vogue, Girlfriend, Elle Australia, Miss Vogue, Vogue Australia, Complex, Dolly, and Free People.

She is an ambassador of the French beauty conglomerate, Chanel.

Phoebe Tonkin Early Life: Age, Height & Parents

Phoebe Tonkin was born Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin in Sydney, Australia, to Nicholas and Jannyfer Tonkin. Born on July 12, 1989, the 33-year-old stands at 5 feet 7¾ inches (1.72 meters). She attended the local Queenwood School for Girls.

A precocious child, Tonkin was four years old when she started training in various disciplines of dance like classical ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, and tap.

Tonkin realigned her focus to acting at age 12 and studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People at the Wharf Theatre.

Dated The Vampire Diaries Co-Star Paul Wesley

Phoebe Tonkin was in an on-off relationship with her Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley from 2013 to 2017.

They met on-set of the show while Wesley was still married to Torrey Devitto. Soon after their divorce, Wesley and Tonkin started going out.

In June 2020, it was revealed that Tonkin was dating American actor/musician Alex Greenwald — of the California-based rock band, Phantom Planet.

Wesley, on the other hand, has since gotten married to Ines de Ramon.