grace phipps vampire diaries 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 4 casts Grace Phipps as the new girl in townNow that Elena will be sporting fangs, “The Vampire Diaries” has a new girl-next-door headed back to Mystic Falls. Zap2it has learned that 20-year-old actress Grace Phipps has landed the role.

Phipps, best known as Amy on the short-lived “Nine Lives of Chloe
King,” will play April, described as  “a natural beauty with a bit of an edge.”

As we were the first to report, 16-year-old April is from Mystic Falls, and, after a death in the family, she decides to move back home from private school. Executive producer Julie Plec describes her as “a natural beauty with a bit of an edge.”

She’s got childhood history with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), so it’s important to Elena to protect her from Mystic Falls’ many secrets. We’ve got our suspicions that she’ll be wrapped up in the monster mayhem before too long, though! Expect to see April make her first appearance in the second episode of Season 4.

In the meantime, check out the sneak peek at Season 4 below — with a little bit of new footage!

Posted by:Carina MacKenzie