Arielle Kebbel will be a regular for season 2 of HBO’s Ballers

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If you are a fan of Ballers’ sassy Sports Reporter Tracy Legette (Arielle Kebbel), we’ve got some good news for you. The actress has been promoted to a regular in season two, leading to speculation that she and Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) will be getting even friendlier in episodes to come. Legette is Strasmore’s love interest and as such, could see a beefed up role as the series continues.

So far, the actress has appeared in six episodes of HBO’s new show, which follows an ex-athlete turned financial manager (Johnson) as he helps athletes navigate the trappings of sports stardom. Set in Miami, its blend of sun, sports, and sex is aimed squarely at the same demographic that made Entourage a runaway hit: young men.

Interestingly enough, Kebbel appeared on that show as well — but if you blink, you might miss her. Look closely and you’ll spot her in the first-ever episode of the series cozying up to Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon) in the pool after Vince’s (Adrian Grenier) movie premier.


Ballers has been well-received thus far (80 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) but has been criticized by some as sexist for its portrayal of women.

Kebbel’s resume includes Gilmore Girls, The Vampire Diaries, 90210, Life Unexpected, and True Blood, but a long stint on Ballers would be perhaps the biggest gig of her 12-year career.

Still, the actress isn’t resting on her laurels. She has also locked down a recurring role on the final season of FXX’s The League, says Deadline. No word yet on what that part will look like, but her star is certainly rising.

Season one of Ballers is currently on-air and stars John David Washington (The Book of Eli), Omar Benson Miller (8 Mile, CSI: Miami), Troy Garity (Sunshine, Gangster Squad) and Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine). The next episode is scheduled to air August 23, 2015.

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