Exclusive: Former Law & Order: SVU Star Michaela McManus Joins Vampire Diaries

michaela_225.jpgOnetime Law & Order: SVU ADA Michaela McManus has booked a recurring role on The Vampire Diaries, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The actress will play Jules, a friend of Mason Lockwood's who comes to Mystic Falls looking for the MIA werebeast (little does she know he got his heart ripped out by Damon two weeks ago).

The gig brings McManus back into the CW fold, where she spent two seasons as One Tree Hill's Lindsey.

Her first Diaries episode is slated to air in December.


  • malene says:

    so much easier to get in a show when your husband writes for it...after one tree hill, vampire diaries! I hope she'll get killed fast cause I don't like this actress...

  • AJ says:

    Much more appropriate for her to be on Vampire Diaries than SVU!! And I watch both, so not insulting either 🙂

  • Jenna says:

    She is a horrible actress and sucked on both shows!

  • Junior says:

    Cool! Huge SVU and Vampire Diaries fan. I also expect more drama for Tyler since McManus' character is bound to speak to him.

  • Jennifer says:

    I love how the writers on Vampire Diaries have a knack for introducing characters naturally only to have them killed later on.
    I originally was going to overlook this show when it premiered last year, but glad I didn't. It's one of the strongest Teen Dramas the CW has.

  • Edgar says:

    I think they should take off Vampire Diaries. It's a bad show and all the actors are bad.

  • AJ says:

    Yes Edgar, that's exactly what the CW will do - "take off" its highest rated show. Great idea.

  • Doug Hewitt says:

    If I recall, she met her husband while she was working on OTH -- so I doubt he influenced casting. Maybe he has something to do with TVD, but if she wasn't stunning and talented, I doubt they'd put her on the show. I chalk it up to kismet and look forward to watching her. Great show!

  • Sam says:

    Dude. Can't wait. This actress is HOT. Her eyes are crazy pretty.

  • Jo says:

    Michaela McManus isn't married. Her fiancé is Mike Daniels, staff writer and producer for VD or at least that what's written in Mike Daniels' twitter biography section.

  • Kris says:

    Then you need to re-check your definition of the word horrible. There's a difference between a horrible actress and not liking a character you know.

  • Kris says:

    She didn't get the part because her husband works for Vampire Diaries. She got the part because the CW didn't pick up her pilot and they want to keep her on the network. They do it all the time, look at Katie Cassidy (who's been on 3 CW shows now). They may have landed on TVD because of her husband but if it wasn't TVD it would have been Hellcats or Nikita.