The series followed a group of young witches who are a part of a secret coven.Tonkin received acclaim from critics, and was referred to as the breakout star of the series; she was featured on Variety magazine's "New Faces to Watch" and was named one of 2011's breakout stars.Wesley and De Vitto, 29, "have decided to amicably split," their reps explained at the time."They will continue to remain good friends." The two met in 2007 and tied the knot in a private New York City ceremony in April 2011."She had her head on his chest." Wesley's date with the 24-year-old brunette beauty comes on the heels of his divorce from actress Torrey De Vitto.
She was cast in March 2011 as Faye Chamberlain on the supernatural drama series The Secret Circle, which premiered on September 15, 2011 to over 3.5 million viewers.
In the film, which revolves around a group of teenagers waging a guerrilla war against an invading foreign power in their fictional hometown of Wirrawee, she played the role of the rich and uptight Fiona Maxwell.
In December 2010, a sequel was announced with Tonkin expected to return.
In spring of 2013, it was announced that Tonkin and her character Hayley would be moving onto The Vampire Diaries' new spin-off series called The Originals, which would be following the Original family of vampires to New Orleans, where they quickly become embroiled in a war between the various communities of supernatural beings who reside there.
The Originals premiered on October 3, 2013 to 2.21 million viewers.