The Vampire Diaries has cast it's latest Gilbert. Relative newcomer Lindsey R. Garrett will play Samantha Gilbert. She's in her 20's when she meets the Salvatore's and has interactions with both Damon and Stefan. Samantha is said to be one of the town's active founding family members and a bit of a gossip. We will only see Garrett's character via a flashback in episode 16, "1912", slated to air the end of February.
Source: TV Guide