Palicki recently appeared on the failed Fox show Lone Star but is probably better known for her work as Tyra on Friday Night Lights. As far as I know, I haven’t seen her in anything, but she seems to fit the bill perfectly.
Palicki is in her late 20s; she's 5’11” and played basketball and ran track in high school. According to IMDb, she has a tattoo of her parents' names on her arm, so I guess she's that rare combination of hip and sweet. But can she act?
It seems she can. Deadline opines that her performance on Lone Star was a "standout," and generated "a lot of talk about [her] star potential." And while she's done some work on middling fare such as Supernatural and South Beach,