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Overview (4)

Born in Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameTorrey Joëlle DeVitto
Nicknames Tor
Torrey Jo
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Torrey Joël DeVitto stars in the NBC drama, Chicago Med (2015). From the same creators of Chicago Fire (2012) and Chicago P.D. (2014), the latest spin-off focuses on the day-to-day chaos of the team of doctors running the ER. Torrey plays "Natalie Manning", doctor in the ER Pediatrics division. Natalie is your typical America's sweetheart, girl-next-door who is reserved and very focused on her career. The new series premiered Fall 2015 and has been renewed for a second season.

On the film front, Torrey was recently cast in the upcoming film, Amy Makes Three (2016) as "Carla Forrest", a happily-married wife who loses her child after giving birth, prematurely. The film takes a twisted turn after Carla and her husband, played by Mike Doyle, discover the ghost of their former child.

Torrey was most recently seen in the final season of Lifetime's popular drama, Army Wives (2007). She played the drop-dead gorgeous "Maggie Hall", a smart ex-Army Airboune. Torrey is best-known for her role in the CW television series, The Vampire Diaries (2009) as "Dr. Meredith Fell", and continues to have a popular recurring role as "Melissa Hastings" on ABC Family's hit show, Pretty Little Liars (2010). However, she is most notable for her chilling recurring role as "Carrie" on The CW drama series, One Tree Hill (2003).

Born and raised in Huntington, New York, to Mary Devitto & Liberty DeVitto, from the time Torrey was born, she was surrounded by the entertainment industry. For 28 years, her father played the drums for Billy Joel. She spent most of her early years traveling on the road with her parents. By the time Torrey could walk, her heart was in the music and acting world. She began violin lessons at age six and was in the 4th grade when she had already earned her place as the 4th chair violinist in a New York high school orchestra. From 1995 to 1997, she played in the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra; from 1998 to 1999, she played in the Florida Youth Artist Orchestra, traveling with the orchestra to Austria; at age 12, she played a solo violin piece at the wedding of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook; and, in 1997, Torrey played on stage with her father at a Terri Binion show in Orlando, earning her first standing ovation.

Torrey later studied dance with the Kings Park Dance Center in New York. She began taking acting classes at Zoe & Company in Orlando, Florida. At 15, she started working in commercials, modeling, and print ads. Torrey's first break in acting came in 1999, when she participated in the Spelling Production, Safe Harbor (1999). One year later, she booked the Nickelodeon pilot, "Noah Knows Best". In her junior year of high school, she enrolled in the Crenshaw Performing Arts School, where she graduated 6 months early and at the top of her class. During the summer after high school graduation, Torrey stayed in Japan working for Avenue One Modeling Agency. Her break came in 2002, when she earned the lead in playwright Lee Blessing's three-woman play, "Eleemosynary", which was performed at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Her performance won her rave reviews in the Orlando Sentinel.

After graduating high school, Torrey moved to Los Angeles, where her career as an actress began to take off. Her work includes: playing "Alexandra" on the MTV pilot, "Alexandra the Great"; guest-starring on the FBC pilot, "One Big Happy"; guest-starring in "The Untitled Michael Jacobs Pilot" for FBC; as well as guest-starring on episodes of Scrubs (2001), Dawson's Creek (1998), Jack & Bobby (2004), The King of Queens (1998), Drake & Josh (2004), CSI: Miami (2002) and Castle (2009). Torrey booked her first lead on the ABC Family series, Beautiful People (2005) as aspiring model "Karen Kerr". On the film front, her film debut was in Starcrossed (2005), and she has appeared in the 2006 movie sequel, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006), The Rite (2011) with Anthony Hopkins, Green Flash (2008), Killer Movie (2008), and Heber Holiday (2007) and Evidence (2013), starring Stephen Moyer.

Staying true to her love of music, in 2002, she played violin with the Tommy Davidson Band at the Sunset Room in Hollywood. Her solo performance earned her another standing ovation. She also played violin on Raphael Saadiq's CD, "Ray Ray", in 2004, and in 2011, she played on Stevie Nicks' album, "In Your Dreams".

Outside work, Torrey dedicates much of what free time she has to philanthropy. She is a Hospice Ambassador going on five years (www.caringinfo.org/torrey), and also supports PETA and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). She shares, "To most, death is an incredibly scary and taboo idea. Hospice provides a shoulder to lean on... and the important duty of easing the fears and doubts that naturally reside in our minds as we approach the end of our lifetime. There is nothing I am more proud or passionate about than being a part of this work. It is a life-long commitment for me. A passion that I find to be more gratifying than anything I have ever known. My hope is to inspire others to join me in this fulfilling journey."

Torrey also makes time to dote on her dogs Beau and Homie, which were adopted at Much Love, a pet adoption agency in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MLC PR

Spouse (1)

Paul Wesley (16 April 2011 - 23 December 2013) (divorced)

Trivia (12)

Favorite movies are Newsies (1992) and Say Anything... (1989).
Favorite store is Target.
Favorite TV show is Ellen (1994).
Her father, Liberty DeVitto, is a drummer and has played on most of Billy Joel's albums.
When she was in 4th grade, Torrey earned her place as the 4th chair violinist in a high school band.
She has two sisters named Devon DeVitto and Maryelle DeVitto.
She is a huge Bettie Page fan.
Married her long-time boyfriend, Paul Wesley, in a secret ceremony in New York (April 2011).
Separated from her husband of 2 years Paul Wesley. [July 2013]
Ex-daughter-in-law of Tomasz Wasilewski.
Auditioned for the role of "Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce" in The Vampire Diaries (2009), which went to Nina Dobrev. Her boyfriend and later husband Paul Wesley got the role of "Stefan Salvatore" in the series. 3 years later, she played "Meredith Fell" in the series and divorced Wesley, 6 months after her last episode aired.
Is only 12 years younger than Lesley Fera, who plays her mother on Pretty Little Liars (2010).

Personal Quotes (18)

Obviously I ask my family and loved ones for advice here and there, but I kind of have a rule with the people I love that surround me - close family and close friends - that unless I ask for it, I don't really want advice thrown out.
I started playing violin when I was six, so I thought I could be a professional. It wasn't until I was 15 when I got into acting classes and realized this was what I wanted to do.
I was worried for a while that it was some sort of reflection of me that all I seemed to be getting were these characters that were a tad bit loony. But I love it. Those are the most fun characters to play!
Fernanda Andrade and Daphne Zuniga are two beautiful, inspiring women whom I have met and became very close with, while living in L.A. Daphne's father is from Central America, and Fernanda is originally from Brazil.
I just think people are so used to seeing me on shows like The Vampire Diaries (2009) and Pretty Little Liars (2010), which are more geared toward teens. But in reality, I could have a 12-year-old kid.
Going to Africa was being able to take my volunteering and my passion for hospice one step further.
I have sat in with the Burbank Philharmonic and the Topanga Orchestra when they need someone if someone gets sick or something.
I love wraps and shawls.
I got followed by the paparazzi because they thought I was Shannyn Sossamon.
I have realized sometimes I do better working under a crazy schedule. It gives me less time to overthink things and forces me to be present.
I have so much respect for people in the service. The mental strength it takes to do what they do is unbelievable.
I feel like - and maybe you're going to think I'm crazy for saying this - The Vampire Diaries (2009) has crazy fans, Pretty Little Liars (2010) has crazy fans, but I swear to you, I have never met crazier fans than One Tree Hill (2003)'s.
I love the dancing and the music from Latin cultures. I went to a Flamenco show in Spain once, and it completely took my breath away!
I do have the most adorable little Chihuahua mix. I adopted him about 3 1/2 years ago from Much Love pet adoption, and he has been the love of my life ever since. His name is Beau, or as my sister and I like to call him ' mushy mush' because he truly is just a pile of loving mush that just melts in your arms.
Before anyone learns my last name, they always assume I have some type of Latin background in me somewhere. I love it! I think the Latin culture is sexy. It's one of my goals to learn to speak Spanish one day; then I will really be able to fool people!
There's a lot more people out there than you would think who cannot differentiate between TV and reality. I do think there's a lot of people out there who think I'm a nasty human being.
There were a lot of kids from Puerto Rico at my high school in Florida; people always assumed I was Puerto Rican. Even now in California, I get talked to on the street in Spanish constantly!
I've always said I would want to be a funeral director if I wasn't an actor.

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