|Date of Birth||8 June 1984, Long Island, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Torrey Joëlle DeVitto|
|Height||5' 7" (1.7 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Torrey Joël DeVitto has recently signed on to star in the 7th season of Lifetime's popular drama, Army Wives (2007). Torrey was most recently seen 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). Torrey wrapped up the film, Evidence (2013), starring Stephen Moyer, which is now being discussed as a 2013 release, depending on festival inclusion.
Born and raised in Huntington, New York, to Mary & 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 age 15, she started working in commercials, modeling, and print ads. Torrey's first break in acting came in 1999, when she participated in the Aaron Spelling Production, Safe Harbor (1999). One year later, she booked the Nickelodeon pilot, Noah Knows Best (2000). 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" (2000); guest-starring on the FBC pilot, "One Big Happy" (2000); 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). However, above all, she is most notable for her chilling recurring role as "Carrie" on the CW drama series, One Tree Hill (2003).
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, and also supports PETA and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Torrey also makes time to dote on her dog, "Beau", a 7 ½ year old Chihuahua mix that she adopted at "Much Love", a pet adoption agency in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: MLC PR
|Paul Wesley||(16 April 2011 - 23 December 2013) (divorced)|