Torrey DeVitto

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Torrey DeVitto
Torrey DeVitto by David Shankbone.jpg
DeVitto at the premiere of Killer Movie at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Torrey Joel DeVitto
(1984-06-08) June 8, 1984 (age 30)
Huntington, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model, violinist
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Paul Wesley (m. 2011; div. 2013)
Parents Liberty DeVitto
Mary DeVitto

Torrey Joel Devitto (born June 8, 1984) is an American actress, former fashion model and musician. She is best known for her role as Psycho Nanny Carrie on One Tree Hill, Melissa Hastings on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, as Maggie Hall on Army Wives and as Meredeth Fell on The Vampire Diaries.

Early life[edit]

Torrey Joel DeVitto was raised in Huntington on Long Island, New York and Winter Park, Florida. Her parents are Mary and Liberty DeVitto; her father was a long-time drummer for Billy Joel. On the day of her birth, Joel was performing at the Wembley Arena and made a special note before beginning "The Longest Time" that DeVitto's wife was having a baby, causing a standing ovation for DeVitto, who was playing the drums at the concert. She has two sisters, Devon and Maryelle. Her sister Maryelle was in the TV series Endurance. As a child, DeVitto spent a lot of time touring with her parents.

She attended Fort Salonga Elementary School, part of Kings Park Central School District. At age six, DeVitto took violin lessons and when she was in 4th grade, Torrey earned her place as the 4th chair violinist in a high school band. When DeVitto was 12 years old, she played a solo violin piece at Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook's wedding. After graduating from Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida, she spent her summer in Japan working as a model and had earlier spent time in Chicago.[1]

Career[edit]

DeVitto started her career by working in commercials, which she described to be a "stepping stone to get to TV and film jobs."[2] She was signed to Ford and Avenue One modeling agencies, but in 2002, she realized her future wasn't in modeling and chose to pursue a career in acting. Staying true to her love of music, in 2002 she played violin with the Tommy Davidson Band at the Sunset Room in Hollywood. She also played violin on Raphael Saadiq's 2004 album, Ray Ray, as well as Stevie Nicks's 2011 album In Your Dreams. [3] From that point, DeVitto feels that acting is her "strongest passion and takes precedence over music", but hopes that she "can do more with it in the future."[2]

DeVitto co-starred in ABC Family series Beautiful People as aspiring model Karen Kerr. She also appeared in the 2006 movie sequel I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer as Zoe.[4] She has guest starred on Drake & Josh, Scrubs, Jack & Bobby and had a small part in the short film Forbidden Love. Her movie role debut was in Starcrossed, which tells about brothers, who develop a sexual attraction to one another. Later she played L.A. actress Sierra Young in Heber Holiday and was in the main cast of Green Flash along with David Charvet and Kristin Cavallari.[4][5] She played Phoebe Hilldale in Killer Movie. She is most notable for her recurring role as Carrie on the CW drama One Tree Hill during seasons five and six.[6] She also made a guest appearance in a CSI: Miami episode, "You May Now Kill the Bride" in 2008.

She was in Will.I.Am's 'Vote Obama' video "We Are The Ones". In 2010, DeVitto was cast as Melissa Hastings in the TV series Pretty Little Liars based on the book series by Sara Shepard.[7] On November 10, 2011, DeVitto was confirmed to be in the TV series The Vampire Diaries as Meredith Fell, a young doctor who is fascinated by Alaric, when she notices how quickly he recovers from an injury.[8][9] In November 2012, it was reported that she had landed a regular role as Maggie Hall in the seventh season of Army Wives.[10] On September 24, 2013, Lifetime announced the cancellation of Army Wives, but will honor it with a two hour retrospective special with the cast members set to air in 2014.[11]

In addition to acting and singing, DeVitto contributes to various humanitarian causes. Recently, she appeared in an ad for PETA to promote virtual dissection in science classes at both the collegiate and secondary-school levels.[12]

Personal life[edit]

DeVitto and Wesley in 2012.

DeVitto began dating The Vampire Diaries actor Paul Wesley in 2007 when they appeared together in Killer Movie. They married in a private ceremony in New York City in April 2011.[13] They filed for divorce in July 2013, planning to end their two-year marriage.[14] The couple "have decided to amicably split. They will continue to remain good friends," Wesley's rep confirmed to People magazine.[15] The divorce was finalized on December 2013.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2005 Starcrossed Maura
2006 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer Zoe Waner Lead
2007 Heber Holiday Sierra Young Aka Shooting Star
2008 Killer Movie Phoebe Hilldale
Green Flash Mia Fonseca
2011 The Rite Nina
2012 Cheesecake Casserole Margo
The Real St. Nick (TV) Kate
2013 Evidence Leann
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Dawson's Creek Girl #1 Episode 6.19: "Lovelines"
Scrubs Gorgeous Girl with Dog Episode 3.03: "My White Whale"
2004–2005 Drake & Josh Denise Woods / Tori 3 episodes
2005 The King of Queens Traci Episode 7.09: "Cologne Ranger"
Jack & Bobby Tiffany Episode 1.17: "Querida Grace"
2005–2006 Beautiful People Karen Kerr Main cast (Season 1; 2005–2006; 16 episodes)
2006 Runaway Soccer Coach Episode 1.08: "End Game" (uncredited)
2008 CSI: Miami Kelly Chapman Episode 6.14: "You May Now Kill the Bride"
One Tree Hill Carrie Recurring cast (Seasons 5–6; 16 episodes)
2009 Castle Sierra Goodwin Episode 2.03: "Inventing the Girl"
2010–present Pretty Little Liars Melissa Hastings Recurring cast (Season 1–present)
2011 Marcy Torrey Episode 1.01: "Marcy Does Yoga"
2012–2013 The Vampire Diaries Meredith Fell Recurring cast (Seasons 3–4; 12 episodes)
2013 Army Wives Maggie Hall Series regular (season 7; 13 episodes)
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Susan McDowell / Kitty Episode 14.21: "Kitty"
2014 Stalker Elaine Pilot guest (Up-coming CBS TV series)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for Torrey DeVitto". 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b Interview with Torrey DeVitto My Fan Base.de. April 25, 2008.
  3. ^ Torrey DeVitto fan - biography February 20, 2008
  4. ^ a b Torrey DeVitto Actor page Movies.yahoo.com
  5. ^ "Heber Holida movie profile". 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  6. ^ "ONE TREE HILL - Torrey DeVitto as Carrie "Racing Like a Pro"". Daemonstv.com. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Pretty Little Lairs Blog-Cast". Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. 
  8. ^ Barrett, Annie (2011-11-09). "'Vampire Diaries' casts Persia White | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  9. ^ Bags Hooper (2011-11-10). "Vampire Diaries Gets a Dose of Pretty Little Liars, Torrey DeVitto Signs on to Cast". BuzzFocus.com. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 30, 2012). "Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto & Elle McLemore Join ‘Army Wives’ As New Series Regulars". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ Deadline.com
  12. ^ "Torrey DeVitto's PETA Ad - Exclusive". ETonline.com. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  13. ^ "Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley and actress Torrey DeVitto married! - Life and Style". Lifeandstylemag.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  14. ^ Nahas, Aili (July 30, 2013). "Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto to Divorce". People Magazine. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ People.com
  16. ^ "'Vampire Diaries' star Paul Wesley finalizes divorce". Toronto Sun. December 24, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 

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