Torrey Joël DeVitto
June 8, 1984
Huntington, New York, U.S.
One Tree Hill
The Vampire Diaries
Pretty Little Liars
|Home town||Winter Park, Florida, U.S.|
(m. 2011; div. 2013)
Torrey Joël DeVitto (born June 8, 1984) is an American actress, musician, philanthropist, producer and former fashion model. She is best known for her recurring roles as Melissa Hastings in the ABC Family/Freeform mystery drama series Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017), Dr. Meredith Fell in The CW fantasy drama series The Vampire Diaries (2012–2013) and as Carrie in The CW drama series One Tree Hill (2008–2009). In 2013, she starred as Maggie Hall in the seventh and final season of the Lifetime drama series Army Wives. In 2015, she began starring as Dr. Natalie Manning in the NBC medical drama series Chicago Med. She is also involved in a number of philanthropic organizations and is a Hospice Ambassador.
DeVitto was born in Huntington on Long Island, New York, to Mary (née Torrey) and Liberty DeVitto and raised in Winter Park, Florida. Her father was a long-time drummer for Billy Joel and her mother had been Stevie Nicks's best friend since the late 1970s and met DeVitto's father in 1983 when he was the drummer on Nicks' Wild Heart Tour. 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 was named Torrey after her mother's maiden name. She is of Italian descent.
She is the second of four daughters with an older sister Devon, and two younger sisters Maryelle and the youngest sister's name has not yet been revealed. Her sister Maryelle was a contestant in the Discovery Kids reality competition show Endurance. As a child, DeVitto spent a lot of time touring with her parents. She described her childhood to CVLUX magazine by saying: "We spent every Thanksgiving at Billy Joel’s house. I grew up with his daughter, Alexa; it was a lot of warm, happy memories." By the fourth grade, she was playing violin with the local high school orchestra, and at the age of twelve she performed a solo at actress Christie Brinkley and architect Peter Cook's wedding. She attended Youngsville Elementary School, part of Kings Park Central School District. 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.
DeVitto's modelling career started at age 15, when she began appearing in commercials, which she described to be a stepping stone to get to TV and film jobs. She was signed to Ford and Avenue One modeling agencies, but in 2002, she realized her future was not in modeling and chose to pursue a career in acting. DeVitto has been featured in several fashion blogs and magazines such as Cliche Magazine, Miami Living, Bello, CVLUX, Most Magazine, Crookes Magazine and Obscurae. She also modeled for TV Guide, That Magazine and Chicago Splash. 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' 2011 album In Your Dreams.
DeVitto landed her first acting role in 1999 when she participated in The WB drama series Safe Harbor. In 2000, she appeared in the Nickelodeon comedy series Noah Knows Best. DeVitto co-starred in the ABC Family drama series Beautiful People as aspiring model Karen Kerr from 2005 to 2006. DeVitto made her film debut in the dramatic short film Starcrossed (2005), which tells about brothers, who develop a sexual attraction to one another. She also appeared in the horror film sequel I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006) as Zoe Carpenter. She guest-starred on Drake & Josh, Scrubs, Jack & Bobby and had a small part in the romantic drama short film Forbidden Love.
She had a lead role as an actress Sierra Young in the comedy film Heber Holiday (2007) and co-starred in the comedy-drama film Green Flash (2008) alongside David Charvet and Kristin Cavallari. DeVitto appeared in the horror comedy film Killer Movie (2008) with then-boyfriend Paul Wesley, Kaley Cuoco and Leighton Meester. From 2008 to 2009, DeVitto had a recurring role in the fifth and sixth seasons of The CW drama series One Tree Hill, where she played nanny Carrie. In 2013, DeVitto told Entertainment Tonight that her role as Carrie garnered strong reactions from the show's viewers and she often gets approached by fans about One Tree Hill.
DeVitto appeared in Will.I.Am's Vote Obama video "We Are The Ones" (2008) and Stevie Nicks' music video for the song "Moonlight" (2011). In 2010, DeVitto began a recurring role as Melissa Hastings in the ABC Family mystery drama series Pretty Little Liars based on Sara Shepard's book series of the same name. In 2017, Samantha Simon of InStyle wrote that "for Torrey DeVitto, playing super-sketchy Melissa Hastings on Pretty Little Liars wasn’t exactly a challenge. Because, despite the seemingly endless web of lies surrounding the eldest Hastings sister on the show, it all looks like child’s play compared to DeVitto’s other unforgettable role as psychotic Nanny Carrie on One Tree Hill." She played Nina in the horror film The Rite (2011) alongside Anthony Hopkins, Alice Braga and Colin O'Donoghue. It received favorable reviews from critics and grossed over $97 million at the worldwide box office.
In November 2011, DeVitto was confirmed to have a recurring role in the CW fantasy drama series The Vampire Diaries as Dr. Meredith Fell, who is fascinated by Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis), when she notices how quickly he recovers from an injury. She portrayed Margo in the comedy-drama film Cheesecake Casserole (2012), released on July 3, 2012. In November 2012, it was reported that she had signed on to star as Maggie Hall in the seventh season of the Lifetime drama series Army Wives. Maggie Hall is a mother of two and former soldier who moves to Fort Marshall with her family. On September 24, 2013, Lifetime announced the show's cancellation, it honored the show with a two-hour retrospective special with the cast members which aired in 2014. She had a lead role as Jennie Stanton in the Hallmark Channel television film Best Christmas Party Ever in 2014.
In August 2015, DeVitto signed on to star in the NBC medical drama series Chicago Med. She was cast as Dr. Natalie Manning, the ED pediatrician. She has also appeared as Dr. Natalie Manning in Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire. She portrayed Angie in the psychological thriller The Hoaxing (2018), a short film that she also helped produce. In 2019, she produced a documentary film, Saving Daisy that follows Daisy Coleman’s journey of healing from lifelong trauma and PTSD. She will appear opposite Chad Michael Murray in Hallmark's television film Five Cards for Christmas (2019). The film centers around Jessica, portrayed by DeVitto, who sends Christmas cards to five people who have impacted her life. She will play Cathy in the thriller film Divertimento (2020) alongside Kellan Lutz and Ola Rapace.
—DeVitto on her motives for joining Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network's National Leadership Council in 2019
Outside of work, DeVitto dedicates much of her time to philanthropy. She is a Hospice Ambassador since 2011 and also supports PETA, RAINN and HSUS. Before she became a Hospice Ambassador, she volunteered at a children's hospital. While filming for television series Chicago Med in Chicago, she works with Rainbow Hospice. She has been A Hospice Ambassador for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since 2011. In 2013, she received National Hospice Foundation's Buchwald Spirit Award for Public Awareness.
She hosted a screening of the Hospice Foundation’s first documentary, Okuyamba, at UCLA’s James Bridges Theatre in 2012. DeVitto was part of the Hospice Foundation’s documentary film crew that spent three and a half weeks of filming in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan. She is the narrator of the documentary film titled Road to Hope (2015) that follows palliative care nurses in Uganda and the challenges they face in bringing comfort to those in the country's remote villages.
An animal rights advocate, DeVitto has two rescued dogs, Beau and Homie, and partnered with the Shelter Pet Project to promote adoption. She has appeared in several advertisements, interviews and videos for PETA. In 2016, she teamed up with HSUS and their Be Cruelty-Free campaign. She declared herself "vegan in my fashion and vegetarian in my food".
DeVitto has worked alongside the National Alliance on Mental Illness to raise awareness for Mental Health Month in May. She also joined NAMI to share her own story and the importance of living stigma-free of mental illnesses. She is a member of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network's National Leadership Council (NLC), which is a group of dedicated individuals who are committed to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence.
DeVitto began dating her Killer Movie co-star Paul Wesley in 2007, and they married in a private ceremony in April 2011. DeVitto and Wesley filed for divorce in July 2013 after two years of marriage, with their divorce finalized in December 2013. DeVitto was in a two-year relationship with actor Rick Glassman from 2014 to 2016. She dated Dancing with the Stars pro Artem Chigvintsev from 2016 to 2017. DeVitto was in another relationship with Chicago P.D. star Jesse Lee Soffer from August 2018 to May 2019.
|2006||I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer||Zoe Carpenter||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Heber Holiday||Sierra Young|
|2008||Killer Movie||Phoebe Hilldale|
|Green Flash||Mia Fonseca|
|2015||Road to Hope||Herself||Narrator|
|2016||Stevie D||Daria Laurentis|
|2018||The Hoaxing||Angie||Short film|
|TBA||Amy Makes Three||Carla Forrest||Completed|
|Cold||Ashley||Post-production; also executive producer|
|1999||Safe Harbor||Unknown role||Uncredited|
|2000||Noah Knows Best|
|2003||Dawson's Creek||Girl #1||Episode: "Lovelines"|
|Scrubs||Gorgeous Girl with Dog||Episode: "My White Whale"|
|2005–2007||Drake & Josh||Denise Woods / Tori||Recurring role; 3 episodes|
|2005||The King of Queens||Traci||Episode: "Cologne Ranger"|
|Jack & Bobby||Tiffany||Episode: "Querida Grace"|
|2005–2006||Beautiful People||Karen Kerr||Main role; 16 episodes|
|2006||Runaway||Soccer Coach||Episode: "End Game"; Uncredited|
|2008||CSI: Miami||Kelly Chapman||Episode: "You May Now Kill the Bride"|
|2008–2009||One Tree Hill||Carrie||Recurring role (seasons 5–6); 14 episodes|
|2009||Castle||Sierra Goodwin||Episode: "Inventing the Girl"|
|2010–2017||Pretty Little Liars||Melissa Hastings||Recurring role (seasons 1–3, 5), Guest role (seasons 4, 6-7); 40 episodes|
|2011||Marcy||Torrey||Episode: "Marcy Does Yoga"|
|2012||The Real St. Nick||Kate||Lifetime original film|
|2012–2013||The Vampire Diaries||Dr. Meredith Fell||Recurring role (seasons 3–4); 12 episodes|
|2013||Army Wives||Maggie Hall||Main role (season 7); 13 episodes|
|2014||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Susan McDowell / Kitty||Episode: "Kitty"|
|2014||Major Crimes||Nicole||Episode: "Acting Out"|
|2014||Best Christmas Party Ever||Jennie Stanton||Hallmark Channel original film|
|2015||It Had To Be You||Darby Powell||Hallmark Channel original film|
|2015–present||Chicago Med||Dr. Natalie Manning||Main role; 86 episodes|
|2016–2017||Chicago P.D.||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2017–2018||Chicago Fire||Recurring role; 2 episodes|
|2019||Write Before Christmas||Jessica||Hallmark Channel original film|
|2019||Saving Daisy||Documentary film|
|2008||"We Are the Ones"||Will.i.am|
|2011||"Moonlight"||Violinist Vampire||Stevie Nicks|
|2013||Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams||Violinist Vampire||Stevie Nicks|
Awards and nominations
|2013||National Hospice Foundation||Buchwald Spirit Award for Public Awareness||Won|
|2016||Prestige Film Awards||Voice Over Talent||Road to Hope||Won|
|2018||Social Impact Leaders Awards||2018 Emcee||Won|
- Prieve, Michael (December 26, 2013). "Paul Wesley is Officially Divorced From Torrey DeVitto". Celebuzz. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
- Radloff, Jessica (March 29, 2016). "10 Surprising Facts About Chicago Med's Leading Lady Torrey DeVitto". Glamour. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
- "Back To Basics". CVLUX. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- "Biography for Torrey DeVitto". September 28, 2007. Archived from the original on August 25, 2008. Retrieved May 18, 2008.
- Interview with Torrey DeVitto My Fan Base.de. April 25, 2008.
- "Torrey DeVitto on Activism, Family and 'Chicago Med' - Inspirer". iInspirer.life. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- Surpless, Emily (December 9, 2015). "Torrey DeVitto Interview". Digital Fashion Magazine | Free Fashion Magazine | Fashion Magazine Online. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "Miami Living Magazine - Torrey DeVitto". digital.miamilivingmagazine.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "» Get The Look: BELLO mag 'Beauty Breakdown' With Torrey Devitto". Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "CVLUX JAN|FEB 2017". Issuu. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "Volume34". Issuu.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "Liga das Séries » Arquivos » Scans: Torrey DeVitto para "That Magazine"". ligadasseries.com.br. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- "Torrey DeVitto At Maria Ponce Photoshoot for Chicago Splash - Celebzz". Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Torrey DeVitto fan - biography Archived November 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine February 20, 2008
- "Dr. Natalie Manning: Chicago Med Character - NBC.com". NBC. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
- Torrey DeVitto Actor page Movies.yahoo.com
- "Heber Holida movie profile". April 21, 2008. Archived from the original on March 3, 2008. Retrieved May 18, 2008.
- Koerner, Allyson. "Torrey DeVitto On How 'OTH' Changed Nanny Carrie". Bustle. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
- Holl, Jenny; er (December 24, 2018). "Every 'One Tree Hill' Celebrity Guest Star You Totally Forgot About". Marie Claire. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
- Wieselman, Jarett (March 15, 2013). "How Torrey DeVitto Stabilized Her 'Crazy' Career". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "Pretty Little Lairs Blog-Cast". Archived from the original on May 30, 2012.
- "The Rite". Retrieved March 23, 2019.
- Bierly, Mandi (November 9, 2011). "'Vampire Diaries' casts Persia White". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
- Hooper, Bags (November 10, 2011). "Vampire Diaries Gets a Dose of Pretty Little Liars, Torrey DeVitto Signs on to Cast". BuzzFocus.com. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- Andreeva, Nellie (November 30, 2012). "Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto & Elle McLemore Join 'Army Wives' As New Series Regulars". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
- Andreeva, Nellie (September 24, 2013). "Lifetime's 'Army Wives' Cancelled After Seven Seasons, Will Wrap Run With Special".
- Carra, Mallory. "You Should Know 'Best Christmas Party Ever's Star". Bustle. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- ""Best Christmas Party Ever" star Torrey DeVitto - Video | Home & Family | Hallmark Channel". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- Roots, Kimberly; Roots, Kimberly (August 13, 2015). "Pretty Little Liars' Torrey DeVitto to Scrub In on Chicago Med".
- "Saving Daisy". Kickstarter. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- Thompson, Avery (February 6, 2019). "'Chicago Med's Torrey DeVitto Reveals Details About 'Big' Season 4 Episode — It's 'Heartbreaking'". Hollywood Life. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- America, Good Morning. "Former 'One Tree Hill' stars to appear in upcoming Hallmark movie". Good Morning America. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
- "It's Official: 'One Tree Hill' Cast Is Reuniting For A Hallmark Christmas Movie And Yes, Chad Michael Murray Is In It!". read.innersplendor.com. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
- "'OTH' Stars Chad Michael Murray & Torrey DeVitto Reunite on Hallmark". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- Bowman, Sabienna. "Chad Michael Murray's New Hallmark Christmas Movie Is Staging A Wild 'One Tree Hill' Reunion". Bustle. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
- "'One Tree Hill's' Chad Michael Murray and Torrey DeVitto Reunite for Hallmark Christmas Movie (Exclusive)". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
- N'Duka, Amanda; N'Duka, Amanda (June 17, 2019). "'Twilight's Kellan Lutz Toplines 'Divertimento' Indie Thriller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- "Torrey DeVitto on Instagram: "Love being a #fabfitfunpartner ! This @fabfitfun summer box is chock full of so many amazing goodies. And most of the products you receive…"". Instagram. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
- "Torrey DeVitto Interview". Digital Fashion Magazine | Free Fashion Magazine | Fashion Magazine Online. December 9, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- "Caring Connections". National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Archived from the original on July 20, 2012.
- "'Pretty Little Liars' Star Shows Some Skin". peta2. March 7, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
- "NLC Member Highlight: Torrey DeVitto | RAINN". www.rainn.org. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- "Torrey DeVitto: Actor talks about living a cruelty-free lifestyle". Humane Society of the United States. October 19, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
- "Torrey DeVitto | CROOKES Magazine | Exclusive Interview". crookesmagazine.com. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- merikokeb (October 29, 2014). "National Hospice Foundation to Award Actress and Hospice Ambassador Torrey DeVitto the Buchwald Spirit Award for Public Awareness". National Hospice Foundation. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- "Torrey DeVitto | Road to Hope". www.roadtohopefilm.com. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
- Template:CCite web
- "Crew | Road to Hope". Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- "Why Torrey DeVitto Leaves Wildlife out of Her Wardrobe | PETA". PETA. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- "Torrey DeVitto: 'You Wouldn't Dissect Her, So Don't Dissect Anyone' | PETA". PETA. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- "'Pretty Little Liar' Tells Truth About Fur | PETA". PETA. April 10, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- Stephens, Stephanie. "Chicago Med's Torrey DeVitto: 'We Have a Book Club!'". Parade. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- Di Nunzio, Miriam (January 24, 2018). "'Chicago Med' star Torrey DeVitto takes holistic approach to health, life". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
- "Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley and actress Torrey DeVitto married! - Life and Style". Lifeandstylemag.com. April 29, 2011. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- Nahas, Aili (July 30, 2013). "Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto to Divorce". People. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
- "'Vampire Diaries' star Paul Wesley finalizes divorce". Toronto Sun. December 24, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
- "Torrey DeVitto, Rick Glassman Split After More Than a Year of Dating". Us Weekly. February 23, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
- "Dancing with the Stars' Artem Chigvintsev and Chicago Med's Torrey DeVitto Split". People. May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
- Hearon, Sarah (September 13, 2018). "Torrey DeVitto: I'm the 'Happiest I've Ever Been' With Boyfriend Jesse Lee Soffer". Us Weekly. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
- "Have TV Stars Torrey DeVitto & Jesse Lee Soffer Split? | ExtraTV.com". Extra. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- "Torrey DeVitto on Instagram: "Happy birthday to this birthday QUEEN!!!!! 👑❤️🎂 @ariellekebbel , my soul sister, I love you !!! I am so grateful to do this life with you..."". Instagram. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
- "About Best Christmas Party". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
- "Torrey DeVitto". IMDb. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- "Chicago Social Impact Leaders Award Luncheon 2018 - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology". www.thechicagoschool.edu. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Torrey DeVitto|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Torrey DeVitto.|