Tricia Pursley

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Tricia Pursley is a retired American actress.

The Saint Petersburg, Florida-born actress is best known as Devon Shepherd McFadden, daughter of Ellen Shepherd (Kathleen Noone), on All My Children.[1] Pursley played the role from 1977 to 1981, and again from 1983 to 1984.[2] After being written off All My Children, she taped a primetime pilot "Love Long Distance" for Procter and Gamble productions.[3]

She has since retired from acting and is operating a nursery business started by her father in Florida. She is a 1970 graduate of Northeast High School in St. Petersburg. She is also a graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky (1974). She went on to study at the Juilliard school in New York.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hirsch, Lynda (September 11, 1980). "Answers Soap Queries". Youngstown Vindicator. p. 30. Retrieved February 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cortese, Anthony Joseph Paul (2006). Opposing hate speech. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-275-98427-4. Retrieved February 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Goodman, Walter (July 30, 1985). "'LOVE, LONG DISTANCE,' CBS COMEDY". The New York Times. p. 16. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011.