|Born||Torrey Joël DeVitto
(1984-06-08) June 8, 1984
Huntington, New York, United States
|Spouse(s)||Paul Wesley (m. 2011; div. 2013)|
Torrey Joël DeVitto (born June 8, 1984) is an American actress, musician and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Melissa Hastings in the Freeform mystery/thriller series Pretty Little Liars, Dr. Meredith Fell in The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries and as the psycho nanny Carrie in The CW drama One Tree Hill. She also played Maggie Hall in the Lifetime drama Army Wives and currently stars as Dr. Natalie Manning in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med.
DeVitto was born and raised in Huntington on Long Island, New York and Winter Park, Florida. Her parents are Mary (née Torrey) and Liberty DeVitto; her father was a long-time drummer for Billy Joel. They met in 1983. Her mother had been Stevie Nicks‘s best friend since the late 1970s and met DeVitto’s father 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 has two younger sisters, Devon and Maryelle. 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 attended Fort Salonga Elementary School, part of Kings Park Central School District. When DeVitto was six years old, she took violin lessons and when she was in the fourth grade, she earned her place as the fourth chair violinist in a high school band. When DeVitto was twelve 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.
DeVitto started her career by working 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. 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. Afterwards, DeVitto felt that acting was her “strongest passion and takes precedence over music”, but she hopes that she “can do more with it in the future.”
DeVitto co-starred in the ABC Family drama Beautiful People as aspiring model Karen Kerr from 2005 to 2006. She also appeared in the 2006 horror film sequel I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer as Zoe. She has guest-starred on Drake & Josh, Scrubs, Jack & Bobby and had a small part in the romantic drama short film Forbidden Love. Her movie role debut was in the drama short film Starcrossed, which tells about brothers, who develop a sexual attraction to one another. Later she starred as L.A. actress Sierra Young in the comedy Heber Holiday and co-starred in the comedy-drama Green Flash with David Charvet and Kristin Cavallari. She co-starred Phoebe Hilldale in the horror comedy Killer Movie with her then-future husband Paul Wesley, Kaley Cuoco and Gloria Votsis. During the fifth and sixth seasons of The CW drama One Tree Hill, DeVitto played psycho nanny Carrie.
She was in Will.I.Am‘s Vote Obama video “We Are The Ones”. In 2010, DeVitto began a recurring role as Melissa Hastings in the ABC Family mystery/thriller series Pretty Little Liars based on Sara Shepard‘s book series of the same name. On November 10, 2011, DeVitto was confirmed to have a recurring role in the CW fantasy drama 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. In November 2012, it was reported that she had signed on to star as Maggie Hall in the seventh season of the Lifetime drama Army Wives. On September 24, 2013, Lifetime announced the show’s cancellation, it honored it with a two-hour retrospective special with the cast members which aired in 2014.
DeVitto began dating her Killer Movie co-star Paul Wesley in 2007. They married in a private ceremony in New York City in April 2011. From early 2012 to early 2013, DeVitto had a recurring role on The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries, which Wesley starred in. They filed for divorce in July 2013 after two years of marriage. They “have decided to amicably split. They will continue to remain good friends,” Wesley’s rep confirmed to People magazine. The divorce was finalized in December 2013.
In addition to acting and music, DeVitto contributes to various humanitarian causes. She appeared in one PETA ad to promote virtual dissection in science classes at both the collegiate and secondary-school levels, and in another encouraging consumers to wear faux leather.
|2006||I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer||Zoe Warner||Lead|
|2007||Heber Holiday||Sierra Young||aka. Shooting Star|
|2008||Killer Movie||Phoebe Hilldale|
|Green Flash||Mia Fonseca|
|2015||It Had To Be You||Darby Powell||Lead|
|2016||Stevie D||Daria Laurentis|
|2016||Amy Makes Three||Carla Forrest||Post-production|
|2003||Dawson’s Creek||Girl #1||Episode 6.19: “Lovelines“|
|Scrubs||Gorgeous Girl with Dog||Episode 3.03: “My White Whale“|
|2005-2007||Drake & Josh||Denise Woods / Tori||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|2005||The King of Queens||Traci||Episode 7.09: “Cologne Ranger“|
|Jack & Bobby||Tiffany||Episode 1.17: “Querida Grace”|
|2005–06||Beautiful People||Karen Kerr||Main role (Season 1: 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“|
|2008–09||One Tree Hill||Carrie||Recurring role (Season 5–6: 14 episodes)|
|2009||Castle||Sierra Goodwin||Episode 2.03: “Inventing the Girl“|
|2010–17||Pretty Little Liars||Melissa Hastings||Recurring role (Season 1–7; 40 episodes)|
|2011||Marcy||Torrey||Episode 1.01: “Marcy Does Yoga”|
|2012||The Real St. Nick||Kate||Lifetime TV movie|
|2012–13||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 14.21: “Kitty”|
|2014||Major Crimes||Nicole||Episode 3.13: “Acting Out”|
|2014||Best Christmas Party Ever||Jennie Stanton||Hallmark Channel TV movie|
|2015–present||Chicago Med||Dr. Natalie Manning||Main role|
|2016–present||Chicago P.D.||Recurring role|