‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Torrey DeVitto

About Torrey DeVitto Torrey DeVitto starred on Lifetime’s “Army Wives” and played recurring roles on both the ABC Family hit show “Pretty Little Liars” and on the CW’s “Vampire Diaries.” DeVitto’s recent starring roles include the crime thriller “Evidence,” alongside Stephen Moyer and the TV movie “The Real Saint Nick.”

DeVitto was born, to Mary and Liberty DeVitto, and raised in Huntington, New York, steeped in the entertainment industry. For 28 years, her father held the coveted position of playing drums for music legend Billy Joel on numerous multi-platinum albums and in concert on stages around the world. DeVitto spent most of her early years on the road with her parents and – from the time she could walk – her heart has always been in the worlds of music and acting. She began violin lessons at age six and was in the fourth grade when she earned her place as the fourth chair violinist in a New York high school orchestra. From 1995 to 1997, she played in the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and, from 1998 to 1999, played in the Florida Youth Artist Orchestra, traveling to Austria to perform. At age 12, she played a solo violin piece at the wedding of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook and played on stage with her father at a Terri Binion show in Orlando, where she received her first standing ovation.

DeVitto later studied dance with the Kings Park Dance Center in New York and began taking acting classes at Zoe & Company in Orlando, Florida. At 15, she started working in commercials, modeling and print ads. Her first acting break came in 1999, when she participated in the Aaron Spelling production “Safe Harbor.” One year later, she booked the Nickelodeon pilot “Noah Knows Best.” In her junior year of high school, she enrolled in the Crenshaw Performing Arts School, where she graduated six months early and at the top of her class.

During the summer after her high school graduation, DeVitto signed with the Avenue One Modeling Agency in Japan. In 2002, she earned the lead in playwright Lee Blessing’s three woman play Eleemosynary, which was performed at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Her performance garnered rave reviews in the Orlando Sentinel. DeVitto’s film and television credits also include, playing Alexandra on the MTV pilot, “Alexandra the Great,” guest starring on the FBC pilot “One Big Happy,” appearing in FBC’s “The Untitled Michael Jacobs Pilot” and guest starring on episodes of “Scrubs.

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