Childhood & Early Life
Torrey was born Torrey Joël DeVitto, on June 8, 1984, in Huntington on Long Island, New York, and grew up in Winter Park, Florida. Her father, Liberty DeVitto, was a drummer for Billy Joel and had accompanied Stevie Nicks on her 'Wild Heart Tour.' Torrey has an older sister named Devon and two younger sisters, one of whom is named Maryelle.
Growing up, Torrey traveled a lot with her parents. At a tender age, she learned to play the violin and even played for a local high-school orchestra. Torrey was educated at 'Youngsville Elementary School' and then attended 'Winter Park High School' in Florida. After graduating high school, Torrey earned a few modeling assignments in Japan.
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Torrey started modeling at the age of 15 and was signed to the agencies 'Ford' and 'Avenue One.' She has been featured in several fashion and lifestyle journals, such as 'Cliche Magazine,' 'Miami Living,' 'Bello,' 'CVLUX,' 'Most Magazine,' 'Crookes Magazine,' and 'Obscurae.' However, she quit modeling in 2002 to become an actor.
Torrey made her acting debut with a small part in the 1992 short film 'Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives.' She had uncredited roles in the series 'Safe Harbor' and 'Noah Knows Best.'
In 2002, Torrey forayed into the field of music as the violin player for the 'Tommy Davidson Band' at the 'Sunset Room' in Hollywood. She also played the violin for Stevie Nicks's 2011 album 'In Your Dreams' and Raphael Saadiq's 2004 album 'Ray Ray.'
In 2003, Torrey earned her first credited roles, in the teen drama 'Dawson's Creek' and the medical comedy drama 'Scrubs.' She had a brief recurring role as ‘Denise Woods’ (also ‘Tori’) in the ‘Nickelodeon’ sitcom 'Drake & Josh.' Simultaneously, she made her big-screen debut as ‘Maura’ in the 2005 short film 'Starcrossed.'
The turning point of Torrey’s TV career was when she was offered a main role in the first season of the ‘ABC’ family drama 'Beautiful People.' Her character, ‘Karen Kerr,’ was portrayed as an aspiring model whose confidence shatters after consuming diet pills.
Torrey simultaneously made appearances in films such as 'I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer' (‘Zoe Carpenter’), 'Killer Movie' (‘Phoebe Hilldale’), and 'Green Flash' (‘Mia Fonseca’). She played the protagonist ‘Sierra Young,’ an upcoming actor, in the 2007 comedy 'Heber Holiday.'
Torrey earned a recurring role in the fifth and sixth seasons of ‘The WB’ drama 'One Tree Hill.' She played ‘Carrie,’ the prime antagonist of the series. Her next recurring role was that of ‘Melissa Hastings’ in the teen thriller 'Pretty Little Liars' (2010 to 2017).
Meanwhile, Torrey appeared as ‘Kate’ in the 2012 TV movie 'The Real St. Nick,' as ‘Margo’ in 'Cheesecake Casserole,' and as ‘Leann Hoodplatt’ in the 2013 crime thriller 'Evidence.'
Torrey played ‘Dr. Meredith Fell,’ a local doctor using vampire blood to treat people, in the third and fourth seasons of ‘The CW's supernatural teen drama 'Vampire Diaries.' She then essayed the character ‘Maggie Hall’ in the seventh season (2013) of the ‘Lifetime’ drama 'Army Wives.'
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Torrey was cast in two ‘Hallmark Channel’ movies. She played the protagonist ‘Jennie Stanton’ in 'Best Christmas Party Ever' (2014) and ‘Darby Powell’ in 'It Had To Be You' (2015).
Currently, Torrey appears in the 'Chicago' franchise. Torrey first appeared in 'Chicago Med' in 2015 and then joined the cast of 'Chicago P.D.' and 'Chicago Fire.' Her character, ‘Dr. Natalie Manning,’ is a Seattle-based widowed mother.
Torrey became a producer with the 2018 short psychological thriller 'The Hoaxing,' in which she played ‘Angie.’ She has also produced the 2019 short documentary 'Saving Daisy,' a follow-up of the ‘Netflix’ film 'Audrie and Daisy.' It is still in the post-production stage. This short film will feature rape victim ‘Daisy Coleman’ and her struggles to cope with the post-traumatic stress of teenage rape.
Torrey will be seen as ‘Carla Forrest’ in the upcoming psychological thriller 'Amy Makes Three' and as ‘Ashley’ in 'Cold.'
Family & Personal Life
Torrey married her 'Killer Movie' co-star Paul Wesley in April 2011. Their relationship began in 2007. They filed for divorce in July 2013. The divorce was finalized in December 2013.
After divorcing Paul, Torrey dated actor Rick Glassman and dancer Artem Chigvintsev of 'Dancing with the Stars' fame. She confirmed her relationship with 'Chicago P.D.' actor Jesse Lee Soffer in September 2018.
Torrey volunteered at a children's hospital and then became a 'Hospice Ambassador' for the 'National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization' in 2011. She worked with 'Rainbow Hospice' while filming for 'Chicago Med.'
Torrey was a crew member of 'Hospice Foundation’s first documentary, 'Okuyamba,' which was majorly shot in Uganda, Kenya, and South Sudan. She later hosted the screening of the film held at ‘UCLA’s James Bridges Theatre' in 2012.
Torrey served as the narrator of the documentary 'Road to Hope' (2015), which featured nurses in Uganda and their struggles of working in the country’s remote villages. She has also worked in support of animal rights. She once rescued two dogs, Beau and Homie. Torrey promoted animal adoption, partnering with the 'Shelter Pet Project.'
Torrey has appeared in several campaigns for ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) and has also been part of ‘HSUS’s 'Be Cruelty-Free' campaign. She follows a vegan diet.
Torrey has done awareness programs for the 'National Alliance on Mental Illness.' She is also a member of the 'National Leadership Council' of 'Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.'