Torrey DeVitto is a lethal combination of brains, beauty and talent. While she is quickly becoming a household name on NBC’s hit series Chicago Med, which follows the lives of the courageous medical staff of a new state of the art medical facility, the actress is no stranger to being on successful TV shows. Torrey’s impressive roster consists of: Dawson’s Creek, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and our personal favorite Pretty Little Liars.
Her latest role however holds a unique place in her heart.
“I was excited to play someone closer to my age,” the actress said.
On Chicago Med, Torrey is Dr. Natalie Manning a pediatric medicine specialist who is unapologetically focused on her work and is also in the third trimester of her pregnancy.
“She’s is a very strong woman. I have a lot in common with my character. She leads with compassion. This role has been the most thrilling to date. I am in love with the show.” Torrey said.
When Torrey made her move to film Chicago Med the actress employed a very organic approach to prepare for her current role as Dr. Natalie Manning. She credits her work with hospice care for developing the strong and compassionate disposition she brings to the role.
“A lot of my hospice work comes into sync with my role. You have to be level headed but compassionate.”
With beauty, brains and compassion as common denominators, Torrey sites the characteristics of her astrological sign as the noticeable differences between herself and Dr. Natalie Manning.
“Yes, unfortunately I can have the emotional reaction of an infant. I am a Gemini. I have a deep connection with all of my emotions. If I had to describe myself in three words it would be: “Inspired, lover and giver. I show up for my friends and I love hard.”
While the actress has appeared in numerous sitcoms, we fell in love with supernaturally perfect character she played on Pretty Little Liars.
“The pilot agents said it would be huge. I had no idea. You know there are things that you would think would be huge and it doesn’t end up working out. I grew so much on the show. She was the longest character I played. I built a true genuine appreciation for Melissa,” Torrey said.
A lot of Torrey’s fans are learning of her other love which is music. The actress is a very talented violinist since the age of six. She even played a solo at Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook’s wedding.
“The two are such different experiences. There is one right way to do things with music. But with acting there is no right and wrong except for what is given. I like that I could potentially play whoever I want.”