Nico Tortorella (born July 30, 1988) is an American actor and model. He is known for his roles in the 2011 film Scream 4, the Fox crime drama series The Following, the ABC Family teen series Make It or Break It, and the TV Land comedy-drama series Younger.
Tortorella is a native of Wilmette, Illinois, and a graduate of New Trier High School. Tortorella is of Italian descent. In May 2009, The CW ordered a 13-episode first season of the drama series The Beautiful Life: TBL. The series centered on a group of models sharing a residence in New York City and Tortorella portrayed the role of an upcoming underwear model Cole Shepard. The series premiered on September 16, 2009 to a low 1.38 million viewers and mixed reviews from critics. Following the premiere of the series' second episode The CW cancelled the series due to low ratings.