Ask AP: Troian Bellisario

Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 29, 2010

Is Troian Bellisario on the new TV series Pretty Little Liars related to Donald Bellisario, who created NCIS and JAG?
Beverly Michaels, Porterville, Calif.

Yes, Troian, 24, is the daughter of TV producer Donald P. Bellisario and actress Deborah Pratt. “I grew up in the industry on a back lot, and I watched my parents direct, write and produce television, and I always knew that I wanted to be an actress,” she says. “My parents wanted to support me, but they were like, ‘You’ve seen this and it’s hard. Are you sure you want to do it?'” Obviously, she did!