Nico Tortorella is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He started out in professional theatre when he was in seventh grade. He was offered a contract with Ford Models when he stopped by an open call in 2007. In 2009, he played the character Razor in ABC Family's "Make It or Break It". He then went on to act in the short lived CW drama "The Beautiful Life". In 2010, he had a small roles in the Joel Schumacher's films "Twelve" and "Trespass". He was also cast as Trevor Sheldon in the horror film "Scream 4" written by Kevin Williamson. In 2013, he portrayed a police officer in the "Odd Thomas" movie. That year, he also appeared on the FOX serial killer drama "The Following" created by Kevin Williamson. In 2014, he was cast as Josh, Sutton Foster's character Liza's younger lover, in the TV Land comedy-drama "Younger" created by Darren Star.