June 24th, 2010
02:20 PM ET
8 years ago

Bristol Palin makes acting debut

Palin is playing herself on the ABC Family show 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager.'

Palin is playing herself on the ABC Family show 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager.'

(CNN) - The day Bristol Palin fans have been waiting for has finally arrived: ABC has released a clip of her acting debut on the small screen.

Palin is playing herself on the ABC Family show "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," set to air later this summer. According to the network, Palin plays a friend of the show's main character, Amy. The show has recently focused on how Amy reacts to an unexpected pregnancy.

Palin, the 19-year old daughter of Sarah Palin, gave birth to her son Tripp in December 2008.

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  1. Leon Cohn

    What a hard role to play... her self. How is playing yourself acting?

    June 24, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. T

    Daughter like Mother....all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    June 24, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    What is she doing on mainstream media? Her place is with her mom on extreme fox.

    June 24, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    IS THIS WOMAN A POLITICIAN? Just checking to see why she or her quitting mother are still under the political umbrella as they are both losers.
    This mini bimbette is playing herself? The trailer trash hillbilly unwed daughter who followed in her mamma's steps but wasn't able to wed the father of her little one like her mamma did.
    What a world we live in. The sahalis, balloon boy and now the continuation of the trashy palins.

    June 24, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. Givemeabreak!!!

    So, who is caring for the baby while Bristol is traveling!!!!!!!

    June 24, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Bubba

    So you see, kids, if she had only been abstinent, then, er, um, she wouldn't be a tv star who dates a Playgirl model and flies all over the USA to make speeches. Have those babies young and succeed!

    June 24, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. keeth in california

    More money and more unwarranted accolades for a teenage girl knocked up who has the support of a rich mother. There are millions of other single mothers and teenage girls who did not get abortions and have raised their children without such support. They are the one who deserve the real accolades for not getting abortions. Poor rich Bristol does not deserve our attention.

    June 24, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  8. Sickofpalin

    Who cares what Bristol Palin has to say, she is THE last person any teenage (or younger) girl should listen to....Please stop with all this publicity you are giving this disgraceful, money hungry disfunctional family.

    June 24, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  9. sandy

    Whoopee! Probably will be an emmy performance just like her mother. Yea right!!

    June 24, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  10. Shucks

    Scream, Puke, Vomit

    June 24, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. How's That Dopey, Mangey Thing Workin' For Ya, Sarah?

    Is she as bad an "actress" as her mother? Her Mommie Dearest can't even "act" like a human being much less a politician with any substance.

    June 24, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  12. Duck Fallas

    That's cute. Put her in the Marines and send her to Affie.

    June 24, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. Bill

    Bristol's life is no secret, by her own choice. Everyone knows what she has done.

    June 24, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. Mad as Hell

    At least she has a job and able to take care of her baby on her own without the help of mommy. Good for her, but can she act?

    June 24, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. Al-NY,NY

    oh the possible titles for this one.....How about "the secret life of the American hose bag?"

    June 24, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. ed fl

    Could be worse,she could be acting like her mother.

    June 24, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  17. NC

    The Palin family should not complain about privacy. they just can't seem to stay out of the limelight. Between the daughter and mother both with young children running all over the place, I have to ask do they have nannies taking care of their children.

    June 24, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  18. Dave

    Only in America can an unwed teenager whose mother is running for a high political office get pregnant by another teen, have the baby, have an ongoing spat with the father (who models nearly naked for a national publication), write a book, accept speaking fees in the thousands of dollars, and end up on a television show with newfound celebrity.

    There's something horribly wrong with American values. We elevate foul-mouthed, sexually explicit pop and rock stars to icon status where they earn millions of dollars, we worship drug addicted athletes and shower them with multi-million dollar contracts, and allow two main political parties foist candidates on us who lie, cheat and steal.

    No wonder so much of the world just shakes their heads at us...I'm by no means a Tea Party guy or a conservative Republican or raving liberal Democrat...but I have to wonder where this country's values are headed. No wonder we get the type of politicians we get.

    June 24, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. steve

    wow..is the script written on her hand?????? or is she wanting us to ask the soicalists to fix problems... her mom make any more movies??? ie NAILIN PALIN......

    hope she doesnt use the R word............ .. like rush...... no not rush

    RETARD must be a ref. to her mom.. wonder if she likes the teabagger party.. does she like teabagging with her mom for a change in america???

    June 24, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I wonder if Bonequisha from Brooklyn had an unexpected baby if ABC will offer her a job. I despise John McCain for unleashing this trailer park trash family into the American mainstream.

    June 24, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  21. Dave

    This appearance comes from a person who is accepting speaking fees for promoting abstinence after it was revealed that her former boyfriend is now doing sleepovers since mama Palin is out of town.

    Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture?

    June 24, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. Dominican mama 4 Obama


    Is this the POLITICAL ticker?

    Why are you writing about this here?

    Perhaps CNN is attempting to further illustrate what happens to kids that are brought up with the much-praised Christian Conservative Right Wing family values.

    Got it: got pregnant under mommies' roof while cohabitating with her boyfriend, with mommie's permission. And she gets rewarded with A TV SHOW telling kids not to do what she did.


    June 24, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  23. norma

    Bristol Palin has fans???? What has she done to earn fans????

    June 24, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. Jacob

    but during the campaign it was "my kids are off limits!" gross!

    June 24, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  25. get real

    Glad to see the "look at me – waaaah, they're looking at me – stop looking at me – look at me again" relationship between the Palins and the rest of the USA continues.

    June 24, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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