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. Dano

    If you're playing yourself is it really acting? If so I guess I'm an accomplished actor!

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

    thanks to the idiot maverick......we are stuck with the wassillians for, GOD knows how long.....................UGH

    June 24, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. Get A Grip

    Best of luck to you Bristol.

    June 24, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. Ben Ben

    Since your mommy loves to point out the sins of others, did she ever point out the sin of FORNICATION to you? Oh I forgot, you repubs think your sins are ignored by God, but everybody elses will lead them straight to hell. What hypocrites.

    June 24, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  5. doug

    As a student of history I have studied wwII but I never really could comprehend the hate that the Nazis had for the Jewish people.

    Then came Sarah Palin and the wishing for her whole family to die by virtually every Democrat in this nation. Now I undestand just how hateful some people can be. Thank god not a single republican like this exists.

    June 24, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  6. Shirley in California


    Have a nice day.

    June 24, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. DENNA

    Bristol, good luck and don't be like you mom. Stay classy and may your life shine bright.

    June 24, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Malty

    Bristol is more convincing an actor than either Barrack or Michelle. don't believe a word that drops from their mouths when they speak.

    June 24, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. Rob in MO

    How appropriate. A member of a monumentally dysfunctional family appears in a TV soap opera.

    June 24, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. Wil in the VA.

    Shouldn't this be in the entertainment section a long side everything her mother says and does.

    June 24, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  11. Lynn

    No wonder her boyfriend is hanging around again. Like her Dad, the Alaskan men know how to live off their women. Come to think of it Bristol is living off her mother's name. Show-biz is in the family blood.

    June 24, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  12. sabrina

    This is a joke. She is not the only teen pregancy. ABC only gave her this part because Sarah Palin was selected as John McCain's running mate. This family is great at using the media and hollywood. Get acting parts to individuals that have paid their dues.

    She's done absolutely nothing!

    What a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 24, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  13. ray

    i really wonder what kind of movies this woman will be making?? i know mummy is not too bright, not too classy, not too intellegent so what will she be making? my guess is porno and i dont think she will be too good at that.

    June 24, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. g

    how old was she when she gave birth 17 teen

    June 24, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The message here to all teenagers is "get pregnant and you'll get your TV debut". I think the daughters of the Clintons, Bush and McCain family would better serve teenagers to get their education first, get engaged, get married and then plan to have babies.

    June 24, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  16. Jim in Idaho

    America just can't seem tor resist being fed no-talent personalities simply because they have a name with some notoriety. It's how an entire Kardashian family, or a Lohan family, or a Baldwin family makes it to the big time in spite of lack of real talent. Other than Alec, where are the rest of those brothers now?

    Bristol's mama's only talent is her mouth and a well-developed ability to generate controversy. Bristol's only getting this opportunity because of her mother...not because she has any talent. Same for Levi who also got his opportunities because of Sarah.

    Talent isn't in a name...it is developed and worked for....and yet a pathetically dumbed-down America acts like it must be genetically inbred to the point that we say "feed us more."

    June 24, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  17. Geoz

    Now don't pretend that her life is "supposed to be " private anymore.
    She is playing HERSELF on TELEVISION. Yes.... I'm shouting that.
    So, comments on her are appropriate and welcome – be they good or otherwise.

    June 24, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  18. sonny chapman

    I thought the Palin's were "ordinary folks" with real jobs, not like those culturally elite, immoral, Hollywood types ?

    June 24, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  19. Ben in Texas

    I can't wait for the sex scene where she plays herself getting pregnant out of wedlock.

    June 24, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  20. a in austin

    CNN – why is this news? Aren't there more important things to write about besides a promiscuous single mother who slept with her boyfriend in her mother's house?

    June 24, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  21. Ready for 2012

    She's just like her mother. Why won't she go away? When will her fifteen minutes be up?

    June 24, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  22. The Secret Life

    be honest

    there is very little about you that you don't publish

    June 24, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  23. Jim

    I would rather watch paint dry! Thanks John 'Senile' McCain for opening up Pandora's Box and letting the Palin's out. I wonder who's watching her child. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree..

    June 24, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  24. Davey

    I am so sick of this family. Why is this news?

    June 24, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Felonious Monk

    Rogue-from a dictionary
    1.A dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel
    2.A playfully mischievous person; scamp
    3.A tramp or vagabond
    4.A rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition
    5.Biology, a usually inferior organism, esp. a plant, varying markedly from the normal

    June 24, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
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