PHOTO: Bristol Palin's Acting Debut

PHOTO: Bristol Palin's Acting Debut
Bristol Palin and Shailene Woodley
Randy Holmes/ABC Family

06/23/2010 AT 07:10 PM EDT

As lines go, it's not exactly, "To be, or not to be," but it's not a bad start for novice actress Bristol Palin, 19, who'll appear as herself in the July 5 episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family.

The mom of 2 ½-year-old Tripp will befriend Amy, played by Shailene Woodley, at a program for teen mothers, and says in her scene: "We're all teen moms and musicians. The program – it's for teen moms." – Dahvi Shira

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