Shay Mitchell stars in "Pretty Little Liars" on ABC Family as Emily Fields, an athletic girl who is struggling with her sexuality and the loss of her best friend.

Shay Mitchell, born Shannon to a Filipino mother and Irish/Scottish father, is a native of Toronto, Canada. Even as a young child, she was interested in the performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Mitchell began dance lessons at the age of five, and she and several of her classmates toured the city to compete with a variety of other dance schools.

At the age of 10, Mitchell's family moved west to Vancouver, British Columbia. Within a year of their arrival, an international modeling agency held an open casting call for teen and pre-teen girls who were vying for representation. Mitchell was one of the girls selected.

By her late teens, Mitchell had successfully modeled for a variety of companies in cities as varied as Bangkok, Hong Kong and Barcelona. Wanting to focus on her true passion, Mitchell returned to Toronto and began to study acting with great focus and determination. Her hard work paid off and, after signing with her first theatrical agency, she appeared in the hit series "DeGrassi: The Next Generation" and booked several national commercials. She also landed a recurring role in the Disney series "Aaron Stone," is featured in the music video for international recording artist Sean Paul's hit song "Hold My Hand" and appears in the ABC series "Rookie Blue."




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Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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anonymous says:
I think shay mitchell along with the other cast are doing great with the show pretty little liars and i cant wait to see emily and tobys scene in home sweet homecoming and aria and ezra figure out stuff if hanna get back wit sean and if spencer gets to go out wit wren and if she gets in trouble for that paper. I am a huge fan and hope some one can text me back
anonymous22 says:
Shay does such a great job on PLL. I for sure watch that show to see her. Can't wait to see where her career takes her. So far I give her 2 thumbs up. She is so pretty and seems very opposite of her character. I'm sold and now a fan.
anonymous08 says:
Shout out to all the girls they are doing great keeping the show very interesting...Hopefully I'll get to work with a couple of the girls in the near future...
anonymous21 says:
omggg shay mitchell is gorgeous without a doubt! amazing! i am definately a HUGE fan of her and the show! and shes definately my favourite! and her character is just like me!.. with some minor set backs! ;) but shes amazing! cant wait till the next 12 episodes air!! i really hoope to meet ehr someday fo sho!!!!!
anonymous21 says:
i think they should do an interview with shay mitchell and bianca lawson as well! lol imagine the questions and the akwardness !!

Who is she dating? What do you think of her?

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