Shay Mitchell

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  • Birth

    Shannon Ashley "Shay" Mitchell (born April 10, 1987) is a Canadian actress, born in Mississauga, Ontario.
  • Dance Lessons

    Dance Lessons
    as a young child, Mitchell was interested in performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Mitchell began dance lessons at the age of five
  • Moved to Vancouver

    Moved to Vancouver
    At the age of 10, Mitchell's family moved to West 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. She attended Rockridge Secondary School and then later transferred to West Vancouver Secondary School where she graduated.
  • Degrassi

    After signing with her first theatrical agency Mitchell appeared in the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Music Videos

    Music Videos
    Shay was in Jamaican rapper `Sean Paul`s`music video for `Hold My Hand``.
  • Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars
    In December 2009, Mitchell was cast in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. In January 2010, the series was picked up by ABC Family. Mitchell portrays the role of Emily Fields, the "jock girl" of the group. The first episode aired June 8th, 2010.
  • Young Hollywood Awards

    Young Hollywood Awards
    Shay WON `best cast to watch` along with her PLL co-stars, for the young hollywood awards
  • Organization

    Mitchell supported Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit organization that fought sex trafficking until it ended operations in 2014. She has also worked with The Trevor Project alongside the Pretty Little Liars cast and the NOH8 Campaign.
  • Ryan Silverstein

    Ryan Silverstein
    When they started dating in September 2013, Shay and Ryan were very hush-hush. After a year-long romance, the pair split, much to fans' surprise.
  • Project Runway

    Project Runway
    Shay was a guest judge on season 13 episode 12 of Project Runway.
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    Various Small Roles

    Shay had small roles in shows from 2010-2012 while still on Pretty Little Liars. She was in Aaron Stone, Rookie Blue, Punk`d, and Glee.
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    Award Nominations

    Shay was nominated for various awards from 2011-2015. such as the youth rock award for Rockin`TV Actress, Teen Choice awards for Female summer TV star in 2014 and Choice TV actress: Drama in 2015, and MTV Fandom Award for Ship of the Year in 2015.