A Filipino - Canadian actress and model Shannon Ashley "Shay" Mitchell became true icons of "fame” thanks to her role as Emily Fields in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. She garnered a Young Hollywood Award for her work on the hit show in 2011. Not only achieving success in acting, Mitchell has also successfully modeled for a variety of companies in cities as varied from Bangkok, Hong Kong to Barcelona, etc.
Mitchell was born in Mississauga, Ontario in a family with her parents working in finance. She had a great passion for performing arts at a young age and determination to keep their dream alive. On the way to fame, she appeared in several films such as the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation, the Global series Rookie Blue, a four-episode arc on the Disney XD series Aaron Stone or even in the music video Hold My Hand, etc.
Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell was once romantically linked to Carlos Pena however the couple have split after one year of dating.
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