Karen Lucille Hale, commonly known by the name of Lucy Hale, is an actress and singer residing in the US. Lucy first came into exposure as a child singer when she won ‘American Juniors’ a junior version of American Idol.
However, she is vividly remembered for her role as Aria Montgomery in television series ‘Pretty Little Liars.”
Lucy Hale is estimated to earn $3 million.
Lucy Hale was born on 14th June of 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was born to father Preston Hale and mother Julie Knight who is a nurse. Lucy is the youngest of 3 children. She was a named after her great-grandmother.
As a child, Lucy Hale was homeschooled. Then, at a tender age of 15, she packed her bags and headed to Los Angeles, where attended the Cordova Optional School. She took singing and acting classes during her high school years.
After graduating high school, she did not join college and reports say that she still does not plan to go to college.
Lucy Hale first started her career out as a singer. In 2003, she appeared in the child version of American Idol ‘American Juniors’. The top 5 finishers of the show including Lucy formed a band. However, the group dropped out in 2005. That was when she decided to turn to acting.
As a singer
For Lucy Hale, music was her first love. She aspired to soothe the word with her voice after being influenced by artists like Faith Hill and Britney Spears. In 2003, she along with her band as part of the reality show American Juniors released many songs like I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, Kids in America, etc.
In 2011, Lucy sang four different songs of the movie ‘A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.’ On 12th June of 2012, Lucy signed a deal with’Hollywood Records’. Recording started in 2012. The record included a single and also a country album. Similarly, her single ‘Lie a Little Better’ was released in 2014.
On 7th January of the same year, ‘You Sound Good to Me,’ Hale’s debut song was released. Her album ‘Road Between’ was also released on 3rd June of 2014.
As an actress
Hale’s first role as an actress was a minor role in Disney’s series Drake & Josh. She also made an appearance in few episodes of ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ as Katie Scherbatsky. Her character in the series was the younger sister of title character Robin Scherbatsky played by Cobie Smulders. She also had minor roles in other television shows like Wizards of Waverly Place, The O.C., etc.
Lucy played the role of Becca Sommers in NBC’s Bionic Woman. The show did not last very long. Hale also played the role of Effie in the movie ‘ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’. This was her debut on the big screen. She also played the role of Rose Baker in television series of CW ‘ Privileged’. In 2009, she appeared as the title character Katie Parker in television series Sorority Wars.
Hale was cast in series Pretty Little Liars in December of 2009 as Aria Montgomery. For the role, Hale has won many awards which include a Teen Choice Award in 2010. She gained a lot of exposure and attention through her role as Aria in the series.
Hale made guest appearances in many series like CSI: Miami and even made a cameo in Scream 4. Hale also played the lead role in 2011’s movie ‘A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.’
An announcement was made on 11th June of 2013, that Hale would be the Ambassador of Mark Girl which is a beauty brand.
Awards and Nominations
Lucy Hale has won 8 different awards for her role of Aria in Pretty Little Liars. In 2010, she earned a ‘Teen Choice Awards’ under the category ‘Choice Summer TV Star: Female’. Similarly, she also won a Young Hollywood Awards (with the cast) and a Teen Choice Awards.
In 2012, she won another Teen Choice Awards and a Gracie Allen Awards. She won a Teen Choice Awards and a Young Hollywood Awards for herself in 2013. In 2014, she bagged the Teen Choice Awards and a People’s Choice Awards. She won another Teen Choice Awards under the category ‘Choice TV Actress: Drama’ in the year 2014.
Lucy Hale is currently 27 years old. She stands five ft 2 in tall, and she also weighs 119 pounds (54kg).
From January of 2007 to March of 2009, Lucy dated David Henrie. She even appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place of Disney in which Henrie played the role of Justin Russo.
Currently, Lucy is dating Anthony Kalabretta. Anthony Kalabretta is a musician from Canada.
The estimated net worth of actress cum singer Lucy Hale in $3 million. She earned the sum through her career as an actress and also as a singer.
In January of 2016, there were rumors that Lucy Hale has separated with her current musician boyfriend, Anthony Kalabretta. But in September she shared that the pair is dating.