Shannon Ashley “Shay” Mitchell is well known as Shay Mitchell and is an actress and model based in Canada. Shay is also an author and an entrepreneur. Shay Mitchell is best known for sketching character Emily Fields in ‘Pretty Little Liars‘. For the portrayal of the character, Shay has aso been a nominee for different awards.
Shay Mitchell was born on 10th April of 1987 in Ontario, Canada. She was born to father Mark Mitchell and mother Precious Garcia. Her father Mark has an ancestry of Scottish and Irish whereas her mother is a Filipina who has Spanish descent. She has a smaller brother named Sean. Sean is a drummer.
When Shay was 10-years-old, she moves to West Vancouver with her family. She also lived in Thailand for a year.
Shay Mitchell initially went to Rockridge Secondary School. She then attended West Vancouver Secondary School. She graduated her high school from there.\
Shay took dance classes when she was 5-years-old. She even competed in different competitions with her classmates.
In the starting stage, Shay Mitchell worked as a model. She even told her parents at a very young age that she wanted to become an actress. When she moves to West Vancouver with her family, Shay got selected by a modeling agency. The agency had an open casting call.
As a model
Mitchell became very successful as a model by the end of her teen years. She was modeling for companies from different countries like Bangkok, Barcelona etc.
However, she decided to return to Canada later and quit modeling.
As an actress
After quitting modeling and returning to Toronto, Mitchell got signed to a theatrical agency. Shay started to appear in numerous commercials and even was booked for many national advertisements.
Later she started as an actress through ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation‘ which is a drama show. Shay Mitchell also made guest appearances in ‘ Rookie Blue’. She also was seen in Sean Paul’s music video ‘Hold My Hand‘by the same year.
Shay also played the role of Irina Webber in Disney’s show Aaron Stone. Her character was a cheerleader and she made an appearance in 4 episodes of the series.
In 2009, Shay Mitchell auditioned for the character Spencer Hastings in Pretty Little Liars. But in December of the year, she was cast as Emily Fields. Her character is a jock girl in the series.
Recently in 2015, Shay Mitchell made a guest appearance in an episode of Project Runway.
She has recently featured on Mother’s Day as Tina and as Nicole in Dreamland. She also co-hosted an episode of ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’ in 2016.
She is currently working on the pre- production of Cadaver. The movie will premiere in 2017.
Other works and endorsements
Shay Mitchell is the co-author of the novel ‘Bliss’. The book was released in 2015. Currently, she is also has a lifestyle channel of her own on YouTube.
Mitchell is also the spokesperson od Pantene. and Natural Fusion line. Shay signed the contract in January of 2011. Shat Mitchell also has an agreement with Nike and Biore.
Until 2014, Shay supported a non-profit organization called Somaly Mam Foundation. The group fights against sex trafficking.
Awards and Nominations
In 2011, Shay Mitchelle earned Young Hollywood Awards. She shared the award with her cast mates of Pretty Little Liars. For her role as Emily, in the series, she has been nominated thrice for a Teen Choice Awards, a People’s Choice Awards and an MTV Fandom Awards.
Shat Mitchell is currently 29-years-old. She stands 5 Feet 7 Inch tall and her weight is 57 kg. Her figure measurement is 32-24-33 inches and her shoe size of 8.
Shat Mitchell started dating Ryan Silverstein from September of 2013. But the pair soon broke up after a year.
Actress Shay Mitchell has 3.49 followers on her Twitter page(@). Along with 1.7 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, as well as 5.7 million followers and likes on her official Facebook page. Shay also has 15.3 M fan following on her Instagram page.
Shay Mitchell’s net worth is $2 million. Moreover, her career as an actress, model, and an author is the source of her gross income.
In 2013, it was rumored that actress Shay Mitchelle is dating Glee actor Jacob Artist. Firstly, the rumors began after she posted some pictures of them on Instagram which seemed very flirty.
However, their relationship has not been confirmed yet.