Shay Mitchell

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Shay Mitchell - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Shay Mitchell initially started her career as a model for a lot of companies during her late teens.

After working for various brands in many cities, such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, Barcelona, and many more, Shay decided to come back to Canada to begin her acting career.

This beautiful actress then debuted in the 2009 teen drama of Canada, Degrassi: The Next Generation as a cameo.

Not only that, but during that year she also appeared in Rookie Blue, a police drama series.

Her public appearance began to be recognized after she made an appearance for rapper Sean Paul, in one of his MVs, Hold My Hand.

In 2010, she got her acting career breakthrough by starring the Freeform drama series, Pretty Little Liars, as Emily Fields.

As the series became popular, her name also started to get its fame, proven by her achievement in Young Hollywood Award, People’s Choice Award, and also Teen Choice Awards.

Four years later, in 2014, she got the title as the “Sexiest Women Alive” by Esquire magazine and followed by her title as one of the Maxim Hot 100.

Later, she appeared in the musical drama in Dreamland (2016), which later successfully premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Shay’s another career breakthrough was happened in 2018, when she appeared in the thriller series, You, as Peach Salinger.

In that year, she also signed a contract with Warner Bros. Television.

Shay wasn’t satisfied just being a performer, so in 2018, she made her own company, BÉIS, a travel brand.

One year later, in 2019, she then starred Dollface with Kat Dennings, which was followed by Trese (2021).

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  • Real Name: Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell
  • Stage Name: Shay Mitchell
  • Nickname: Shay, Emily, Peach, Stella
  • Birthday: April 10, 1987
  • Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Model, Entrepreneur
  • Education: Rockridge Secondary School, West Vancouver Secondary School
  • Hobbies: –
  • Parents: Mark Mitchell (father), Precious Garcia (mother)
  • Siblings: Sean Mitchell (brother)
  • Boyfriend: Matte Babel (2017- )
  • Children: Atlas Noa Babel
  • Facebook: Shay Mitchell Official
  • Twitter: @shaymitch
  • Instagram: @shaymitchell
  • TikTok: @shaymitchell
  • YouTube: Shay Mitchell Official


  • Shay’s father is a Scottish and Irish descent.
  • Her mother came from Pampanga, one of the provinces in Philippines.
  • Her mother left her country when she was 19 years old.
  • Shay is the relative of Lea Salonga.
  • Shay became one of the supporters for Somaly Mom Foundation.
  • She loves to do charity work.
  • Shay prefers to not label her own sexuality.
  • Many people asked her about her sexuality, but she said that she could fall in love with any kind of spirit of somebody and don’t like to label herself.
  • Shay idolizes Jennifer Lopez so much.
  • She almost didn’t get the matching tattoos with other Liars, because she thought it would be very painful.
  • Ashley Benson is her best friend.
  • Her ideal type is…
  • Her net worth is around $6 million.

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  • The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018), as Megan Reed
  • A Trip to Unicorn Island (2016), as herself
  • Mother’s Day (2016), as Tina
  • Dreamland (2016), as Nicole

Drama Series

  • Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail (TBS | 2021), as Purple
  • Trese (Netflix | 2021), as Alexandra Trese
  • Dollface (Hulu | 2019-present), as Stella Cole
  • You (Lifetime, Netflix | 2018), as Peach Salinger
  • Glee (Fox | 2012), as cameo
  • Rookie Blue (ABC | 2010), as Cute Girl
  • Aaron Stone (Disney XD | 2010), as Irina Webber
  • Pretty Little Liars (Freeform | 2010-2017), as Emily Fields
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTV | 2009), as model

TV Shows

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (VH1 | 2018), as guest judge
  • Project Runway (Bravo | 2015), as guest judge
  • Punk’d (MTV | 2012), as herself


  • Young Hollywood Awards 2011 – Cast to Watch – Pretty Little Liars


  • Teen Choice Awards 2017 – Choice TV Ship – Pretty Little Liars
  • Teen Choice Awards 2017 – Choice TV Actress: Drama – Pretty Little Liars
  • People’s Choice Awards 2016 – Favorite Cable TV Actress – Pretty Little Liars
  • Teen Choice Awards 2016 – Choice Summer TV Star – Female – Pretty Little Liars
  • Teen Choice Awards 2015 – Choice TV Actress: Drama – Pretty Little Liars
  • MTV Fandom Awards 2015 – Ship Of The Year – Pretty Little Liars
  • Teen Choice Awards 2014 – Choice Summer TV Star – Female – Pretty Little Liars
  • Youth Rock Award 2014 – Rockin’ TV Actress – Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell is sexy, exotic, amazing, and charming. No wonder, so many people fell in love with her in just a short time!


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