Shay Mitchell is a Young Hollywood Awards winning actress, model, entrepreneur, and author. She is widely recognized for her role as Emily Fields in the Freeform series “Pretty Little Liar.” Having active in this industry since 2009, she has also co-authored the young adult novel “Bliss” with Michaela Blaney. Mitchell currently hosts her own ‘YouTube lifestyle channel.’
Shay Mitchell Early Life & Education
Shannon Ashley Mitchell was born on April 10 in 1987 to a Filipino mother, Precious Garcia, and Irish/Scottish father Mark Mitchell in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Her parents worked in a finance company. Mitchell has a younger brother named Sean. She is the cousin of singer and Tony Award-winning theater actress Lea Salonga.
During her childhood, she wanted to involve in performing arts. She declared it to her parents that she would pursue her career in it. To pursue her dream, she started dance lessons when she was only five years old. At the age of ten, Shay Mitchell along with her family went to Vancouver, British Columbia.
After a year, a modeling agency held an open call for teen and pre-teen girls for an exhibition where she was selected, girls. Mitchell enrolled Rockridge Secondary School and then transferred to West Vancouver Secondary School from where she completed her graduation.
Shay Mitchell Acting Career
During her teen years, Mitchell modeled for a kind of companies in centers as varied as Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Barcelona, but she later turned to Toronto to study acting.
After signing with her first theatrical agency Mitchell starred in the Canadian teen drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” in 2009.
Mitchell made her guest appearance in the Global series “Rookie Blue” in 2010. At the same year, Mitchell appeared in a four-episode arc on the Disney XD series “Aaron Stone” as cheerleader Irina Webber. In 2011, she also became the spokesmodel for the Pantene Haircare products.
Shay Mitchell Pretty Little Liars
Mitchell was cast in the ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars” in December 2009. The series was developed by Marlene King and written by written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June 8, 2010, on ABC Family and ended on June 27, 2017.She appeared with the stars such as Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, Lan Harding, Bianca Lawson, Laura Leighton, Janel Parrish and Andrea Parker.
In which series, she portrays Emily Fields, one of the five Liars. Emily is the sporty one in the group. She is the best swimmer on the swim team, and she’s very sweet and loyal. Emily is a shy, kind, closeted lesbian, in love with Alison DiLaurentis.
For her role in this series, she won Young Hollywood Awards and nominated for several awards: 2011 Youth Rock Award Rockin’ TV Actress
- 2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female
- 2015 MTV Fandom Awards Ship Of The Year (shared with Sasha Pieterse)
- 2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama
- 2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female
- 2016 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Actress
- 2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Pending
Shay Mitchell Other works
Besides her acting job, she is also a writer, and she co-authored the young adult novel ‘Bliss ‘ along with Michaela Blaney in 2015. She also appeared in the music video “Hold My Hand”( 2009), “Under You” ( 2016), “Help Me Help You” ( 2017).
She is currently hosting her own YouTube lifestyle channel. Her upcoming horror thriller film ” Cadaver” is under the production.
Shay Mitchell Personal Life
Shay Mitchell is currently dating a new friend. Her boyfriend is Jimmy Butler, basketball player. The two did not flaunt any noticeable PDA when photographers caught them at Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills on May 7, 2017.
But Shay was rocking a smile as she walked side by side with her new boyfriend. Shay Mitchell kept things casual for the outing in black jeans and an off-the-shoulder gray sweater, which she paired with a black choker and oversized, cross-body purse.
Speculation that these two might be in a relationship began back in January 2017 when she was seen watching Jimmy’s team, the Chicago Bulls, take on the Los Angeles Lakers.
Shay Mitchell was in a relationship with the Canadian host Matte Babel in beginning of 2017. On February 2017, the couple spotted for dinner out with their friends in New York City.
While Shay hasn’t made her relationship with Matte public, fans picked up on the fact that they were vacationing in Tulum, Mexico together for the New Year. But their relationship hasn’t peak high and separated.
Mitchell was also in a relationship with Silverstein in 2013, but after dancing around a year, they broke up their relationship in 2014. Shay Mitchell previously dated to Jacob Artist Keegan Allen.
Shay Mitchell Net Worth
The 5′ 7 actress holds a Canadian nationality and belongs to Multiracial ethnicity. She has a seductive body measurement of 32-24-33 inches. Mitchell has appeared print ads for Pantene’s line of hair care products.
Shay has earned great fame and name in this industry. Shay Mitchell receives a handsome salary from her acting and endorsements. Her estimated net worth has $2 Million. The 30 years old actress also active on social networking sites like Facebook Twitter and Instagram, where she shares her makeup equipment and stuff.