Lucy Hale

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Lucy Hale
Hale at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
Born(1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 24)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2003–present
Musical career
GenresCountry, pop rock[1]
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Lucy Hale
Hale at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
Born(1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 24)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2003–present
Musical career
GenresCountry, pop rock[1]

Lucy Kate Hale (born June 14, 1989)[1][2][3] is an American actress and singer. She was one of five winners of the reality show American Juniors. She is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.

Life and career

Hale is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.[4] She first appeared on television in the reality show American Juniors in 2003. She was part of the vocal quintet formed with the top 5 finishers.[5] After American Juniors, Hale appeared as guest roles on shows such as Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, The O.C., and How I Met Your Mother. She appeared in two episodes of the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place.

Hale appeared in NBC's short-lived re-imagining of the Bionic Woman as Becca Sommers, younger sister to title character Jaime Sommers (played by Michelle Ryan).[4] She made her big screen debut in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 portraying Effie, the younger sister of Lena Kaligaris (played by Alexis Bledel). Hale then co-starred in the CW series Privileged as Rose Baker, with Ashley Newbrough and Joanna Garcia.[6] She starred in the Lifetime TV movie Sorority Wars.[7]

In December 2009, Hale was cast as Aria Montgomery in the TV series Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series by Sara Shepard.[8] Hale won a 2010 Teen Choice Award ("Choice Summer TV Star: Female") for her portrayal of Aria on the show.[9] In January 2010, Hale guest-starred on the CSI: Miami episode "Show Stopper".[10] In August 2010, she was cast in a cameo in Scream 4.[11]

Hale was cast as the lead for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. Filming began in February 2011[12] and the film aired in January 2012. Hale hosted the April 25 episode of Punk'd where she successfully pranked Ian Harding, Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson.[13]

On June 11, 2013, Hale announced that she is the new Ambassador of the beauty brand Mark Girl.[14] Hale is dating Revolution star Graham Rogers.[15]

On July 29, 2013, it was announced that Hale and Darren Criss would co-host the 2013 Teen Choice Awards on August 11, 2013.[16]


Hale described music as her "first love".[17] Her early musical influences were Shania Twain and Faith Hill but what ignited her interest in pursuing music was Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time".[18] She recorded songs for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.[19]

On June 12, 2012, it was announced that she had signed a deal with Hollywood Records. Hale's debut single "You Sound Good to Me" will be released on January 7, 2014, with her debut album following later in the year.[20]


2008Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, TheThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2Effie KaligarisCredited as Lucy Kate Hale
2009Fear IslandMegan/JennaTelevision film
2009Sorority WarsKatie ParkerTelevision film
2011Scream 4SherrieCameo appearance
2011Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, AA Cinderella Story: Once Upon a SongKatie GibbsDirect-to-DVD
2012Secret of the WingsPeriwinkleVoice only
2003American JuniorsHerselfContestant; 17 episodes
2003American Idol Christmas, AnAn American Idol ChristmasHerselfTV special
2005Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideAmy CassidyEpisode: "Upperclassmen & Gross Biology Dissection"
2006Secrets of a Small TownTisha SteeleUnsold ABC pilot
Credited as Lucy Kate Hale
2006Drake & JoshHazelEpisode: "Theater Thug"
2006O.C., TheThe O.C.Hadley HawthorneEpisode: "The Man of the Year"
2007American FamilyBrittany JaneUnsold ABC pilot
2007Apostles, TheThe ApostlesRachel RydellUnsold Fox pilot
2007How I Met Your MotherKatie ScherbatskyEpisode: "First Time in New York"
2007Bionic WomanBecca SommersMain cast
Credited as Lucy Kate Hale
2007–2008Wizards of Waverly PlaceMiranda Hampson2 episodes
2008Jonas Brothers: Living the DreamHerselfEpisode: "Hello Hollywood"
2008–2009PrivilegedRose BakerMain cast
Credited as Lucy Kate Hale
2009Ruby & The RockitsKristenEpisode: "Smells Like Teen Drama"
2009Private PracticeDanielleEpisode: "Pushing the Limits"
Credited as Lucy Kate Hale
2010CSI: MiamiPhoebe Nichols/Vanessa PattonEpisode: "Show Stopper"
2010–presentPretty Little LiarsAria MontgomeryMain cast
2012Punk'dHerselfGuest host; episode: "Lucy Hale"



List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2014"You Sound Good to Me"TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Soundtrack appearances

2003"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"Kids in America
2011"Run This Town"A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
"Make You Believe"
"Bless Myself"
"Extra Ordinary"

As a part of American Juniors

YearSongOther ArtistsAlbum
2003"One Step Closer"Kids in America"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
Kids in America


2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemalePretty Little LiarsWon
2011Young Hollywood AwardsCast To Watch (with Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell)Pretty Little LiarsWon
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemalePretty Little LiarsWon
2012Teen Choice AwardsActress: DramaPretty Little LiarsWon
2013Gracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Rising StarPretty Little LiarsWon
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemalePretty Little LiarsWon


  1. ^ a b Lucy Hale - biography. Allmusic. Accessed 2012-12-23. "A Tennessee native, singer and actress Lucy Kate Hale was born on June 14, 1989."
  2. ^ Hale, Lucy (June 9, 2013). "Thanks for all the bday love ! It's the 14th but I'm still overwhelmed". Twitter. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hale, Lucy (June 14, 2013). "Drama queen for 24 years". Instagram. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Lucy Hale. NBC. Accessed 2008-11-11.
  5. ^ American Juniors. Allmusic. Accessed 2008-11-11.
  6. ^ Robert Bianca (September 9, 2008). 'Privileged': The kids are all white, and kind of shallow, too. USA Today. Accessed 2008-11-11.
  7. ^ Sorority Wars, the Definitive Lucy Hale Interview. Gosh!TV. Accessed 2009-10-17
  8. ^ ABC Family Announces Additional Casting for its Upcoming Pilots "Melissa & Joey," "Untitled Michael Jacobs Project" and "Pretty Little Liars" ABC Family Press Release (December 7, 2009). Accessed 2009-12-30.
  9. ^ Winners of Teen Choice 2010 Announced. Accessed 2010-09-26.
  10. ^ Guest Star Alert: Lucy Hale on CSI Miami Season 8. Accessed 2012-09-11
  11. ^ Shenae Grimes, Lucy Hale Join ‘Scream 4′ Cast. August 27, 2010. Celebuzz. Accessed 2012-07-04.
  12. ^ Warner Premiere film 'Another Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song' auditions underway for ABC Family. January 19, 2009. ABC Family Auditions. Accessed 2012-02-05.
  13. ^ Ian Harding Gets Pranked by Lucy Hale on Punk'd: "I'm So Glad I Didn't Cry!" (VIDEO). April 27, 2012. Wetpaint. Accessed 2012-04-29
  14. ^ Hale, Lucy (June 13, 2013). "Excited to share with you all that I'm @markgirl's official new #Beauty Brand Ambassador". Twitter. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ Zach Johnson (June 26, 2013). "Exclusive: Lucy Hale Dating Graham Rogers!". US Weekly. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  16. ^ "FOX FLASH - FOX PRIMETIME - PRESS RELEASE". July 29, 2013. 
  17. ^ Rachel Levine (January 9, 2012). Lucy Hale on Singing in New 'Cinderella' Movie: Music Was "My First Love" OK! Magazine. Accessed 2012-06-15
  18. ^ Jorge Gomez (June 12, 2012). ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star Lucy Hale signs with Hollywood Records. TheCelebrityCafe. Accessed 2012-06-15.
  19. ^ Scott Huver (January 2, 2011). Lucy Hale Is Addicted happily to Social Networking. Wetpaint. Accessed 2012-06-15.
  20. ^

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