Lucy Hale

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Lucy Hale
Hale at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
BornKaren Lucille Hale[1]
(1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 25)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2003–present
Musical career
GenresCountry, pop rock[2]
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This article is about the American singer and actress. For the daughter of Senator John P. Hale, see Lucy Lambert Hale.
Lucy Hale
Hale at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012
BornKaren Lucille Hale[1]
(1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 25)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2003–present
Musical career
GenresCountry, pop rock[2]

Lucy Kate Hale (born Karen Lucille Hale; June 14, 1989)[1][2][3][4] is an American actress and singer. Hale 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. Hale recorded and released her debut studio album, Road Between in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Hale is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.[5] She was named after one of her great-grandmothers. Her mother is a registered nurse.[1] She has an older sister Maggie who is a teacher[1][6] and a step-brother Wes. Hale was homeschooled.[7] During her childhood, she took acting and singing lessons.[8] In August 2012, Hale revealed she had suffered from an eating disorder.[9] She started out as a singer, appearing in American Juniors (2003) in search for new band members, she sang 1980's hit "Call Me" which won her the place. The band disbanded in 2005.



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.[10] After American Juniors, Hale moved to Los Angeles at age 15 in the hopes of getting a record deal.[11][12] Shortly after, she started auditioning and received a minor role on Drake & Josh[13] and other guest roles on shows such as 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).[5] 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).[8] Hale then co-starred in the CW series Privileged as Rose Baker, with Ashley Newbrough and Joanna Garcia.[14] She starred in the Lifetime TV movie Sorority Wars.[15]

In December 2009, Hale was cast as Aria Montgomery in the TV series Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series by Sara Shepard.[16] Hale won a 2010 Teen Choice Award ("Choice Summer TV Star: Female") for her portrayal of Aria on the show.[17] In January 2010, Hale guest-starred on the CSI: Miami episode "Show Stopper".[18] In August 2010, she was cast in a cameo in Scream 4.[19]

Hale was cast as the lead for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. Filming began in February 2011[20] and the film aired in January 2012. She hosted the April 25 episode of Punk'd where she successfully pranked Ian Harding, Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson.[21]

On June 11, 2013, Hale announced that she is the new Ambassador of the beauty brand Mark Girl.[22] On July 29, 2013, it was announced that Hale and Darren Criss would co-host the 2013 Teen Choice Awards on August 11, 2013.[23]


Hale described music as her "first love".[24] 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".[25] She also listened to Dixie Chicks.[26] She recorded songs for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.[27]

On June 12, 2012, it was announced that she had signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[28] Recording was set to begin later in 2012 with a single and a country album due in 2013.[29] Kristian Bush of country band Sugarland said: "She sounds like Carrie Underwood -- strong with a blues side and a pop side to it. And a lot like Faith Hill."[30] Hale's debut single "You Sound Good to Me" was released on January 7, 2014, with her debut album to follow later in the year.[31] The song's accompanying music video was directed by Philip Andelman.[32] On February 18, 2014, it was announced that the album would be called Road Between, and that it would be released on June 3, 2014.[33]


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 4Sherrie MarconiCameo
2011Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, AA Cinderella Story: Once Upon a SongKatie GibbsDirect-to-DVD
2012Secret of the WingsPeriwinkleVoice
2014Pirate Fairy, TheThe Pirate FairyPeriwinkleVoice
2003American JuniorsHerselfContestant; 17 episodes
2003American Idol Christmas, AnAn American Idol ChristmasHerselfTV special
2005Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideAmy CassidyEpisode: "Upperclassmen & Gross Biology Dissection"
2006Drake & JoshHazelEpisode: "Theater Thug"
2006O.C., TheThe O.C.Hadley HawthorneEpisode: "The Man of the Year"
2007, 2014How I Met Your MotherKatie Scherbatsky2 episodes
2007Bionic WomanBecca SommersMain cast; 8 episodes
Credited as Lucy Kate Hale
2007–2008Wizards of Waverly PlaceMiranda Hampson2 episodes
2008Jonas Brothers: Living the DreamHerselfEpisode: "Hello Hollywood"
2008–2009PrivilegedRose BakerMain cast; 18 episodes
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"
2014Baby DaddyPiper StockdaleEpisode: "Bonnie's Unreal Estate"
20142014 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-ShowHerselfHost



TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
US Country
Road Between4141357


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2014"You Sound Good to Me"21478857Road Between
"Lie a Little Better"A54

Music videos[edit]

2014"You Sound Good to Me"[39]Phil Andelman
"Lie a Little Better"[40]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

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[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemalePretty Little LiarsWon
2011Young Hollywood AwardsCast To Watch (with Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell)Won
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemaleWon
2011Capricho Awards[41]Best International ActressNominated
2012Teen Choice AwardsActress: DramaWon
2013Gracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Rising Star[42]Won
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: Female[43]Won
2013Young Hollywood AwardsCrossover of the YearHerselfWon
2014People's Choice AwardsFavorite Cable TV Actress[44]Pretty Little LiarsWon
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaWon


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