Shay Mitchell

Everyone has that moment. That moment when something happens that will change the entire course of your life, for better or for worse. For Shay Mitchell, that moment was a great one and one that she gets excited about to this day. More on that in a bit. First, let’s take a step back and learn more about the Canadian girl with a big dream that led her to places she probably never saw coming. You’ll also learn what she’s up to now, and find out where to follow her on social media.

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Shay’s not actually her name. According to numerous articles, the actress, who was born Shannon, got the nickname due to her J. Lo love, and the name stuck with her. She’s Canadian born but has Asian and Scottish ancestry.

A recent article went in-depth into some of the struggles the future actress would deal with due to insecurities about her looks and how she would eventually find herself by leaving her old neighborhood, eventually going to Thailand. This is where she would take her first steps toward her future career.

Shay Mitchell Movies and TV Shows

Shay first attracted industry attention as a model when she won a competition at age eleven. It would take over a decade before she would land the biggest role of her career. In the meantime, she worked odd jobs between auditions. Her first credit, according to Wiki, was on the Canadian series, Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Pretty Little Liar

One year after that, she would land the controversial role of Emily on Pretty Little Liars. The show, based on a book series, would become a huge hit and run for seven years on ABC Family (Now Freeform). Recently, Shay shared her audition tape for the series, sharing some hilarious commentary about her look and performance. She also shared some personal stories about the process, including how she had to struggle to fit in memorizing her lines in between serving people at the day job. The coolest thing about the video is how she shows genuine excitement at seeing the hotel room she was staying in when she learned she got the job. It shows the importance of taking in and reliving the little things in life, as well as the big triumphs.

Shay Mitchell Everyday Makeup 

Shay Mitchell always look gorgeous and flawless in her social media. Her TyouTube channel is full of makeup and beauty tips. 

  • Age: 30 years old
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Net worth: $2 million


She’s not just an actress, although she does have several projects on the way following the end of Pretty Little Liars. In recent years, Shay launched a YouTube channel that hosted that audition tape. She also does a lot of lifestyle tutorials, Q+A videos, as well as travel videos.

Shay Mitchel travels

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One of her other projects is fitting, considering her biggest role to date was based on a book series. Shay co-wrote a novel with one of her close friends, titled Bliss.

The star has quite an impressive social presence that she uses to share her knowledge, favorites, and adventures. You can find her as @shaymitchell on Instagram, with over eighteen million followers. On Twitter, she’s @shaymitch, and has garnered over three million followers on the platform. You can also find her YouTube channel by searching Shay Mitchell. Her videos have gathered an impressive 96 million views.

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