Shay Mitchell is a Canadian-born-American actress whose biggest claim to fame is the role of Emily Fields in the series ‘Pretty Little Liars’. Starting her career with modelling, she appeared for the first time on-screen in an episode of the series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’, where she played a minor role of a model. She then went on doing some short films for small-time filmmakers such as ‘Verona’, ‘Just Yell Fire: Campus Life’ and ‘Immediate Afterlife’. However, things changed drastically for her as she got selected in an audition to play a starring role in the series ‘Pretty Little Liars’. The series went on to become one of the most successful series’ of the decade.
Shay then appeared in a recurring role in the series ‘Aaron Stone’ and appeared in some other notable series’ such as ‘Rukee Blue’, ‘Punk’d’ and ‘Glee’. In 2016, she appeared in two films back to back, titled ‘Dreamland’ and ‘Mother’s Diary’ and she is awaiting the release of her film ‘Cadaver’, which is under post production phase. She is also awaiting the release of her series’ ‘You’ and ‘The Heiresses’ and she is reported to be playing the lead role in both.