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Who Is Shay Mitchell ? Read Here The Complete Details And Biography


Who Is Shay Mitchell ? Read Here The Complete Details And Biography

Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell was born in April 10, 1987, is a Canadian actress, model and entrepreneur. She rose to prominence as Emily Fields in the mystery thriller drama series Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017), which earned her nominations for a People’s Choice Award and six Teen Choice Awards. She has garnered wider recognition for starring as Peach Salinger in the psychological thriller series You (2018) and as Stella Cole in the Hulu comedy series Dollface (2019–present).

After appearing in a series of short films, Mitchell made her feature film debut starring as Nicole in the musical drama film Dreamland (2016). She went on to appear as Tina in the comedy film Mother’s Day (2016), and headline the thriller film The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) as Megan Reed. Asides from her acting, she is recognized for her media image and activism. In 2014, Esquire magazine dubbed Mitchell the “Sexiest Woman Alive”, and in 2015 appeared on the Maxim Hot 100 list. In 2021 she was cast in the role of Alexandra Trese in the Netflix animated series Trese (TV series).

Mitchell was born in Mississauga, Ontario, the daughter of Precious Garcia and Mark Mitchell. Her father is of Scottish and Irish descent and her mother, who is Filipina, is from the province of Pampanga, and left the Philippines at age 19. She has one younger brother named Sean. She is a first cousin-once-removed of Lea Salonga, a singer and musical theater actress. She attended Rockridge Secondary School and then later transferred to West Vancouver Secondary School where she graduated. By her late teens, Mitchell had successfully modeled for a variety of companies in cities as varied as Bangkok, Hong Kong and Barcelona, eventually returning to Toronto to study acting.

Mitchell supported Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit organization that fought sex trafficking until it ended operations in 2014. She has also worked with The Trevor Project alongside the Pretty Little Liars cast and the NOH8 Campaign. She works with the WE Charity, which helps communities develop educational resources, and she partnered with Represent Clothing to promote tees where half the proceeds went to GLAAD.

On her sexuality, Mitchell has stated that she prefers not to label it. In a 2017 interview with Maxim magazine, she said that “People always ask me, “You play a gay character? Are you gay? Are you straight? Are you this? Are you that?” Look, Emily doesn’t label herself, and I don’t label myself either. I fall in love with the spirit of somebody. Love is love, and that’s something that I’ll keep saying.”

Mitchell has been in a relationship with Matte Babel since 2017. On January 1, 2019, Mitchell revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage in 2018. She has one daughter.