• Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell (born April 10, 1987) is a Canadian actress, model, author and entrepreneur.
• She is best known for her role as Emily Fields in the TV series "Pretty Little Liars".
• She gained recognition in 2010 after she was cast in the show and has been nominated for several awards for her work.
• She was in a long-term relationship with Matte Babel before giving birth to their daughter in 2019.
• As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $6 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 10, 1987
FactIn 2011, Shay made her debut "The 2011 AfterEllen's Hot 100 List", coming in at #7.

Who is Shay Mitchell? Wiki Bio

Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell was born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on 10 April 1987, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds Canadian nationality. She is an actress, model, author, and an entrepreneur, best known from portraying Emily in the TV series “Pretty Little Liars” between 2010 and 2017.

Early life and education

Shay was raised in Mississauga by her parents Mark Mitchell and Precious Garcia, both of whom are working in finance. Mark was born in Scotland, while her mother is from the Philippines. Shay has a younger brother called Sean.

She became interested in dancing at the age of nine, and within a year started taking dance lessons after her family moved to West Vancouver in British Columbia. When she was 11, she attended her first modelling casting, and was signed to an international modelling agency. She studied at Rockridge Secondary School before transferring to West Vancouver Secondary School. Upon matriculation, she didn’t enroll at college but rather pursued a career in acting.

Career as an actress, model, and other ventures

By the time she turned 20, Shay was already modelling for companies from all around the world, such as those based in Hong Kong, Barcelona, and Toronto.

She made her debut TV series appearance in 2009 in the episode “Up Where We Belong” of the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, then made her film debut in 2010, portraying a model in the short movie “Verona”. She gained recognition in that year after she was invited to portray the lead role as Emily Fields in the TV mystery romance drama series “Pretty Little Liars”, which stars Troian Bellisarios, Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale, and follows a band of four friends who are trying to find out who is the anonymous person who is threatening to reveal their secrets to the public. Shay was shooting for the series until it ended in 2017.

She also appeared in two other TV series in 2010 – “Aaron Stone” and “Rookie Blue” – and was in 2012 invited to star as herself in the short documentary film “Just Yell Fire: Campus Life”. In the same year, she appeared in the TV series’ “Punk’d” and “Glee”, then portrayed Marissa in the short film “Immediately Afterlife” in 2014, and was in 2015 invited to serve as the guest judge in the episode “Fashion Week: Who’s In and Who’s Out” of the competition show “Project Runway”.

She appeared in her first full-length film, “Dreamland” in 2016, which stars Johnny Simmons and Frankie Shas, and follows Monty Fagan who is a pianist and who starts seeing a girl who turns his life upside down.

In the same year, she was cast to play Tina in the movie “Mother’s Day”, and the following year she appeared in the TV series “Shay Mitchell: Chapters” about her own life. In 2018, she was a guest judge in the competition show “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars”, and played the lead role of Peach Salinger in the TV series “You”.

Three of her latest appearance have been in the film “The Possession of Hannah Grace” in 2018, the two TV series in 2019 – “Almost Ready” and “Dollface” – while she is still shooting the latter, as she is portraying the lead role as Stella Cole.

Shay Mitchell

Shay has been nominated for various awards over 10 years, but only winning Young Hollywood Award for a cast to watch with three others “Pretty Little Liars” cast members, Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale and Ashley Benson. Shay has been featured in several music videos, such as Sean Paul’s “Hold My Hand” in 2009, Nick Jonas’ “Under You” in 2016, and Drake’s “In My Feelings” in 2018. She is also a writer, and co-authored the book “Bliss” with Michaela Blaney in 2015.

Shay is also a YouTuber, having launched her channel on 7 October 2011 – part of her bio section reads ‘Subscribe for my fashion, hair, and makeup tips.

My favorite food recipes, travels and the fitness routines that keep me healthy! Join me backstage on the Pretty Little Liars set, on photo shoots and my crazy wild adventures!’ The channel is currently subscribed to by over 4.26 million people, and her videos have been viewed almost 215 million times.

Love life and relationships. Who is Shay’s husband and is she married?

Shay kept the details of her private life to herself, before she was seen with her boyfriend Matte Babel in January 2017 – while it was later revealed that the two were had already been dating for several months. She became pregnant in January 2018, but later that year announced that she had suffered a miscarriage.

On 28 June 2019 she revealed that she was expecting a child with Matte, and on 20 October 2019 gave birth to their daughter named Atlas Noa. Matte is currently working with DreamCrew and Ransom Music Group, and is one of the people who are managing Drake’s career and his portfolio.

Before meeting Matte, Shay dated Keegan Allen from 2012 to 2013, and after him Jacob Artist, star of the TV series “Glee”. She was also in a relationship with Ryan Silverstein who is Drake’s assistant – the two were together for a year and a half. Finally, she dated Jimmy Butler, a basketball superstar in 2016, but the two broke up after three months.

Hobbies and other interests

Shay is keen on travelling and has been to every continent except Antarctica at least once, while she lived in Bangkok, Thailand for a year. She has been all around the US and Canada, and has visited several European countries such as Croatia, Slovenia and Switzerland. She has her own favorite actors and actresses, who are Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, and Anne Hathaway; some of her favorite movies are the franchise “Harry Potter”, the trilogy “Matrix”, and the romantic comedy “One Day”. She is a lover of animals and has a pet dog. She likes to exercise, and has three to four training sessions at the gym each week.

Shay is a philanthropist too, and was a supporter of the Somaly Mam Foundation which was fighting sex trafficking, until it closed in 2014. She is currently working with the WE Charity, which is ‘helping communities develop educational resources’.

Appearance and net worth

Shay is 32 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.71m) tall, and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs). As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $6 million.

General Info

Full NameShay Mitchell
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 10, 1987
Height1.71 m
ProfessionAuthor, Actor, Model


ParentsMark Mitchell, Precious Garcia
SiblingsSean Mitchell


AwardsYoung Hollywood Award for Cast To Watch
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure, People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Female, Shorty Award for Best Actress
MoviesCadaver, Dreamland, Mother's Day
TV ShowsPretty Little Liars

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1The craziest thing I've done getting over love is skydiving. I had a really upsetting breakup. When I broke up with my boyfriend I needed to like do something different and so I actually went skydiving to turn over a new page. I don't know how I did that, but I did feel really good after doing it.I wanted to like do something I've never done before on my own and I went sky diving. That's kind of something that I did to get over love. It really made me feel a lot more confident that I could handle something that I was so scared to do on my own. Up until that point I had been in a relationship for a while. To be able to do something that is your ultimate fear, which for me was heights, and to be able to do it alone without that significant other beside you, was an amazing feeling. I'm really happy that I did it. Yeah, it did help.
2[on modeling] I did it from an early age. I started when I was like 15 and it allowed me to travel around the world. I got to go to some really cool jobs and live in different places. After I finished high school I went to Hong Kong and Thailand and spent some time there. Just to get that whole experience of being out of the bubble that I was in from high school in Vancouver, to be able to travel around and be on your own was an amazing experience. It really allowed me to see a lot of the world that I might not have seen that soon.
3I hate dieting. Let's just say that.


1Is obsessed with pizza; it's her favorite food.
2She is a first cousin of Lea Salonga, singer and Tony Award-winning theater actress well known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon.
3Has a younger brother named Sean. He is a drummer in the indie band Redrick Sultan.
4Refers to her fans as "Mitchies".
5Mitchell is the national spokesperson for the Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection and is an ambassador for the Somaly Mam Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on combating the global sex trade.
6She is very close friends with her co-stars Ashley Benson and Lindsey Shaw from Pretty Little Liars (2010).
7In 2011, Shay made her debut "The 2011 AfterEllen's Hot 100 List", coming in at #7.
8Favorite Three Movies: Vicki Christina Barcelona, Under the Tuscan Sun, Little Mermaid.
9Favorite TV Shows: Orange is the New Black, Entourage, Californication, and Oprah.
10Is of Filipino, Spanish, Irish, and Scottish descent.




Cadaver2018post-productionMegan Reed
You2018TV Series pre-productionPeach Salinger
Pretty Little Liars2010-2017TV SeriesEmily Fields
Logan Paul: Help Me Help You2017ShortGirlfrend
Nick Jonas: Under You2016Short
Mother's Day2016/ITina
Immediately Afterlife2014ShortMarissa
Hey Tucker!2013TV Mini-SeriesShay
Glee2012TV SeriesGirl in Yellow Jacket
Aaron Stone2010TV SeriesIrina Webber
Rookie Blue2010TV SeriesCute Girl
Verona2010ShortModel (uncredited)
Degrassi: The Next Generation2009TV SeriesModel
Cupid's Cafe2008Video shortAllison


Pretty Little Liars2011TV Series performer - 1 episode


Pretty Little Liars: We Love You to DeAth2014TV Movie special thanks
Pretty Little Liars: A LiArs Guide to Rosewood2013TV Special thanks


The Insider2014-2017TV SeriesHerself
Ok! TV2017TV SeriesHerself
Pretty Little Liars: A List Wrap Party2017TV MovieHerself
Extra2017TV SeriesHerself
Red Carpet Report2017TV Series shortHerself
2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards2017TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Rachael Ray2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
9th Annual Shorty Awards2017VideoHerself - Presenter
Good Morning America2012-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2017TV SeriesHerself
Off the Menu2016TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHerself
A PLL Prom2016Video shortHerself
Homecoming: The PLL's Return2016Video shortHerself
Inside the 5 Years2016Video shortHerself
Celebrity Style Story2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
A Trip to Unicorn Island2016DocumentaryHerself
The View2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
Young Hollywood Gives Back: A CNN Heroes Special2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward2015TV MovieHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20152015TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Good Mythical Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself
Christmas in Rosewood: Designing the Ice Ball2015Video shortHerself
Shaycation2015TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2015TV SeriesHerself
Project Runway2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Teen Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself
Confessions of 'A' Lair2014Video shortHerself
Pretty Little Liars: Pretty Little Scenes2014Video shortHerself
Pretty Little Liars: Unhooding Redcoat, Alison Is Alive2014Video shortHerself
The Writers' Room2014TV SeriesHerself
Bethenny2014TV SeriesHerself
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself
The 7th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2013TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
TeenNick Halo Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
Hello! Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
Pretty Little Liars: And the 'A' Network2013Video shortHerself
Nikki & Sara Live2013TV SeriesHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself
The Revolution2012TV SeriesHerself
Pretty Little Liars: Men of Mystery2012Video shortHerself
Punk'd2012TV SeriesHerself
Just Yell Fire: Campus Life2012DocumentaryHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHerself
2011 MuchMusic Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
MTV New Year's Bash 20112010TV MovieHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2010TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author, Bliss
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2015TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2011Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsCast To Watch

Nominated Awards

2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaPretty Little Liars (2010)
2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemalePretty Little Liars (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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