Lucy Hale

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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
Lucy Hale 2012.jpg
Born Karen Lucille Hale [1]
(1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 25)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2003–present
Musical career
Genres Country[2]
Labels Hollywood

Lucy Kate Hale (born Karen Lucille Hale; June 14, 1989)[1][2][3][4] is an American actress and a country 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 was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Julie Knight and Preston Hale.[5][6] She was named after one of her great-grandmothers. Her mother is a registered nurse.[1] She has an older sister, Maggie,[1][7] and a step-sister, Kirby.[8] Hale was homeschooled.[9] During her childhood, she took acting and singing lessons.[10] In August 2012, Hale revealed she had suffered from an eating disorder.[11]



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.[12] After American Juniors, Hale moved to Los Angeles at age 15 in the hopes of getting a record deal.[13][14] Shortly after, she started auditioning and received a minor role on Drake & Josh[15] 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).[10] Hale then co-starred in the CW series Privileged as Rose Baker, with Ashley Newbrough and Joanna Garcia.[16] She starred in the Lifetime TV movie Sorority Wars.[17]

In December 2009, Hale was cast as Aria Montgomery in the TV series Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series by Sara Shepard.[18] Hale won a 2010 Teen Choice Award ("Choice Summer TV Star: Female") for her portrayal of Aria on the show.[19] In January 2010, Hale guest-starred on the CSI: Miami episode "Show Stopper".[20] In August 2010, she was cast in a cameo in Scream 4.[21]

Hale was cast as the lead for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. Filming began in February 2011[22] 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.[23]

On June 11, 2013, Hale announced that she is the new Ambassador of the beauty brand Mark Girl.[24] On July 29, 2013, it was announced that Hale and Darren Criss would co-host the 2013 Teen Choice Awards on August 11, 2013.[25]


Hale described music as her "first love".[26] 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".[27] She also listened to Dixie Chicks.[28] She recorded songs for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.[29]

On June 12, 2012, it was announced that she had signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[30] Recording was set to begin later in 2012 with a single and a country album due in 2013.[31] 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."[32] 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.[33] The song's accompanying music video was directed by Philip Andelman.[34] 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.[35]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Effie Kaligaris
2009 Fear Island Megan / Jenna Television film
2009 Sorority Wars Katie Parker Television film
2011 Scream 4 Sherrie Marconi Cameo appearance
2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Katie Gibbs Video
2012 Secret of the Wings Periwinkle (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Amy Cassidy Episode: "Upperclassmen & Gross Biology Dissection"
2006 Drake & Josh Hazel Episode: "Theater Thug"
2006 The O.C. Hadley Hawthorne Episode: "The Man of the Year"
2007, 2014 How I Met Your Mother Katie Scherbatsky Episode: "First Time in New York"
Episode: "Vesuvius"
2007 Bionic Woman Becca Sommers
2007–2008 Wizards of Waverly Place Miranda Hampson Episode: "First Kiss"
Episode: "Pop Me and We Both Go Down"
2008–2009 Privileged Rose Baker
2009 Ruby & the Rockits Kristen Episode: "Smells Like Teen Drama"
2009 Private Practice Danielle Episode: "Pushing the Limits"
2010 CSI: Miami Phoebe Nichols/Vanessa Patton Episode: "Show Stopper"
2010–present Pretty Little Liars Aria Montgomery
2012 Punk'd Herself Episode: "Lucy Hale",
Guest appearance
2014 Baby Daddy Piper Stockdale Episode: "Bonnie's Unreal Estate"



Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales

Road Between 4 14 13 57


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Hot Country US Country Airplay US CAN
2014 "You Sound Good to Me" 21 47 88 57 Road Between
"Lie a Little Better" 54

Other songs[edit]

List of other notable songs or promotional singles
Year Title Peak position Album
US Country Digital US Holiday Digital
2014 "Nervous Girls" 48 Road Between
"Mistletoe"[41] 40 N/A

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Notes Ref.
2003 "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" Kids in America [42]
"One Step Closer" As part of American Juniors
Top 10 finalists
"Kids in America"
2011 "Run This Town" A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song [43]
"Make You Believe"
"Bless Myself"
"Extra Ordinary"

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"You Sound Good to Me" 2014 Philip Andelman
"Lie a Little Better"


Year Award Category Notable work Result Ref.
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Pretty Little Liars Won [44]
2011 Young Hollywood Awards Cast To Watch
(with Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson & Shay Mitchell)
Won [45]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Won [46]
Capricho Awards Best International Actress Nominated [47]
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Won [48]
2013 Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Rising Star Won [49]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Won [50]
Young Hollywood Awards Crossover of the Year Herself Won [51]
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Actress Pretty Little Liars Won [52]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Won [53]
J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actress Pending
MTV Europe Music Awards Artist On The Rise Herself Nominated [54]
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Actress Pretty Little Liars Nominated [55]
Favorite Country Female Artist Herself Nominated


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