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Shay Mitchell is a Filipino Canadian actress, who rose to fame in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars and the Lifetime series You.

You is a psychological thriller based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes.

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The series follows a quiet bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley) who becomes infatuated with one of his customers, Guinevere Beck (played by Elizabeth Lail).

The first season of You was premiered on Lifetime in the US, before being released by Netflix. The second season of You will be a Netflix original series.

Filipino Canadian actress Shay Mitchell plays Peach Salinger, Beck’s wealthy BFF.

Shay Mitchell’s Early Life

Shay Mitchell is a Filipino Canadian actress, who rose to fame in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars and the Lifetime series You.

Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Mitchell is the daughter of Precious Garcia and Mark Mitchell.

Mitchell’s mum, Precious, was originally from Pampanga, and came to Canada when she was nineteen years old. She is a first cousin of Tony Award winner Lea Salonga.

Ever since she was a little girl, Mitchell expressed an interest in acting. She took dance lessons when she was five years old, performing at public events with her classmates from dance school.

When she was ten years old, she moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia. It was in BC that Mitchell started modelling.

Mitchell went to school at West Vancouver Secondary School, where she was affectionately known as Shay Lo (after her idol Jennifer Lopez).

Shay Mitchell’s Career

Shortly after arriving in BC, Mitchell started modelling. She returned to Toronto to study acting after high school.

One of the first acting jobs she got was in Degrassi: The Next Generation. She also had guest starring roles in Rookie Blue and Aaron Stone.

She was in Sean Paul’s video for his song Hold My Hand.

In 2009, She rose to fame in the popular series Pretty Little Liars, where she plays Emily Fields. The show ran for seven seasons.

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Mitchell has appeared in movies such as Verona, Just Yell Fire: Campus Life, Immediately Afterlife, Dreamland, Mother’s Day and The Possession of Hannah Grace.

Mitchell has also appeared in television, on shows like Punk’d, Glee, Project Runway, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Shay Mitchell: Chapters and Ru Paul’s Drag Race: All Stars.

Mitchel has been in a few music videos, including Nick JonasUnder You and Logan Paul’s Help Me Help You.

In 2011, Mitchell became a spokesperson for Pantene Nature Fusion shampoo, as well as American Eagle, Nike and Biore.

Mitchell will be next playing the title role of The Heiress, adapted from the novel by Sara Sheppard.

Mitchell has her own YouTube channel and is a published author, having written a book with Michaela Blaney called Bliss.

Other stuff Shay Mitchell keeps herself busy with

Mitchell supports several charities, including the Somali Mam Foundation, the Trevor Project, the NOH8 Campaign, GLAAD as well as the WE Charity.

Shay Mitchell’s boyfriend

Mitchell is currently dating TV personality Matte Babel.

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Spoiler alert: you will not be seeing Shay Mitchell in the second season of You. Via @Netflix

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