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Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale

American actress and singer
Lucy Hale
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Quick Facts

Intro American actress and singer
A.K.A. Lucy Kate Hale, Karen Lucille Hale
Is Actor Television actor Singer Musician Songwriter Film actor Designer Model
From United States of America
Type Arts Creativity Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 14 June 1989, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Age 31 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
Stats
Height: 1.5748 m
Notable Works
Pretty Little Liars  
American Juniors  
Life Sentence  
Genre:
Pop music
Country pop
Instruments:
Acoustic guitar
Voice
Audio
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Lucy Hale
The details

Biography

Karen Lucille Hale (born June 14, 1989), known professionally as Lucy Kate Hale, is an American actress, singer, and television personality. She is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017). Some other notable roles in television played by Hale include Becca Sommers in Bionic Woman (2007), Rose Baker in Privileged (2008–2009), Stella Abbott in Life Sentence (2018), and Katy Keene in Katy Keene (2020). Hale has also appeared in films such as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008), Sorority Wars (2009), A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song and Scream 4 (both 2011), Truth or Dare and Dude (both 2018), and Fantasy Island (2020).

In addition to acting, Hale has also ventured into music. In 2003, she first came to prominence as one of the five winners of the reality show American Juniors, a children's spin-off of Fox's American Idol and began as a solo artist with signing Hollywood Records in 2012, on her debut studio album, Road Between (2014).

Early life

Hale was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Julie Knight and Preston Hale. She was named after one of her great-grandmothers. Her mother is a registered nurse. She has an older sister, Maggie, a step-sister, Kirby, and a step-brother Wes. Hale was homeschooled as a child. During her childhood, she took acting and singing lessons. In August 2012, Hale revealed she had suffered from an eating disorder.

Career

American Juniors

In 2003, Hale first appeared on television as a contestant in the Fox reality show American Juniors. On July 30, 2003, Hale finished in fourth place and part of a group of the same name formed with the top 5 finishers (Chauncey Matthews, Danielle White and Tori & Taylor Thompson) but the group disbanded in 2005, after their self-titled studio album's lackluster sales.

Performances on American Juniors

Hale performed the following songs on the show:

American Juniors season 1 performances and results
Episode Theme Song Original artist Order Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "One Step Closer" S Club Juniors N/A Advanced
"I Surrender" Celine Dion
Week 2 Contestant Choice "Get Here" Brenda Russell 2 Advanced
Week 3 Songs of 1969 "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations 7 Safe (4th)
Week 4 Songs of 1970 "Make It Easy on Yourself" Dionne Warwick 9 Safe (7th)
Week 5 Songs of 1962 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" Neil Sedaka 5 Safe (3rd)
Week 6 Songs of 1980 "Call Me" Blondie 7 4th

Acting

Hale moved to Los Angeles at age 15 in the hopes of getting a record deal. Shortly after, she started auditioning and received a minor role on Drake & Josh and other guest roles on shows such as Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, The O.C., Private Practice and Ruby & the Rockits. She appeared in two episodes on both television shows Wizards of Waverly Place as Miranda Hampson and How I Met Your Mother as Katie Scherbatsky. In 2007, Hale appeared in NBC's short-lived series Bionic Woman, a re-imagining from the 1976 series of the same name. Hale plays Becca Sommers, the younger sister of the title character Jaime Sommers (played by Michelle Ryan). The character was originally portrayed by Mae Whitman in the unaired pilot episode, after which Whitman departed the series.

Hale in 2018

In August 2008, Hale made her big screen debut in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 portraying Effie Kaligaris, the younger sister of Lena Kaligaris (played by Alexis Bledel). One month later, Hale starred in The CW series Privileged as Rose Baker, with co-stars JoAnna Garcia and Ashley Newbrough. The series is based on the book How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean and was cancelled by the network due to low ratings. Hale had auditioned for the two characters in the first two The Twilight Saga films, both were lost to Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen in Twilight and Dakota Fanning as Jane Volturi in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In 2009, Hale appeared in two films, the comedy-drama Sorority Wars and the mystery-thriller Fear Island. In October 2009, Hale was cast as Aria Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series of the same name by Sara Shepard. The television series lasted seven seasons from 2010 to 2017, with Hale's performance being praised by critics. She also received a number of awards and nominations.

In January 2010, Hale appeared as the singer Phoebe Nichols and her identical body double Vanessa Patton in the CSI: Miami episode "Show Stopper". In 2011, Hale had a cameo role as Sherrie in the slasher film Scream 4. Later, Hale was cast as the aspiring singer Katie Gibbs in A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, the third installment of A Cinderella Story series and was released on direct to video in September 2011.

Hale hosted an episode of MTV's Punk'd aired on April 26, 2012, where she and Pretty Little Liars co-star Ian Harding successfully pranked Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson. The same year, Hale played the voice of Periwinkle, a twin sister of Tinker Bell (voiced by Mae Whitman) in the animated Disney film Secret of the Wings. On June 11, 2013, Hale announced that she is the new Ambassador of the beauty brand Mark Girl. Hale was co-hosted for the television event shows, the Teen Choice Awards (with Darren Criss in 2013 and David Dobrik in 2019) and the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show with Sway Calloway. Hale served as a correspondent in New Orleans and co-hosted with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (2016–present).

In 2018, Hale was cast in The CW comedy-drama series Life Sentence as Stella Abbott, a woman who finds out that her terminal cancer is cured. The series which only lasted one season. The same year, Hale starred in three films, Truth or Dare, Dude and The Unicorn. On March 11, 2019, Hale was cast as the lead role in Katy Keene, based on the Archie Comics character of the same name. In 2020, Hale starred as Melanie Cole in the supernatural horror film Fantasy Island, and as Lucy Neal in the romantic comedy film A Nice Girl Like You, which she also served as co-producer. Hale is set to appear in the upcoming projects such as the films Borrego and The Hating Game, with Robbie Amell.

Music

Hale described music as her "first love". 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". 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." She recorded songs for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song soundtrack. Throughout her career, Hale made appearances of music videos with artists: Foy Vance's "She Burns", Chase Jordan's "Lose Control (Take a Sip)" and Jackson Harris' "Come Back Down to Earth". Hale also served as a backup singer for artist Carly Pearce. She was referenced with the 2010 song "Lucy Hale" by music group Lost Orchards.

In June 2012, Hale announced that she had signed a record deal with Hollywood Records (co-partnership with DMG Nashville). On February 18, 2014, Hale's debut studio album was announced to be called Road Between, released on June 3, 2014. In 2015, Hale collaborated with Rascal Flatts, performed a cover of "Let It Go" from another Disney animated film Frozen and was featured on the compilation album We Love Disney. Later, Hale recorded two songs "Mistletoe" and "You're Here" on the Christmas album A Hollywood Christmas, released on December 8, 2017.

Concert tours

  • The Road Between Tour (2015; cancelled)

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
US
CAN
AUS
Road Between
  • Release date: June 3, 2014
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
  • Label: DMG Nashville
4 14 13 57 US: 44,000+

Soundtrack albums

Title Details Peak
chart
positions
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
  • Released: September 6, 2011
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: WaterTower Music
Katy Keene: Special Episode –Kiss of the Spider Woman: The Musical
  • Released: March 20, 2020
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: WaterTower Music
Katy Keene: Season 1 (Original Television Soundtrack)
  • Released: May 15, 2020
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: WaterTower Music
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles

Year Album Title Peak chart positions
US Hot Country Country Airplay US CAN
2014 Road Between "You Sound Good to Me" 21 47 88 57
"Lie a Little Better" 54

Other appearances

Year Album Title Peak position
Country Digital Holiday Digital
2014 Road Between "Nervous Girls" 48
A Hollywood Christmas "Mistletoe" 40
2015 We Love Disney "Let It Go" (with Rascal Flatts)
2017 A Hollywood Christmas "You're Here"

Album appearances

Year Title Other artist(s) Album Ref.
2003 "One Step Closer" The Top 10 of American Juniors Kids in America
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" None
"Kids in America" The Top 10 of American Juniors
2004 "ABC" Artists of
American Juniors
American Juniors
"No Matta What (Party All Night)"
"True Colors"
"Unstoppable"
"One Step Closer"
"Have You Ever"
"Reach Out I'll Be There"
"Emotional"
"Sundown"
"Bring the House Down"
"Love Ain't Gonna Wait for You"
2011 "Run This Town" None A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
"Make You Believe"
"Bless Myself"
"Extra Ordinary"
2015 "It's a Small World" We Love Disney artists We Love Disney
2020 "Dirrty" Cast of Katy Keene Katy Keene: Season 1
"My Strongest Suit"
"She Used to Be Mine" None
"Prologue (Reprise)" Katy Keene: Special Episode – Kiss of the Spider Woman: The Musical
"Dressing Them Up" Jonny Beauchamp and Nathan Lee Graham

Music videos

As lead artist

Year Title Director Ref.
2011 "Bless Myself" None
"Run This Town" None
2014 "You Sound Good to Me" Philip Andelman
"Lie a Little Better"

Guest appearances

Year Title Artist(s) Director Ref.
2011 "Lose Control (Take a Sip)" Chase Jordan Jeff Moriarty
2012 "Come Back Down to Earth" Jackson Harris Jordan Bloch
2016 "She Burns" Foy Vance Gus Black
2017 "Angels Among Us" Artists for
United in Voice
None

Songwriting credits

Source:

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2014 Lucy Hale Road Between "Just Another Song" Mike Daly and Catt Gravitt
"Feels Like Home" Daly and Kristian Bush
"Loved" Brett James and Caitlyn Smith
2015 Ashliegh Lisset Non-album single "The Call" Zac Maloy and Michael Daley

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Pretty Little Liars Won
2011 Young Hollywood Awards Cast to Watch
Pretty Little Liars Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Pretty Little Liars Won
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won
2013 Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Rising Star Pretty Little Liars Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Pretty Little Liars Won
Young Hollywood Awards Crossover of the Year Herself Won
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Actress Pretty Little Liars Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Artist On the Rise Herself Nominated
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Actress Pretty Little Liars Nominated
People's Choice Awards Favorite Country Female Artist Herself Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Actress Pretty Little Liars Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Pretty Little Liars Nominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Actress Pretty Little Liars Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama Truth or Dare Nominated
Choice Instagrammer Herself Nominated
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