Lucy Hale is an American actress and singer. In the early stages of her career, she was sometimes referred to as Lucy Kate Hale. Hale first came to prominence as one of the five winners of the reality show American Juniors, a children’s spin off of American Idol. She is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars, which won her a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress in 2014. The same year, she released her debut studio album, Road Between.
Born Name Karen Lucille Hale
Nick Name Lucy, Lucy Ho, Goose, Luc, Boots, Lucy Kate
Occupation Actress singer
Years active 2003–present
Born: June 14, 1989, 29 years and 9 months, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Sun Sign Gemini
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Height 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Measurements 34-24-33 in or 86-61-84 cm
Bra Size 32B
Distinctive Features Eyes, Lovely smile
Labels DMG Nashville, Hollywood Records
Lucy attended Cordova Optional School when she was in Memphis and was later home-schooled, after moving to Los Angeles.
Father – Preston Hale
Mother – Julie Hale (Nurse)
Siblings – Wes Hale (Step-Brother), Maggie Hale (Older Sister), Kirby (Step-Sister)
She is represented by –
Reel Talent Management
Bongo (2012), Mark Cosmetic
Hale was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of 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, and a step-sister, Kirby. 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.
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., 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). 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). Hale then co-starred in The CW series Privileged as Rose Baker, with Ashley Newbrough and JoAnna Garcia. She starred in the Lifetime television film Sorority Wars.
In December 2009, Hale was cast as Aria Montgomery in the television series Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series by Sara Shepard. Hale won a 2010 Teen Choice Award (“Choice Summer TV Star: Female”) for her portrayal of Aria on the show. In January 2010, Hale appeared as the singer Phoebe “Phoenicks” Nichols and her identical body double Vanessa Patton in CSI: Miami episode “Show Stopper”. In August 2010, she was cast in a cameo in Scream 4.
Hale was cast as 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. She hosted the April 25, 2012 episode of Punk’d where she successfully pranked Ian Harding, Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson.
On June 11, 2013, Hale announced that she is the new Ambassador of the beauty brand Mark Girl.
On March 16, 2017, Hale was cast as Olivia Barron in the Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare, which was released in theaters on April 13, 2018. Also in 2018, Hale began starring in The CW series Life Sentence, in the lead role of Stella Abbott, a woman who finds out that her terminal cancer is cured. The show premiered on March 7.
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”. She also listened to Dixie Chicks. She recorded songs for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.
She first appeared on television in the reality show American Juniors in 2003 and was part of the vocal quintet formed with the top 5 finishers, but the group disbanded in 2005 after lackluster sales. On June 12, 2012, it was announced that she had signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. Recording was set to begin later in 2012 with a single and a country album due in 2013. 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.” 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. The song’s accompanying music video was directed by Philip Andelman. On February 18, 2014, Hale’s debut studio album was announced to be called Road Between, released in June 2014.
As a Singer
Lucy sang songs for the reality TV series American Juniors in 2003. Her debut single was “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” from the album Kids in America.
Her first theatrical film was romance drama film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 for her role as Effie Kaligaris in 2008.
First TV Show
Her debut TV show was American Juniors, which is a reality television show singing competition series. This show broadcasted only for 1 season, comprising of 17 episodes in 2003. She appeared in all the episodes and sang songs like “Call Me” and “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”.
Tandy Gutierrez is the personal trainer of Lucy Hale who helps her with Pilates workout. Her schedule for exercise is not fixed. So, whenever she gets time, she prefers to do exercises like running, etc with her trainer, who trains her few times a week.
She also likes to go on a hike with her Maltipoo dog.
Lucy Hale Favorite Things
Favorite TV Programs – American Idol
Favorite Persons – Christina Aguilera, Adam Sandler, Mariah Carey, Ashton Kutcher, Adam Brody
Favorite Movie – Billy Madison (1995)
Favorite Music Inspiration – Shania Twain, Faith Hill
Favorite Beauty Icon – Kate Winslet
Lucy Hale Facts
Lucy admits that music is her first love.
She signed a deal with Hollywood Records in June 2012.
Her favorite products include Frederic Fekkai shampoo, John Frieda Curl Enhancing Spray, Neutrogena face wash and lotion, Dior eyeshadows, Mac, Hard Candy, Stila.
She has a Maltipoo dog, named Jack.
She loves to go dancing, shopping, cooking, and hanging out with friends in her free time.
When she was 9, she started taking voice lessons.
She has a celebrity crush on Adam Brody.
She likes roller coasters and hates Ferris wheel.
She is a Twilight fan.
Lucy’s name has been taken from one of her great-grandmothers.
She suffered an eating disorder in August 2012.