Lucy Hale may have first come into prominence as a singer but these days, the bulk of her fans come from her growing career in acting on television and film. The young actress seems intent on performing and wooing an audience in whatever form that she can so she wears both hats of acting and singing spectacularly.
Lucy Hale’s Bio (Age, Ethnicity)
Lucy Hale was born as Karen Lucille Hale on the 14th of June, 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her mother was a registered nurse named Julie Knight who was married to Preston Hale. The couple had an older daughter named Maggie and chose to name their newborn after one of her great-grandmothers. Lucy Hale also had a step-sister named Kirby. Growing up, she was homeschooled and took acting and singing lessons in her spare time. As the actress herself has revealed, the young Lucy Hale also suffered from an eating disorder.
In 2003, Lucy Hale came out to contest in the American Juniors reality show and finished in fourth place. This put her into a group of the top 5 finishers dubbed American Juniors which included The Thompson Sisters (Tori & Taylor Thompson), Chauncey Matthews, Danielle White and Lucy Hale. The American Juniors did not last long. They separated in 2004 when their self-titled studio album could not rack up adequate sales.
After the failed stint with the American Juniors, Lucy Hale moved to Los Angeles. She had hopes of getting a record deal but instead started getting bit roles in such shows as Drake & Josh and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. She also made guest appearances in The O.C., Wizards of Waverly Place and How I Met Your Mother.
Slowly but surely, a career in acting emerged and Lucy Hale is now best known for her role on Pretty Little Liars the Freeform series where she plays Aria Montgomery. In 2010, she won a Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice Summer TV Star: Female for her portrayal of Aria Montgomery. She has also played the role of Becca Sommers in the film Bionic Woman. Her latest role although it was canceled after only one season was as Stella Abbott in Life Sentence.
On the 25th of April 2012, Lucy Hale hosted a Punk’d episode which saw her successfully prank her Pretty Little Liars co-star Ian Harding and Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson. She announced her new capacity as the brand ambassador for beauty brand Mark Girl on June 11, 2013. The next year, she was the host of the MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show.
Lucy Hale’s music dreams meanwhile seemed to be coming true amidst the unplanned success of her film career. In 2012, she announced that she had signed her sought-after record deal with Hollywood Records. She announced the release of her debut studio album on February 18, 2014 – great strides for the actress who has been known to call music her first love.
In February 2018, after wrapping up the shoot for season one of Life Sentence, Lucy Hale was photographed kissing Riley Smith, her co-star on the show, on Valentine’s Day. The photograph saw Lucy Hale holding up a white rose which was speculated to be a gift from Smith after the two had dinner together at the Pace restaurant in Los Angeles. The two also frequently showed up on posts on each other’s social media walls. Riley Smith has appeared on the movie Motorcrossed and with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen on the 2004 New York Minute. Their romance took off after Lucy Hale split with her boyfriend of two years – Anthony Kalabretta.
The new romance, however, did not seem to last long as the actress is now being linked to actor Ryan Rottman who she was spotted out with for a Starbucks coffee in California.
Body Stats – Height, Weight
Lucy Hale stands at a height of 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm and weighs 49 kg or 108 pounds. She keeps a personal trainer named Tandy Gutierrez who helps her with her Pilates workout although the schedule for exercise session is not fixed. She uses some of her free time to run and train with Gutierrez a few times a week. She also takes to hiking with her Maltipoo dog so it is no wonder the actress stays in such great shape.