Shay Mitchell Biography

Shay Mitchell

Quick Facts About Shay Mitchell

Celebrated Name Shay Mitchell
Age 34 Years
Nick Name Shay
Birth Name Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell
Birth Date 1987-04-10
Gender Female
Profession Actor
Place Of Birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Father Mark Mitchell
Mother Precious Garcia
Brothers Sean Mitchell
Horoscope Aries
Religion Christianity
Education Rockridge Secondary School , West Vancouver Secondary School
Debut Television Show/Series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2009)
Partner Matte Babel
Children Atlas Noa (Daughter)
Height 1.71 m (5 feet and 7 inches)
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
Body Type Slim
Body Measurement 37-25-34 inches
Dress Size 6 (US)
Shoe Size 8.5 (US)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Bra Cup Size 36B
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Working in the entertainment industry

Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell, popularly known as Shay Mitchell is a Canadian actress, model, entrepreneur, and author. She rose to prominence after she portrayed the role of Emily Fields in the ABC Family/Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Her other notable appearances are in the psychological thriller series You and the horror film, The Possession of Hannah Grace. 

She has over 26.1 million followers on her [email protected]

What is Shay Mitchell Famous For?

  • For her role as Emily Fields in the ABC Family/Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. 

Shay Mitchell Family


Where was Shay Mitchell Born?

Shay Mitchell was born on 10 April 1987. Her birth name is Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell. Her birth place is in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. She holds Canadian nationality. She was born to a father, Mark Mitchell, and a mother, Precious Garcia. She is of Scottish and Irish descent on her father's side, whereas she is of Filipino descent. She has a younger brother named Sean. Her zodiac sign is Aries and her religion is Christianity.

She was interested in performing arts since her childhood. She started taking dance lessons at the age of 5 and has competed in several dance school competitions. The family moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia when she was 10. There, she was selected by an international modeling agency. 

She attended Rockridge Secondary School and later transferred to West Vancouver Secondary School. 

Shay Mitchell Career

Modeling Career

She started her career as a teen model. 

She modeled for several companies in Spain, Thailand, and Hong Kong. 

She then returned to Toronto to study acting and later signed with the theatrical agency. 

She also appeared in several national commercials.

She became the spokesperson for the Pantene Nature Fusion shampoo line in January 2011.

She has also endorsed American Eagle, Biore, and Nike.

She has also appeared in Sean Paul's music video of "Hold My Hand", Nick Jonas's "Under You", and "Logan Paul's "Help Me Help You".

Shay Mitchell Actress


TV Career

She made her television debut in a guest role in the 2009 Canadian teen drama series, Degrassi: The Next Generation.

She later landed the lead role as Emily Fields in the American teen drama mystery thriller series, Pretty Little Liars in 2010. She had originally auditioned for the role of Spencer Hasting. 

She appeared in all 7 seasons of Pretty Little Liars until its end in 2017.

She landed the lead role as Peach Salinger in the American psychological thriller series You in 2018. 

She has also appeared in other television series such as Aaron Stone, Rookie Blue, and Glee.

She also appeared as herself in the YouTube Originals Series, Almost Ready in 2019.

She was a guest judge in an episode of the American reality series, Project Runway in 2015.

She also appeared in RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars as a guest judge in an episode in 2018. 

She had her own Fullscreen Original series titles, Shay Mitchell: Chapters in 2017.

Shay Mitchell Movies


Film Career

She has appeared in films Dreamland and Mother's Day.

She landed the lead role as Megan Reed in the 2018 horror film The Possession of Hannah Grace in 2018.

She has also appeared in short films, Verona, and Immediately Afterlife. 

She also appeared in the short documentary Just Yell Fire: Campus Life in 2012. 


She co-authored the young adult novel Bliss with Michaela Blaney in 2015. 


She also has her own YouTube channel.

Her channel includes fashion, hair, makeup tips, food recipes, travels, fitness routines, and vlogs videos.

Her YouTube channel Shay Mitchell has over 4.14 million subscribers. 


She has started a production company Amore & Vita Inc. 

Shay Mitchell Husband


Who is Shay Mitchell Married to?

Shay Mithcell and her partner Matte Babel gave birth to their first child, a daughter in October 2019. She had earlier revealed on her Instagram in January 2019 that she suffered a miscarriage in 2018.

What are Shay Mitchell Body Measurements?

Shay Mitchell stands at a height of 1.71 m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She has a body weight of 132 lbs i.e. 60 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 37-25-34 inches. She wears a dress of size 6 (US) and her shoe size is 8.5 (US). She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is black. 

What is Shay Mitchell Net Worth?

Shay Mitchell earns from her acting career. She has appeared in numerous films and televisions series. She also earns from her YouTube channel, which has over 4 million subscribers. She has also started her own production company, Amore & Vita Inc. As a model, she has worked with several companies. She has endorsed several popular brands and appeared in several commercials. Summarizing her source of income, her major income comes from working in the entertainment industry. Her net worth is estimated at $6 million. 

Did You Know?

  • Her parents work in finance.
  • She is the first cousin-once-removed of a singer and Tony Award-winning theater actress, Lea Salonga.
  • She is a big fan of Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo) and her friends called her "Shay Lo".
  • Her fans or followers are known as “Mitchies.”
  • She has worked with Somaly Mam Foundation, The Trevor Project, NOH8 Campaign, WE Charity, and GLAAD.