Shannon Ashley 'Shay' Mitchell (born April 10, 1987) is a Canadian actress and model. She stars in the ABC Family series, Pretty Little Liars as Emily Fields. Born to a Filipino mother Precious Mitchell, and Irish/Scottish father Mark Mitchell, Shay is a native of Mississauga, Ontario. She has one younger sibling, a brother, Sean Mitchell. Even as a young child, Mitchell was interested in the performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Mitchell began dance lessons at the age of five, and she and several of her classmates toured the city to compete with a variety of other dance schools. At the age of 10, Mitchell's family moved west to Vancouver, British Columbia.
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