Lucy Hale was born in Memphis, Tennessee. At the age of eight she began to express an interest towards singing, which prompted her parents to enroll her in a vocal class.
When Lucy was 13, her family encouraged her to take her singing ability to the next level by auditioning for the new television series American Juniors. The singing completion was a spin-off of American Idol for children between the ages of five and 13. America voted for their favorite singers, which ultimately would form a five person pop band. Lucy was the fourth member to be voted into the band alongside Taylor Thompson, Tori Thompson, Chauncey Matthews and Danielle White.
The group made a CD and appeared on several shows, including Entertainment Tonight, Slime Time Live and American Idol Christmas. A year later the group broke up and the series was cancelled. Discouraged, Lucy put her singing career on the back burner and focussed on becoming an actress.
In 2005 Lucy made her first guest appearance on the television series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Guest appearances followed on Secrets of a Small Town (2006), Drake & Josh (2006), The O.C. (2006), American Family (2007) and How I Met Your Mother (2007).
In 2007 Lucy was cast as Becca Sommers on eight episodes of NBC's short-lived series Bionic Woman. She then appeared on two episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place (alongside then-boyfriend David Henrie) and in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) before landing a lead role on CW's 2008 television series, Privileged. The show was canceled a year later after the ratings dropped dramatically.
Lucy finally got her big break when she was cast in a starring role on the hit ABC series Pretty Little Liars. The series, based on books about four girls coming together in hopes of finding out who murdered their best friend Ally, began airing in 2010. For her work on the series, she received a Teen Choice Award in 2010, then won six more over the course of the series' run. She also received a Gracie Allen award in 2013 for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Rising Star" and in 2014, a Peopl'es Choice Award for "Favorite Cable TV Actress." During hiatus from the show, Lucy has also played roles in A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song (2011) and Scream 4 (2011).
Since Pretty Little Liars concluded in 2017, she played the role of Olivia in the feature horror Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018). The same year, she played Stella, a young woman who finds out her terminal cancer has been cured, on the CW series Life Sentence, which lasted 13 episodes.
Her career really picked up in 2020. A guest appearance as Katy Keene on an episode the Netflix/CW series Riverdale led to her own CW series, Katy Keene, about a group of aspiring artists from Riverdale who try to make it on Broadway.
She also played a starring role in the big budget horror film Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020), based on the popular 1970s television series Fantasy Island, which wasn't exactly a horror, although people did find out that their fantasies weren't always as ideal as they'd pictured them.
This year is a busy one for the actress, with additional appearances in the bio-drama Son of the South (2020), the comedy-drama Big Gold Brick (2020) and the rom-com A Nice Girl Like You (2020).
Lucy, who enjoys taking photographs in her spare time, loves dogs. She lives with her dog Elvis in California.
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018)
The Unicorn (2018)
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)
Scream 4 (2011)
Sorority Wars (2009)
Fear Island (2009)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)