Shannon Ashley "Shay" Mitchell is a Canadian actress and model from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Her mother is Filipino and her father is of Irish and Scottish descent.
Mitchell had successfully modeled for a variety of companies in cities as varied as Bangkok, Hong Kong and Barcelona. She appeared in the Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation, and guest starred in the Global series Rookie Blue. Mitchell appeared in a four-episode arc on the Disney XD series Aaron Stone as cheerleader Irina Webber. Shay is best known for her current role as Emily Fields on the ABC Family TV series Pretty Little Liars.