Shannon Ashley Mitchel was born on the 10th April 1987 in Toronto, Canada, and is of Filipino (mother) and Irish\Scottish (father) ancestry. Under her stage name, Shay Mitchell is an actress and model, probably best known for her portrayal of Emily Fields in the popular TV series “Pretty Little Liars” (2010-2016).
Have you ever wondered how rich Shay Mitchell is? According to sources, it is estimated that Shay`s overall net worth is $2 million, an amount she owes mostly to her acting talents, but also her good looks have added to her net worth, as she has collaborated in marketing with Pantene shampoo.
Shay Mitchell Net Worth $2 Million
Shay Mitchell grew up in Mississauga, in Ontario with one younger brother, and her cousin is Lea Salonga, a singer and actress. As a very young girl, she showed her talents in performances, so she started going to dance lessons and competing. When she was 10-year-old, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia with her family. Soon after, Shay went to a casting organized by a big international model agency, after which her career in the entertainment industry began. Regardless, she finished her education at West Vancouver Secondary School.
Since her career began when she was quite young, by her late teens she had become a recognized model, showing her cat walk skills on all the famous runways throughout the world. However, when she returned to Canada she decided to switch her career, and started taking acting classes. Soon she earned her first appearance, in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2009).
Since her debut, Shay has dedicated herself to an acting career, becoming more and more involved in Hollywood productions, and increasing her net worth. In 2010, she was cast in a lead role in the Disney series “Aaron Stone”, and showed her acting skills in an episode of the TV series “Rookie Blue”, the same year. These added to her net worth.
Furthermore to the success Shay had that year, she earned the role of Emily in the TV series “Pretty Little Liars”, which is currently in its sixth season, however, it was announced that the final season will be the seventh one, but that there is also a chance for the series to spawn a movie, which should also increase Shay`s net worth.
Recently, Shay made her debut appearance on the big screen, in the film “Mother`s Day” (2015) as Tina, and she also earned a role in the film “MF”, which is scheduled for a release in 2016. Again, her net worth should benefit from these appearances.
Overall, Shay is a young actress, but already has shown her potential, and she has earned a few awards as well, such as Cast To Watch, by Young Hollywood Award, which she shared with rising stars Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Troian Bellisario.
Shay is also a devoted humanitarian; she has served as a spokesperson for the Somaly Mam Foundation, which fights against sex trafficking, and she was also a contributor for the non-profit organization, The Trevor Project.
She is a first cousin of Lea Salonga, singer and Tony Award-winning theater actress well known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon.
Has a younger brother named Sean. He is a drummer in the indie band Redrick Sultan.
Refers to her fans as "Mitchies".
Mitchell is the national spokesperson for the Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection and is an ambassador for the Somaly Mam Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on combating the global sex trade.
She is very close friends with her co-stars Ashley Benson and Lindsey Shaw from Pretty Little Liars (2010).
In 2011, Shay made her debut "The 2011 AfterEllen's Hot 100 List", coming in at #7.
Favorite Three Movies: Vicki Christina Barcelona, Under the Tuscan Sun, Little Mermaid.
Favorite TV Shows: Orange is the New Black, Entourage, Californication, and Oprah.
Is of Filipino, Spanish, Irish, and Scottish descent.
The craziest thing I've done getting over love is skydiving. I had a really upsetting breakup. When I broke up with my boyfriend I needed to like do something different and so I actually went skydiving to turn over a new page. I don't know how I did that, but I did feel really good after doing it.I wanted to like do something I've never done before on my own and I went sky diving. That's kind of something that I did to get over love. It really made me feel a lot more confident that I could handle something that I was so scared to do on my own. Up until that point I had been in a relationship for a while. To be able to do something that is your ultimate fear, which for me was heights, and to be able to do it alone without that significant other beside you, was an amazing feeling. I'm really happy that I did it. Yeah, it did help.
[on modeling] I did it from an early age. I started when I was like 15 and it allowed me to travel around the world. I got to go to some really cool jobs and live in different places. After I finished high school I went to Hong Kong and Thailand and spent some time there. Just to get that whole experience of being out of the bubble that I was in from high school in Vancouver, to be able to travel around and be on your own was an amazing experience. It really allowed me to see a lot of the world that I might not have seen that soon.