Lucy Hale wears her hair up in braids at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2016, in Los Angeles, California
Lucy Hale was cast as Aria Montgomery in October 2009. Before her breakthrough role, she starred in the Lifetime original movie “Sorority Wars” and the 2008 feature “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.”
The pilot was shot in Vancouver in December 2009 when Lucy Hale was 20-years-old. Born on June 14, 1989, in Memphis, Tennessee, she was just days away from turning 21 when the series premiered on June 8, 2010, on ABC Family.
Pretty Little Liars stars Lucy Hale and Ashley Benson at a promotional event in 2012
The series ended on June 27, 2017, when Lucy Hale was 28-years-old. “Till Death Do Us Part,” the series finale of Pretty Little Liars, was the twentieth episode of the seventh season and the 160th overall.
Lucy Hale was 20 when making her debut as Aria Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars in 2010
“When people see you on TV every week, they just associate you with that character. They truly believe that I am Aria. People meet me on the street and assume that I’m really naïve and really young. I think people are always shocked to realize ‘Oh my god, this girl’s a woman, she’s 26 years old!’,” she said in an interview with V Magazine in August 2015.
At the 42nd People’s Choice Awards, the young actress was nominated for Favorite Cable TV Actress but lost to Sasha Alexander.
She did walk away with one award, however, as “PLL” won Favorite Cable TV Drama, beating out “Bates Motel,” “The Fosters,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” and “Suits.”
Pretty Little Liars stars Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Ian Harding, Lucy Hale, and Ashley Benson pose in the press room during the People’s Choice Awards 2016
The then 26-year-old actress was a fan of vampy looks at the time, which she pulled out in full force at the Los Angeles awards show.
Lucy hale wears a black Self Portrait dress on the red carpet of the People’s Choice Awards
The “Privileged” star embraced gothic glamour in a black Self Portrait dress, which showed some skin behind its lace and corset-style ribbons.
The ankle-length dress featured a cleavage-baring lace-up neckline and a textured sheer-paneled skirt.
Lucy Hale shows off the lace-up detail on her black lace Self-Portrait dress
Lucy furthered the goth vibe by styling the frock with all-black accessories, including a pair of Vanessa Leu earrings, a matching ring, and a Lee Savage clutch.
The Wizards of Waverly Place actress wore her dark locks up in a chic Victorian-inspired braided updo and she added dark red lipstick for a sultry pop of color.
Lucy Hale styles her black Self-Portrait dress with a pair of Brian Atwood heels
Lucy Hale’s feet in Brian Atwood pumps
These four-inch heels feature scalloped exterior sides and pointed toes. You can order her shoes at Amazon.
Brian Atwood “Besame” Wave-Side Pumps, $865
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