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'Pretty Little Liars' Star Shay Mitchell Signs With APA (Exclusive)

The actress plays Emily Fields on the ABC Family hit, which just aired its third season summer finale.

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Shay Mitchell

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell has signed with talent agency APA.

Mitchell plays Emily Fields, one of four main characters on the teen mystery-thriller that airs on ABC Family.

Liars' season three midseason closer hit a season-high 3 million viewers on Aug. 28, slightly above the season premiere when it averaged 2.93 million. The series is based on novels of the same name by Sara Shepard.

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After a stint as a teen model, Mitchell began her acting career with a turn on Degrassi: The Next Generation. She later appeared on Disney XD's Aaron Stone and ABC's Rookie Blue.

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.

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She is also represented by David Dean Management and Harris Hartman at Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.

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