Karen Lucille Hale (born June 14, 1989), known professionally as Lucy Kate Hale, is an American actress, singer, and television personality. She is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017). Some other notable roles in television played by Hale include Becca Sommers in Bionic Woman (2007), Rose Baker in Privileged (2008–2009), Stella Abbott in Life Sentence (2018), and Katy Keene in Katy Keene (2020). Hale has also appeared in films such as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008), Sorority Wars (2009), A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song and Scream 4 (both 2011), Truth or Dare and Dude (both 2018), and Fantasy Island (2020). In addition to acting, Hale has also ventured into music. In 2003, she first came to prominence as one of the five winners of the reality show American Juniors, a children's spin-off of Fox's American Idol and began as a solo artist with signing Hollywood Records in 2012, on her debut studio album, Road Between (2014).