Lucy Hale made her mark in Hollywood as a preteen vying for a mainstream talent competition before coming into her own as a versatile actress. The multitalented star first wowed audiences on "American Juniors" (Fox, 2003). Hale's vocal skills landed her in the Top 5 and a place in the musical group comprised of the other finalists. After releasing a debut album with American Juniors, Hale pursued an acting career that saw her rise from supporting player to featured star in just a few years. Her hard work and charismatic presence landed Hale major roles on various television shows and in miniseries and feature films, including the big screen coming-of-age hit "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" (2008). In 2010, Hale quickly ascended to the top ranks of teen superstardom with a starring role on the mystery drama series "Pretty Little Liars," as a girl forced to confront her past because of a friend's disappearance. Playing a layered character with real-life and sometimes controversial issues showcased Hale's seasoned acting abilities and laid the foundation for a successful career beyond her teen years.