What Is Lucy Hale From ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Doing Now?

Actress Lucy Hale has been working in Hollywood since the 2000s and is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the teen drama Pretty Little Liars.

But now that the hit TV series has finished, what exactly is Lucy Hale doing these days? Are there any new shows or movies that fans can look forward to? Here’s what we know about the 29-year-old star.

How Lucy Hale’s career got off the ground

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Lucy Hale began her acting work in 2005 by starring in various shows for kids and teens. She appeared in very small roles on Drake & Josh, The O.C., and Wizards of Waverly Place.

In 2007, Hale landed a spot in the main cast on short-lived series such as NBC’s Bionic Woman as well The CW’s Privileged.

But of course, her real breakout role did not come until 2010 when she starred in the ABC Family (now Freeform) show Pretty Little Liars. Lucy Hale played Aria Montgomery, one of the girls in the main group of friends that the series focuses on. Her character Aria is known to be a cool, artsy type of gal who had a scandalous relationship with her teacher.

During the course of Pretty Little Liars’ seven-year run, Lucy Hale also acted briefly in other places on the side. She appeared on shows such as CSI: Miami and Baby Daddy as well as movies like Cinderella: Once Upon a Song and Secret of the Wings.

Additionally, in 2014, Lucy Hale tried to branch out into music – specifically, country music. She released one album and a couple of singles that charted on country charts in the U.S. and Canada.

In June 2017, Pretty Little Liars concluded its final season and Lucy Hale was ready to move on. She once shared that after the series ended, she did not want to play another Aria Montgomery: “I wanted to something really different from what I had been doing. Creatively, I was just craving to do something on the opposite end of the spectrum…when people see you in one role, it’s hard for them to see you as someone else.”

What has Lucy Hale been up to after ‘Pretty Little Liars’?

A year after Pretty Little Liars finished, Lucy Hale’s new TV show premiered. She played the main character in the CW series Life Sentence, a comedy drama about a terminal cancer patient. It was cancelled by the network and not renewed for a second season.

She also appeared in three movies – Truth or Dare, Dude, and The Unicorn – in 2018.

Currently, Lucy Hale has two films in the works – A Nice Girl Like You and Fantasy Island. The former is a romantic comedy that is also co-produced by Hale and set to be released in 2019. The latter is a remake of the ABC show Fantasy Island and set to be released in 2020.

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It was also recently announced that she will be starring in a Riverdale spin-off called Katy Keene, where she will play the title character. The official release date for this show has not been revealed yet, but it is likely that it could premiere some time between late 2019 and mid-2020.

Aside from her acting work, Lucy Hale is also active on social media. Instagram is by far her most popular account with over 23 million followers. In 2018, she even won a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Instagrammer” due to her work on the platform.

With that much influence on social media, it comes as no surprise that Lucy Hale can use her brand to garner some income. She has been seen promoting different companies such as Lulus and Honey Nut Cheerios.