Shay Mitchell

by ethnic on September 9, 2010

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 10, 1987

*Irish, Scottish (father)
*Filipino, some Spanish (mother)

Shay Mitchell is a Canadian actress, model, entrepreneur, and author. Shay is known for starring on the series Pretty Little Liars.

Shay has said that her father is “half-Scottish, half-Irish”. Shay’s mother is Filipino, from Pampanga, and also has some Spanish ancestry.

Shay is a first cousin, once removed, of Filipino singer and actress Lea Salonga.


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bablah May 1, 2017 at 8:53 am

She’s Lea Salonga’s first cousin once removed

alexgxo January 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

I also see she tries claiming the standard Filipino with distant or likely non exist at Spanish blood as well.

alexgxo January 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm

She’s ugly imo, then again I think many people overrate mixed race beauty. TBH though, why does the media push being mixed race as being beautiful but a lot of mixed race people only ever talk about is the fact that usually whites don’t accept them and that Asians or blacks don’t think that they’re Asian or black enough.

She seems to be very insecure of her looks as well since she tried to look more “white” when she was younger and was ashamed of being mixed though now she seems to embrace it but considering shes dating Drake’s cousin (Jewish side) I guess her children will probably get her wish.

phaedra May 8, 2016 at 4:50 am

She looks Middle Eastern.

BigMama February 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm


Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:51 pm

Pretty, kinda

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 8:12 am

Beautiful Eurasian woman. I’ve not met one unattractive Eurasian.

sparkles180 August 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm

She looks indian in this pic.

Malefactor September 21, 2015 at 7:05 pm

I doubt she has any Spanish ancestry, very few Filipinos do, however they love to claim it for some reason.

Either way, she does look Indian here.

sparkles180 October 25, 2015 at 12:00 am

True :)

cwm85 July 28, 2015 at 6:45 pm

She’s pretty. Not obvious that she’s part Asian. Sorta like Darren Criss. Can’t tell by looking at him that he’s half Filipino.

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

It is kind of obvious.

alexgxo January 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm

I assume Because they’re mixed race they are automatically prettier?

alexgxo January 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Also yeah it’s very obvious that’s she mixed with something ether native or from the Asian continent.

M July 23, 2015 at 9:02 pm

She looks like Ciara.

me February 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm

She can pass for Mexican Mestiza

M July 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm

She looks black too, she reminds me of that singer, Ciara.

loiro February 24, 2016 at 5:28 am

She doesn’t strike me as Mestizo at all, but I can see why someone may mistake that.

Check7t August 27, 2014 at 6:43 am

Caucasian influence very prominent in her face.

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

You need to see more pictures of her. She’s very Eurasian looking.

Connerfromvine May 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm

just because someone has a long nose doesn’t mean “caucasian influence” . In fact, the majority of caucasians have short, thin noses.

fuzzybear44 May 2, 2016 at 12:25 am

Maybe the majority of the Caucasians around you, have thin noses. However I went to Majority white schools most of my life, and most of those Caucasians had some big honkers on them. Plus with all the surgery now of days, those short thin noses you talked about, might not be what they started with. Yes, Black, Asian etc people to.

ihatemostpeople February 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I thought she was Native American at first. She looks like a real-life Pocahontas.

Nikki May 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm

she is native american, filipino, african,an french and scottish and welsh and irish and english

santos227 June 6, 2014 at 12:50 am

She isn’t lying, SHE IS HALF FILIPINO. A majority of half Filipinos look like her, idiot. I’ve seen a photo of her mother and she is very filipino, also she has stated that she is half filipino. Puta

Alice August 29, 2014 at 1:06 am

It is just foller’s sense of humour. :)

DarellDianne April 6, 2012 at 7:48 am

im from a filipino with spanish, european, chinese, indian and australian heritage but how come i look nothing like jealous..

sarahle June 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm

because she is half filipino and half irish…. your comparison to you is like comparing an apple and an orange and discussing the shape of the fruits.

Markus March 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

yes she beauty.

Sims March 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm

People think I look like her because I’m half Asian/half White. If it’s truly true I’m flattered. She’s gorgeous!

solomon February 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm

i think shay mitchel is a beautiful great actor and very fun person. you make me happy every time i look at u i would think u cutier in person but ur when i see u u make me very happy. ur face is so beautiful it it just makes my day wen i see u i want to meet u in person that would be a dream one day i will meet u and i would like to hug u for a while i am not a crazy wild person i just think ur the best thing. ur beautiful dont forget that

I love you, Roger Scientist March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

That was kind of strange.

me February 4, 2012 at 4:40 pm

i thought she was half black

I love you, Roger Scientist March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

I love you, too.

me March 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hey, this term “Roger Scientist” was me who invented!

Islander_Miss September 6, 2011 at 12:51 am

Honestly thought she was half Japanese…she is so fricking pretty! And Pretty Little Liars is one of my guilty pleasures! o.O

Raff August 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Gorgeous Shay… her full name is Shannon Ashley Garcia Mitchell.

Tiarra March 19, 2011 at 5:29 am

because when filipino mixed with american or european race has a beautiful result.(or a south american race)like me!i have 3 asian bloods,but only one european blood.

amshoer March 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

okay why are half asians so damn hot?!

kay21 December 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I love Shay she’s my favorite from Pretty Little Liars

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