Biography

Singer-cum-actress Lucy Hale broke into show business courtesy of participation in the Fox network's short-lived, competitive reality series American Juniors (2003) -- a one-season spin-off of American Idol (with an identical setup and format) that had children and young teenagers vying with one another for pop stardom. Hale subsequently moved into acting, with a guest spot on the series How I Met Your Mother (as Robin's younger sister) and a regular role, as Becca Sommers (the computer hacker younger sister of Jaime Sommers), on the short-lived sci-fi series revival Bionic Woman (2007). In 2008, Hale essayed a supporting role in the feature The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, alongside Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera; in the film, she plays Lena's (Alexis Bledel) sister, Effie. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi