Actress Ashley Benson was born on December 18, 1989 in Anaheim, California. She first started to pursue a dancing career before focusing her attention to singing and performing for several choir groups and local musicals. At the tender age of 8, she signed with Ford Models and got even more exposure as she appeared initially in print ads, before transitioning to television commercials, and later, to acting for the big screen.
Benson’s initial credits include guest roles in shows such as The Distrct, The West Wing, 7th Heaven and The OC. During the time, she also played a small role in the romantic comedy 13 Going on 30. In 2005, she joined the cast of the daytime soap Days of our Lives, playing the teenaged version of Abigail Deveraux for two years. Since then, she has guest-starred in Supernatural and CSI: Miami, in the direct-to-video film Bring It On: In It to Win It, and on the TV series Eastwick.
In 2010, she was cast as Hanna Marin on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars is currently in it's third season
on ABC Family airing Tuesdays at 8pm.