Sasha Pieterse


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Sasha Pieterse (born February 17, 1996) is a South African-born American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for her role as Alison DiLaurentis in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Upon the success of the series, Pieterse earned a supporting role as Amy Loubalu in the 2011 Disney Channel film Geek Charming. In 2013, she starred in the teen comedy film G.B.F.. She also starred in the Netflix Original film Coin Heist, which premiered in 2017.

Personal life

Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 17, 1996. Moving to the United States in 2001, she was raised in Las Vegas, before moving to Los Angeles. She became accustomed to a career in entertainment at an early age, as her parents were a professional acrobatic dance team who performed internationally. Pieterse was homeschooled and graduated at 14.

On December 22, 2015, Pieterse became engaged to her longterm boyfriend, Hudson Sheaffer. At the start of season 25 of Dancing with the Stars, she revealed that she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which contributed to her weight gain.

Career

Modeling

Pieterse was featured on the cover of BELLO magazine "Young Hollywood", December 2014 issue. Pieterse appeared on the cover of the 2015 issue of TeenProm magazine.

Acting

At six years old, Pieterse got her start in television, co-starring in 2002 as Buffy on The WB's revival of the CBS sitcom Family Affair (1966-1971). She guest starred in an episode of Stargate SG-1 with Amanda Tapping as a little girl named Grace and in 2005, she appeared on an episode of House titled "Autopsy", portraying Andie, a young girl with terminal cancer. That same year, she made her film debut in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D as Marissa, the Ice Princess, and also appeared as Millie Rose for two episodes of the short-lived TNT series Wanted, alongside her former Family Affair co-star, Gary Cole.

Pieterse appeared in the 2007 film Good Luck Chuck, playing a young goth girl who places a curse on the titular character. She played the younger version of Sarah Michelle Gellar's character in the 2007 film The Air I Breathe, along with such co-stars as Kevin Bacon, Forest Whitaker, and Emile Hirsch. She also played a leading character in the Hallmark original film Claire, also released in 2007.

In December 2009, Pieterse was cast in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars as Alison DiLaurentis, the former "queen bee" of her high school clique. She had a regular role in the series since it premiered in 2010.

Other roles Pieterse has had include a 2009 appearance in Without a Trace, and a recurring role as Amanda Strazzulla, an abandoned daughter, in Heroes. In 2011, she appeared as Amy Loubalu in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming, and also as a teenage girl in the film X-Men: First Class. More recently, Pieterse has appeared in the film G.B.F. and in an episode of Hawaii Five-0 as a terrorist pupil named Dawn Hatfield. Pieterse played Japonica Fenway, a young lady involved with cocaine, in the film Inherent Vice (2014), based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon.

Music

Pieterse describes her music as "country with southern rock". Her debut single "This Country is Bad Ass" was released on April 12, 2013. Pieterse described the patriotism behind the song: "I just love this country so much and I would never have been able to be where I am if I wasn't in America, so we decided to come up with this [track]." Her second single, "R.P.M", was released on June 13, 2013.

Her third single, "I Can't Fix You", was released on July 12, 2013. On December 10, 2013, she released her fourth single "No", an upbeat track about "standing strong in your convictions" and saying no when an unfaithful, lying ex-boyfriend asks for a second chance.

Dancing with the Stars

In September 2017, Pieterse was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on the Dancing with the Stars - season 25. She was paired with professional dancer Gleb Savchenko. They were the 4th couple eliminated, on October 16, 2017.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2005 ' Marissa Electricidad / Ice Princess
2007 ' Young Sorrow
2007 Good Luck Chuck Young Anisha Carpenter
2011 X-Men: First Class Teenage girl
2013 G.B.F. Fawcett Brooks
2014 Inherent Vice Japonica Fenway
2015 Burning Bodhi Aria
2017 Coin Heist Dakota Cunningham
2018 Honored Isabella

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002-03 Family Affair Buffy Davis 8 episodes
Main cast (Season 1)
2004 Stargate SG-1 Grace Episode: "Grace"
2005 Wanted Millie Rose 2 episodes
2005 House Andie Episode: "Autopsy"
2007 Claire Maggie Bannion Movie
2007 CSI: Miami Beth Buckley Episode: "Stand Your Ground"
2009 Without a Trace Daphne Stevens Episode: "Wanted"
2009-10 Heroes Amanda Strazzulla 5 episodes
Recurring role (Season 4)
2009 Heroes: Slow Burn Amanda Strazzulla 6 episodes
2010-17 Pretty Little Liars Alison DiLaurentis 113 episodes
Main cast (Seasons 1-7)
2011 Medium Marie DuBois (age 14) Episode: "Me Without You"
2011 Geek Charming Amy Loubalu Movie
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Dawn Hatfield Episode: "Pe'epe'e Kanaka"
2016 Sing It! Destiny Episode: "Destiny Is Calling!"
2017 Dancing with the Stars Herself/Contestant Season 25
2018 Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Alison DiLaurentis Main cast, upcoming series

Music videos

Year Title Artist Role
2013 "Rewind" Skye Stevens Love interest of singer
2013 "R.P.M." Herself
As producer
Year Title Credited as Notes
2013 "RPM" Executive producer Her own music video

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Family Affair
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
2011 ShoWest Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year Pretty Little Liars
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Female Breakout Star
2015 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Inherent Vice
2015 MTV Fandom Awards Ship of the Year Pretty Little Liars
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Scene Stealer
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Scene Stealer
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Ship


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