In 1998, she co-starred with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in the film Billboard Dad.
Beginning in 2006, Bellisario began appearing in a number of independent short films such as Unspoken, Archer House and Intersect.
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Starting her career at the early age of three, Bellisario has now emerged as one of the most successful actresses of recent times. The ambitious actress has received many honors in her career.
She has made appearances in several movies, short films, and TV shows such as ‘Last Rites’, ‘Billboard Dad’, ‘C. Besides winning the Vision Fest Award for the Best Acting by a Female Lead, she has earned a Young Hollywood Award as well as a Teen Choice Award.
In 2009, Bellisario landed the lead role of Spencer Hastings in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars (2010–present).
For her performance, she has won two Teen Choice Awards out of six nominations and a Young Hollywood Award. Her mother is of African-American and Creole descent.
In addition to her work on Pretty Little Liars, Bellisario also starred in the WIGS episode series Lauren, for which she received critical acclaim and won the New York Film Festival Award for Best Performance by an Actress and was nominated for the Streamy Award for Best Female Performance – Drama. three half-sisters, two half-brothers, and is a step-sister of actor Sean Murray and producer Chad W. From 1990 to 2007, she guest starred on such television series as Quantum Leap, Tequila and Bonetti, JAG, First Monday and NCIS, television series that were produced by her father Donald P. In NCIS, she played Sarah Mc Gee, sister of Special Agent Timothy Mc Gee, played by her real-life stepbrother Sean Murray.
But "Pretty Little Liars" had a very early audition, and my agents encouraged me to go even though I didn't think it would be my thing.
Bellisario was born in Los Angeles County, California.