Ashley Benson currently stars as Hanna Marin on the sixth season of the Freeform series "Pretty Little Liars." Most recently, she can be seen in "Pixels" for Sony, alongside Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan for director Chris Columbus. Next up for Benson is the Sony Pictures Worldwide drama "Ratter" where she stars opposite Matt McGorry; the Liza Johnson-directed comedy "Elvis & Nixon"; and the Xavier Manrique-directed comedy "Chronically Metropolitan."
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 age of eight, she signed with Ford Models and appeared initially in print ads, before transitioning to television commercials, and later to acting for the big screen.
Benson's credits include guest roles in shows such as "The District," "The West Wing," "7th Heaven" and "The O.C." 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."
Benson currently resides in Los Angeles, California.