The wait for news about Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists is finally over. In addition to original cast members Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse, Disney favorite Sofia Carson is joining the cast as Ava, a fashion-loving blogger with serious coding skills. Before she becomes your new favorite pretty little liar, you need to know exactly who Sofia is, because this multitalented star has been on the rise for quite some time.
Born on April 10, 1993, Sofia is a 24-year-old actress and singer whose biggest role to date is in Disney's monster hit The Descendants. Sofia stars as Evie in the franchise, the daughter of the Evil Queen, and she's probably your niece's favorite character. Her Disney roots run deeper than just her role in The Descendants, though. Sofia's first-ever credited TV role is a guest appearance in Austin & Ally. From there, she moved on to a role in the Disney Channel original movie Adventures in Babysitting, which costarred Sofia's close pal Sabrina Carpenter.
When she's not totally owning her Disney Channel roles, Sofia is busy singing her heart out. In 2016, the Descendants star signed a joint record deal with Republic and Hollywood Records and released her pop single "Love Is the Name." (It has a cool 98 million views on YouTube.) Sofia also contributed a song to her direct-to-DVD follow-up to A Cinderella Story, A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits.
There's no denying that Sofia's young career was already off to a monster start before she landed a role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. She made her Oscars red carpet debut in 2017 when she cohosted the All Access Facebook live stream with Ben Lyons, and the star performed in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. With so much going on in her career at such a young age, you would think Sofia only has time for work. However, that's so not the case.
Right before her career took off in a major way, Sofia was studying at UCLA where she pursued a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in French. It's also clear from her social media pages that Sofia knows how to balance work and play. When she's not busy starring in the new Pretty Little Liars spinoff and Freeform's Famous in Love, Sofia is busy hanging with her friends like Sabrina and Descendants costar Dove Cameron.
More than anything else right now, she's just psyched to be making her dream of being part of her favorite television universe come true. After news about The Perfectionists broke, Sofia told Entertainment Tonight:
"I told [Marlene King] that I was just the biggest — the biggest — fan of Pretty Little Liars. I was obsessed with it — as so many of us were. It was such a phenomenon, so to be part of that legacy is truly an honor.
And when I found out [that I got the role], Marlene called me last Monday and she was like, 'Guess what? You're my new pretty little liar,' and I was like, 'Oh my gosh! That is the coolest thing!' I will never ever get used to hearing that — ever."
Given how much Sofia has already accomplished, don't be surprised if her status as a pretty little liar makes this actress a household name in no time.