Hale, also known as Karen Lucy Hale, was born on 14th June, 1989 in Memphis (Tennessee, USA). She is the youngest of three children; her siblings are Maggie and Wes, a step-brother.
Her first public appearance was on American Juniors in 2003, after which her focus moved to acting, which she claims had been "a passion" of hers for a while. She appeared in in guest roles on shows such as Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, The O.C., and How I Met Your Mother. She also acted in an ABC pilot for the show Secrets of a Small Town in 2006, a FOX pilot called The Apostles, and a CBS pilot Amercan Family.
Recently, she bagged a lead role in Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants 2, playing the role of Effie, Lena's little sister. She will also appear in a few episodes of the new Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place, starring David Henrie and Selena Gomez.
I love music so much and that kind of takes away from the fact that I am missing out on some things. I have always known that I wanted to be a singer and I knew that meant sacrificing some things for my dream. When I am home I hang out with my friends and go to dances, so I try and partake in some of the activities that I miss out on.
I just love the thrill of performing on stage. I believe that singing is something I was put here to do.