In 2010, she received praise for her leading performance in the film Consent for which she won the Vision Fest Award for Best Acting by a Female Lead and the First Glance Philadelphia Award for Best Actress.In 2009, Bellisario landed the lead role of Spencer Hastings in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017).You’ll never feel embarrassed when people ask you, ‘What do you do?’ You will look them in the eye and say, ‘I tell stories.’ And people will line up to work with you,” Bellisario told the graduating class.They met while co-starring in the play in a flashback in February.“It’s a blast,” Bellisario says of their on-screen reunion.; born October 28, 1985) is an American actress, writer, producer and director. Born in Los Angeles, California, Bellisario made her acting debut in her father's 1988 film Last Rites at the age of three.She is known for playing the role of Spencer Hastings in Freeform's Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017). She continued to have roles produced by her father, mainly in television shows such as Quantum Leap, First Monday, and NCIS, and in 1998, she acted in the direct-to-video comedy film Billboard Dad.
Beginning in 2006, Bellisario began appearing in a number of independent short films namely, Unspoken, Archer House and Intersect.
for the second time, but there’s no love lost between their characters.
Bellisario, 29, plays Claire, a law student who met Adams’ fake attorney Mike back when he was a bike messenger.
When she returns, she’s fighting against him as opposing counsel on his first case as partner at the firm.
“The thing with Claire is that the last time we saw her, she was a possible romantic interest for Mike, but she very quickly squashed that when she became the first woman that he lied to about going to school for law,” Bellisario tells PEOPLE.
Since working on Equivocation and Pretty Little Liars, the couple also worked together on the 2012 short film The Come Up, on the USA series Suits in which Adams stars and on We Are Here.