Janel Parrish is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the Freeform mystery drama series Pretty Little Liars. She is also known for portraying Young Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Misérables and Jade in the teen comedy film Bratz. In 2014, Parrish participated in the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars, taking third place. She also appeared in the 2018 Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Birth Name

Janel Meilani Parrish




Actress, Model, Singer-Songwriter


Pop, Electro-Pop, Bubblegum Pop


Vocals, Piano


Geffen Records

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Janel Parrish was born on October 30, 1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.


She is currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign






She is half Chinese on her mother’s side and half Caucasian on her father’s side.



Parrish attended Moanalua Elementary School and Moanalua High School in  Honolulu, Hawaii.

Family Details

  • Father – Mark Parrish (European ancestry)
  • Mother – Joanne Parrish (Han Chinese ancestry)
  • Siblings – Melissa Parrish (Sister)


  • Rough Diamond Management, Llc.

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Janel Parrish dated –

  • Brant Daugherty (2010-2013) – From February 2010 to March 2013, actors Janel and Brant Daugherty dated each other.
  • Payson Lewis (2013-2014) – In October 2013, Parrish started dating Payson Lewis after meeting him on the Broadway. They were an item for a complete year and she left him in October 2014 to date her Dancing with the Stars partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
  • Val Chmerkovskiy (2014) – Janel competed in the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars and was paired with Ukrainian pro dancer, Val Chmerkovskiy. During her time on the show, she dated him. The relationship started on October 6, 2014 and went until December 3, 2014. By the way, the pair finished third in the show.

  • Justin Altamura (2015-Present) – American band The Iron Heart‘s bassist, Justin Altamura and Janel Parrish were working on a music together and gradually, in May 2015, they started dating each other.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 157 cm
  • In meters – 1.57 m


  • In Kilograms – 50 kg
  • In Pounds – 110 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-25-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing the role as Mona Vanderwaalon the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars since 2010.

Single Debut

She debuted in music with her electro-pop song “Rainy Day” for the 2007 movie Bratz: The Movie. She also wrote the song herself.

Film Debut

She debuted via 1999 movie Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke. The movie is a 4 part mini-series in which Janel’s role is uncredited.

Television Debut

In 1999 again, she guest appeared in the American action drama series, Baywatch for her role as Hina in its 10th season for their very first two episodes.

Brand Endorsements

She has no endorsement deals.

Distinctive Features

Honey brown eyes

Awards & Nominations

Po’okela AwardsLeading Female in a PlayTo Kill a MockingbirdNominated
2000Po’okela AwardsLeading Female in a MusicalHere’s LoveNominated
2002Po’okela AwardsLeading Female in a MusicalOn Dragonfly WingsNominated
2012Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV – VillainPretty Little LiarsWon
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV – VillainPretty Little LiarsWon
2013TV Guide AwardsFavorite VillainPretty Little LiarsNominated
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV – VillainPretty Little LiarsNominated
2016Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV – VillainPretty Little LiarsWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV – VillainPretty Little LiarsWon

Janel Parrish Favorite

  • Favorite Perfume – Tom Ford’s Black Orchid
  • Beauty Products – Soap & Glory Glow Solution, Nars Blush in Orgasm, Rosebud Perfume Co. Lip Balm, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon
  • Favorite Fashion Designers – Riccardo Tisci, Frida Giannini, Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone
  • Favorite Shoe Designer – Christian Louboutin, Tabitha Simmons

Janel Parrish Net Worth

Janel Parrish’s net worth has accumulated to approximately $1 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Janel Parrish

  • She started playing piano at the age of 6.
  • She is good friends with Pretty Little Liars co-stars Ashley Benson, Brant Daugherty and Lucy Hale. Parrish is also close friends with Skyler Shaye, Bratz: The Movie co-star.
  • Janel first came into prominence when she won the local talent competitions in Hawaii.
  • She is a songwriter too and had been on Broadway.
  • Due to her mixed ethnicity, she is called Happa in Hawaii. Happa is a term to describe a half Asian person.
  •  In 2007, Parrish was signed to Geffen Records as a solo artist to produce her first album.
  • In February 2012, Parrish returned to her stage roots in a production of the musical  Spring Awakening.
  • In August 2014, Parrish was announced as one of the celebrities competing on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars.
  • In April 2015, she released two songs, “Heart Made of Stone” and “Senseless”, both of which she co-wrote with Vince Pizzinga.
  • Visit her official website @


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