-----Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 17, 1996. She emigrated with her family to the United States when she was three- years-old where she was raised in Las Vegas before moving to Los Angeles.
Pieterse grew up around show business. Her parents were both professional dance partners who performed all over the world. Sasha signed an acting and modeling contract and began working in commercials and print work when she was 4-years-old.
At 6-years-old, Sasha got her start in television, co-starring in 2002 as "Buffy" on The WB comedy series Family Affair. In 2004, she appeared in Stargate SG-1. She also starred as a young girl named Andie with terminal cancer on House M.D. For her performance, she was considered for a daytime Emmy in 2005.
Also in 2005, she appeared in her first film The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl. During 2006 she filmed a feature starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Air I Breathe and landed a lead in a Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie as Maggie in Claire.
In 2009, Pieterse was cast as Alison DiLaurentis the former "Queen Bee" of her clique in the TV series Pretty Little Liars based on the book series by Sara Shepard. In the show, before her character's disappearance and death, she enjoyed using her friends’ deepest secrets against them to keep them in line. She disappeared a year prior to the beginning of the series, after which her body is found.
The show's main premise revolves around the mystery of Alison's murder. Towards the end of the third season, it is revealed that she is supposedly alive. The show also stars The series also stars Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell. Sasha is the youngest actress on the show.
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