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Sasha Pieterse Biography – Family, Career & Relationships

Sasha Pieterse Biography

Sasha Pieterse came into worldwide prominence after his appearance in the highly successful American teen drama, Pretty Little Liars. But even before her work on the show, she had already started her career in the glamor business as a model. She has also worked on numerous commercials and other television series, movies, and more.

While much of Sasha’s fame came from Pretty Little Liars, fans have shown much interest in her career after it ended. Moreover, few are also very interested in knowing about her personal side, so, in this biography, we will look into Pieterse’s childhood, family, relationships, and more.

Where Did Sasha Pieterse Grow Up?

The Pretty Little Liars star was born on 17th February 1996 in Johannesburg, South Africa as the only child of her mom and dad. Sasha Pieterse’s parents Zizi Pieterse and Sean Pieterse were an internationally popular professional acrobatic dance team. As a result, she reportedly lived in France before relocating to Las Vegas, USA in the early 2000s. The family then reportedly moved to Los Angeles and Sasha spent the rest of her childhood there.

As her parents were both involved in the entertainment business, Sasha was accustomed to it from an early age. She was also homeschooled and completed her studies at the age of 14. Moreover, Pieterse started her own career in the business as a child model and actress.

What Projects Has Sasha Pieterse Worked On Over The Years?

Aforementioned, Sasha Pieterse’s career in the business started early on with her work as a child model. She also worked on numerous commercials including billboards for SuperCuts, a hair salon franchise, and advertisements for Wenner Bread Products. She also modeled for Macy’s Passport fashion show as a young girl.

Pieterse’s professional acting journey started in 2002 when she starred as Buffy Davis in the CBS sitcom Family Affair. She starred on the show till 2003 and then had small parts in Stargate SG-1, Wanted, and House in 2005. That same year she also appeared in the popular children’s movies, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D. Sasha then worked on numerous other movies and shows such as The Air I Breathe, Good Luck Chuck, Claire, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Heroes: Slow Burn, and Heroes.

Then in late 2009, Sasha Pieterse was cast as Alison DiLaurentis in the teen mystery thriller TV show, Pretty Little Liars. She was only 13 years old then and was set to share the screen with Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Shay Mitchell with I. Marlene King is the showrunner for the series.

Sasha had a regular role in the first four seasons of the show and then became the part of the main cast members in the 5th season. She continued to play the part till the final season in 2017 and reprised the role in the spin-off Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists in 2019.

While finding fame as Alison DiLaurentis between 2010 to 2019, Sasha also starred in numerous movies and television series. A few of the projects that she starred in at the time frame are listed below:

  • Medium
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Geek Charming
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Inherent Vice
  • Burning Bodhi
  • Sing It!
  • Coin Heist
  • The Honor List

Well, besides the aforementioned movies and shows, Sasha has starred in a few other projects in recent years. She appeared in Epic Night, Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance, and Ivy + Bean: The Ghost That Had to Go. It is evident that the talented star has already found immense fame and success in her acting journey. Moreover, looking at these facts, Sasha Pieterse’s net worth estimated to be around $2 million seems plausible.

Furthermore, the South African-born star has also tried her hand in the music industry. She has put out several singles over the years such as This Country is Bad Ass, R.P.M, I Can’t Fix Your, and No. Pieterse also published a cookbook titled Sasha in Good Taste: Recipes for Bites, Feasts, Sips & Celebrations in October 2019. Also, she has set up a lifestyle website named Sasha in Good Taste.

Who Is Sasha Pieterse Married To?

Talking about her personal life, the Pretty Little Liars star is in a happy marriage and has also welcomed a little one with her partner. Sasha Pieterse’s husband is Hudson Sheaffer and the pair were together for a while before tying the knot in May 2018. They got married in Glaslough, Ireland after getting engaged in December 2015.

Moreover, in May 2020, it was announced that Sasha, who now also goes by Sasha Pieterse-Sheaffer, was pregnant with her first child. She and her husband welcomed their baby boy in November 2020 and named him Hendrix Wade Sheaffer. The family of three reportedly resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and is enjoying their time together.