Janel Parrish was born October 30, 1988 in Hawaii. She has been cast as "Mona Vanderwall" in the new ABC Family show Pretty Little Liars. Has played the piano since age 6 and is an accomplished songwriter. Is a very talented singer, and has been on Broadway. In Hawaii, she is called Hapa, which is a term for being half Asian. Janel is half Chinese, half Caucasian.