A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Hale realized a passion for music at an early age and began voice lessons in earnest at the age of 9. She appeared on "American Juniors," finishing in the top five and becoming a member of the band which was formed at the show's conclusion. Her positive experience on the program inspired her to seriously pursue a career in entertainment.
Hale has also starred in “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song,” opposite Missi Pyle and in the popular horror film "Scream 4". She previously starred in the critically acclaimed series "Privileged" and in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," opposite Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn. Hale could also be seen in guest- starring roles in the series "Private Practice" and "CSI: Miami." Other television credits include an impressive list of popular shows, including "How I Met Your Mother," "The O.C.," "Drake & Josh" and "American Family."