Multi-talented and driven by her passions, Aeriél Miranda inspires interest in both what’s apparent on the outside and the alluring mysteries that lie within her complex personality. Her family origins are rooted in exotic Cape Verdean.In every way she embodies the diverse ethnic background of this region, which combines West African, Portuguese, French, German and Jewish culture - something she shares with the beloved and venerable Lena Horne. Born and raised in Dallas Texas, having lived in Boston and New Orleans, she also rocks the perfect balance of purely American east-coast spunk with a dash of Southern Belle.

As a child, Ms. Miranda was profoundly inspired by her grandmother who introduced her to classics like The Sound of MusicGreaseOliver TwistNothing But Trouble and tons of Disney animated films. Thus, her interest in the performing arts was born. She studied Ballet at Etgar & Atkins Ballet School, competed in the Miss Teen Dallas Pageant, and played violin and piano. She credits James Belushi and Robert Townsend—both of whom she met at a young age—for inspiring her to become a devoted actress.

Miranda has modeled in many commercials and print ads for renowned companies such as; JC Penny, Nike, Old Navy, Sprite, TJ Maxx, Apple, Sony, Harley Davidson, Bed Head by TIGI, and many more. Her natural talent, determination and incredible presence have also landed her roles on other television series for major networks including ABC Family, The CW and TV Land. Fans will recognize her from Discovery Channel's "Endurance,” and “The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” along with her guest appearance on the “Dr.Phil” show speaking on universal issues surrounding teens.  Nevertheless, her breakout role presently has been starring on "Pretty Little Liars,” as Shana Fring.


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Tipping Point Gina Short film
2013 Love Triangle April
2015 Straight Outta Compton Lavetta
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Endurance Herself Member of Red Team
2006 Fear Factor Herself Episode: "Family Fear Factor"
2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King Lana Recurring role, 4 episodes
2012 Pretty Dirty Secrets Shana Fring Series regular
2013–14 Pretty Little Liars Shana Fring Recurring role, 12 episodes
2013 The Tomorrow People Piper Nichols Episode: "Sorry for Your Loss"
2014 Jennifer Falls Marissa Rosales Episode: "School Trouble"