She is known for playing the role of Spencer Hastings in Freeform's Pretty Little Liars. In 2010, she received praise for her leading performance in the film Consent for which she won the Vision Fest Award for Best Acting by a Female Lead and the First Glance Philadelphia Award for Best Actress.
UPDATE: Avery's lawyer, Edward Burke, tells Us Weekly in a statement: "Mr.
In addition to her work on Pretty Little Liars, Bellisario also starred in the WIGS episode series Lauren, for which she received critical acclaim and won the New York Film Festival Award for Best Performance by an Actress and was nominated for the Streamy Award for Best Female Performance - Drama. three half-sisters, two half-brothers, and is a step-sister of actor Sean Murray and producer Chad W. From 1990 to 2007, she guest starred on such television series as Quantum Leap, Tequila and Bonetti, JAG, First Monday and NCIS, television series that were produced by her father Donald P. In NCIS, she played Sarah Mc Gee, sister of Special Agent Timothy Mc Gee, played by her real-life stepbrother Sean Murray.
She has appeared in, produced, and co-written multiple short films and indie projects; in 2016, she made her directorial debut with the fifteenth episode of the seventh season of Pretty Little Liars, "In the Eye Abides the Heart". In 1998, she co-starred with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in the film Billboard Dad.
Avery spent time with four different NHL teams in his 12 year career and played in 580 games scoring 247 points.
He may have been better known for his behavior as an on-ice pest but he was still able to chip in offensively making it hard for his coaches to bench him.