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Where You've Seen The Cast Of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Before

Liars unite, because A is back and scarier than ever. Fans of the original "Pretty Little Liars" spent years theorizing and compiling clues to figure out who A was. Now, fans can experience a rush of nostalgia with the new "Pretty Little Liars" series, "Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin."

The show follows five high schoolers who have their lives rocked by the revelation that their moms did something so terrible that the punishment is being taken out on their kids. They begin receiving anonymous messages from A, threatening them to do horrible things and to keep quiet about what they're going through. The girls have to simultaneously navigate A while uncovering the mystery of what their moms did to warrant this torment.

"PLL: Original Sin" has a star-studded cast. There are a lot of faces you may recognize from older films, television, and voice work, and some faces you may not have realized you've seen before. Read on for 12 of the biggest actors from "PLL: Original Sin" and where you've seen them before.

Bailee Madison

If you grew up in the 2000s, chances are you've seen Bailee Madison in some way, either guest starring on a show or playing a cute kid in a film. Madison plays Imogen in "PLL: Original Sin," but this role is unlike those we've seen in the past. She's been in films like "Just Go With It," where she starred with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, "Bridge to Terabithia," where she played Josh Hutcherson's little sister, and "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," a remake of the 1970s horror film where she played the main character, Sally. She's also been in television shows like Freeform's "The Fosters" as Callie's biological sister, and "Wizards of Waverly Place" as Maxine Russo, who is Max after he was transformed into a little girl.

Madison's role as Imogen is unlike anything we've ever seen her do. She's able to truly dive into this role and undergo the full spectrum of emotion within 10 episodes. She talked to Nylon about how this experience has felt like a dream, and that the original stars of "Pretty Little Liars" have all reached out to show their support for her. "All of the women have just somehow entered my life in different ways. They just have always been so lovely and kind and supportive to me. And Lucy [Hale] is a dear friend of mine and someone that just means so much to my heart. And so she has been definitely by my side through this whole journey."

Maia Reficco

Maia Reficco plays Noa in "PLL: Original Sin." This character is put through the wringer this season, especially because of her relationship with her mom. She has to cover for her mom in more ways than one, but is ultimately given the choice to betray her or face the wrath of A. Though she hasn't made waves in American television as much as some of the other actors on this list, she was previously in a famous telenovela called "Kally's Mashup" for Nickelodeon Latin America. The show produced songs, two seasons, 120 episodes, and a movie. Reficco is also in the 2022 film "Do Revenge," and the film adaptation of the novel "A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow."

But Reficco's character is particularly special to the cast, because she's the "Pretty Little Liars" franchise's first Latina liar. In an interview with Refinery 29, Reficco talked about how she sometimes feels ostracized as a Spanish speaker in the United States, and how playing Noa on a continuation of her favorite show made her really feel seen; as she put it, "I've felt really grateful to get to play a character that comes from where I come from, has so many layers, and that is complex." Reficco is also a queer woman, and she's talked about how while she was discovering her sexuality, Aria from the original "Pretty Little Liars" was one of her major crushes.

Chandler Kinney

Chandler Kinney plays Tabby, the film-obsessed activist who is never afraid to speak her mind. This role is a huge departure from her past work. First, she played Mirabelle on Nickelodeon's "The Haunted Hathaways," but she left that show to portray Catherine on Amazon Prime's "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street." Most famously and recently, Kinney portrayed Willa, the werewolf pack leader in the Disney Channel original movies "Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 2" and "Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3." Kinney also lended her voice to two animated short series on Disney channel: "Z-O-M-B-I-E-S: Addison's Moonstone Mystery" and "Z-O-M-B-I-E-S: Addison's Monster Mystery," also singing on the soundtrack for both films.

As is the case with most of the actors entering this series, "PLL: Original Sin" is Kinney's first intense role outside of family fare. In an interview with Collider, Kinney discussed going from Disney fame to HBO Max's heavier topics, talking about how lucky she felt to get her start the way she did because she grew up as a big Disney watcher. "We truly have such an incredible team," she recalled of her Disney days. "Especially with 'Z-O-M-B-I-E-S.' It does feel very grounded and I think that shows in all the performances. But with HBO Max, you're not performing like with theater [to] the person in the back row. You're performing to the person right in front of you."

Malia Pyles

Malia Pyles plays Mouse, the technologically brilliant quirky girl of the group. Previously, she played Sarah on FX's "Baskets," Tasha in the 2015 film "Memoria," and, just like Bailee Madison, guest starred on Freeform's "The Fosters." Additionally, she had her Nickelodeon moment like many of her co-stars — she was on an episode of Nickelodeon's "Bella and the Bulldogs." Like most of the younger actors on this show, Pyles got her big breakout role through "PLL: Original Sin."

It makes sense that Pyles played the bashful Mouse because, as she shared in a Teen Vogue interview, she grew up shy; acting was the place where she could really let herself be outgoing and speak her mind. As a Filipina woman, she felt a special connection to the first "Pretty Little Liars" because of the Filipina representation from Shay Mitchell, who played Emily. She's proud that "PLL: Original Sin" has been able to tell nuanced stories and create spaces for different identities without tokenism. "It's about these five girls that are from completely different backgrounds, and live completely different lives," she explained. "They're learning from each other, and they're growing from each other, and that's what I hope audiences can do as well."

Zaria Simone

Zaria Simone, professionally known as Zaria, stars as Faran, the prima ballerina of Millwood High School. She's still just getting started professionally, but you still may have seen her in a few pre-"PLL: Original Sin" projects. First she was in a short film called "Two Distant Strangers," where she played Perri. She also had a one-episode appearances on "Black-ish" as Sasha, "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!" as Courtney, "Millennial Jenny" as Alexis, and "Bosch: Legacy" as Jen Clewell.

Zaria's character has a fierceness that she's very open with. From the get-go, she has to fight for herself and what she wants, especially in the cutthroat world of ballet. She has to deal with a lot, but particularly her grace with dancing and her struggle with her back surgery provide great arcs for Zaria to really get into the emotions of the character. Zaria most appreciated the arc her character had regarding the micro-aggressions Black women have to face on a daily basis. In an interview with Girls United, she said of Faran, "She doesn't hold her tongue and that's something that I learned to do much later than she learned to do. In high school, I definitely was just listening to the things people said to me and so I think she's very brave in that way. I was excited to play a character that wasn't afraid to take up space."

Mallory Bechtel

Mallory Bechtel portrays the stress-inducing twins Kelly and Karen. These two play a huge role in the darkness and chaos that befalls the characters, and Bechtel is no stranger to dealing with trauma in acting. First, she was in an episode of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," where she played Hadley Sadler. She was also Leanne in an episode of "FBI: Most Wanted," and starred in a horror film called "Know Fear." Most notably, Bechtel was also in the Ari Aster horror film "Hereditary" as Bridget, one of Peter's classmates.

It's difficult to be one person playing two characters. Many actors have done it in teen television shows, but throughout this series, Bechtel's performance has to keep you guessing as to which twin she really is, which is hard to pull off when you're trying to modulate your performance between your characters in the first place. In an interview with TheWrap, Bechtel talked about playing the characters, and said of her hopes for Kelly in Season 2, "She's still got a lot of trauma to work through. It would be fun for her to explore these friendships with these new girls and hopefully she can stay on the right path, but who knows? I'll be shocked if Kelly doesn't encounter more drama."

Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga, a woman whose voice Disney children grew up hearing, lends her acting talents to Elodie, Mouse's mom. Her character is filled with paranoia and fear — more so than any of the other characters, which is really saying something in the context of this series. As previously alluded to, you might recognize her voice as Mulan in the animated "Mulan," and as the singing voice of Jasmine in the animated "Aladdin." Her earlier television credits include "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," but more than anything she's a musical star: She won a Tony Award for her performance in "Miss Saigon" and was also the first Asian woman to play Eponine in "Les Miserables" during the 2006 revival, according to her biography on her website.

Salonga has delivered some incredible performances, but the tone of her work in "PLL: Original Sin" is somewhat new territory for her, and her first time acting since 2019. In an interview with Philstar, Salonga talked about taking inspiration from her relationship with her mother for her performance in the show. She found Elodie had more in common with her mom than she did with herself, saying, "In a way, it made it a little easier to play. Because I had so many years of experience and of watching my mother. I had a lot to draw upon in creating who this character is."

Gabriella Pizzolo

Gabriella Pizzolo plays Angela Waters, the show's mysterious and heartbreaking center. Heavily bullied by the liars' moms when they were in school, she was sexually assaulted by one of the mothers' boyfriends, and because of their horrible treatment, ended up killing herself. Angela's arc is devastating, and one that's very different from Pizzolo's previous credits, which include playing Young Laurel on the CBS show "BrainDead" and Young CC in the TV movie "Beaches." Pizzolo also lended her voice talents to Cricket in the Nickelodeon animated series "Butterbean's Cafe," But most notably, she plays Suzie in the hit Netflix show "Stranger Things."

With Angela, Pizzolo needed to dive into a dark space to play a girl who's experienced terrible torment and faced unimaginable suffering at such a young age. Compared to her "Stranger Things" character, who's adorable, dorky, and a devout Mormon, Angela is a major departure. Her acting in this role goes beyond the regular bullied high school student and taps into something deeper that serves as the catalyst for chaos in the entire series.

Derek Klena

Like Lea Salonga, Derek Klena is more widely known for his Broadway work than his screen acting. In "PLL: Original Sin," he plays Wes, Tabby's boss at the movie theater who oversteps his boundaries in their adult/child dynamic. He's had some other onscreen roles, including DJ Fingablast/Doug/Douglas in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and a few one-episode appearances on shows like "Quantico," "Blue Bloods," and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit."

But again, Klena's fame really comes from his work on Broadway. He's been in shows professionally as early as 2011, when he was Link Larkin in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center's production of "Hairspray." In 2012, he played Tommy Ross in "Carrie" and Eddie Birdlace in "Dogfight." Following those projects, he landed a series of roles such as Fiyero in "Wicked" and Michael in "The Bridges of Madison County." Most notably, he played Dmitry in "Anastasia" from 2016 to 2018, Nick Healy in "Jagged Little Pill" from 2018 to 2021, and is Christian in "Moulin Rouge!" starting in 2022.

Carson Rowland

Carson Rowland plays Chip, a "PLL: Original Sin" character whose impressive depth makes his unraveling that much more difficult to watch. Previously, Rowland has been seen as Riley in "Tweet: The Series," Cole in Nickelodeon's "I Am Frankie," and Will Hansen in "American Housewife." Most notably, he played Tyler in Netflix's "Sweet Magnolias."

Outside of acting, Rowland is an established musician in the singer/songwriter and pop genres. He's put out singles and EPs since 2019, with his most recent, "Miss Hollywood Wannabe," arriving in January 2021; his most popular release, "Game," arrived in March 2020, according to his YouTube channel. He's released a couple of music videos to go with his tracks, too.

Chip is a tough character to play, because he has to really lean into the "nice best friend" persona while keeping a series of his secrets through the season. His portrayal is as secretly biting as it is unassuming, leaving the audience waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Alex Aiono

Alex Aiono plays Shawn, Noa's boyfriend in "PLL: Original Sin." He's an athlete who acts slightly suspicious for most of the show, but mostly is a great counterpart for Noa, who's also a teen athlete. Outside of "Original Sin," he's been seen as Sebastian in "Royal Crush" and Ioane in Netflix's "Finding Ohana." More recently, Aiono starred in "Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.," the Disney+ reimagining of the famous Neil Patrick Harris show "Doogie Howser, M.D." He also has a YouTube channel which has 5.85 million subscribers.

Outside of acting, Aiono is also known for his music. He's released many EPs, and released an album called "The Gospel at 23" in 2020, which was followed by a documentary of the making of the album, "The Making of the Gospel at 23 | Short Documentary," released via his YouTube channel. He's released several music videos to accompany his songs. Additionally, Aiono recorded a cover of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" for the 2017 "The Lego Batman Movie." His music and acting career is still growing, but his role as Shawn represents one of the darkest he's taken on to date.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson plays the terrifying and ever-frustrating Sheriff Beasley, the secondary villain to A in "PLL: Original Sin." He has many credits to speak of, just a few of which include Steven "Flash" Gordon in "Flash Gordon: A Modern Space Opera," Detective Luke Callaghan in "Rookie Blue," Whitney Fordman in "Smallville," Tracy Crane in "Condor," Erik in "Vikings," and Chad Mulligan in "American Gods." He's no stranger to playing the villain, as he was notably cast in "Fifty Shades Freed" as Jack Hyde, the man who threatens Christian and Anastasia's relationship.

Johnson's role as Sheriff Beasley touches the lives of each of the characters. He's involved with Noa because of her community service, he used to date Imogen's mother, and he's the father of Kelly and Karen. He's incredibly troubled, mostly because of his repressed attraction to men. As the show goes on, we find out more about how he's connected to the tragedy and stress that befalls the central characters — and all the while, he becomes more and more unhinged.