Lindsey Shaw talks about love, dating, boyfriend and her lesbian on-screen persona

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Lindsey Shaw is mostly known for her lesbian character of Paige McCullers on the ABC Family teen drama series “Pretty Little Liars”. But, there’s more for us to learn about this young actress aged, 26.

Despite playing a lesbian character in the top rated ABC drama, she is straight and has dated several men in her past. She is currently single but has had boyfriends at certain point of her life. The actress has always been open about her love and dating life, her former boyfriends and her lesbian on-screen persona.

The actress dated her co-star Devon Werkheiser from the Nickelodeon sitcom Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide for a short span of time. She later hooked up with actor Ethan Gregory Peck, whom she co-starred opposite in the ABC Family series 10 Things I Hate About You. But besides her romantic and personal life, her on-screen life is more important for the actress.

As soon as the show Pretty Little Liars started, people fell in love with Shaw’s hunky character of Paige and her on-screen romance with Emily (Shay Mitchell). The actress believes that their lesbian roles play important role in LGBT community and gay and lesbian people who haven’t been able to come out of the cocoon.

She thinks her character is not just about kissing Emily or just getting all heated up with her. It’s more about connecting with the lesbian fans. Speaking to HollywoodLife.com way back in 2011 about Paige and Emily’s relationship, she expressed Paige’s fear of coming out and not being accepted by people just like every other lesbian or gay teen feels. She said that her character was struggling hard and was utterly scared.

 “Paige is totally and completely scared, just like every single person in high school,” Shaw shared her views back then. “There’s this underlying fear of not being accepted. This is something that’s been festering, but she didn’t know that kiss (referring to the hot kiss that she had with Emily) was going to happen until it happened.”

This sexy actress revealed a very important thing back then. She openly admitted that she felt extremely proud to be playing the role of a young lesbian character on TV and being a symbol of hope for all the young lesbian and gay teen out there that still haven’t had enough courage to come out of the closet.

“I really appreciate the opportunity I was given,” she stated. “I understand that I’m representing a huge part of society, and I want that to be authentic, even though I have no first-hand experience.”

This American actress/producer is also popular for her role as Jennifer "Moze" Mosely on the Nickelodeon series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Though she hasn’t been quite active lately, we hope to see her in movies pretty soon.

She has the estimated net worth of $3 million and you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter whenever you like.