Maia Mitchell (born 18 August 1993) is an Australian actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Brittany Flune in the children’s television series Mortified for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Ham in the Seven Network’s teen drama Trapped. For American audiences, she currently co-stars in the ABC Family drama, The Fosters as Callie Jacob. She also co-starred with Ross Lynch in the Disney Channel original films Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 as McKenzie.
Mitchell was born in Lismore, New South Wales. Her father, Alex, is a taxi driver, while her mother, Jill, works in the education system. Mitchell has one younger brother, Charlie. She plays guitar, which has been demonstrated in her film and television work. She learned to play at a young age. She attended Trinity Catholic College, Lismore.
Mitchell first began acting by performing in school plays and also in local theater productions. She was discovered by talent agencies and got her big break at age 12 when she was cast as Brittany Flune in the Australian children’s television series Mortified. Mortified ended after two seasons and a total of 26 episodes, which spanned from 30 June 2006 to 11 April 2007. Due to her success on Mortified, she also starred in the Australian television series Trapped and its sequel series Castaway as the character Nastasha Hamilton. She is also in the TV series K-9, a spin-off of the popular British TV series Doctor Who which focuses on the robot dog K-9.
Her acting was also discovered by Disney Channel and her first television role in the US was in the TV series Jessie. She then made her film debut by starring as the main character McKenzie in the Disney Channel Original movie Teen Beach Movie. She currently stars in the ABC Family drama series The Fosters as one of the main characters, Callie Jacob.
|2006–07||Mortified||Brittany Flune||Main role|
|2008–09||Trapped||Natasha Hamilton||Main role|
|2009||K-9||Taphony||“Taphony and the Time Loop” (Season 1, Episode 20)|
|2011||Castaway||Natasha Hamilton||Main role|
|2011||Zombies and Cheerleaders||Claire||Unsold Disney Channel pilot|
|2013–14||Jessie||Shaylee Michaels||“Jessie’s Big Break” (Season 2, Episode 10)
“Jessie: Aloha Holidays with Parker & Joey” (Season 3, Episode 21)
|2013–present||The Fosters||Callie Adams Foster||Main role|
|2013||Phineas and Ferb||Herself||Voice; “Musical Cliptastic Countdown” (Season 4, Episode 15)|
|2013||Teen Beach Movie||McKenzie||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2013||After the Dark||Beatrice||Film|
|2014||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Wendy Darling||Voice; “Battle for the Book” (Season 3, Episode 21)|
|2015||Teen Beach 2||McKenzie||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2016||Hot Summer Nights||Filming|
|2014||The Fosters: Girls United||Callie Adams Foster||Lead role|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Summer TV Star: Female||The Fosters||Nominated|
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Drama||The Fosters||Nominated|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Drama||The Fosters||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Summer TV Star: Female||Teen Beach 2||Nominated|
- Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack)
- Teen Beach 2 (Soundtrack)