Maia Mitchell

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Maia Mitchell
Maia Mitchell 2014 (cropped).jpg
Mitchell in 2014
Born (1993-08-18) 18 August 1993 (age 21)[1]
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present
Known for Mortified
Teen Beach Movie
The Fosters

Maia Mitchell (born 18 August 1993)[1] is an Australian actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified[2] for Nine Network Australia, and as Natasha Hamilton in the Seven Network's teen drama Trapped.[3] 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 film Teen Beach Movie as McKenzie.

Early life[edit]

Mitchell was born in Lismore, New South Wales. Her father, Alex, is a taxi driver, while her mother, Jill, works in the education system.[4] Mitchell has one younger brother, Charlie.[5] She plays guitar, which has been demonstrated in her film and television work. She learned to play at a young age.[6]

She attended Trinity Catholic College, Lismore.[7]

Career[edit]

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.[8] Mortified ended after two seasons and a total of 26 episodes, which spanned from 30 June 2006 to 11 April 2007.[9] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 Mortified Brittany Flune Main role
2008–2009 Trapped Natasha Hamilton Main role
2009 K-9 Taphony 1 episode: "Taphony and the Time Loop" (Season 1, Episode 20)
2011 Castaway Natasha Hamilton Main role
2011 Zombies and Cheerleaders[10] Unknown Main role
2013–present The Fosters Callie Jacob Lead role
2013 Jessie Shaylee Michaels 1 episode: "Jessie's Big Break" (Season 2, Episode 10)
Phineas and Ferb Herself 1 episode: "Phineas and Ferb's Musical Cliptastic Countdown" (Season 4, Episode 11)
2014 The Fosters: Girls United Callie Jacob Lead role, The Fosters spin-off web series
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Teen Beach Movie McKenzie Disney Channel Original Movie
After the Dark Beatrice
2015 Teen Beach Movie 2 McKenzie Disney Channel Original Movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female The Fosters Nominated [11]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Actress Drama The Fosters Nominated

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maia Mitchell Portrait Session". AP Images. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mortified – Taylor’s DNA". Australian Screen. 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Trapped". Australian Television. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Jessica Herndon. "Fostering Change". Aritzia Magazine. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "This Is Who I Am" Disney Channel segment.
  6. ^ "Maia Mitchell". RadioDisney Medianet. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Johnston, Marnie. "Lismore lass hits bigtime". Northern Star. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/maia-mitchell/bio/483235
  9. ^ http://tvforkids.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/weekly-focus-mortified/[dead link]
  10. ^ "3 shows Disney should have green-lighted". Musichel. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  11. ^ 'Man of Steel,' 'The Heat' Lead Third Wave of Teen Choice Awards Nominations
  12. ^ "Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack)". iTunes. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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