Maia Mitchell

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Maia Mitchell
Maia Mitchell in 2019,2.jpg
Mitchell in 2019
Born (1993-08-18) 18 August 1993 (age 29)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2006–present

Maia Mitchell (born 18 August 1993[1]) is an Australian actress and singer.[2] She is known for her roles as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified[3] for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Ham in the Seven Network's teen drama Trapped.[4] For American audiences, she played the role of Callie Adams Foster in the Freeform drama The Fosters (2013–18) and its spin-off series Good Trouble (2019–22). She also co-starred with Ross Lynch in the Disney Channel original films Teen Beach Movie (2013) and Teen Beach 2 (2015) 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.[5] Mitchell has one younger brother, Charlie.[6] She plays guitar, which has been demonstrated in her film and television work. She learned to play at a young age.[7] She attended Trinity Catholic College, Lismore.[8]


2000s: Australian television debut[edit]

Mitchell first began acting by performing in school plays and also in local theatre 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.[9] Mortified ended after two seasons and a total of 26 episodes, which ran from 30 June 2006 to 11 April 2007.[10] Due to her success on Mortified, she also starred in the Australian TV series Trapped and its sequel series Castaway as the character Natasha Hamilton. She was also in the TV series K-9, a spin-off of the popular British TV series Doctor Who which focuses on the robot dog K9.

2010s: Breakthrough and American television[edit]

Her first television role in the U.S. was in the Disney Channel 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 and reprising her role in Teen Beach 2. From 2013 to 2018 she starred in the ABC Family later Freeform drama series The Fosters as Callie Jacob, who would later change names to Callie Adams Foster. During the show's fifth and last season, it was announced that Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez would be spun off into their own series,[11] titled Good Trouble which premiered in January 2019.[12] She starred for over three seasons, leaving the series in the fourth season's second episode, as Mitchell chose to move back home to Australia.[13]

Also in 2018, she collaborated with her boyfriend Rudy Mancuso for the song "Magic".[14]

Personal life[edit]

In 2022, Mitchell announced that she had permanently moved back to her native Lismore, Australia, to be with her family amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 Australian flood crisis.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 After the Dark Beatrice
2017 Hot Summer Nights Amy Calhoun
2018 Never Goin' Back Angela
2019 The Last Summer Phoebe
2022 No Way Out Tessa Executive producer


Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 Mortified Brittany Flune Main role
2008–2009 Trapped Natasha Hamilton Main role
2009 K-9 Taphony Episode: "Taphony and the Time Loop"
2011 Castaway Natasha Hamilton Main role
2011 Zombies and Cheerleaders Claire Unsold TV pilot[16]
2013 Teen Beach Movie McKenzie Disney Channel Original Movie
2015 Teen Beach 2 McKenzie Disney Channel Original Movie
2013–2014 Jessie Shaylee Michaels 2 episodes
2013–2018 The Fosters Callie Adams Foster Main role; 104 episodes
2013 Phineas and Ferb Herself Co-host (UK version only); episode: "Musical Cliptastic Countdown"
2014 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Wendy Darling Voice role; episode: "Battle for the Book"
2016–2019 The Lion Guard Jasiri Recurring voice role
2019–2022 Good Trouble Callie Adams Foster Main role (seasons 1–4[13][15]); 53 episodes; also executive producer


Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Fosters: Girls United Callie Adams Foster 5 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Notes
2019 Hayley Kiyoko "I Wish" [17]


Mitchell performing with Rudy Mancuso in 2018

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Teen Beach Movie[25] 3 1 176 14 76 56 30 15 36
Teen Beach 2[26]
  • Released: 23 June 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
10 1 129 67
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak positions Album
2013 "Like Me"
(with Ross Lynch, Grace Phipps & Spencer Lee)
101 177 Teen Beach Movie
"Can't Stop Singing"
(with Ross Lynch)
200 Teen Beach Movie
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Association Year Category Work Result Ref.
Teen Choice Awards 2013 Choice Summer TV Star: Female The Fosters Nominated [30]
2014 Choice TV Actress: Drama Nominated [31]
2015 Nominated [32]
Choice Summer TV Star: Female Teen Beach 2 Nominated [32]
2016 Choice TV Actress: Drama The Fosters Nominated [33]
2017 Choice Summer TV Star: Female Nominated [34]
2019 Choice Drama TV Actress Good Trouble Nominated [35]
Choice Summer Movie Actress The Last Summer Nominated


  1. ^ "Maia Mitchell Portrait Session". AP Images. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  2. ^ "From Lismore To LA: How Maia Mitchell Became One Of..." Urban List. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Mortified – Taylor's DNA". Australian Screen. 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Trapped". Australian Television. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ Herndon, Jessica. "Fostering Change". Aritzia Magazine. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Maia Mitchell Biography". TVGuide. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Maia Mitchell". RadioDisney Medianet. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  8. ^ Johnston, Marnie. "Lismore lass hits bigtime". Northern Star. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Maia Mitchell Mortified bio". TV Guide. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  10. ^ Heather E. Schwartz (September 2014). Maia Mitchell: Talent from Down Under. pp. 10–11. ISBN 9781467745468. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  11. ^ "'The Fosters' to wrap after 5 seasons, spin-off announced". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  12. ^ Good Trouble [@GoodTrouble] (6 June 2018). "Callie and Mariana's story continues in @TheFostersTV spin-off @GoodTrouble. Coming to Freeform in 2019. #GoodTrouble" (Tweet). Retrieved 6 September 2021 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ a b Del Rosario, Alexandra (16 March 2022). "'Good Trouble' Star Exits Freeform Series After Three Seasons; Showrunner Talks [SPOILER]'s "Emotional" Departure". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Rudy Mancuso & Maia Mitchell's 'Magic': Watch Adorable Videos". Billboard. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  15. ^ a b "Maia Mitchell Says Goodbye to Callie Foster After 9 Years: How and Why She Left 'Good Trouble'". Variety. 16 March 2022. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  16. ^ "3 shows Disney should have green-lighted". 11 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  17. ^ Kiley, Rachel (18 July 2019). "Hayley Kiyoko Wishes for Real Love in New Coven-Themed Video". Pride.
  18. ^ a b c List of Lynch's albums and singles on Billboard:
  19. ^ "Belgium Charts - Soundtrack". Ultratop. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  20. ^ "Discographie Teen Beach Movie" (in French). Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  21. ^ "Dutch charts - Soundtrack". Mega Top. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  22. ^ "Chart history: New Zealand". New Zealand Singles Chart / Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  23. ^ "Spanish albums charts - Soundtrack". Productores de Música de España. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  24. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  25. ^ "Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack)". Apple Music. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  26. ^ "Teen Beach 2".
  27. ^ Songs of Ross Lynch on Billboard:
  28. ^ "Ireland Charts - Ross Lynch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  29. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  30. ^ "'Man of Steel,' 'The Heat' Lead Third Wave of Teen Choice Awards Nominations". TheWrap. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  31. ^ Malec, Brett (17 June 2014). "Teen Choice 2014 Nominees: Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars Lead, Catching Fire Comes in Second". E! Online. NBC Universal. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  32. ^ a b "teen-choice-2015"-announced "Winners of teen choice 2015 announced". TheWrap. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  33. ^ Vulpo, Mike (24 May 2016). "Teen Choice Awards 2016 Nominations Announced: See the "First Wave" of Potential Winners". E! Online. NBC Universal. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  34. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (13 August 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017 Winners: 'Wonder Woman', 'Beauty And The Beast', 'Riverdale' Among Honorees". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  35. ^ Moreau, Jordan (19 June 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 19 July 2019.

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