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Maia Mitchell

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Maia Mitchell
Maia Mitchell 2014 (cropped).jpg
Mitchell in 2014
Born (1993-08-18) 18 August 1993 (age 23)[1]
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present
Known for

Maia Mitchell (born 18 August 1993)[1] is an Australian actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified[2] for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Ham in the Seven Network's teen drama Trapped.[3] For American audiences, she currently co-stars in the Freeform 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.

Early life[edit]

Maia 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]


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.[8] Mortified ended after two seasons and a total of 26 episodes, which ran 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 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 K-9.

Her first television role in the US 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. She currently stars in the ABC Family drama series The Fosters as Callie Jacob who is one of the main characters on the show. In the third season of The Fosters, her character's name is changed to Callie Adams Foster.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
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[10]
2013–14 Jessie Shaylee Michaels "Jessie's Big Break" (Season 2, Episode 10)
"Jessie: Aloha Holidays with Parker & Joey" (Season 3, Episode 26)
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 The Lion Guard Jasiri Voice; "Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots" (Season 1, Episode 1)[11]
"Lions of the Outlands" (Season 1, Episode 20)
2017 Hot Summer Nights
Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Fosters: Girls United Callie Adams Foster Lead role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female The Fosters Nominated [12]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama The Fosters Nominated [citation needed]
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama The Fosters Nominated [13]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Teen Beach 2 Nominated [13]



Soundtrack albums[edit]

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

Teen Beach Movie[21] 3 1 176 14 76 56 30 15 36
Teen Beach 2[22]
  • 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.

Others charted songs[edit]

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


  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. ^ Herndon, Jessica. "Fostering Change". Aritzia Magazine. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Maia Mitchell Biography". TVGuide. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Maia Mitchell". RadioDisney Medianet. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Johnston, Marnie. "Lismore lass hits bigtime". Northern Star. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Maia Mitchell Mortified bio". TV Guide. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Heather E. Schwartz. Maia Mitchell: Talent from Down Under. Google Books. pp. 10–11. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "3 shows Disney should have green-lighted". Musichel. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Disney Junior January 2016 Programming Highlights". Disney-ABC Press (Press release). 22 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "'Man of Steel,' 'The Heat' Lead Third Wave of Teen Choice Awards Nominations". TheWrap. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "teen-choice-2015"-announced "Winners of teen choice 2015 announced". TheWrap. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c List of Lynch's albums and singles on Billboard:
  15. ^ "Belgium Charts - Soundtrack". Ultratop. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Discographie Teen Beach Movie" (in French). Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dutch charts - Soundtrack". Mega Top. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "Chart history: New Zealand". New Zealand Singles Chart / Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Spanish albums charts - Soundtrack". Productores de Música de España. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  20. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack)". iTunes Store. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Teen Beach 2". 
  23. ^ Songs of Ross Lynch on Billboard:
  24. ^ "Ireland Charts - Ross Lynch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  25. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 27.07.2013 (wk29)". Zobbel. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 

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