Maia Mitchell (born 18 August 1993 [5] ) is an Australian actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified [6] for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Ham in the Seven Network's teen drama Trapped . [7] For American audiences, she currently stars in the Freeform drama The Fosters as Callie Adams Foster. She also co-starred with Ross Lynch in the Disney Channel original films Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 as McKenzie.

Early life

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. [8] Mitchell has one younger brother, Charlie. [9] She plays guitar, which has been demonstrated in her film and television work. She learned to play at a young age. [10] She attended Trinity Catholic College, Lismore. [11]

Career

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 . Mortified ended after two seasons and a total of 26 episodes, which ran from 30 June 2006 to 11 April 2007. [12] 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.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2013 After the Dark Beatrice
2017 Hot Summer Nights Amy

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 Mortified Brittany Flune Main role; 25 episodes
2008–2009 Trapped Natasha Hamilton Main role; 26 episodes
2009 K-9 Taphony Episode: "Taphony and the Time Loop"
2011 Castaway Natasha Hamilton Main role; 15 episodes
2011 Zombies and Cheerleaders Claire Unsold Disney Channel pilot [13]
2013–2014 Jessie Shaylee Michaels Episodes: " Jessie's Big Break ", " Jessie: Aloha Holidays with Parker & Joey "
2013–present The Fosters Callie Jacob / Callie Adams Foster Main role; 100 episodes
2013 Phineas and Ferb Herself Voice role; episode: " Musical Cliptastic Countdown "
2013 Teen Beach Movie McKenzie Disney Channel Original Movie
2014 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Wendy Darling Voice role; episode: " Battle for the Book "
2015 Teen Beach 2 McKenzie Disney Channel Original Movie
2016, 2017 The Lion Guard Jasiri Voice role; episodes: " Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots ", [14] " Lions of the Outlands ", " Rescue in the Outlands "

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Fosters: Girls United Callie Adams Foster Main role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female The Fosters Nominated [15]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama The Fosters Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama The Fosters Nominated [16]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female Teen Beach 2 Nominated [16]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actress The Fosters Nominated

Discography

Albums

Soundtrack albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
US
[17]
USOST
[17]
BEL
[18]
CAN
[17]
FRA
[19]
NL
[20]
NZ
[21]
SPA
[22]
UK
[6]
Teen Beach Movie [6] 3 1 176 14 76 56 30 15 36
Teen Beach 2 [6]
  • 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

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
[27]
IRL
[6]
UK
[29]
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.