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

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013After the DarkBeatrice
2017Hot Summer NightsAmy

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006–2007MortifiedBrittany FluneMain role; 25 episodes
2008–2009TrappedNatasha HamiltonMain role; 26 episodes
2009K-9TaphonyEpisode: "Taphony and the Time Loop"
2011CastawayNatasha HamiltonMain role; 15 episodes
2011Zombies and CheerleadersClaireUnsold Disney Channel pilot[13]
2013–2014JessieShaylee MichaelsEpisodes: "Jessie's Big Break", "Jessie: Aloha Holidays with Parker & Joey"
2013–presentThe FostersCallie Jacob / Callie Adams FosterMain role; 100 episodes
2013Phineas and FerbHerselfVoice role; episode: "Musical Cliptastic Countdown"
2013Teen Beach MovieMcKenzieDisney Channel Original Movie
2014Jake and the Never Land PiratesWendy DarlingVoice role; episode: "Battle for the Book"
2015Teen Beach 2McKenzieDisney Channel Original Movie
2016, 2017The Lion GuardJasiriVoice role; episodes: "Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots",[14] "Lions of the Outlands", "Rescue in the Outlands"

Web

YearTitleRoleNotes
2014The Fosters: Girls UnitedCallie Adams FosterMain role

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemaleThe FostersNominated[15]
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaThe FostersNominated
2015Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaThe FostersNominated[16]
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemaleTeen Beach 2Nominated[16]
2017Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV ActressThe FostersNominated

Discography

Albums

Soundtrack albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak
chart
positions
US
[17]
USOST
[17]
BEL
[18]
CAN
[17]
FRA
[19]
NL
[20]
NZ
[21]
SPA
[22]
UK
[6]
Teen Beach Movie[6]31176147656301536
Teen Beach 2[6]
  • Released: 23 June 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
10112967
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Others charted songs

List of singles, with selected chart positions
YearTitlePeak
chart
positions
Album
US
[27]
IRL
[6]
UK
[29]
2013"Like Me"
(with Ross Lynch, Grace Phipps & Spencer Lee)
101177Teen Beach Movie
"Can't Stop Singing"
(with Ross Lynch)
200Teen Beach Movie
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.