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
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2006–present
Known forMortified
Teen Beach Movie
The Fosters
 
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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
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2006–present
Known forMortified
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
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006–2007MortifiedBrittany FluneMain role
2008–2009TrappedNatasha HamiltonMain role
2009K-9Taphony1 episode: "Taphony and the Time Loop" (Season 1, Episode 20)
2011CastawayNatasha HamiltonMain role
2011Zombies and Cheerleaders[10]UnknownMain role
2013–presentThe FostersCallie JacobLead role
2013JessieShaylee Michaels1 episode: "Jessie's Big Break" (Season 2, Episode 10)
Phineas and FerbHerself1 episode: "Phineas and Ferb's Musical Cliptastic Countdown" (Season 4, Episode 11)
2014The Fosters: Girls UnitedCallie JacobLead role, The Fosters spin-off web series
Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Teen Beach MovieMcKenzieDisney Channel Original Movie
After the DarkBeatrice
2015Teen Beach Movie 2McKenzieDisney Channel Original Movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: FemaleThe FostersNominated[11]
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Actress DramaThe FostersNominated

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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