Maia Mitchell

Active - 2013 - 2018  |   Born - Aug 18, 1993 in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia  |  

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  • Took dance lessons as a child.
  • Learned to play guitar at a young age; also sings and writes her own songs.
  • Discovered a passion for acting by performing in school and local theater productions.
  • Got her big break at age 12, when she was cast as the lead in the Australian TV series Mortified.
  • Continued her early success by starring in subsequent Australian series, including Trapped and its sequel, Castaway.
  • First U.S. roles were McKenzie in Disney's Teen Beach Movie (2013) and Callie in the ABC Family drama series The Fosters.
  • Connects to her character in The Fosters due to a family member who had experienced the foster-care system.