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Maia Mitchell Biography

Birth Place:
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Charlie Mitchell -- Brother
  • Alex Mitchell -- Father
  • Jill Mitchell -- Mother