Maia Mitchell

  • Birth Place: Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
  • Profession: Actor

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.


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