The New South Wales native, Maia Mitchell is a spirited young actress who has successfully transitioned from Australian television to American audiences and continues to showcase her talents in music, television and film.
Mitchell starred as Angela in "Never Goin' Back," opposite Camila Morrone. The story is centered on two high school dropouts whose lives spiral after taking a week off from reality. Directed by Augustine Frizzell, the film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Additionally, Mitchell starred as Amy in "Hot Summer Nights," opposite Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe and Alex Roe. Set in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, during the 1980s, the coming-of-age film focuses on a sheltered teenage boy (Chalamet) who, after becoming a drug dealer, realizes that he is in over his head. The film premiered at the 2017 South by Southwest festival.
In 2013, Mitchell starred opposite Ross Lynch in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Teen Beach Movie," in which she played McKenzie, a modern-day surfer girl who discovers the importance of believing in herself and following her true destiny after being mysteriously transported into a 1960s beach movie and having to find her way back home. The movie met enormous success that spawned a much-anticipated sequel, in which Mitchell reprised her role. "Teen Beach 2" was ranked as the No. 2 cable television telecast of 2015 across major youth and tweens demographics.
On television, Mitchell landed a starring role as Callie Adams Foster on ABC Family's "The Fosters." Executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, the critically acclaimed drama followed a same-sex, interracial couple and all of their triumphs and travails while raising a blended family of biological, adopted, and foster children. During its first two years, the show earned a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series and GLAAD Vanguard Award, as well as a 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Television Show. In addition to the series' great success, Mitchell garnered herself individual nominations at the Teen Choice Awards for the categories, Choice Summer TV Star: Female and Choice TV: Actress Drama, respectively.
Currently, Mitchell is reviving Callie's journey in "The Fosters" spinoff series, "Good Trouble," of which she also is an executive producer alongside her costar, Cierra Ramirez. The story centers on Callie (Mitchell) and Mariana Adams Foster (Ramirez) venturing to Los Angeles to start their adult lives and embark on their separate but intertwined missions to change the world.
In 2006, she was chosen over thousands of young ladies in an open audition for the lead role of Brittany Flune on the Australian television series "Mortified." The show broke numerous Australian children's television records and received international acclaim over the course of its run from June 2006 to April 2007. Among its national and international winning acclaims were an AFI Award for Best Children's Television Series and a Chicago International Children's Film Festival Award. These early successes among Australian audiences established Mitchell as a desirable candidate for any and all audiences abroad.
Mitchell currently resides in Los Angeles, California.