Maia Mitchell is an Australian actress and singer. Mitchell was born in Lismore, New South Wales. Her father, Alex, is a taxi driver, while her mother, Jill, works in the education system.
Her first television role in the US was in the Disney Channel 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 and reprising her role in Teen Beach 2. She currently stars in the ABC Family drama series The Fosters as one of the main characters, Callie Adams Foster.
She is known for her roles as Brittany Flune in the children’s television series Mortified for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Ham in the Seven Network’s teen drama Trapped. For American audiences, she currently co-stars in the Freeform drama, The Fosters as Callie Jacob. She also co-starred with Ross Lynch in the Disney Channel original films Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 as McKenzie.