Maia Mitchell
Full Name

Maia Mitchell

Place of birth

Lismore, New South Wales, Australia


August 18, 1993 (age 26)


Actress, singer

Years Active





Shaylee Michaels

Maia Mitchell (born August 18, 1993) is an Australian actress and singer. Mitchell has portrayed Shaylee Michaels on Jessie.

She is best known for her role as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified for Nine Network Australia, and as Natasha Hamilton in the Seven Network's teen drama Trapped. For American audiences, she co-starred in the ABC Family drama, The Fosters, and Jasiri in Disney Junior's hit show, The Lion Guard. She also co-starred with Ross Lynch in the Disney Channel original film Teen Beach Movie as McKenzie "Mack".

Early Life

Mitchell was born in Lismore, New South Wales. Her father, Alex, is a taxi driver, while her mother, Jill, works in the education system. Mitchell has one younger brother, Charlie. She plays guitar, which has been demonstrated in her film and television work. She learned to play at a young age.


Mitchell first began acting by performing in school plays and also in local theater productions. She was discovered by talent agencies and got her big break at age 12 when she was cast as Brittany Flune in the Australian children's television series Mortified. Mortified ended after two seasons and a total of 26 episodes, which spanned from 30 June 2006 to 11 April 2007. Due to her success on Mortified, she also starred in the Australian television series Trapped and its sequel series Castaway as the character Natasha Hamilton. She is also in the TV series K-9, a spin-off of the popular British TV series Doctor Who which focuses on the robot dog K-9. Her acting was also discovered by Disney Channel and her first television role in the US was in the 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. She also starred in the ABC Family drama series The Fosters. She later started acting for Disney Junior where she was given the role of Jasiri, a kind hyena, from The Lion Guard.


Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 Mortified Brittany Flune Main role
2008–2009 Trapped Natasha Hamilton Main role
2009 K-9 Taphony "Taphony and the Time Loop" (Season 1, Episode 20)
2011 Castaway Natasha Hamilton Main role
2013 Jessie (TV Series) The Fosters Callie Jacob Main role
2013 Phineas and Ferb Herself "Phineas and Ferb's Musical Cliptastic Countdown" (Season 4, Episode 11)
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Teen Beach Movie McKenzie Disney Channel Original Movie
2013 The Philosophers Beatrice
2013 Frozen Teenage Elsa Voice

Awards and nominations

Year Award Work Result Ref.
2013 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer TV Star: Female The Fosters Nominated [1]


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