Maia Mitchell is an Australian-born actress and singer renowned for her perfect blend of genuine beauty and jaw-dropping acting skills. Among the small number of actors that have been in front of the camera since a very young age, she has grown up on-screen.
Although Maia started her career in an Australian TV series, she soon landed notable and prominent roles in Hollywood. Today, she among the most talented and versatile actresses you will ever see. She is known for several unique and different types of characters, and here are seven instances when she left us all speechless either through her acting or personality.
Mack in Disney’s Teen Beach Movie
In 2013, the Disney Channel premiered its original movie, Teen Beach Movie. The film is about a couple of teen surfers who are transported to a beach party movie and battle through song and dance for the beach hangout grounds. Maia Mitchell is among those lucky teens who got cast in this popular Disney movie, and she plays the lead character, Mckenzie Fox (Mack).
Her portrayal of the teenage girl is a breath of fresh air on-screen, and her effortless acting was the best thing you could have enjoyed in the summers thanks to Disney! Because of her work in the Teen Beach 2, Maia also got a nomination in Teen Choice Awards in 2015.
Callie in The Fosters
The Fosters is a family drama television series that aired for five seasons from 2013 to 2018. The plot follows a lesbian couple and their five children, four of which are adopted. Maia was cast as Callie, the main lead of the show and one of the adopted children.
Callie is intelligent, free-thinking, and headstrong, and Maia Mitchell brilliantly portrays Callie with spot-on acting skills that viewers fell in love with. Her performance left us speechless every time she was on-screen, and she received five consecutive nominations every year. Her acting as one of the most beloved characters doesn’t stop here. She also continues to explore her character’s life by working on the show’s spin-off in Good Trouble.
She is an Activist
Maia might have taken some inspiration from her character’s fearless fight for a better world, as she took a stand and participated in protests against the separation of immigrant families. She clearly understood the pain and stood against the process. For her courage and sensitivity towards family, we find her to have a sweet and soft heart.
Furthermore, her gesture has been the comfort of many who have gone through the process themselves. She was seen protesting in June 2018 and January 2019. So it is completely clear that she is not just someone who has good acting skills, but she is an amazing person who wants to use her platform to make a difference as well.
Maia Mitchell is a Music Lover
Thanks to her posts on Instagram, we have come to know about the other interests that this young and blooming actress possesses. One of those is that Maia absolutely loves music. Her interest in music comes from the fact that she learned to play the guitar at a very young age. She is actually very good at it.
She has even shared videos on making creative music with Rudy Mancuso, and her short clips clearly tell us that the actress doesn’t just have amazing acting skills, but the girl can sing!
The Short Musical “Talk About It”
If her short clips for the ‘Gram don’t sell you on her singing talents, check out Maia’s short music video, “Talk About It”. It will give you a clear glimpse of the young entertainer’s true vocal talent and love for music. This short video features Maia herself and her voice.
It is a small venture that arises and points out the many different issues that people often neglect. It talks about the simple yet core problem that is often ignored by everyone around us. The video is a perfect portrayal, but it is Maia Mitchell’s voice that makes all the difference. The song will touch your heart, and the emotions in her voice will leave you speechless and literally bring tears to your eyes.
Voiceover Role in The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard is an animated television series spin-off based on Disney’s original movie, The Lion King. Maia was cast as the voice of Jasiri, a friendly young female hyena that leads her pack in the Outlands. Similar to Maia’s real-life values and other roles she’s been cast, Jasiri is smart, compassionate, and strong-minded.
Through her flawless portrayal of the beloved hyena, Maia shows viewers once again how versatile of an entertainer she truly is. In each episode, Maia Mitchell lends her amazing voice to the character for children to enjoy. In short, she is undoubtedly a well-rounded talent on and off the screen.
The Last Summer
One of Maia’s latest ventures is a movie called The Last Summer. The 2019 Netflix romantic comedy is about a group of high school graduates working through their relationships in the summer leading up to them leaving for college. Maia plays one of the lead roles as the ambitious Phoebe who falls in love with the aspiring musician, Griffin. With her stellar performance as the young woman, Maia was even nominated for a Teen Choice Award for best actress.
Maia Mitchell is not just a highly talented actress. Yes, she has worked on various projects that have demonstrated her versatility through her successful and entertaining series and movies. But she is also an amazing singer and inspirational activist. She is a natural in front of the camera, yet she also knows how to capture our attention with her authenticity and caring spirit.