Sneak Peek: Australian Actress' U.S. TV Debut!

By ROBERT PACE

February 15, 2013

Maia Mitchell has been starring in television series in her native Australia since 2006 but hasn't appeared on an American TV show until today! ETonline has your sneak peek at the popular Australian actress' U.S. TV debut on Jessie.

In her very first appearance on a U.S. TV series, Mitchell plays Australian actress "Shaylee Michaels" for whom the show's principal character, "Jessie" (Debby Ryan), plays a stunt double.

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As we see in the clip, the two hit it off right away and become good friends. However, things don't go as smoothly later on in the episode when Shaylee's boyfriend asks Jessie out on a date.

The 19-year-old actress from Lismore, Aus. began acting on the Australian children's sitcom Mortified at age 13 and worked on various other shows over the years. She most recently starred on the adventure series Castaway.

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Mitchell will follow up her exciting U.S. TV debut with a starring role on the upcoming ABC Family drama The Fosters, which is co-produced by Jennifer Lopez, and will also star in the Disney Channel's big summer movie, Teen Beach Movie. Her co-star in Beach Movie, John DeLuca, is also guest-starring on tonight's Jessie.

Take a sneak peek at Maia Mitchell's U.S. TV debut in the video above and check out the full episode tonight on Jessie at 8 p.m. on the Disney Channel.

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