Luke Mitchell

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Actor

Birth Date: April 17, 1985

Age: 38 years old

Birth Place: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

After enjoying a successful run as a top television heartthrob in his native Australia, actor Luke Mitchell made the transition to American TV with the CW's science fiction series "The Tomorrow People" (2013-14). A former aspiring tennis professional, Mitchell gave up the sport at 19 to pursue a career as an actor. He made a sizable splash in his debut role as a bona fide cad on the long-running soap opera "Neighbours" (Seven Network, 1984- ) before adopting a more heroic persona for the fantasy series "H20: Just Add Water" (Network Ten, 2006-2010). However, it was his turn as the aptly named Romeo Smith on the soap "Home and Away" (Channel Seven, 1988- ) that minted Mitchell as a small screen star in Australia, a status he enjoyed until 2012 when he left his homeland for the States and a starring role as a young man with extraordinary powers in "The Tomorrow People." The show's high profile debut in the fall of 2013 underscored the promise of Mitchell's stardom in the challenging American television market.

Born April 17, 1985 on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Luke Mitchell was initially interested in playing professional tennis, a career path later taken up by his younger brother, Ben, who became one of his country's Top 10 players. Luke Mitchell pursued the sport until the age of 19, when he realized that it had come to dominate his life. He then changed his focus to acting - an unusual choice, given that he disliked the compulsory drama classes in high school. But after receiving training at the Film and Television Studio International in Melbourne and Brisbane, Mitchell toured with a live show presented by Sudden Impact Entertainment. While performing in Melbourne, he auditioned for and landed the role of Chris Knight, a predatory "bad boy" who met an untimely end on the soap opera "Neighbours" in 2009. After completing 11 episodes on the series, Mitchell returned to the Gold Coast, where he joined the cast of the popular teen fantasy "H20: Just Add Water." Mitchell played a swimmer who fell for one of the show's female protagonists - mermaids disguised as everyday teenagers. Despite this successful pair of projects, Mitchell was applying for non-entertainment jobs in 2009 when he was cast as Romeo Smith, a handsome and self-assured young man on the soap opera "Home and Away." The role proved to be Mitchell's breakout project, earning him not only a dedicated fan base, but also a Logie - Australia's television award - for Most Popular New Male Talent in 2010. Mitchell remained with the series until 2012, after which he made his debut on American television in "The Tomorrow People," an updated version of the British science fiction series of the same name.

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