Penelope Mitchell

Penelope Mitchell - Updated Jan 2023

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Updated On January 14, 2023

Penelope Mitchell is an Australian actress who is well-known in Hollywood for her impactful performance. Penelope Mitchell is best known for her roles in the American horror television series “Hemlock Grove” as Letha Godfrey and “The Vampire Diaries” as Liv Parker.

Early Life and Education

Penelope Mitchell was born on 24 July 1991 in Melbourne, Victoria. As of now, she is 31 years old.  She was born to a French-born artist mother and an Australian entrepreneur father.

Her parent’s name is not known though. Her zodiac is Leo. She spent most of her childhood with her two older brothers in Australia. Radha Mitchell is a cousin of hers. Mitchell is also the granddaughter of prominent agriculturalists and political activists, Heather Mitchell, OBE, and Lester Mitchell, MBE.

Heather Mitchell was the National Farmers Federation’s first female president and co-founder of Landcare Australia with former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner.

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Young Penelope Mitchell posing for a photo source: Biodata360

Mitchell studied ballet from age 4 to 16. Mitchell graduated in the top 1% of her class, with an International Baccalaureate diploma. She got enrolled at Melbourne University with the goal of becoming a lawyer. Throughout college, she continued to perform and write for various publications. Mitchell earned her bachelor’s degree in Arts: Media Communication before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.

Penelope Mitchell – Career and Professional Life

Mitchell began her career in acting a few years before landing her role on Hemlock Grove, appearing on shows such as ‘Toon Time’, an Australian children’s show. Similarly, she also was cast in the ABC (Australia) show ‘Next Stop Hollywood’, which followed six Australian actors (including Mitchell) as they traveled to Hollywood to audition for pilots. She even appeared in an episode of the Australian police drama ‘Rush’ (2009). In 2011, she made her debut with a short film, ‘The Fat Lady Swings’.  Likewise, Mitchell was in two more short films in 2012: ‘The Wishful’ (as ‘Lula Doe/Princess Lula’) and ‘Green Eyed‘ (as ‘Sarah’). She also appeared as Jules Freeman in the film ‘6 Plots’ (also known as ‘Six Graves‘).

Mitchell got her big breakthrough as ‘Letha Godfrey’ in the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove in 2013. Mitchell also appeared as ‘Sue’ in the film ‘The Joe Manifesto’ the same year. In 2014, Mitchell was cast as “Olivia ‘Liv’ Parker” in the supernatural teen drama The Vampire Diaries. Moreover, she is a season regular in this teen drama. The same year, Mitchell appeared as Skye Williams in the film The Fear of Darkness. In the year 2015, Mitchell appeared in four films, including a short film named ‘The Waiting Game.’

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Penelope Mitchell as Liv Parker in The Vampire Diaries source: TV Overmind

More about her career

Similarly, Mitchell appeared in the horror film ‘Apartment 212′ (aka ‘Gnaw’) in 2017 as Jennifer Conrad. In the film, she portrayed a small-town girl in a big city fleeing an abusive relationship and plagued by a demonic presence in her sleep.

In 2018, Mitchell took the role of ‘Lauren’ in the TV movie ‘The Time Capsule’. Furthermore, Mitchell appeared in three films that same year, as ‘Jina’ in ‘The Midwife’s Deception,’ ‘Lily’ in ‘Look Away,’ and ‘Billi’ in ‘Between Worlds.’

Likewise, in 2019, Mitchell was cast as ‘Ganeida the Witch’ in the superhero film Hell boy. The film was inspired by the same-named ‘Dark Horse’ comic characters. Moreover, Hell boy: Rise of the Blood Queen, a reboot of the film will also be featuring her. She was also recently cast as Renée Picard in the ‘Star Trek: Picard’ television series.

Penelope Mitchell – Personal Life

Mitchell was rumored to be dating her co-star Michael Trevino following their on-screen matchup on The Vampire Diaries (2009).

Like other celebs, she has kept her personal and love life private so there is no information available regarding her relationship history. However, she is currently single. She doesn’t have a boyfriend now.

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Penelope Mitchell posing for a photo source: Biodata360

Penelope Mitchell – Net Worth 2023

Being an actress, Penelope Mitchell has a net worth estimated to be around $1.5 million. Her annual salary is still under review.

Her main source of income is from being a TV actress. Mitchell’s successful career as a professional actress has earned her 27 television and film acting credits since she began her career in the late 2000s.

Body Measurements

Mitchell has blue eyes and long blonde curly hair. She is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall, weighs around 58 kg, and her vital statistics are 33-26-34.

Social Media

Mitchell is active on several social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as she is a social addict who enjoys interacting with her fans.

On Instagram, Mitchell has an official account with the user name @pfhmitchell. She has amassed over 98.4k followers on Instagram and over 20.2K followers on Twitter.