Hellooooo, New Aussie 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Star

by Rosie Narasaki

How excited are we for all of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s latest recruits? The team just keeps on growing — this season just added on Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) and Mack (Henry Simmons), in addition to other new regulars, Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki), and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). Well, to be fair, Lincoln hasn't officially joined the team yet — but let's hope it's only a matter of time. After all, Mitchell did hint in a recent Examiner interview that — if you'll pardon the (terrible) pun — sparks might be flying between Lincoln and Daisy this season. Plus, his background at the recently-destroyed Inhuman base camp makes him a logical leader for Daisy's newfangled Secret Warriors team. So, now that we know he's sticking around for at least a good 22 episodes or so, just who is S.H.I.E.L.D.'s latest recruit — or rather, who is Luke Mitchell, who plays Lincoln?

Well, as it would turn out, Mitchell is a successful Australian actor, rapidly making his way into the American mainstream. He got his start starring on Australian programs — fans might be interested to know that he was on a delightful little show called H2O: Just Add Water, wherein he played a swimmer who gets in with some mermaids. Perhaps most notably (and recently), he starred in Home and Away, a popular and long-running soap opera credited with launching the careers of many an Australian star (alums include Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Guy Pearce, Isla Fisher, and Chris Hemsworth).

Adorably enough, he even married his co-star from the show (yup, unfortunately dude is off the market) — he wed fellow Aussie Rebecca Breeds back in 2013. And I think I might understand what she sees in him...

Mitchell left Home and Away to come stateside, where he quickly booked a job on The Tomorrow People — so, interestingly enough, this isn't his first time with superpowers (his character on The Tomorrow People , John Young, could teleport). And after The Tomorrow People, he got a job with an ABC dramedy called Members Onlythough that project was quickly scrapped. Luckily, it's all worked out in Mitchell's favor — he's now found a home on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he'll (hopefully, you never know on S.H.I.E.L.D.) live on to romance the newly-dubbed Daisy Johnson — and after the SkyeWard 'ship has (repeatedly and dramatically) crashed and burned, I think we're all ready for a new love match for our favorite Inhuman.

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