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Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988)[1] is an American actress. She is known for her role as Ann Veal in the TV series Arrested Development, her role as Amber on the TV series Parenthood, her role as Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and for her voice work as Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake LongApril O'Neil in the 2012 iteration of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies. Her first major studio role was as the President's daughter in the 1996 film Independence Day. She was also in the 2012 film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower as Mary-Elizabeth.

Personal life

Whitman was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child of Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator.[1] Whitman started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial at the age of three.[2] During this time, Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school, in L.A.


In 1994, at the age of six, Whitman made her film debut, acting alongside Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), playing Ryan's youngest daughter, Casey.[3]

In the movie Independence Day (1996), Whitman played the President's daughter;[4] she also played George Clooney's character's daughter Maggie in One Fine Day[5] (1996) and Sandra Bullock's character's daughter Bernice in Hope Floats (1998).[6]

In 1996, Whitman guest starred in the episode "The One Where Rachel Quits" of the sitcom Friends.[7]

During several guest appearances from 1998 until 2001, Whitman played the role of Chloe Madison on JAG. Chloe was Sarah 'Mac' Mackenzie's (Catherine Bell) Little Sister, through the Big Sister, Little Sister program. In 2001 and 2002, Whitman starred in the Fox Family series State of Grace.[citation needed]

Whitman was the voice of Navajo Wynonna "Winnie" Whitefeather for Focus on the Family's The Last Chance Detectives audio cases (2004).[citation needed]

Whitman appeared in the 2006 series Thief for FX Networks, playing the stepdaughter of Nick Atwater (Andre Braugher). She was also featured in several video games, playing the role of Yuffie Kisaragi in the Square-Enix/Disney video game Kingdom Hearts II as well as an appearance in the third-person shooter role-playing video game Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.[citation needed]

Whitman made several high profile guest appearances in 2006 and 2007, including a stint on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as Heather. She also appeared on Desperate Housewives as an unscrupulous friend of Julie.[citation needed]

Whitman was initially cast in the 2007 series remake of The Bionic Woman, playing the deaf younger sister of the title character. On June 27, 2007, TV Guide reported that Whitman was being replaced in the role of Jaime's sister, and Lucy Hale was cast as Whitman's replacement the following July.[8] An NBC spokesperson confirmed this, stating, "The decision was purely creatively driven. It is very common to change storylines, characters, actors after the initial pilot is shot." The sister character's hearing was restored after this recasting at the request of an NBC executive.[9]She also appeared in the season nine episode "Streetwise" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as an on-the-street-mother who adopts street children forming a homeless family.[citation needed]

Whitman played the voice of Katara of the Water Tribe in the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and previously Rose in American Dragon: Jake Long. She has appeared most recently in the HBO series In Treatment as Rosie.[citation needed]

She is also Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night.[citation needed]

As part of a deal to promote the Disney production of Tinker Bell, at 0100GMT on 26 October 2008, the UK's speaking clock started to use her voice.[10]

Whitman is currently costarring in NBC's version of the Ron Howard classic Parenthood. She plays Amber Holt, "a rebellious and willful teen whose only interest at present is her wannabe rock star boyfriend".[11]

Whitman played evil ex Roxy Richter in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a film adaptation of the Bryan Lee O'Malley indie comic series Scott Pilgrim. The film starred her former Arrested Development co-star, Michael Cera, in the title role.

Whitman appeared on Family Guy in 2010, and had a large role in the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opposite Logan LermanEmma Watson, and Ezra Miller.


Whitman has recorded "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" and "You Make Christmas Feel So Good" for School's Out! Christmas.

Whitman has also sung guest vocals on a number of tracks from indie-punk band Fake Problems newest album Real Ghosts Caught on Tape.[12]

Whitman has also been featured on her show Parenthood in the song "Gardenia" on the season 2 episode "The Booth Job" along with current boyfriend, Landon Pigg.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Casey Green
1995 Bye Bye Love Michele
1995 Degree of Guilt Elena Argos Television film
1995 Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Young Ashley Judd Television film
1996 After Jimmy Rosie Television film
1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Baby Rose Voice role, Episode: "Sperms of Endearment"
1996 Independence Day Patricia Whitmore aka ID4
1996 Early Edition Amanda Bailey Episode: "The Choice"
1996 Friends Sarah Tuttle Episode: "The One Where Rachel Quits"
1996 One Fine Day Maggie Taylor
1996 The Cartoon Cartoon Show Little Suzy Episode: "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women"
1996–99 Chicago Hope Sara Wilmette 17 episodes
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Young Lois Lane Episode: "Monkey Fun"
1997 Merry Christmas, George Bailey Zuzu Bailey Television film
1997–2004 Johnny Bravo Little Suzy 36 episodes
1998 The Gingerbread Man Libby Magruder
1998 Hope Floats Bernice Pruitt
1998–2001 JAG Chloe Madison 8 episodes
1999 Judging Amy Darcy Mitchell Episode: "Last Tango in Hartford"
1999 Providence Frances Carlyle 2 episodes
1999 Hallmark Hall of Fame Alanna 'Lani' Thompson Episode: "A Season for Miracles"
1999 Jingle Bells Beth Television film, voice role
1999 Invisible Child Rebecca 'Doc' Beeman Television film
1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Girl Straight-to-video, voice role
2000 Teacher's Pet Leslie Dunkling unknown episodes
2000 The Wild Thornberrys Antoinette Episode: "Luck Be an Aye-Aye", voice role
2001 An American Rhapsody Maria (at 10)
2001 Max Steel Jo Episode: "The Return", voice role
2001 Jackie Chan Adventures unknown Episode: "Scouts Honor", voice role
2001–02 State of Grace Emma Grace McKee 40 episodes
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Schoolgirl Voice role
2002 Presidio Med Tory Redding Episode: "Do No Harm"
2002 The Zeta Project Amy Episode: "The River Rising"
2002–04 Fillmore! Robin 7 episodes, voice role
2003 The Jungle Book 2 Shanti Voice role
2004 Teacher's Pet Leslie Voice role
2004 Cold Case Eve Kendall Episode: "Lover's Lane"
2004 EverQuest II Lilly Ironforge/Thana Rumblehoof Video game, voice role
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Glynnis Carson Episode: "No Humans Involved"
2004 Century City Erin Pace Episode: "Without a Tracer"
2004–06, 2013 Arrested Development Ann Veal 12 episodes
2005 Going Shopping Coco
2005 The Happy Elf Molly Straight-to-video, voice role
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Yuffie Kisaragi Video game, voice role
2005–07 American Dragon: Jake Long Rose/Huntsgirl 19 episodes, voice role
2005–08 Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara 59 episodes, voice role
2006 The Bondage Angelica
2006 Cartoon Network Racing Little Suzy Video game, voice role
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Yuffie Kisaragi Video game, voice role
2006 Thief Tammi Deveraux 6 episodes
2006 Love's Abiding Joy Colette Doros
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara Video game, voice role
2006 Desperate Housewives Sarah Episode: "Nice She Ain't"
2006 Phil of the Future Crying Girl Episode: "Stuck in the Meddle with You"
2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Emily Bishop Television film
2007 Justice Jenny Marshall Episode: "False Confession"
2007 Grey's Anatomy Heather Douglas 2 episodes
2007 The Modifyers Agent Xero/Lacey Shadows Unaired pilot
2007 Lost in the Dark Amy Tolliver Television film
2007 Bionic Woman Becca Sommers Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2007 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Cynder Video game, voice role
2007 Boogeyman 2 Alison Straight-to-video
2007 Ghost Whisperer Rachel Fordham Episode: "Don't Try This at Home"
2007 ER Heather Episode: "The Test"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cassidy Cornell/Helen Braidwell Episode: "Streetwise"
2008 Tinker Bell Tinker Bell Straight-to-video, voice role
2008 Nights in Rodanthe Amanda Willis
2008 Good Behavior Roxy West Television film
2008–10 In Treatment Rosie Weston 4 episodes
2008–present Family Guy various characters 7 episodes, voice role
2009 Spring Breakdown Lydia
2009 Acceptance Taylor Rockefeller Television film
2009 Criminal Minds Julie Episode: "Cradle to Grave"
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Tinker Bell Voice role
2009–present The Cleveland Show Softball Captain 2 episode, voice role
2010–present Parenthood Amber Holt series regular
2010 Barry Munday Candice
2010 Firedog Sara Voice role
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Roxy Richter
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation Lisa Miller Voice role
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Batgirl 2 episodes, voice role
2010 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Tinker Bell Voice role
2010 Jesse Stone: No Remorse Emily Bishop Television film
2011 Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games Tinker Bell Voice role
2011 The Factory Abby Fletcher
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Mary Elizabeth
2012 Robot Chicken Wilma FlintstoneLady Gaga 1 episode, voice role
2012 Secret of the Wings Tinker Bell Voice role
2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles April O'Neil Voice role
2012 Young Justice: Invasion Cassie Sandsmark/Wonder Girl[13] Voice role
2012 Weeds Tula Season 8 episode 3
2012 Dragons: Riders of Berk Heather Season 1 Episode 10+11 (Might Be reoccurring)
2013 Jake And The Neverland Pirates TinkerBell Season 3==[edit]References==
  1. a b "Mae Whitman"TV Guide. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  2. ^ "Mae Whitman's biography". Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "Full cast and crew for When a Man Loves a Woman"IMDb. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "Full cast and crew for the movie Independence Day"IMDb. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  5. ^ "Full cast and crew for the movie One Fine Day"IMDb. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  6. ^ "Full cast and crew for the movie Hope Floats"IMDb. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  7. ^ "Full cast and crew for The One Where Rachel Quits". IMDb.
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael (2007-06-27). "Exclusive! A Bionic Recast!"TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2007-06-27.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: A Bionic Recast!"Ausiello Report.
  10. ^ "Tinker Bell voices speaking clock". BBC News. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
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  12. ^ Mae Whitman reference in CD release announcement
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