Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988) 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 Long, April 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.
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. Whitman started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial at the age of three. During this time, Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school, in L.A.
In the movie Independence Day (1996), Whitman played the President's daughter; she also played George Clooney's character's daughter Maggie in One Fine Day (1996) and Sandra Bullock's character's daughter Bernice in Hope Floats (1998).
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.
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-.
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.
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. 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.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.
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.
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".
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 has recorded "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" and "You Make Christmas Feel So Good" for School's Out! Christmas.
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.
|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||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||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||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||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||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 Flintstone, Lady 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||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==References==