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Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988)[1] is an American television, movie and voice actor. She is known for her role as Ann Veal in the TV series Arrested Development and for her voice work as Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, and Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies.

Personal life

Mae was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator.[1] She started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial, a role her mother had also auditioned for. During this time, Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school, in Los Angeles. She later transferred to Whitefish Bay High School.

Career

At the age of four, Whitman made her film debut, acting alongside Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman. She played Ryan's youngest daughter, Casey, in the movie.

In the movie Independence Day she played the President's daughter; she also played George Clooney's daughter Maggie in One Fine Day and Sandra Bullock's daughter Bernice in Hope Floats.

She guest starred in the episode "The One Where Rachel Quits" of the sitcom Friends in 1996.

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

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 RPG 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.[2] 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.[3] 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 was the voiceover for 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.

She is also Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night.

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.[4]

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" according to nbc.com.

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. In the season 8 episode "Go Stewie Go" she voiced the character of Julie on the show within a show Jolly Farm Revue.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1994When a Man Loves a Woman Casey Green aka To Have and to Hold
1995Bye Bye LoveMichele
Degree of Guilt Elena Argos TV Movie
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Young Ashley Judd TV Movie
1996After Jimmy RosieTV Movie
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Baby RoseEpisode: Sperms of Endearment (voice)
Independence Day Patricia Whitmore aka ID4
Early Edition Amanda BaileyEpisode: The Choice
Friends Sarah TuttleEpisode: The One Where Rachel Quits
One Fine Day Maggie Taylor
The Cartoon Cartoon Show Little Suzy Episode: Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women
1996–1999Chicago Hope Sara Wilmette17 episodes
1997Superman: The Animated Series Young Lois LaneEpisode: Monkey Fun
Merry Christmas, George BaileyZuzu BaileyTV Movie
1997–2004Johnny Bravo Little Suzy36 Episodes
1998The Gingerbread ManLibby Magruder
Hope Floats Bernice Pruitt
1998–2001JAG Chloe Madison8 episodes
1999Judging AmyDarcy MitchellEpisode: Last Tango in Hartford
Providence Frances Carlyle2 episodes
Hallmark Hall of Fame Alanna 'Lani' ThompsonEpisode: A Season for Miracles
Jingle BellsBethTV Movie (voice)
Invisible ChildRebecca 'Doc' Beeman TV Movie
Mickey's Once Upon a ChristmasGirl Straight-to-video (voice)
2000 Teacher's Pet Leslie Dunklingunknown episodes
The Wild Thornberrys AntoinetteEpisode: Luck Be an Aye-Aye (voice)
2001An American RhapsodyMaria (at 10)
Max SteelJoEpisode: The Return (voice)
Jackie Chan AdventuresunknownEpisode: Scouts Honor (voice)
2001–2002State of Grace Emma Grace McKee40 episodes
2002The Wild Thornberrys MovieSchoolgirl (voice)
Presidio MedTory Redding Episode: Do No Harm
The Zeta ProjectAmy Episode: The River Rising
2002–2004Fillmore!Robin7 episodes (voice)
2003The Jungle Book 2 Shanti(voice)
2004Teacher's PetLeslie (voice)
Cold Case Eve KendallEpisode: Lover's Lane
EverQuest IILilly Ironforge/Thana RumblehoofVideo Game (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Glynnis CarsonEpisode: No Humans Involved
Century CityErin Pace Episode: Without a Tracer
2004–2006Arrested Development Ann Veal 12 episodes
2005Going ShoppingCoco
The Happy Elf Molly Straight-to-video (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II Yuffie Kisaragi Video Game (voice)
2005–2007American Dragon: Jake LongRose/Huntsgirl19 episodes (voice)
2005–2008Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara59 episodes (voice)
2006The BondageAngelica
Cartoon Network Racing Little SuzyVideo Game (voice)
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Yuffie Kisaragi Video Game (voice)
Thief Tammi Deveraux6 episodes
Love's Abiding Joy Colette Doros
Avatar: The Last Airbender KataraVideo Game (voice)
Desperate Housewives SarahEpisode: Nice She Ain't
Phil of the Future Crying GirlEpisode: Stuck in the Meddle with You
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Emily BishopTV Movie
2007Grey's Anatomy Heather Douglas2 episodes
Lost in the Dark Amy Tolliver TV Movie
Bionic Woman Becca SommersEpisode: Unaired Pilot
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night CynderVideo Game (voice)
Boogeyman 2 AlisonStraight-to-video
Ghost WhispererRachel FordhamEpisode: Don't Try This at Home
ERHeatherEpisode: The Test
JusticeJenny MarshallEpisode: False Confession
2008Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cassidy Cornell/Helen Braidwell Episode: Streetwise
Tinker BellTinker BellStraight-to-video (voice)
Nights in Rodanthe Amanda Willis
Good Behavior Roxy WestTV Movie
2008–2009In Treatment Rosie Weston4 episodes
2008–PresentFamily Guy various characters7 episodes (voice)
2009Spring Breakdown Lydia
AcceptanceTaylor Rockefeller TV Movie
Criminal Minds Julie Episode: Cradle to Grave
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Tinker Bell(voice)
2009–PresentThe Cleveland Show Softball Captain2 episode (voice)
2010Parenthood Amber Holt26 episodes
Barry Munday Candicepost-production
FiredogSarapost-production (voice)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Roxy Richter
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation Lisa Miller(voice)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Barbara GordonBatgirl (voice)
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Tinker Bell(voice)
Jesse Stone: No Remorse Emily BishopTV Movie
2011Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods Tinker Bell In Production (voice)
The Factory Abby Fletcher Completed

Music

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

Whitmans has also sang guest vocals on a number of tracks from indie-punk band Fake Problems newest album Real Ghosts Caught on Tape.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mae Whitman". TV Guide. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  2. Ausiello, Michael (2007-06-27). "Exclusive! A Bionic Recast!". TV Guide. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  3. "Exclusive: A Bionic Recast!". Ausiello Report. TVGuide.com. 
  4. "Tinker Bell voices speaking clock". BBC News. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 

External links

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