Mae Whitman at the premiere of The Pirate Fairy in 2014
|Born||Mae Margaret Whitman
June 9, 1988
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress, singer|
Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She is known for her roles as Ann Veal in the TV series Arrested Development (2004–2006) and Amber Holt on the TV series Parenthood (2010–15), for co-starring in the films Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and for starring in the comedy The Duff (2015). Her first major studio role was as the President's daughter in the 1996 film Independence Day.
She also voiced Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Little Suzy in Johnny Bravo, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, April O'Neil in the 2012 generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies, and Yuffie Kisaragi in the video game Kingdom Hearts.
Whitman was born in Los Angeles, California, the only child of mother Pat Musick, a voice artist, and father Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator. She was educated in a private school in Los Angeles.
1991–2003: Early acting work
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 character's youngest daughter, Casey. She beat 700 other girls who were interested in the part. In 1996, Whitman appeared in two films: Independence Day as the President's daughter; and One Fine Day playing George Clooney's character's daughter Maggie. The same year, Whitman guest starred in the episode "The One Where Rachel Quits" of the sitcom Friends. In 1998, she was Sandra Bullock's character's daughter Bernice in Hope Floats.
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 in which she portrayed Grace from a Catholic background who befriends Hannah, a Jewish girl (Alia Shawkat). Whitman was the voice of Navajo Wynonna "Winnie" Whitefeather for Focus on the Family's The Last Chance Detectives audio cases (2004).
2004–2008: Arrested Development and other television roles
From 2004 to 2006, Whitman had a recurring role on Arrested Development, reuniting with Shawkat. 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, lending her voice to the character 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. She also appeared on Desperate Housewives as an unscrupulous friend of Julie. Mae also had a recurring role on "Chicago Hope," (1994-2000), playing the daughter of "Dr. Kate Austin," (played by Christine Lahti), in the series' later years.
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 gave voice to 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 plays Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night. Whitman voiced the character Tinker Bell in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Disney Tinker Bell films. As part of a deal to promote the production of the first Tinker Bell film, the UK's speaking clock started to use her voice at 0100GMT on October 26, 2008.
2009–present: Parenthood and continued film roles
In 2009, Whitman landed a regular role in NBC's version of the Ron Howard classic Parenthood, which premiered in 2010. 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 appeared on Family Guy in 2010.
She had a large role in the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opposite Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. In 2013, she reprised her role as Ann Veal in Arrested Development 's fourth season six years after the series was cancelled. She appeared alongside Darren Criss in three episodes of the third season of Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy, playing his girlfriend. In 2015, Whitman played the lead role in the comedy The Duff. She started filming Operator alongside Martin Starr in June of that year.
Whitman has recorded "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" and "You Make Christmas Feel So Good" for School's Out! Christmas, and has sung guest vocals on a number of tracks from indie-punk band Fake Problems' newest album Real Ghosts Caught on Tape. Whitman has also been featured on her show Parenthood in the song "Gardenia" on the season 2 episode "The Booth Job" along with Landon Pigg.
Whitman appears in the music video for "I Was a Fool" by Tegan and Sara. She performed a small speaking part in the rapper DVS' record "Charlie Chaplin" where she plays the part of what DVS sees as the stereotypical hipster expressing distaste with music and television to appear special.
|1994||When a Man Loves a Woman||Casey Green|
|1995||Degree of Guilt||Elena Argos||Television film|
|1995||Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge||Young Ashley Judd||Television film|
|1995||Bye Bye Love||Michele|
|1996||Independence Day||Patricia Whitmore|
|1996||After Jimmy||Rosie||Television film|
|1996||One Fine Day||Maggie Taylor|
|1997||Merry Christmas, George Bailey||Zuzu Bailey||Television film|
|1998||Gingerbread Man, TheThe Gingerbread Man||Libby Magruder|
|1998||Hope Floats||Bernice Pruitt|
|1999||A Season for Miracles||Alanna 'Lani' Thompson||Television film|
|1999||Jingle Bells||Beth (voice)||Television film|
|1999||Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Girl (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Invisible Child||Rebecca 'Doc' Beeman||Television film|
|2001||American Rhapsody, AnAn American Rhapsody||Maria (age 10)|
|2002||Wild Thornberrys Movie, TheThe Wild Thornberrys Movie||Schoolgirl (voice)|
|2003||Jungle Book 2, TheThe Jungle Book 2||Shanti (voice)|
|2004||Teacher's Pet||Leslie (voice)|
|2005||Happy Elf, TheThe Happy Elf||Molly (voice)||Television film|
|2006||Bondage, TheThe Bondage||Angelica|
|2006||Love's Abiding Joy||Colette Doros|
|2006||Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise||Emily Bishop||Television film|
|2007||Lost in the Dark||Amy Tolliver||Television film|
|2008||Tinker Bell||Tinker Bell (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Nights in Rodanthe||Amanda Willis|
|2009||Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||Tinker Bell (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Acceptance||Taylor Rockefeller||Television film|
|2010||Jesse Stone: No Remorse||Emily Bishop||Television film|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Roxy Richter|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation||Lisa Miller (voice)||Short film|
|2010||Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue||Tinker Bell (voice)|
|2011||Factory, TheThe Factory||Abby Fletcher|
|2012||Perks of Being a Wallflower, TheThe Perks of Being a Wallflower||Mary Elizabeth|
|2012||Secret of the Wings||Tinker Bell (voice)|
|2014||The Wind Rises||Kayo / Kinu (voices)||English dub|
|2014||The Pirate Fairy||Tinker Bell (voice)|
|2014||Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast||Tinker Bell (voice)|
|2015||The Duff||Bianca Piper|
|1996||Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man||Baby Rose (voice)||Episode: "Sperms of Endearment"|
|1996||Early Edition||Amanda Bailey||Episode: "The Choice"|
|1996||Friends||Sarah Tuttle||Episode: "The One Where Rachel Quits"|
|1996||Cartoon Cartoon Show, TheThe Cartoon Cartoon Show||Little Suzy (voice)||Episode: "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women"|
|1996–1999||Chicago Hope||Sara Wilmette||17 episodes|
|1997||Superman: The Animated Series||Young Lois Lane (voice)||Episode: "Monkey Fun"|
|1997–2004||Johnny Bravo||Little Suzy (voice)||52 episodes|
|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"|
|2000–2002||Teacher's Pet||Leslie Dunkling (voice)|
|2000||Godzilla: The Series||Meg (voice)||Episode: "Shafted"|
|2000||Wild Thornberrys, TheThe Wild Thornberrys||Antoinette (voice)||Episode: "Luck Be an Aye-Aye"|
|2001||Max Steel||Jo (voice)||Episode: "The Return"|
|2001||Jackie Chan Adventures||Additional voices||Episode: "Scouts Honor"|
|2001–2002||State of Grace||Emma Grace McKee||40 episodes|
|2002||Presidio Med||Tory Redding||Episode: "Do No Harm"|
|2002||Zeta Project, TheThe Zeta Project||Amy (voice)||Episode: "The River Rising"|
|2002–2004||Fillmore!||Various voices||7 episodes|
|2004||Cold Case||Eve Kendall||Episode: "Lover's Lane"|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Glynnis Carson||Episode: "No Humans Involved"|
|2004||Century City||Erin Pace||Episode: "Without a Tracer"|
|2004–2006, 2013||Arrested Development||Ann Veal||16 episodes|
|2005–2007||American Dragon: Jake Long||Rose/Huntsgirl (voice)||19 episodes|
|2005–2008||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Katara (voice)||59 episodes|
|2006||Thief||Tammi Deveraux||6 episodes|
|2006||Desperate Housewives||Sarah||Episode: "Nice She Ain't"|
|2006||Phil of the Future||Crying Girl||Episode: "Stuck in the Meddle with You"|
|2007||Justice||Jenny Marshall||Episode: "False Confession"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Heather Douglas||2 episodes|
|2007||The Modifyers||Agent Xero / Lacey Shadows (voices)||Pilot|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Becca Sommers||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|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||Good Behavior||Roxy West||Pilot|
|2008–2010||In Treatment||Rosie Weston||5 episodes|
|2008–2015||Family Guy||Various voices||12 episodes|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Julie||Episode: "Cradle to Grave"|
|2009||Glenn Martin, DDS||Amish Girl / Trailer Park Teen (voices)||2 episodes|
|2009–2010||Cleveland Show, TheThe Cleveland Show||Additional voices||2 episodes|
|2010–2015||Parenthood||Amber Holt||98 Episodes|
|2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Batgirl (voice)||2 episodes|
|2011||Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games||Tinker Bell (voice)||Television special|
|2012||Robot Chicken||Various voices||Episode: "Casablankman 2"|
|2012–2013||Young Justice||Cassie Sandsmark/Wonder Girl / Stephanie Brown (voices)||6 episodes|
|2012||Weeds||Tula||Episode: "See Blue and Smell Cheese and Die"|
|2012–present||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||April O'Neil (voice)||54 episodes|
|2012||Dragons: Riders of Berk||Heather (voice)||2 episodes|
|2013–2014||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Tinker Bell (voice)||2 episodes|
|2013||Web Therapy||Blair Yellin||3 episodes|
|2013–2014||American Dad!||Glitter / Zoey (voices)||3 episodes|
|2013||Masters of Sex||College student||Episode: "Standard Deviation"|
|2014||Suburgatory||Caris||Episode: "Blame it on the Rainstick"|
|2014||AJ's Infinite Summer||Morgan / Receptionist (voices)||Pilot|
|2004||EverQuest II||Lilly Ironforge / Thana Rumblehoof (voices)|
|2005||Kingdom Hearts II||Yuffie Kisaragi (voice)|
|2006||Cartoon Network Racing||Little Suzy (voice)|
|2006||Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII||Yuffie Kisaragi (voice)|
|2006||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Katara (voice)|
|2007||Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, TheThe Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night||Cynder (voice)|
|2007||The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth, Avatar:Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth||Katara (voice)|
|2008||The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno, Avatar:Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno||Katara (voice)|
|2011||MLB, NicktoonsNicktoons MLB||Katara (voice)|
|2013||Young Justice: Legacy||Dr. Helena Sandsmark / Cassie Sandsmark/Wonder Girl (voices)|
|2013||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||April O' Neil|
|2014||Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes||Tinker Bell (voice)|
Awards and nominations
- "Mae Whitman". TV Guide. Retrieved September 23, 2009.
- Jewel, Dan (June 15, 1998). "Child's Play". People. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- "Mae Whitman - Biography - Movies & TV". The New York Times. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- "Mae Whitman's biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- Painter Young, Jamie (June 15, 2011). "Mae Whitman Bares Her Old Soul". Backstage. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- "Full cast and crew for When a Man Loves a Woman". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Full cast and crew for Independence Day". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Full cast and crew for One Fine Day". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Full cast and crew for "The One Where Rachel Quits"". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Full cast and crew for Hope Floats". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- Johnson, Alan (June 25, 2001). "Excellent `State of Grace' creates varied place for itself". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- DiNardo, Kelly (19 August 2001). "A heartfelt summer hit". USA Today. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (April 25, 2006). "Thief's Daughter Steals the Show". TV Guide. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- Ausiello, Michael (June 27, 2007). "Exclusive! A Bionic Recast!". TV Guide. Archived from the original on March 15, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2007.
- Bobbin, Jay. "'Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- "Tinker Bell voices speaking clock". BBC News. October 24, 2008. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
- "Peter Krause, Maura Tierney wedded to NBC's 'Parenthood'". HitFix. March 24, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
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- Marshall, Rick (February 26, 2009). "Mae Whitman As Roxy Richter In 'Scott Pilgrim' Movie -- An 'Arrested Development' Reunion!". MTV. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- Kit, Borys (January 20, 2009). "Casting of big-screen "Pilgrim" progresses". Reuters. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- Sneider, Jeff (April 5, 2011). "Mae Whitman joining ‘Wallflower’". Variety. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- "'Arrested Development': Ann Is Back, Mae Whitman Tweets From Set (PHOTO)". The Huffington Post. November 30, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- Wentz, Brook (May 29, 2013). "‘Glee’ star Darren Criss and ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ star Mae Whitman join ‘Web Therapy’". Hypable. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- Metz, Nina (June 28, 2015). "Martin Starr and Mae Whitman to film indie 'Operator' in Chicago". Hartford Courant. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
- Ruhlmann, William (August 29, 2002). "School's Out Christmas - Various Artists : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- Mae Whitman reference in CD release announcement
- "Listen To Landon Pigg's 'Gardenia'". Rcarecords.com. October 13, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- "Gardenia (Duet with Mae Whitman) - Single by Landon Pigg". iTunes Store (Apple, Inc.). November 5, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- "Tegan and Sara - I Was A Fool [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]". YouTube. April 24, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
- "Charlie Chaplin f. Mae Whitman, Produced by Jesstrumentals". bandcamp.com. DVSHipHop.
- "Young Justice Interview: Greg Weisman & Brandon Vietti Talk Saturday's Season Premiere". KSiteTV. April 26, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
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