Mae Whitman

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Mae Whitman

Born

6/9/1988, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Mae Margaret Whitman

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Mae Margaret Whitman
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Biography

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Mae Whitman was born in Los Angeles, California. She has been acting since the age of three, when she first starred in a commercial for Tyson's Chicken. Since then, she has appeared in several movies and television shows, including summer blockbuster 'Independence Day' and hospital drama 'Chicago Hope'.…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Mae Whitman is currently dating musician/actor Landon Pigg.

    • Mae Whitman set up an official Twitter account in February of 2011.

    • Mae Whitman provided backup vocals for the band Fake Problems. She can be heard on the song 'Soulless', which is on their Real Ghosts Caught on Tape CD.

    • Mae Whitman was originally cast as Becca Sommers in the unaired pilot for the 2007 TV series Bionic Woman. However, when NBC picked up the show changes were made to the character. The pilot was then reshot and Mae was replaced by actress Lucy Kate Hale.

    • Mae Whitman owns a Xbox 360 and enjoys playing The Beatles: Rock Band. She was also a fan of Dance Dance Revolution.

    • Mae Whitman attended San Diego's Comic-Con for the first time in July of 2010 to promoted the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World along with director Edgar Wright and the rest of the cast.

    • In 2010 Mae Whitman joined the Give A Damn Campaign and did a public service announcement for the fight against suicide amongst gay lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.

    • Mae has been a vegetarian for many years and became a vegan in late 2009.

    • Film Credits

      Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods (voice only) as Tinker Bell (2011)
      The Factory as Abby Fletcher (2011)
      Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as Roxy Richter (2010)
      Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (voice only) as Tinker Bell (2010)
      Barry Munday as Candice (2010)
      Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (voice only) as Tinker Bell (2009)
      Spring Breakdown as Lydia (2009)
      Nights in Rodanthe as Amanda Willis (2008)
      Tinker Bell (voice only) as Tinker Bell (2008)
      Boogeyman 2 as Alsion (2007)
      Love's Abiding Joy as Colette Doros (2006)
      The Bondage as Angelica (2006)
      The Happy Elf (voice only) as Molly (2005)
      Going Shopping as Coco (2005)
      Teacher's Pet (voice only) as Leslie (2004)
      The Jungle Book 2 (voice only) as Shanti (2003)
      The Wild Thornberrys Movie (voice only) as Schoolgirl (2002)
      Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (voice only) as Girl (1999)
      Hope Floats as Bernice Pruitt (1998)
      The Gingerbread Man as Libby Magruder (1998)
      One Fine Day as Maggie Taylor (1996)
      Independence Day as Patricia Whitmore (1996)
      Bye Bye Love as Michele (1995)
      When a Man Loves a Woman as Casey Green (1994)

      Other Television Movie Appearances

      Jesse Stone: No Remorse as Emily Bishop (2010)
      Acceptance as Taylor Rockefeller (2009)
      Good Behavior as Roxy West (2008)
      Lost in the Dark as Amy Tolliver (2007)
      Invisible Child as Rebecca 'Doc' Beeman (1999)
      Jingle Bells (voice only) as Beth (1999)
      Merry Christmas, George Bailey as Zuzu Bailey (1997)
      After Jimmy as Rosie Stapp (1996)
      Degree of Guilt as Elena Argos (1995)
      Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge as Young Ashley Judd (1995)

      Other Television Credits

      Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation (voice only) as Lisa Miller (2010)

      Video Game Voiceover Work

      Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno as Katara (2008)
      Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth as Katara (2007)
      The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night as Cynder (2007)
      Avatar: The Last Airbender as Katara (2006)
      Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII as Yuffie Kisaragi (2006)
      Cartoon Network Racing as Little Suzy (2006)
      Kingdom Hearts II as Yuffie Kisaragi (2005)
      EverQuest II as Lilly Ironforge/Thana Rumblehoof (2004)

    • Mae Whitman is 5'1" tall and has brown hair and brown eyes.

    • Mae Whitman is an only child.

    • Mae has played as Bill Pullman's daughter twice. The first time was in the movie Independence Day as Patricia Whitmore, the President's daughter, and the other was in Merry Christmas, George Bailey as Zuzu Bailey, Goerge Bailey's daughter.

    • Mae provided the voice of the British Telecom speaking clock for 3 months in October of 2008 as the voice of Tinker Bell as part of a promotional tie in for the film.

    • Mae is good friends with actress Alia Shawkat.

    • Mae's parents are Pat Musick and Jeffrey Whitman. Her father's a voice artist and her mother's a personal manager and set construction coordinator.

    • Mae has lived in Los Angeles all her life.

    • Mae has recorded "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and "You Make Christmas Feel So Good" for the movie School's Out! Christmas.

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

    • Mae shot two cable pilots, Thief and Big Love. Both shows were picked up by their networks (FX and HBO, respectively). Unfortunately, Mae was recast for her recurring part on Big Love.

    • Mae attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school, in Los Angeles, Californa.

    • Mae Whitman's award wins & nominations:

      Young Artist Awards

      * 2002 Best Ensemble in a Feature Film for An American Rhapsody (Win)
      * 2002 Best Performance in a Feature Film in the Supporting Young Actress category for An American Rhapsody (Nomination)
      * 2002 Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series in the Leading Young Actress category for State of Grace (Nomination)
      * 1991 Best Performance in a Feature Film in the Young Actress Age Ten or Under category
      for Hope Floats (Win)
      * 1997 Best Performance in a Feature Film in the Actress Age Ten or Under category
      for One Fine Day (Win)

      Young Star Awards

      * 1999 Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series for Chicago Hope (Nomination)
      * 1999 Best Performance in a Voice Over Talent
      for Johnny Bravo (Nomination)
      * 1998 Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film for Hope Floats (Nomination)
      * 1997 Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film for One Fine Day (Nomination)

      Other Awards

      * 2001 Gold Apple Award for Youth Female Discovery of the Year (Win)

    • Mae used her natural voice when voicing her Avatar: The Last Airbender character Katara. Mae also says the voice she does for Tinkerbell is just a friendlier version of her own voice.

    • Mae Whitman and Dante Basco both have roles on Avatar: The Last Airbender and American Dragon: Jake Long. In Avatar, Mae is on the good side while Dante is on the bad side. In American Dragon, Dante is on the good side and Mae is kind of on the bad side.

    • Mae voiced the character Tara in the animated film feature Firedog.

    • Trivia about Mae when she was younger

      * In the third grade, her favorite foods were salad and Fifth Avenue candy bars.
      * Her favorite subject in school was spelling.
      * She liked to rollerblade for fun.
      * Her favorite sports were basketball and volleyball.
      * Her favorite animal was a cat.
      * She enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies, keychains, and playing with her dog.
      * Mae has three cats named A.C., Millie and Kramer, a dog named Leonore, a horse named Grunt, and a water turtle named Leslie (a gift from Jay Leno). She wanted the turtle because her school had Pet Day, and would not allow specific pets, such as cats and dogs. The turtle was a surprise.

  • Quotes

    • Mae: (On her experience working on the film Scott Pilgrim vs the World) I loved Edgar Wright's movies so much, before I knew him, and Michael Cera is one of my best friends, so I was excited to work with him and I was just excited to be a part of it. But, I had no idea that it would be a big thing. Going to Comic-Con, where it's the exact target audience, it was probably misleading because everybody loves comic books there, but it was pretty wild. Comic-Con was amazing. The film was really well received, and I'm really proud of it. I think Edgar, and everybody who worked on it, did an amazing job.

    • Mae: (talking about Alex Linz) Well, if he drank caffeinne, he would be able to walk up walls. We had fun and teased each other. I had no idea what a paramecium was, and he told me.

    • Mae: (talking about why she took on her movie One Fine Day) When I did the screen test, I got ice cream. I think it was a sundae.

    • Mae: (talking about beating her mom out for the Tyson's Chicken commercial) No. She was surprised though. Now she does voice-overs for cartoons. We just did a Superman cartoon together. I was young Lois Lane in a flashback when her pet monkey gets shot into space. In my favorite part, I said, "Why can't Lucy go into space?" Lucy was my little sister in the cartoon, and I wanted to send her into space instead of my monkey.

    • Mae: (talking about the aliens from her film Independence Day) Aliens were big and ugly- I thought they were cool!

    • Mae Whitman: Yes! Boys are all weird. Every one of them is weird. Yuck!

    • Mae Whitman: (talking about kittens in her movie One Fine Day) I am a kitten lover! And one of the reasons I liked doing One Fine Day was because they had lots of kittens. I got to carry little, tiny baby kittens all over New York.

    • Mae Whitman: (talking about George Clooney) He's a very good kidder and pulls pranks. Like in One Fine Day, they had this fake kitten that cost $7,000. Sometimes George would say, "Toss me that kitten," while people were watching. I would throw it too short, and it would land on the ground. People would be horrified because it looked real. It was really funny.

    • Mae: People should recognize who you are and how you can act rather then how famous you are.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I Love Her Acting!!!

    10
    What can i say? Katara, Katara, Katara. This woman made my second favorite character in Avatar: The Last Airbender (my favorite cartoon) enjoyable to watch. As Imafreek said two posts ago, " I see Mae as an actress who knows how to emote, get into character, and go from innocent to serious no



    It seems like whatever show she seems to star in, turns out to be something to watch again. I hope she continues to have success in her career. I hope she makes an appearance in Legend of Korra. One of my favorite voice actors ever!!!



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  • Great Acting over the past four years!

    10
    I love your voice as Katara!
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