When Whitman was three and a half years old, she inadvertently wandered into her mother's commercial audition - and booked the job. A year later, she was cast in her first feature film, When a Man Loves a Woman, starring Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia, followed by the comedy Bye Bye Love, with Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser, and Amy Brenneman.
Next came the record-breaking feature Independence Day, where she appeared as the President's daughter. One Fine Day was Whitman's fourth feature film, in which she played George Clooney's daughter. Robert Altman and Kenneth Branagh introduced her to improvisation in The Gingerbread Man, and in Hope Floats, she worked alongside Sandra Bullock, Gena Rowlands and Harry Connick Jr. Next came a trio of independents: the award-winning American Rhapsody with Scarlett Johansson; Henry Jaglom's Going Shopping; and the festival hit Bondage with lleana Douglas and Michael Angarano.
Whitman continued to show her versatility with the suspense horror picture Boogeyman 2, and let her comedic chops shine as Ann Veal on the Emmy Award-winning Arrested Development.
Whitman traveled to New Orleans to shoot the six-part miniseries Thief with Andre Braugher. She has guest-starred on Grey's Anatomy, Justice, Desperate Housewives, Cold Case, Presidio Med, Century City, Judging Amy, Friends, Providence, Early Edition, and PBS' acclaimed televised radio play, Merry Christmas, George Bailey. Her TV series credits include the title role in State of Grace, and recurring roles in Chicago Hope, JAG, and In Treatment.
Whitman's television movies include Death in Paradise, The Judds, Degree of Guilt, Invisible Child, After Jimmy, and two for Hallmark, A Season for Miracles, and Love's Abiding Joy.
Whitman's love for cartoons continues as she voices the character of Katara in Nickelodeon's wildly successful anime-style series Avatar. For Disney, she plays both Rose and her alter ego Huntsgirl on American Dragon, and co-stars with Haley Joel Osment as the voice of Shanti in Jungle Book 2.
Whitman currently resides in Los Angeles.
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Mae Whitman Facts
|Birth Name||Mae Margaret Whitman|
|Birthday||June 9, 1988 (30)|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5' 5" (1m65) How tall is Mae Whitman compared to you?|