Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American actress, born in California to voice artist Pat Musick. Whitman started her career as a toddler — she was discovered after interrupting Musick while the latter was auditioning for a role. She played the daughter of Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman, the President's daughter in Independence Day, George Clooney's daughter in One Fine Day, and Sandra Bullock's daughter in Hope Floats. She also had recurring parts in Chicago Hope and JAG.
Illustrating the tendency of child stars to make the jump to voice acting later in their careers, Mae has done several well-known character voices, beginning with Lil' Suzy in Johnny Bravo.
She replaced Christy Carlson Romano as the voice of Final Fantasy VII's Yuffie. She is also the voice of Agent Xero in The Modifyers, Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rose in American Dragon: Jake Long, Batgirl in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Girl on Young Justice, April O' Neill in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) and is the first actress to give a voice to Disney's iconic pixie Tinkerbell.
She also had a Recurring Character role as "Ann Veal", The Nondescript girlfriend of George Michael, in Arrested Development.note She also plays Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World where most of her screen time, oddly enough, is spent trying to kill Michael Cera.
- Celebrity Voice Actor: Subverted. While Mae has done quite a bit of live action acting, she has practically made a second career as a voice actor.
- Contractual Purity: Lampshaded and mocked when on Talkin Toons With Rob Paulsen she answers Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering? as Tinkerbelle, "Drink camomille tea and sit on our asses?" then breaks character and jokes that Disney's probably fire her and find a new Tinkerbelle for that.
- Older Than They Look: She may look like a teenager, but do not be fooled.
- Relationship Voice Actor: She's worked on a lot of the same stuff as Dante Basco and Crawford Wilson.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Confirmed for Talkin Toons With Rob Paulsen.
- Star-Making Role: Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
- Teens Are Short: 5'1" Whitman was cast as the lead of the 2015 high school comedy film The DUFF...at the age of 26.