Mae Whitman

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Mae Whitman Biography

Mae Whitman has just wrapped filming on the highly anticipated "Scott Pilgrim versus the World," the film adaptation of the underground graphic novel sensation. Whitman stars opposite John Cusack in the thriller "The Factory," scheduled for release this fall, and will be seen in the Warner Bros. comedy "Spring Breakdown," with Amy Poehler, Parker Posey and Amber Tamblyn. Most recently she played Diane Lane's daughter in "Nights in Rodanthe."

When Whitman was three-and-a-half, 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 "Independence Day," appearing as the President's daughter. "One Fine Day" was Whitman's fourth feature film (she played George Clooney's daughter). Robert Altman and Kenneth Branagh introduced her to improvisation with "The Gingerbread Man." 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-winning "Arrested Development."

Mae Whitman traveled to New Orleans to shoot the six-part miniseries "Thief" with Andre Braugher for FX. 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's acclaimed televised radio play, "Merry Christmas, George Bailey." Other TV series credits include the title role in "State of Grace," and recurring roles in "Chicago Hope," "JAG" and "In Treatment."

Mae Whitman's made-for-television movie appearances 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."

Mae 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-starred with Haley-Joel Osment as the voice of Shanti in "Jungle Book 2."

Whitman currently resides in Los Angeles.

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The Latest Mae Whitman News

Mae Whitman To Star In The Duff?

10th April 2014

Mae Whitman is in talks for 'The DUFF'. The 25-year-old actress is negotiating a role in the high school flick...

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Mae Whitman Footage Film / Movie Reviews

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012, Review by Rich Cline

Spikier than the average coming-of-age movie, this astute comedy-drama is packed with memorable characters and...

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010, Review by Rich Cline

So uber-hip that young audiences will adore it, this hyperactive film can't decide whether it's...

Nights in Rodanthe 2008, Review by Sean O'Connell

With the Gulf Coast narrowly dodging Gustav and the Houston area recuperating from Ike, now...

An American Rhapsody 2001, Review by Pete Croatto

An American Rhapsody offers us an example of teen acting gone marvelously right. As...

An American Rhapsody 2001, Review by

Film doesn't get any more passionately personal than writer-director Eva Gardos' semi-autobiographical "An American Rhapsody,"...

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