Although Mae Whitman was born on June 9, 1988, she can look back on a film career of over 20 years. The beautiful actress began her career as a child actress, and while most child actors usually fall by the wayside as they get older, Mae Whitman has grown into a successful career as an actress. The American actress has participated in remarkable projects such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Mae Whitman’s acting career has seen Mae Whitman in several films and television shows without the dramatic slip-up that is common among child stars. This may be an advantage as she is descended from a parent who is active in the entertainment industry.
If you want to learn more about Mae Whitman’s life, her professional career, and her fortune, read on.
Mae Whitman Biography
Although she is a film actress, she began her career as a dubbing artist. Her first work was a voice-over commercial for Tyson Chicken. Mae Whitman, who was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Jeffrey Whitman and Pat Musick, had her first appearance as an actress when she was two years old. Still unable to read at the time, her acting coach helped her to learn her lines by heart.
She made her film debut in 1994 at the age of six in When a Man Loves a Woman. She was chosen from 700 other potential candidates for the role of Meg Ryan’s youngest daughter in the film. In her first 10 years as an actress, she starred in several other high-profile films including Independence Day and One Fine Day. In a career that would be heavily influenced by television appearances, she began by appearing in three episodes of the cult classic Friends.
Despite her early years filled with consistent acting, Mae still found time to have a childhood like everyone else, especially in education. She graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in Wisconsin and attended the Ribet Academy in Los Angeles, California.
Just like her mother, Mae Whitman’s voice is admired in the voiceover industry. She lent her voice to the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, in which she performed the voice of the Water Tribe’s Katara. She also sang the voice of Tinker Bell in the Disney film series about the fairy tale. Her voice has also brought several characters to life in several video games, including EverQuest II, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and most recently Prey.
Due to her petite height and voice, Mae Whitman had a tendency to be typecast as a teenager, and she played this role well into her late 20s.
As an actress, her filmography is heavily loaded with television appearances, with roles on shows such as Arrested Development, Thief, Parenthood, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, and Family Guy as a dubbing artist. She currently sings Batgirl for the DC Superhero Girls.
Mae Whitman’s body was a butt of many fat jokes in Arrested Development and she also starred in The DUFF, a film about a “designated ugly fat friend”. However, the actress does not have a weight problem, even though she does not fit into the slim physique that is common in Hollywood. She currently has a listed weight of 58 kg with a height of 1.5 feet 1 inch, which means she does not need to lose weight.
The DUFF star has a relationship history that includes Peter Krause, Landon Pigg, and Dov Tiefenbach. Despite a strong claim to fame due to her work on several popular projects, Mae has been able to keep her relationships fairly low-key because of her current status as a single.
Mae Whitman – Movies and TV Shows
Mae Whitman’s filmography does not reflect her age. With an extensive list of film and television roles rivaled by veterans in the industry, Mae’s career has been a busy one.
She has starred in over 44 films, including such notable ones as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The DUFF – her first leading role – The Jungle Book 2, Independence Day, and Hope Floats. Her television roles tell a similar story, with over 200 episode appearances spread over 73 shows. As a voice actress, she has also worked out roles in more than 11 video games and an audiobook role for The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones.
During her long career, she has been nominated for several awards, a number of which she won, including Best Performance in a Feature Film: Actress at the age of ten or younger for a beautiful day.