MAE WHITMAN (Mary Elizabeth)
MAE WHITMAN (Mary Elizabeth) has steadily risen to become one of Hollywood’s most respected young actresses with a versatility that has her starring across film and television, in both comedic and dramatic roles. Whitman currently stars in the critically acclaimed NBC series “Parenthood,” opposite Peter Krause and Lauren Graham. She plays the role of Amber Holt, a rebellious teen seeking to find herself. The show is executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
Other recent television credits include a recurring role on HBO’s “In Treatment,” opposite Gabriel Byrne, and a guest appearance on Showtime’s “Weeds,” with Mary‐Louise Parker.
On the big screen, Whitman co‐starred in Edgar Wright’s action‐comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman and Chris Evans. In the film, she plays Roxy Richter, a half‐ ninja artist and one of the “seven evil exes” that Scott Pilgrim (Cera) must defeat.
Acting from a very young age, Whitman booked her first commercial when she was not even four years old. A year later, she was cast in her first feature film, When a Man Loves a Woman, starring Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia. She went on to star in Independence Day, opposite Will Smith and Bill Pullman; One Fine Day, with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeifer; and Hope Floats, opposite Sandra Bullock, Gena Rowlands and Harry Connick, Jr.
Other film credits include Nights in Rodanthe, Boogeyman 2, Spring Breakdown, The Gingerbread Man, American Rhapsody, Going Shopping, Bondage and Bye Bye Love.
Whitman is well known to television audiences for playing Ann Veal on the Emmy® Award ‐ winning series “Arrested Development.” She also starred in FX Network’s Emmy® Award‐winning miniseries “Thief.” Other small‐screen credits include a series role on “State of Grace,” recurring roles on “Chicago Hope” and “JAG” as well as guest spots on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Justice,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Cold Case,” “Presidio Med,” “Century City,” “Judging Amy,” “Friends,” “Providence,” “Early Edition” and the acclaimed PBS televised radio play, “Merry Christmas, George Bailey.”
Whitman has also been seen in a number of made‐for‐television movies including “Death in Paradise,” “The Judds,” “Degree of Guilt,” “Invisible Child,” “After Jimmy,” “A Season for Miracles” and “Love’s Abiding Joy.”
Already a veteran voice actress, Whitman can be heard as the title character in Disney’s latest animated franchise, Tinker Bell. She is also the voice of “April” in Nickelodeon’s new animated series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Other voice credits include “Batman: The Brave and Bold,” “Family Guy,” “The Cleveland Show,” “Glenn Martin DDS,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “American Dragon,” “Jungle Book 2,” “Johnny Bravo,” “Teacher’s Pet,” “Fillmore,” “The Wild Thornberries,” “Duckman,” “Superman” and “Max Steele.” She also voiced the role of Yuffie in the bestselling video games “Kingdom Hearts II” and “Final Fantasy VII.”
Whitman is writing music with Landon Pigg and plans to release songs in the future.