Mae Whitman can currently be seen in the highly anticipated "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," the film adaptation of the underground graphic novel sensation. Whitman also stars opposite John Cusack in the thriller "The Factory," scheduled for release this fall, and can 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 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.