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Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American television, movie, and voice actress, who provides the voice of Tinker Bell for the series of Tinker Bell films. Her voice work also includes the voice of Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender and American Dragon: Jake Long as Rose/Huntsgirl.
Mae Whitman was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator. She started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial, a role her mother had also auditioned for. During this time, Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school, in Los Angeles. She would later transfer to Whitefish Bay High School.
At the age of four, Whitman made her film debut, acting alongside Meg Ryan in 'When a Man Loves a Woman. She played Ryan's youngest daughter, Casey, in the movie.
In the movie Independence Day she played the President's daughter, she played George Clooney's daughter Maggie in One Fine Day and Sandra Bullock's daughter Bernice in Hope Floats.
She guest starred in the episode "The One Where Rachel Quits" of the sitcom Friends in 1996.
Whitman was the voice of Navajo Wynonna "Winnie" Whitefeather for Focus on the Family's The Last Chance Detectives audio cases (2004).
Whitman appeared in the 2006 series Thief for FX Networks, playing the stepdaughter of Nick Atwater (Andre Braugher). She was also featured in several video games, playing the role of Yuffie Kisaragi in the Square-Enix/Disney video game Kingdom Hearts II as well as an appearance in the third-person shooter computer role-playing game Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.
Whitman made several high profile guest appearances in 2006 and 2007, including a stint on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as Heather. She also appeared on Desperate Housewives as an unscrupulous friend of Julie's.
Whitman was initially cast in the 2007 series remake of The Bionic Woman, playing the younger sister of the title character, but was replaced by Lucy Hale. Whitman appeared in an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in the Season 9 episode "Streetwise" as an on-the-street-mother who adopts street children, forming a homeless family.
Whitman was the voiceover for Katara of the Water Tribe in the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and previously Rose in American Dragon: Jake Long. She has appeared the HBO series '[In Treatment]' as Rosie.
Whitman has been reported as playing Roxy Richter in Edgar Wright's adaptation of the Bryan Lee O'Malley indie comic series Scott Pilgrim.