Mae Whitman
American actor
Mae Whitman
Mae Margaret Whitman is an American screen and voice actress. She is known for her role as Ann Veal in the TV series Arrested Development, her role as Amber on the TV series Parenthood, her role as Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and for her voice work as Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, and Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies.
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"Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life" Has That Graham Girl and That Is Enough For Me
Huffington Post - 2 months
TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life" (Netflix) For years I have avoided watching "Gilmore Girls". All through its original run I dismissed it as something I wouldn't enjoy and something I had no interest in whatsoever. But then along came "Parenthood" and I became fascinated by Lauren Graham. I found her to be an enchanting actress and a bright personality in real life. She was the main reason I watched every episode of that show during its too short run. So when I heard she was doing an "update" of "Gilmore Girls" my interest was piqued. Here was a chance to see Graham again. I hesitated for a few weeks but then I plunged into it and bingewatched all four ninety minute episodes of the revival of "Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life". It wasn't bad, and Graham was very, very good. For those of you who are in my boat and didn't know anything about these characters before this show, Graham plays Lorelai Gilmore, mother of Rory ...
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Taylor Swift Threw Lorde A Celeb-Filled Birthday Party Fit For Royals
Huffington Post - 3 months
Perennial Pinterest queen Taylor Swift whipped out her party planning skills on Monday to throw the cutest birthday bash for her OG squad member, Lorde.  Combining the cuteness factor of her annual 4th of July bash with some tips she probably picked up at Drake’s birthday party, Swift helped Lorde turn 20 with a homemade card, a giant chocolate cake with sparklers and (the best gift of all?) a few perfect Instagrams filled with celebrity friends. Aziz Ansari, Karlie Kloss, Tavi Gevinson, actress Mae Whitman and designer Rachel Antonoff were just a few of the stars who stopped by for the birthday bash:  a tough as guts balloon veteran A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Nov 7, 2016 at 11:37pm PST A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Nov 7, 2016 at 11:22pm PST A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Nov 7, 2016 at 11:28pm PST When you both wear cat shir ...
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11 Important Questions About That 'Gilmore Girls' Reboot
Huffington Post - over 1 year
BY MONICA REISE The Internet erupted in a shrill whirl of fangirling when rumors began circulating that Netflix was planning to reboot the much-beloved Gilmore Girls series. TVLine first reported that series creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino were in talks with the streaming giant to bring back Lorelei and Rory in a miniseries format: four 90-minute episodes, à la the Rockford Files movies of the '90s. While details are still vague -- an anonymous source is just saying that Netflix is in preliminary discussions with the lead cast -- the devout Gilmore Girls fandom rallied around the idea. And it's not out of the realm of possibility: Sherman-Palladino said at this summer's cast reunion oat the ATX Television Festival that while nothing was in the works at the time, "nobody here hates each other." DUDES. I can't confirm this. But I also can't deny this... https://t.co/KO8gA7j6Us -- Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) October 19, 2015 "It would have to be ...
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Lauren Graham & Mae Whitman Are Working Together Again
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Fans of NBC's "Parenthood" have had a major gap in their lives since the show ended in January: the glorious mother-daughter relationship between Lauren Graham's Sarah Braverman and Mae Whitman's Amber Holt. It seems the talented actresses have been missing that bond too, because they're now teaming up on a new project.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Graham is writing a film adaption of 2015 novel The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the creators of snarky fashion site Go Fug Yourself. It tells the story -- loosely inspired by Prince Williams' courtship of Kate Middleton -- of an American woman who falls in love with a prince in line for the British throne while studying at Oxford.  Mae Whitman, who's attached as a producer, is currently the leading candidate for the starring Kate Middleton-esque role. It's a nice step up from her last big movie role as the titular "Designated Ugly Fat Friend" in "The DUFF."  No word yet on whether Graham -- who proved he ...
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Lauren Graham & Mae Whitman Are Working Together Again
The Huffington Post - over 1 year
Fans of NBC's "Parenthood" have had a major gap in their lives since the show ended in January: the glorious mother-daughter relationship between Lauren Graham's Sarah Braverman and Mae Whitman's Amber Holt. It seems the talented actresses have been missing that bond too, because they're now teaming up on a new project.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Graham is writing a film adaption of 2015 novel The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the creators of snarky fashion site Go Fug Yourself. It tells the story -- loosely inspired by Prince Williams' courtship of Kate Middleton -- of an American woman who falls in love with a prince in line for the British throne while studying at Oxford.  More...
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Nominees for the Critics Choice Television Awards include “24: Live Another Day” and many more
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
Yesterday, the nominations for the 5th annual Critics Choice Television Awards were announced. The sister group to the Critics Choice Movie Awards, this is what could be looked at as a bit of an Emmy Awards precursor, if you will. I’m not exactly an expert when it comes to TV and this awards season (it’s mostly film or bust for me in that regard), but I watch a handful of shows and follow along with the race. Not enough to accurately do predictions, mind you, but I did think this nomination announcement was worthy of a mention. As such, today we have the list of Critics Choice nominees, which I’ll be revealing to you shortly. Among the titles that fared best this year with the nominations, we have Justified lead the way with five nominations. Following that, we have The Americans, The Good Wife, and Transparent with four apiece. Also doing quite well were 24: Live Another Day, Empire, The Leftovers, and Mom, just to name a few of the various titles that showed up here. It seems like t ...
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Mae Whitman not hot enough? 'Sexist' Hollywood under fire for recasting 'Independence Day' role in sequel
The Independent - almost 2 years
In recent interviews, Kristen Stewart described the film industry as “disgustingly sexist”, while Carey Mulligan called it “massively sexist”. Now a new row has broken out over Hollywood’s treatment of women, after Fox recast a female role in the forthcoming sequel to Independence Day, replacing original actress Mae Whitman, leading some to speculate it may be because she did not conform to Hollywood’s standards of attractiveness.
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'Parenthood' May Be Over, But Mae Whitman And Lauren Graham Are Best Friends Forever
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
When Mae Whitman dropped by HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss her new film "The DUFF," she confirmed what we've all known for a long time: "Parenthood" is the source of many, many tears. Whitman explained just how emotional the cast got during the final days on set of the NBC series, which came to a close in January. "The magic that we were making and the stories we were telling and the ways we were all helping each other grow was so beautiful, and I mean, every time one of us was wrapping -- I've never cried so much in my life. I had to sleep for like four days afterwards because my eyes were just, like, bleeding at the point of no return at that point. It's really painful," Whitman said. But the sadness is eased by the knowledge that she'll continue to hang out with the Braverman clan. "Lauren Graham is my best friend, and Dax [Shepard] is my family, and Miles [Heizer], who plays my brother, he's my roommate, he lives with me in real life," Whitman said. "We bonded in thi ...
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An Actual 'Friday Night Lights'/'Parenthood' Crossover Is Happening
Huffington Post - about 3 years
A few actors from "Friday Night Lights" have already visited the world of "Parenthood," but an actual crossover is finally happening. While "Parenthood" is on hiatus during the Winter Olympics, NBC announced a "Parenthood" web series to keep fans happy until the Braverman clan returns. TV Guide reports that the four-part web series, "Friday Night at the Luncheonette," will feature Mae Whitman's character, Amber, while she works at the Luncheonette recording studio. While working at the studio some familiar faces from Dillon will stop by, specifically Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons) and Billy Riggins (Derek Phillips). Landry? In a recording studio? Sounds like a Crucifictorious reunion to us! If you "Friday Night Lights" fans are excited, imagine what Whitman must be going through. Her eternal love for all things "FNL" has been thoroughly documented. See some examples below, and watch the digital series when it premieres Thursday, Feb. 13. EAST MEETS WEST. #ryanandamber #caffe ...
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13 Reasons Why Mae Whitman Is The Coolest Girl In Hollywood Right Now
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You may have seen her on "Parenthood," "Arrested Development," and in "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower." But you have yet to follow her on Twitter and Instagram, fall in love with her funky style and embrace her general awesomeness. Yep, we're talking about Mae Whitman, and she's the coolest girl around. Here's why: Her roommate is Miles Heizer, who also happens to be her "Parenthood" brother. Which happens to be the cutest thing ever. She gets featured in designer Rachel Antonoff's lookbooks ... ... And hangs out with her all the time, which is cool too. She was the little girl in "One Fine Day," meaning she's been a top-notch actress since age eight. Alia Shawkat was her co-star in "State Of Grace" and "Arrested Development," and the two have been close ever since. Her "Perks Of Being A Wallflower" character was more than a little obnoxious, proving she has great range. Selfies are her strong suit, especially when it comes to taking them with some of the hottest act ...
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Jason Ritter Talks 'Gilmore Girls,' 'Us & Them' And 'Parenthood'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
He's had his fair share of big and small screen roles, but Jason Ritter seems to have a bit of a pattern: dating "Gilmore Girls" cast members. "It's very weird," Ritter told The Huffington Post of having "Gilmore Girls" stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as love interests on two separate shows, "Parenthood" and "Us & Them" respectively. "And Scott Patterson [Luke on 'Gilmore'] played my father on another show, so I'm slowly making my way through every single 'Gilmore Girls' cast member." Ritter played Sarah's (Graham) ex-fiance on "Parenthood" last season. Although Sarah ultimately chose Hank (Ray Romano) over Ritter's character, Ritter says he stays in touch with the Braverman gang. "Because I started four years ago with them, Lauren, Mae [Whitman], Miles [Heizer] and I all sort of stayed in touch and became like a little family," he told HuffPost. Catch Ritter on "Us & Them," premiering on Fox in 2014.
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'Parenthood' Sneak Peek: 'Let's Be Mad Together' Sees Sarah Helping Out Her Hot Neighbor (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In this week's "Parenthood" (Thurs., Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC), Sarah (Lauren Graham) demonstrates her plumbing prowess when her hot neighbor, Carl (Josh Stamberg), needs help in his bathroom. But in typical Braverman fashion, her attempt doesn't go exactly as planned, as you can see in our exclusive sneak peek above. Elsewhere in the episode, titled "Let's Be Mad Together," Max’s (Max Burkholder) photography knows no bounds while Joel (Sam Jaeger) struggles for boundaries with Peet (Sonya Walger). Adam (Peter Krause) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) too must set boundaries with the band for the betterment of their new business. Meanwhile Julia (Erika Christensen) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) have something in common that does not make them happy. And Sarah talks toe-to-toe with Ryan (Matt Lauria) and Amber (Mae Whitman). Are you looking forward to Thursday's "Parenthood"? What's your favorite part of Season 5 so far?
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Lauren Graham Is Heading Back To The CW
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you thought Lauren Graham's reign on The CW ended with "Gilmore Girls," think again: The "Parenthood" star is adapting her book "Someday, Someday, Maybe" for the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Even better, Ellen Degeneres is on board for the one-hour drama. Graham is set to write the script, while Degeneres will co-executive produce with Jeff Kleeman. When "Someday, Someday, Maybe" came out on April 30, Graham told the Associated Press that the novel -- which is set in New York City in the mid-'90s and centers on Franny Banks, a young woman who has six months left in her three-year plan to make it as an actress -- would make a great TV show. "[It] would be a compelling TV show because it lends itself to that serialization," she said, adding jokingly that she wouldn't mind having her onscreen daughter on board. "Mae Whitman will star as Franny Banks ... after she's done playing my daughter on 'Parenthood.'" Whitman may be more on board than Graha ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mae Whitman
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 26
    In 2015, Whitman played the lead role in the comedy The Duff.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    In 2013, she reprised her role as Ann Veal in Arrested Development season four, six years after the series was canceled.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared alongside Darren Criss in three episodes of season three of Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy, playing his girlfriend.
  • 2012
    Age 23
    She had a large role in the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opposite Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    Whitman appeared on Family Guy in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 20
    In 2009, Whitman landed a regular role in NBC's version of the Ron Howard classic Parenthood, which premiered in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details She plays Amber Holt, "a rebellious and willful teen whose only interest at present is her wannabe rock star boyfriend". Whitman played evil ex Roxy Richter in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a film adaptation of the Bryan Lee O'Malley indie comic series Scott Pilgrim. The film starred her former Arrested Development co-star, Michael Cera, in the title role.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 19
    As part of a deal to promote the production of the first Tinker Bell film, the UK's speaking clock started to use her voice at 0100GMT on October 26, 2008.
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    Whitman voiced the character Tinker Bell in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Disney Tinker Bell films.
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  • 2007
    Age 18
    On June 27, 2007, TV Guide reported that Whitman was being replaced in the role of Jaime's sister, and Lucy Hale was cast as Whitman's replacement the following July.
    More Details Hide Details An NBC spokesperson confirmed this, stating, "The decision was purely creatively driven. It is very common to change storylines, characters, actors after the initial pilot is shot." The sister character's hearing was restored after this recasting at the request of an NBC executive. She also appeared in the season nine episode "Streetwise" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as an on-the-street-mother who adopts street children forming a homeless family. Whitman gave voice to Katara of the Water Tribe in the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and previously Rose in American Dragon: Jake Long. She has appeared in the HBO series In Treatment as Rosie. She plays Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night.
    Whitman was initially cast in the 2007 series remake of The Bionic Woman, playing the deaf younger sister of the title character.
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  • 2006
    Age 17
    Whitman made several high-profile guest appearances in 2006 and 2007.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared on Desperate Housewives in the episode "Nice She Ain't", as an unscrupulous friend of Julie. Mae also had a recurring role on Chicago Hope, (1994–2000), playing the daughter of "Dr. Kate Austin," (played by Christine Lahti), in the series' later years.
    Whitman appeared in the 2006 series Thief for FX Networks, playing the stepdaughter of Nick Atwater (Andre Braugher).
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  • 2004
    Age 15
    From 2004 to 2006, Whitman had a recurring role on Arrested Development, reuniting with Shawkat.
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  • 2001
    Age 12
    In 2001 and 2002, Whitman starred in the Fox Family series State of Grace in which she portrayed Grace from a Catholic background who befriends Hannah, a Jewish girl (Alia Shawkat).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 9
    During several guest appearances from 1998 until 2001, Whitman played the role of Chloe Madison on JAG.
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    In 1998, she was Sandra Bullock's daughter Bernice in Hope Floats.
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  • 1996
    Age 7
    According to co-writer and director Roland Emmerich, Whitman did not reprise her role as the President's daughter in Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster hit Independence Day, because she did not want to read for the part.
    More Details Hide Details Actress Maika Monroe played the role instead. Whitman has recorded "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" and "You Make Christmas Feel So Good" for School's Out! Christmas, and has sung guest vocals on a number of tracks from indie-punk band Fake Problems' newest album Real Ghosts Caught on Tape. Whitman has also been featured on her show Parenthood in the song "Gardenia" on the season two episode "The Booth Job" along with Landon Pigg. Whitman appears in the music videos for "I Was a Fool" and "Boyfriend" by Tegan and Sara. She performed a small speaking part in the rapper DVS' record "Charlie Chaplin" where she plays the part of what DVS sees as the stereotypical hipster expressing distaste with music and television to appear special.
    In 1996, Whitman appeared in two films: Independence Day as the President's daughter; and One Fine Day playing George Clooney's daughter Maggie.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, Whitman guest starred in the episode "The One Where Rachel Quits" of the sitcom Friends.
  • 1994
    Age 5
    In 1994, at the age of six, Whitman made her film debut, acting alongside Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), playing Ryan's youngest daughter, Casey.
    More Details Hide Details She beat 700 other girls who were interested in the part.
    After making her feature film debut as Meg Ryan's younger daughter in 1994's When a Man Loves a Woman and George Clooney's daughter in One Fine Day, released the same year, she was cast as the President's daughter in Independence Day (1996).
    More Details Hide Details She would later become known for her television roles as Ann Veal on Arrested Development and Amber Holt on Parenthood. Whitman is also known for co-starring in the films Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) as well as her lead role in The Duff (2015). Whitman has also voiced Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Little Suzy in Johnny Bravo, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, April O'Neil in the 2012 generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies, and Yuffie Kisaragi in the video game Kingdom Hearts.
  • 1988
    Born
    Whitman was born on June 9, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, the only child of mother Pat Musick, a voice artist, and father Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator.
    More Details Hide Details She was educated in a private school in Los Angeles. She started her career with a voice-over for a Tyson Chicken commercial at the age of three. Acting coach Andrew Magarian helped her memorize lines as she could not read.
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