Jun. 9th, 1988
Los Angeles, California, USA
Mae Whitman's Main TV Roles
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Whitman was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child of Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator. She was educated in a private school in Los Angeles. She later graduated from Whitefish Bay High School, Wisconsin. Whitman started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial at the age of three. She learned acting with Andrew Magarian who would help her memorize lines as she could not read.
- She's the first voice actress ever to provide the voice of Tinker Bell in the Disney movie _Tinker Bell (2008) (V)_ (qv) since Tinker Bell doesn't speak in any of the past Disney related programs.
- Was originally cast as Becca Sommers in the TV series _"Bionic Woman" (2007)_ (qv), but was released and replaced with 'Lucy Hale (II)' (qv).
- Has played 'Bill Pullman' (qv)'s daughter twice: in _Independence Day (1996)_ (qv) as Patricia Whitmore and in _Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997) (TV)_ (qv) as Zuzu Bailey.
- Got her start in acting aged three when she impressed casting directors by interrupting her mum's audition and proceeding to tell her off because she was bored. The casting directors were so impressed with her that one, to get a reaction, observed her white-and-purple outfit and said, "My, what a pretty yellow dress you're wearing." Whitman looked back at him and replied, "What are you, some kind of knucklehead?"
- Was the voice of the British Telecom speaking clock for 3 months from the 26th October 2008 as the voice of Tinker Bell as part of a promotional tie in for the film.
- Daughter of actress 'Pat Musick' (qv) and 'Jeffrey Whitman' (qv).
- Is an only child.