Mae Margaret Whitman is an American actress, voice actress, and singer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Whitman began acting in commercials as a child, making her film debut at the age of six in the romantic drama When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). She achieved recognition as a child actress for her supporting roles in One Fine Day (1996), Independence Day (1996), Hope Floats (1998), and her television role on JAG (1998–2001). Whitman gained mainstream attention for her recurring role as Ann Veal on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development (2004–2013) and Amber Holt on the NBC drama Parenthood (2010–2015), receiving a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the latter. She established herself as a prominent voice actor in children's film and television for her voice performances as Shanti in The Jungle Book 2 (2003), Rose/Huntsgirl on American Dragon: Jake Long (2005–2007), Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008), Tinker Bell in the Disney Fairies film franchise (2008–2014), and Amity Blight in The Owl House (2020). She ventured into mature film roles with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and made her leading role film debut in The DUFF (2015), for which she received critical praise and a Teen Choice Award nomination. Since 2018, she has starred as Annie Marks on the NBC drama Good Girls.