Mae Whitman was seemingly born to play the “cute little lady” in so many traditional Nineties films, together with One Positive Day, Hope Floats, When a Man Loves a Girl, and Independence Day. She additionally made memorable visitor appearances in an episode of Mates because the scout Ross has to promote cookies for, and on the tv sequence JAG and Chicago Hope. Whitman advised Folks in 2017 that her household made it straightforward for her to develop up in Hollywood, saying, “My dad and mom did such an excellent job through the years of by no means making this greater than what was going to make me really feel good and the place my coronary heart was. If I needed to go on a subject journey as a substitute of doing a film, [they] have been supportive. They’d be like, ‘Do not do it! Do your subject journey, no matter you need.'”
Whitman is all grown up now and nonetheless doing what she needs. Learn on to study what the previous baby star is to date.
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Though she may be finest remembered as the lovable child from a number of the finest ’90s rom-coms, Whitman went on to star in a lot of main tasks. She voiced Little Suzy on the animated sequence Johnny Bravo, together with varied characters on Household Man, and performed George Michael’s sometimes-girlfriend Ann Veal on Arrested Improvement. Notable film roles within the 2000s and ’10s embrace Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The DUFF, and Duck Butter.
From 2010 to 2015, Whitman performed Amber on the sequence adaptation of Parenthood. And he or she’s continued to do voicework in exhibits together with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, American Dad, Dragons: Race to the Edge, and DC Tremendous Hero Women, in addition to video video games.
The actor’s most up-to-date main live-action function was taking part in Annie within the crime drama Good Women, alongside Christina Hendricks and Retta. Because the sequence was canceled in 2021, Whitman has been forged in Up Right here, a musical rom-com sequence set to air on Hulu.
Along with all of these different roles, Whitman additionally voices Amnity on Disney Channel’s The Owl Home, an animated sequence with a number of LGBTQIA+ characters, together with Whitman’s. Taking part in Amity Blight impressed the actor to come out as pansexual in 2021. Whitman tweeted, “Simply taking a second to say I’m SO proud to be even a small a part of a present like The Owl Home. Being pansexual myself, I want I had such unbelievable characters like Amity and Luz in my life once I was rising up.” She added, “I do know ppl may be unfamiliar with what pansexual means; for me it means I do know I can fall in love with individuals of all genders. That is the phrase that matches me finest and I am proud+completely happy to be a part of the Bi+ neighborhood.”
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Though almost definitely know Whitman finest for her appearing and voice roles, she’s additionally a recording artist and has performed musical roles. She recorded “I Heard Bells On Christmas Day” and “You Make Christmas Really feel Good,” for Faculty’s Out! Christmas. She was additionally featured on the music “Gardenia” on Parenthood in Season 2 and has appeared in two Tegan and Sara movies: “I Was A Idiot” and “Boyfriend.”
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Whitman has been working within the leisure enterprise since her first business at two years outdated. And, though it may not have been her concept to get began, she’s by no means thought of pursuing anything however appearing. Effectively, not less than not critically. She advised HuffPost in 2012, “For me, there’s all the time issues the place I believe, “Ooh. That’ll be enjoyable! Ooh, perhaps I wish to be a museum tour information. Ooh, perhaps I wish to work on the zoo. Possibly I wish to be a lifeguard.” There are all types of little issues that pop as much as me as a result of I really like life a lot and I wish to attempt all the things. However then I believe, ‘Effectively, that is why I am an actor.’ As a result of I get to be a bajillion completely different individuals in my lifetime and have a little bit small style of what all these completely different lives could be like. And that to me is simply form of the last word reward—to discover everybody’s life and convey my very own understanding to all these completely different individuals’s struggles. Hopefully, that’ll join with perhaps one different individual on the earth and I really feel like that may be the perfect factor ever.”