Mae Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American actress. Most well-known for playing the titular role of Grace in State Of Grace, she recently guest starred on the TV show Arrested Development, where she played the role of Ann Veal, George Michael Bluth's girlfriend. She is also the voice of Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Whitman started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial, a role her mother, Pat Musick, had also auditioned for.
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 daughter in the movie.
She has had a role in Independence Day as the President's daughter and in Hope Floats, with Sandra Bullock. Whitman had a recurring role as Ann Veal on FOX's Arrested Development.
In 2006, Whitman joined the cast of Thief for FX Networks, playing the step-daughter of Nick Atwater (Andre Braugher). During the same year, she played the role of Yuffie Kisaragi in the Square-Enix/Disney video game Kingdom Hearts II.