The Iconic Cartoon Character You Never Knew Was Voiced By Mae Whitman

Mae Whitman is one of the most talented actresses of her generation, and that's just a straight-up fact. Whitman's first credited acting role dates back all the way to 1994 when she appeared in the movie, "When A Man Loves A Woman" (via IMDb). She hasn't slowed down since. While the 33-year-old actress has over 150 acting credits to her name, she's best known for her role of Amber Holt on the beloved family drama series, "Parenthood," as well as her role of Annie Marks in "Good Girls," which also stars "Mad Men" alum Christina Hendricks and "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce" alum, Rhetta. She even had a significant role on "Arrested Development."

In addition to her television roles, Whitman has also starred in movies like "The Duff," "Perks of Being A Wallflower," "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," "Duck Butter," and more. And while it's clear to see that Whitman is an amazing actress on-screen, a little-known fact about the "Parenthood" alum is that she's actually an incredibly talented voice-over actress, and has lent her voice to some of the most iconic animated characters of all time.

Mae Whitman voiced this iconic Disney cartoon character

Mae Whitman is actually the voice behind one of Disney's most beloved cartoon characters, Tinker Bell. The "Good Girls" star first voiced the iconic character in Disney's 2008 film, "Tinker Bell," and has voiced the cartoon character multiple times since, including in the 2009 animated film, "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure," "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue," "Pixie Hollow Games," "Secret of the Wings," "Captain Jake and the Neverland Pirates," "The Pirate Fairy," and more (via IMDb).

"I love playing Tinker Bell. She's great. So smart and independent and funny," Whitman told Entertainment Weekly in 2012. "I'm so happy and excited that I get to play someone like her. She's a great role model."

Whitman also revealed to the outlet how she got into voice-over acting, crediting her mom for inspiring her at an early age. "It's a huge part of my life. My mom [Pat Musick] was a voice-over actress, who has done millions of projects," she revealed. "I was sort of born into the world of voice-acting and knew everybody who was in this universe. I just love it so much. It's such an incredibly fun world."