History Creator / TaraStrong

22nd Apr '17 3:11:32 PM fearlessnikki
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Her voice acting career began in 1987, with the role of Hello Kitty, from ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'', a Canadian-American-Japanese joint production. She would later move from Toronto to Los Angeles in 1993. She was a popular voice actor for the companies Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Creator/CartoonNetwork, and Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. Strong has made some on-screen acting appearances over the years, most notably in ''Series/PartyOfFive'', because she roomed with Creator/NeveCampbell when they both auditioned for the role of Julia.

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Her voice acting career began in 1987, with the role of Hello Kitty, from ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'', a Canadian-American-Japanese joint production. She would later move from Toronto to Los Angeles in 1993. She was a popular voice actor for the companies Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Creator/CartoonNetwork, and Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. Strong She has made some on-screen acting appearances over the years, most done live action work as well - notably as Gwen in ''Series/PartyOfFive'', because she roomed with Creator/NeveCampbell when they both auditioned for the role ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' {{Made For TV Movie}}s - but says that voice acting takes up most of Julia.
her time.
26th Mar '17 2:11:57 AM Shadeblade11
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' - Queen/Verbina

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' - Queen/VerbinaQueen/Verbina and the Daughters of Aku
26th Mar '17 2:11:57 AM Shadeblade11
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23rd Mar '17 9:31:25 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' - Angel (#624)

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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' - Angel (#624)(Experiment 624), Babyfier (Experiment 151), Belle (Experiment 248), Dupe (Experiment 344), Lilo Pelekai (as an adult in "Skip")



*** Apperently, when asked about this at a con in 2013, she said, she had no idea about it, until watching clips of Raven in the game. So it was probabally a voice pitcher machine that caused it.
** To elaborate further, in 2012, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBzRmWeC6Ds Emerald City Comic Con featured a sketch where famous voice actors viced some of their famous roles in place of the characters from the movie]] ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' (e.g. Yakko and Wakko as two Death Star admirals, Calculon as Tarkin, etc.), switching every scene. Tara voiced everyone from Raven to Toot to Twilight Sparkle to Princess Clara. (This is a regular thing at SanDiegoComicCon as well, though it's more often done with public domain fairy tales than StarWars.)

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*** Apperently, Apparently, when asked about this at a con in 2013, she said, she had no idea about it, until watching clips of Raven in the game. So it was probabally a voice pitcher machine that caused it.
** To elaborate further, in 2012, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBzRmWeC6Ds Emerald City Comic Con featured a sketch where famous voice actors viced voiced some of their famous roles in place of the characters from the movie]] ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' (e.g. Yakko and Wakko as two Death Star admirals, Calculon as Tarkin, etc.), switching every scene. Tara voiced everyone from Raven to Toot to Twilight Sparkle to Princess Clara. (This is a regular thing at SanDiegoComicCon as well, though it's more often done with public domain fairy tales than StarWars.)
23rd Feb '17 6:55:20 PM TargetmasterJoe
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** ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain]] - [[spoiler:Paz Ortega Andrade]]

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** ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain]] ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain]]'' - [[spoiler:Paz Ortega Andrade]]



* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' - [[CastingGag Barbara Gordon]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' - [[CastingGag Barbara Gordon]]Gordon]][[spoiler:/Oracle]]
23rd Feb '17 6:53:27 PM TargetmasterJoe
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' - Paz Ortega Andrade
** ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain]] - [[spoiler:Paz Ortega Andrade]]
15th Feb '17 5:50:31 PM Ghilz
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Born Tara Lyn Charendoff,[[labelnote:Note]]:Until marriage, she was credited as "Tara Charendoff"[[/labelnote]] in Toronto, Ontario, to American parents. Strong's acting career began when she volunteered to be a soloist in an upcoming school production at age four. Soon, she began acting in the Yiddish Theater; though she didn't speak the Yiddish language, she memorized her lines phonetically. During this time, she also performed at the Toronto Jewish Theater, where she acted in ''A Night of Stars'', and was featured in "Lay Down Your Arms" with the Habonim Youth Choir, where she sang the lyrics in both English and Hebrew.

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Born Tara Lyn Charendoff,[[labelnote:Note]]:Until marriage, she was credited as "Tara Charendoff"[[/labelnote]] Charendoff in Toronto, Ontario, to American parents. Strong's acting career began when she volunteered to be a soloist in an upcoming school production at age four. Soon, she began acting in the Yiddish Theater; though she didn't speak the Yiddish language, she memorized her lines phonetically. During this time, she also performed at the Toronto Jewish Theater, where she acted in ''A Night of Stars'', and was featured in "Lay Down Your Arms" with the Habonim Youth Choir, where she sang the lyrics in both English and Hebrew.
15th Feb '17 5:57:14 AM crazysamaritan
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* CousinOliver: Has voiced at least three of these ([[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Baby Dil]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Poof]] and [[XiaolinChronicles Ping Pong]]).
* {{Expy}}: Unintentional, but there are two characters that she voices who are similar to [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Raven]].
** The goth girl in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare'' has purple hair, likes to be alone, and found the camp activity trivial until she later finds that she enjoys them and the other campers.
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic Twilight Sparkle]] has a purple mane, is a magic user, loves books, and thought she didn't need any friends until she was proven wrong.
* FriendToAllChildren: She adores kids, and sometimes uses her Brony army to help those children suffering from some illness.
** She is ESPECIALLY fond of her autistic fans, being a VERY active spokeswoman for several charities and she WILL hug you like she's known you for years.
* TheGadfly: Loves to tease fans.
* GenkiGirl: Both in many of her roles and she's one in real life, which is one the reasons why Creator/LaurenFaust originally wanted to cast her to play [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' before Creator/AndreaLibman received the job.
* NiceGirl: Many of her roles. She's one in real life too. A perfect example is her stance on conventions. After a disastrous brony convention, she was very tempted to quit the con circuit, but opted to instead just take a small breather due to several fans openly saying that they'd protect her and that "not all bronies are nuts". Nowadays, she's back on the run and, true to word, a couple fans have acted as a sort of "Strong-Arm Guard.", making sure no stalkers or obnoxious people get to her, but allowing the fans, kids, and generally nice people to have talks and photos and such.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: While she's not opposed to playing MsFanservice characters, she does apparently draw a line at full nudity. She sometimes tells the story at cons of how she turned down a role in a horror film because it would have required her to be topless for a scene and she doesn't want young fans (or perverts) [[GenreSavvy looking up nude photos of her online]].
** Poked at this when she was asked to do a [[https://vine.co/v/OBXx6YP071X "sexy naked Vine"]]
* TalkingToHerself: Tara often voices multiple characters in her works, who most likely end up interacting. An extreme case is ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', where she voices two main characters, Toot and Clara.
** Another example is the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "The Malicious Mr. Mind" where she voices [[{{Shazam}} Billy, Mary]] and toddler Batman.
** An amusing example is [[ThemeTwinNaming Hip and Hop]] in the WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros cartoons where as two seperate characters, Tara would [[FinishingEachOthersSentences finish her own sentences]]
** A major example in recent years, is Timmy and Poof on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''. Similar when doing a background character on the show, interacting with Timmy.
** Sadly averted in the ''Teen Titans Go!'' and ''Powerpuff Girls'' 2016 crossover special, where she voiced Raven, but not Bubbles.

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* CousinOliver: Has voiced at least three of these ([[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Baby Dil]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Poof]] and [[XiaolinChronicles Ping Pong]]).
* {{Expy}}: Unintentional, but there are two characters that she voices who are similar to [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Raven]].
** The goth girl in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare'' has purple hair, likes to be alone, and found the camp activity trivial until she later finds that she enjoys them and the other campers.
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic Twilight Sparkle]] has a purple mane, is a magic user, loves books, and thought she didn't need any friends until she was proven wrong.
* FriendToAllChildren: She adores kids, and sometimes uses her Brony army to help those children suffering from some illness.
** She is ESPECIALLY fond of her autistic fans, being a VERY active spokeswoman for several charities and she WILL hug you like she's known you for years.
* TheGadfly: Loves to tease fans.
* GenkiGirl: Both in many of her roles and she's one in real life, which is one the reasons why Creator/LaurenFaust originally wanted to cast her to play [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' before Creator/AndreaLibman received the job.
* NiceGirl: Many of her roles. She's one in real life too. A perfect example is her stance on conventions. After a disastrous brony convention, she was very tempted to quit the con circuit, but opted to instead just take a small breather due to several fans openly saying that they'd protect her and that "not all bronies are nuts". Nowadays, she's back on the run and, true to word, a couple fans have acted as a sort of "Strong-Arm Guard.", making sure no stalkers or obnoxious people get to her, but allowing the fans, kids, and generally nice people to have talks and photos and such.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: While she's not opposed to playing MsFanservice characters, she does apparently draw a line at full nudity. She sometimes tells the story at cons of how she turned down a role in a horror film because it would have required her to be topless for a scene and she doesn't want young fans (or perverts) [[GenreSavvy looking up nude photos of her online]].
** Poked at this when she was asked to do a [[https://vine.co/v/OBXx6YP071X "sexy naked Vine"]]
* TalkingToHerself: Tara often voices multiple characters in her works, who most likely end up interacting. An extreme case is works:
** On
''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', where she voices two main characters, Toot and Clara.
Clara, so their interactions are frequent.
** Another example is the During ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "The Malicious Mr. Mind" where Mind", she voices [[{{Shazam}} Billy, Mary]] ''{{Comicbook/Shazam}}'' characters Billy and Mary, as well as toddler Batman.
Batman, while they try to re-age the Caped Crusader.
** An amusing example is [[ThemeTwinNaming Hip and Hop]] in the WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons where as two seperate separate characters, Tara would [[FinishingEachOthersSentences finish her own sentences]]
sentences]].
** A major example in recent years, is She voices main character Timmy and Poof on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''. Similar when doing a ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', as well as numerous background character on the show, interacting characters who tend to interact with Timmy.
** Sadly averted in
him. When they added baby Poof to the ''Teen Titans Go!'' and ''Powerpuff Girls'' 2016 crossover special, where fairies, she voiced Raven, but not Bubbles.was given that job as well.
15th Feb '17 5:45:30 AM crazysamaritan
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Tara Lyn Charendoff Strong (born February 12, 1973) is a Canadian-American actress, voice-over artist, comedian, and singer, perhaps best known for voice acting in animated films and television. She has an ''[[ManOfAThousandVoices extremely]]'' versatile voice.

Born Tara Lyn Charendoff (and credited as "Tara Charendoff" until she married, so if you see a pre-2001 animated show or movie and hear her voice, but see "Tara Charendoff" in the credits, it's not a mistake) in Toronto, Ontario, to American parents. Strong's acting career began when she volunteered to be a soloist in an upcoming school production at age four. Soon, she began acting in the Yiddish Theater; though she didn't speak the Yiddish language, she memorized her lines phonetically. During this time, she also performed at the Toronto Jewish Theater, where she acted in ''A Night of Stars'', and was featured in an audiotape for ''"Lay Down Your Arms"'' with the Habonim Youth Choir, where she sang the lyrics in both English and Hebrew, a feat she repeated on February 10, 2005, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel during the March of the Living dinner in honor of Governor Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.

She got her start in voice acting as Franchise/HelloKitty in 1987, and had roles in ''Literature/{{Madeline}}'', ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoy'' before moving to Los Angeles from Toronto in 1993. If it's an American cartoon from the late 1990s or 2000s, particularly if it's a Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Creator/CartoonNetwork, or Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show she's probably in it somewhere. She's also done voice acting for many video games, as well as a couple anime titles. Some of her most famous roles include ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', Bubbles in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Baby Dill in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Timmy Turner and Poof in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Raven in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Ben Tennyson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', Twilight Sparkle in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and Harley Quinn in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''.

Strong is a Jewish vegetarian and has one older sister, Marla. She is frequent co-stars with fellow actress Creator/CreeSummer (who also did voice acting in kids' cartoons, particularly ones from the 1980s and 1990s); the two are childhood friends and grew up in Toronto together. She is also close friends with Butch Hartman, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', fellow voice actress and often co-worker Music/GreyDeLisle, ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' co-star Creator/JessHarnell (another voice actor who appeared in a lot of 1980s and 1990s cartoons), ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' co-stars Cathy Cavadini and Creator/ElizabethDaily, Melissa Joan Hart from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' (via her role as Gwen in the made for TV movies "Sabrina Goes to Rome" and "Sabrina Down Under"), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' creator Creator/LaurenFaust (Tara was among the very first people to learn what Lauren had in store for the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' reboot).

Strong has made some on-screen acting appearances over the years, most notably in ''[[NationalLampoonFilms National Lampoon's Senior Trip]]'', ''Series/PartyOfFive'', and ''Series/BigTimeRush''. Notably, she was once roommates with NeveCampbell, and they both auditioned for role of Julia on ''Party of Five''.

She is currently married to American actor Craig Strong and they have two sons; Sammy James Strong (born February 2, 2002), and Aden Joshua Strong (born August 25, 2004). They currently reside in California with their two dogs, and bunnies(which are in a lot of her Vines). She and Craig are the founders of [=VoiceStarz=], Inc., an Internet-based company which teaches people how to get into the voice-over business, of which Craig is the C.E.O..

As noted in the quote above, she has a {{Website/Twitter}} account. She is ''very'' silly with it.

Also, whatever you may have heard, Bronies are ''not'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh936mynS4w her private army]] and she is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not in the process of taking over the world]].

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Tara Lyn Charendoff Strong (born February 12, 1973) is a Canadian-American actress, voice-over artist, comedian, and singer, perhaps best known for voice acting in animated films and television. She has an ''[[ManOfAThousandVoices extremely]]'' a [[ManOfAThousandVoices versatile voice.

voice]].

Born Tara Lyn Charendoff (and Charendoff,[[labelnote:Note]]:Until marriage, she was credited as "Tara Charendoff" until she married, so if you see a pre-2001 animated show or movie and hear her voice, but see "Tara Charendoff" in the credits, it's not a mistake) Charendoff"[[/labelnote]] in Toronto, Ontario, to American parents. Strong's acting career began when she volunteered to be a soloist in an upcoming school production at age four. Soon, she began acting in the Yiddish Theater; though she didn't speak the Yiddish language, she memorized her lines phonetically. During this time, she also performed at the Toronto Jewish Theater, where she acted in ''A Night of Stars'', and was featured in an audiotape for ''"Lay "Lay Down Your Arms"'' Arms" with the Habonim Youth Choir, where she sang the lyrics in both English and Hebrew, a feat she repeated on February 10, 2005, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel during the March of the Living dinner in honor of Governor Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.

She got her start in
Hebrew.

Her
voice acting as Franchise/HelloKitty career began in 1987, and had roles in ''Literature/{{Madeline}}'', ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoy'' before moving with the role of Hello Kitty, from ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'', a Canadian-American-Japanese joint production. She would later move from Toronto to Los Angeles from Toronto in 1993. If it's an American cartoon from She was a popular voice actor for the late 1990s or 2000s, particularly if it's a companies Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Creator/CartoonNetwork, or Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show she's probably in it somewhere. She's also done voice acting for many video games, as well as a couple anime titles. Some of her most famous roles include ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', Bubbles in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Baby Dill in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Timmy Turner and Poof in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Raven in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Ben Tennyson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', Twilight Sparkle in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and Harley Quinn in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''.

Strong is a Jewish vegetarian and has one older sister, Marla. She is frequent co-stars with fellow actress Creator/CreeSummer (who also did voice acting in kids' cartoons, particularly ones from the 1980s and 1990s); the two are childhood friends and grew up in Toronto together. She is also close friends with Butch Hartman, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', fellow voice actress and often co-worker Music/GreyDeLisle, ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' co-star Creator/JessHarnell (another voice actor who appeared in a lot of 1980s and 1990s cartoons), ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' co-stars Cathy Cavadini and Creator/ElizabethDaily, Melissa Joan Hart from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' (via her role as Gwen in the made for TV movies "Sabrina Goes to Rome" and "Sabrina Down Under"), and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' creator Creator/LaurenFaust (Tara was among the very first people to learn what Lauren had in store for the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' reboot).

Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. Strong has made some on-screen acting appearances over the years, most notably in ''[[NationalLampoonFilms National Lampoon's Senior Trip]]'', ''Series/PartyOfFive'', and ''Series/BigTimeRush''. Notably, because she was once roommates roomed with NeveCampbell, and Creator/NeveCampbell when they both auditioned for the role of Julia on ''Party of Five''.

Julia.

She frequent co-stars with fellow actress Creator/CreeSummer; the two are childhood friends and grew up in Toronto together.
She is currently married to American actor Craig Strong Creator/CraigStrong and they have two sons; Sammy James Strong (born February 2, 2002), and Aden Joshua Strong (born August 25, 2004). They currently reside in California with their two dogs, and bunnies(which are in a lot of her Vines). She and Craig are the founders of sons. Together, they founded [=VoiceStarz=], Inc., an Internet-based company which teaches people how to get into the voice-over business, of which Craig is the C.E.O..

As noted in the quote above, she has a {{Website/Twitter}} account. She is ''very'' silly with it.

Also, whatever you may have heard, Bronies are ''not'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh936mynS4w her private army]] and she is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not in the process of taking over the world]].
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14th Feb '17 9:03:43 PM Ghilz
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Tara ''Strong''.
* CaptainObviousReveal:[[invoked]] She loves to post "spoilers" of her future roles on her Twitter, such as the fact that [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Omi]] will say "[[TheUnreveal Dojo]]", the new ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' series has [[CaptainObvious Raven and Cyborg]] returning, and that the third season of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' will have [[EverybodyKnewAlready ponies in it]].
* TheCastShowoff: Aside from being a well known voice actor, Tara has an excellent singing voice.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Most definitely.
* HappilyMarried: As noted above, to Craig Strong, with two children.
* HeliumSpeech: For some characters, like Bubbles and Poof, and she doesn't even need helium!
* LargeHam: Oh God yes. Even in person at Comic Cons.
* MsFanservice: Quite a few of her characters are pretty [[BuffySpeak fanservice-ish]], she's even been this in live-action in her younger days, and still looks like this now, when posing for event photos, or taking selfies. She also parodies this on her Twitter feed, see IAmNotSpock above.
-->''I'm a particularly fun celebrity cuz you think, hey...does voice overs, must be ugly...and then...boobs.''



* OlderThanSheLooks: Is 40+ years old, but looks like she's in her mid 20's. And this is ''after'' getting marrried, and having two kids.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Sort of averted in a strict sense, because she's ''that'' versatile. However, she is called more often than not to play young boys and {{Genki Girl}}s.
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