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-> ''"You donít know me, but Iíve babysat your children for 27 years."''
-->-- '''Tara Strong's [[https://twitter.com/tarastrong Twitter]] account'''.

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 a [[ManOfAThousandVoices versatile voice]].

Born Tara Lyn Charendoff in Toronto, Ontario, her 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.

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}}. She has done live action work as well - notably as Gwen in the ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' {{Made For TV Movie}}s - but says that voice acting takes up most of her time.

She frequent co-stars with fellow actress Creator/CreeSummer; the two are childhood friends and grew up in Toronto together. She is married to American actor Creator/CraigStrong and they have two 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..
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!!Tara Strong's voice-acting credits include:

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[[folder:Anime]]
* ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' - Otsuru and Jiro
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' - Additional voices (DiC dub. She remembers the show, but not exactly who she voiced.)
* ''[[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman Blade II]]'' - Yumi Francois/Tekkaman Hiver
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony'' - Herself (as a human [[ItMakesSenseInContext and a pony]])
* ''Film/IKnowThatVoice'' - Herself
* ''National Lampoon's Senior Trip'' - Carla Morgan
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' - Melody
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' - Kaya
* ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' - Gwen
* ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' - Gwen
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' - Becky and Nancy
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' - Yubaba's baby (Boh)
* ''Film/{{Ted}}'' - Ted's "I love you!" function
* ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' - Alexa
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' - [[ComicBook/HarleyQuinn "Deranged Squad Female"]][[note]]This character is unnamed in the credits due to movie franchise reasons[[/note]] (voice-only cameo, physically played by another actress)
* ''Series/BigTimeRush'' - Miss Collins
* ''Series/PartyOfFive'' - Lorna
* ''Series/{{A Series of Unfortunate Events|2017}}'' - Sunny Baudelaire (voice-only, mostly providing baby noises)
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Armored Core 5]]'' - Francess "Fran" Batty Curtis, Angie, Computer voice #1
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' - Durga
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' - Harley Quinn/Dr. Harleen Quinzel
* ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance'', ''VideoGame/BatmanRiseOfSinTzu'' - Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
* ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' - Kluke (game only)
* ''VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion'' - [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles, Buttercup]], WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}, [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]]
* ''VideoGame/FatPrincess'' - The Princesses
** ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' - Fat Princess
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'' - Rikku
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' - Scarlet Briar
* ''VideoGame/HotShotsGolfFore'' - Emma
* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' - Harley Quinn, Raven
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' - Keira (''[[VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander Jak 3]]'' onward), Seem
* ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' - KAEDE Smith
* ''[[VideoGame/LaPucelle La Pucelle: Tactics]]'' - Goddess Poitreene, Chocolat
* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOBatman LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham]]'' - Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy
* ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions'' - Harley Quinn, Raven
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' - H.E.R.B.I.E
** ''LEGO Marvel's Avengers'' - Jessica Jones
* ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' - Juliet Starling
* ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'' - Seth Balmore
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' - ComicBook/{{X 23}}
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'' - Paz Ortega Andrade
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' - Paz Ortega Andrade
** ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain]]'' - [[spoiler:Paz Ortega Andrade]]
* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' - Rachel
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' - Margaret Moonlight, Cloe Walsh
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' - Sheegor
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' - Talwyn Apogee (2007 - 2009; replaced with Creator/AliHillis)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' - Lil' Red
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' - Doctor Octopus 2099
* ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' - Ember, Flame, Zoe, Blink
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' - Risha, Holiday
* ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' - ComicBook/JeanGrey
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' - Norma Beatty
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' - Presea Combatir, Corrine
* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeRedemption'' - Serena
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' - Captain Blue Jr. (''Red Hot Rumble'')
* ''VideoGame/{{Whacked}}'' - Lucy and Charity
* ''VideoGame/WildStar'' - Liara and quite a lot of the generic [=NPCs=]
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' - Wonder-Pink
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians: The Series'' - Spot, Two Tone, Vendela
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' - Kara & Sara, Veronica, Stacey
* ''[[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3]]'' - Lemmy "Hip" Koopa and Iggy "Hop" Koopa
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' - Tom-Tom, Actress Azula
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' - Young Celeste
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' - Billy Batson, Mary Marvel, Huntress
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'' - Vicki Vale
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' - Clare Brewster, Bertha
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' - 10-year-old Ben Tennyson (and a few of his transformations who keep the same voice), Future Gwen, Lucy, Ken Tennyson, Sandra Tennyson, Incursion Princess Attea, additional voices
* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' - [[CastingGag Barbara Gordon]][[spoiler:/Oracle]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' - Cindy [=McPhearson=]
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' - Plum (and Beth in the pilot)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' - Zoona (episode - "Pizzawinners")
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' - Amber, Tootie, & Honey
* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' - Paris Hilton
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' - Truffles [[spoiler:and Herself in one episode as a cameo.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' - Mushi Sanban (Numbuh 3's sister), additional voices
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' - Ember [=McLain=], Star, Penelope Spectra, Tiffany Snow
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' - The Bank Manager
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' - Princess Clara, Toot Braunstein
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' - Counselor Dish, Ellomold the Enchantress, [[GreenLantern Katma-Tui]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' - Kylie Griffin
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' - Amanda, Meg's singing voice (episode - "Don't Make Me Over"), Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Japanese Girl, Jack and Sarah's adoptive children
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' - Timmy Turner, Poof, Man-Die, Britney Britney, Tad, Blonda Fairywinkle (Big Wanda onwards), additional voices
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' - Ingrid Third
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' - Terrence
* ''Franchise/GarbagePailKids'' - Patty Putty
* ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'' - Hello Kitty
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' - Irina Kafka
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' - [[TheDanza Tara]], Joss Possible, Britina, Espadrille
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Secrets of the Furious Five'' - Young Tigress
* ''WesternAnimation/LavenderCastle'' - Lyca (USA version)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' - Roger, Lila the Sasquatch
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' - Angel (Experiment 624), Babyfier (Experiment 151), Belle (Experiment 248), Dupe (Experiment 344), Lilo Pelekai (as an adult in "Skip")
* ''Literature/{{Madeline}}'' - Chloe (Season 1)
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' - No. 2
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' - Twilight Sparkle, Twilight Velvet
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' - Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
* ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'' - Carbon Monoxide
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' - Additional voices (episode - Interview with a Platypus)
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' - Bubbles (unfortunately, she's not voicing her for the 2016 reboot, and she's really bummed about it)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' - Bebe Proud, Cece Proud, Puff
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' - Donna (one of her earliest roles)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' - Becky Benson, Becky Detweiler (second voice), background characters
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' - Timmy [=McNulty=], Dil Pickles
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' - Sierra [=McCool=]
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' - Queen/Verbina and the Daughters of Aku
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' - Princess Ilana
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperBestFriendsForever'' - [[CastingGag Batgirl]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' - Lemmy "Hip" Koopa and Iggy "Hop" Koopa
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' - Raven, Kitten, Kole, Teether(and Jinx and Gizmo in their final appearances when Creator/LaurenTom had a scheduling conflict)
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' - Reprises role for Raven, Batgirl, and Kitten, Silkie's speaking voice (episode-missing), additional voices
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''- Scarlet Witch and the Invisible Woman
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' - Sari Sumdac, Slipstream (Starscream's OppositeSexClone), Slo-Mo, Strika, Red Alert, Mayor Edsel's press secretary, Carly Witwicky, Teletran-1 (Basically almost any major female character)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' - Mary Jane Watson
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' - Beeza (episode - "The Ball")
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' - Dust, X-23, Stepford Cuckoos, Magik
* ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy'' - Daizy
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles'', ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' - Omi
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!!Tropes found in her voice acting:

* FormerChildStar: Very {{Averted|Trope}}! While she was a star as a child, as an adult now she's very stable.
* TalkingToHerself: Tara often voices multiple characters in her works:
** On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', she voices two main characters, Toot and Clara, so their interactions are frequent.
** During ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "The Malicious Mr. Mind", she voices ''{{Comicbook/Shazam}}'' characters Billy and Mary, as well as toddler Batman, while they try to re-age the Caped Crusader.
** An amusing example is [[ThemeTwinNaming Hip and Hop]] in the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros'' cartoons where as two separate characters, Tara would [[FinishingEachOthersSentences finish her own sentences]].
** She voices main character Timmy on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', as well as numerous background characters who tend to interact with him. When they added baby Poof to the fairies, she was given that job as well.
** She reprises her roles from ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' as Harley Quinn and Raven, respectively.
* VocalEvolution: Her earliest roles sound very different from her later ones. But she can still pull off some of her 90's-era voices if prompted.
** Hell, she can do [[WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater the first role]] she did ''from the age of 13'' pretty faithfully.
** This will presumably be seen within a single role in ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', as over the course of the story Sunny Baudelaire gradually goes from an infant speaking gibberish to a young girl able to speak normally.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: Tara can go from [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles]], to [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy Turner and Poof]], to [[WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether Toot and Clara]], to [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Dil]] [[WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp Pickles]], to [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batgirl]], to [[WesternAnimation/LavenderCastle Lyca]], to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Rikku]], to [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Sari Sumdac]], to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] and even to [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Raven]], [[VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions Doctor Octopus 2099]], and ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Harley Quinn]]'' Ė with Bubbles, Toot, and (to a lesser extent) Timmy Turner the only three that sound similar to anyone with a trained ear.
** Batgirl, [[WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}} Ingrid Third]], [[WesternAnimation/LavenderCastle Lyca]] and [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Ashi]] are the only roles she's done using ''her natural speaking voice''.[[note]]However, in the Lavender Castle episode ''Bird of Prey'', she uses her [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles]] voice for the scene when the Paradox and its crew are shrunk down by the black hole.[[/note]]
** She can also go deep in her voice, as Raven from ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' demonstrates.
*** 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 probably pitched down in post.
** To elaborate further, in 2012, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBzRmWeC6Ds Emerald City Comic Con featured a sketch where famous voice actors 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.) This later lead to the WebOriginal/TwistedToonz series of panels.
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