-> ''"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 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]].
!!Tara Strong's voice-acting credits include:


* ''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

* ''Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony'' - Herself (as a human [[ItMakesSenseInContext and a pony]])
* ''Film/IKnowThatVoice'' - Herself
* ''National Lampoon's Senior Trip'' - Carla Morgan
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' - Melody
* ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' - Gwen
* ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' - Gwen
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' - Yubaba's baby (Boh)
* ''Film/{{Ted}}'' - Ted's "I love you!" function
* ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' - Alexa

[[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/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' - Sunny Baudelaire (voice-only role mostly providing baby noises)

[[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/LollipopChainsaw'' - Juliet Starling
* ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'' - Seth Balmore
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' - ComicBook/{{X 23}}
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'' - 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

[[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]]
* ''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/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' - Roger, Lila the Sasquatch
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' - Angel (#624)
* ''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/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
* ''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
!!Tropes found in her voice acting:

* 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.
* 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.
* 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.''
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 [[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 and [[WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}} Ingrid Third]] are the only roles she's done using ''her natural speaking voice''.
** She can also go deep in her voice, as Raven from ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' demonstrates.
*** 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.)