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

Tara Strong 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) 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.

Strong is a Jewish vegetarian and has one older sister, Marla. She is frequent co-stars with fellow actress 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 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).

If it's an American cartoon from the 1990s or 2000s, particularly if it's a {{Nelvana}}, Creator/CartoonNetwork, or {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} show and notably ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' she's probably in it somewhere.

Strong has made a few rare on-screen acting appearances over the years, most notably in ''[[NationalLampoonFilms National Lampoon's Senior Trip]]''.

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 dog, Baci. 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]].

[[YMMV/TaraStrong YMMV page here.]]
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!!TaraStrong's voice-acting credits include:

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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'': Harley Quinn
* ''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'' - Rikku
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' - Scarlet Briar
* ''HotShots Golf Fore!'' - Emma
* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': Harley Quinn, Raven
* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' - Keira (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'' - {{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/TalesOfSymphonia'' - Presea Combatir, Corrine
* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeRedemption'' - Serena
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' - Captain Blue Jr. (''Red Hot Rumble'')
* ''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
* ''[[SuperMarioBrosSuperShow The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3]]'' - Lemmy "Hip" Koopa and Iggy "Hop" Koopa
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' - Tom-Tom, Actress Azula
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' - Billy Batson, Mary Marvel, Huntress
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'' - Vicki Vale
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' - Clare Brewster, Bertha
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}}'' and ''Ben10Omniverse'' - 10-year-old Ben Tennyson (and a few of his transformations who keep the same voice), Future Gwen, Lucy, Ken Tennyson, Sandra Tennyson, Additional voices
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''Omniverse'' - Incursion Princess Attea
* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' - [[CastingGag Barbara Gordon]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' - Cindy [=McPhearson=]
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' - Plum (and Beth in the pilot)
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' - Amber, Tootie, & Honey
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' - Lemmy "Hip" Koopa and Iggy "Hop" Koopa
* ''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/TheFairlyOddparents'' - Timmy Turner, Poof, Man-Die, Additional voices
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' - Amanda, Meg's singing voice on the Season 4 episode "Don't Make Me Over", Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Japanese Girl, Jack and Sarah's adoptive children
* ''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 Lilo & Stitch: The Series]]'' - Angel (#624)
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid 2: Return To The Sea'' - Melody
* ''Literature/{{Madeline}}'' - Chloe (Season 1).
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' - No. 2
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' - Twilight Sparkle
* ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' - Monica
* ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'' - Carbon Monoxide
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' - Bubbles
* ''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/{{Sym-Bionic Titan}}'' - Princess Ilana
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperBestFriendsForever'' - [[CastingGag Batgirl]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' - Raven, Kitten, Kole, Teether, and Jinx and Gizmo in their final appearances.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' - Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
* ''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 in "The Ball"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and the X-Men}}'' - Dust, X-23, Stepford Cuckoos, Magik
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles'' - Omi
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' - Omi
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[[folder:Other]]
* ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' - Otsuru and Jiro
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' - Harley Quinn (voice-only cameo, physically played by another actress)
* ''Series/BigTimeRush'' - Miss Collins (live-action)
* ''Film/BroniesTheExtremelyUnexpectedAdultFansOfMyLittlePony'' - Herself
* ''Film/IKnowThatVoice'' - Herself
* ''Series/PartyOfFive'' - Lorna
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' - Yubaba's baby (Boh)
* ''[[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman Blade II]]'' - Yumi Francois/Tekkaman Hiver
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!!Tropes found in her voice acting:
* CaptainObviousReveal: 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]].
* CastingGag / RoleReprisal: She plays Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2011}}/Barbara Gordon in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WebAnimation/GothamGirls'', ''SuperBestFriendsForever'', and ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''.
** She also voices a pony-parody of possibly [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Pretty Pretty Pegasus]]'', in which her character Raven is a closet fan of.
* CousinOliver: Has voiced at least three of these ([[{{Rugrats}} Baby Dil]], [[FairlyOddParents Poof]] and [[XiaolinChronicles Ping Pong]]).
* CrossDressingVoices: She voices quite a few boys, such as [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy Turner]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Ben Tennyson]], and [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Omi]].
* {{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.
* FakeAmerican: Sort of. She was born in Canada, but her parents are American.
* FriendToAllChildren: She adores kids, and sometimes uses her Brony army to help those children suffering from some illness.
* TheGadfly: Loves to tease fans.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Most definitely.
* IAmNotSpock: Played with on her twitter, she often posts pictures or fanart of her characters saying things like "Here's me naked!" , "Here I am in my sexy swimsuit!" , "[[https://twitter.com/tarastrong/status/248180751940603905 Dancing with yourself is important]]" , "Here's me about to give you tongue!" .
** Though she did once cosplay ''as'' Twilight Sparkle...
* GenkiGirl: Both in many of her roles and she's one in real life, which is one the reasons why LaurenFaust originally wanted to cast her to play [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' before Creator/AndreaLibman received the job.
* MsFanservice: Quite a few of her characters are pretty [[BuffySpeak fanservice-ish]], she's even been this in live-action in her younger days. She also parodies this on her Twitter feed, see IAmNotSpock above.
* NiceGirl: Many of her roles. She's one in real life too.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Is 40+ years old, but looks like she's in her mid 20's. And this is ''after'' having two kids.
* OneOfUs: Oh so ''very'' much. Seems to have hit some kind of critical mass with the Brony thing, but it's always been there; one need only check out her interviews.
* 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.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** As [[VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions Doctor Octopus 2099]] and [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Harley Quinn]].
** [[WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether Princess Clara, Toot]] and [[VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw Juliet Starling]] are also oddities on her resume, as she's mostly known for being on kid's shows but those characters are very much [[ClusterFBomb not kid friendly]].
* PromotedFangirl: She was a huge ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' fan and got to play Ariel's daughter in the sequel. She often tells the story of when she first met Jodi Benson in the studio, Tara ''burst into TearsOfJoy''.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: She often appears alongside Music/GreyDeLisle and Creator/CreeSummer. The fact that they're good friends in real life probably helps.
** She and [[{{Creator/MaxCasella}} Max Casella]] even worked on two projects together: ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidII'' and ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' (third game onwards).
** She also appeared alongside Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the Franchise/RatchetAndClank games, and plenty more.
** She's also worked alongside her fellow ''Teen Titans'' cast members in other projects, with Creator/ScottMenville and Creator/KharyPayton being the ones she tends to work with the most.
* StarMakingRole: While she's known for many, many roles, [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Bubbles]] is arguably the role that put her on the map as far as voice actors go.
** Given the relative success of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Twilight Sparkle is also a pretty significant turning point in her career.
* 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]].
* 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.
* {{Troll}}: Very {{Downplayed|Trope}}, her trolling antics are mostly limited to minor teases on Twitter and various other social media sites. Like her parody of [[Music/BlackEyedPeas Fergie's "Fergilicious"]].
* 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.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: Tara can go from [[WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls Bubbles]], to [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy Turner]], 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]]'' 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.
** 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.
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