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[[caption-width-right:218:The woman of a thousand voices.]]

Tress [=MacNeille=] (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}, WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}, WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp, WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures, WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and some Disney movies (a lot of which have aired in the 1980s and 1990s).

Her most notable characters on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' include Agnes Skinner (Principal Skinner's [[MyBelovedSmother controlling mother]]), Brandine Spuckler (Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel's [[IncestIsRelative wife/sister/cousin]]), Dolph Starbeam (one of the three bullies, along with Jimbo Jones [whom Tress initially voiced, but was replaced with Pamela Hayden] and Kearney Zzyzwicz), and Lindsey Naegle (the generic businesswoman/network executive/image consultant/financial planner), while her performance as Mom (a cruel, elderly businesswoman) is her most notable ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' role. She even became the voice of Daisy Duck in 1999. [=MacNeille=] has also done dubbing work on English language anime translations. She was also the voice of Leon from ''Lilly the Witch''. She's been the industries go-to voice for old lady characters for quite some time, and it's always easy to recognize her.

[=MacNeille=] sang and appeared in the music video for "Ricky" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic, which was based on the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' television show and parodied the song "Mickey" by Toni Basil. ([=MacNeille=], obviously, was Lucy.) She also appeared on Yankovic's 1999 album, ''Running with Scissors'', on "Jerry Springer", and did several one-shot voices on ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow''. [=MacNeille=] also appeared as an angry anchorwoman in ''Elvira, Mistress of the Dark'' and served as the voice of Elvira's Great-Aunt Morganna Talbot.

Due to the sheer amount of voice work in her resume, Tress is no doubt a WomanOfAThousandVoices and is considered the female equivalent of Creator/FrankWelker, Creator/BillyWest, MelBlanc, and JimCummings.
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!!Roles:

!!!Voices on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
* Agnes Skinner, Principal Skinner's elderly, controlling mother -- though the first time she was introduced in season one's "Grapes of Wrath" [the episode where Bart is sent to France after flushing a cherry bomb down the boys' room toilet while the Simpsons house a boy from Albania who is actually a spy for the Communist government], Agnes Skinner was merely an [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents amazingly embarrassing mom]] who called her son "[[EmbarrassingNickname Spanky]]," though most fans and writers have concluded that because of Bart's cherry bomb prank, Agnes Skinner has become the woman she is today.
* Lindsey Naegle, the generic businesswoman (though she is often used as a TV network executive character in such episodes as "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show," "Girly Edition," "Helter Shelter," and "You Kent Always Say What You Want"). [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs Changes jobs]] constantly because [[spoiler:she's a sexual predator]]. Is a BlondeRepublicanSexKitten in a lot of episodes, though she was seen as a Democrat (who had a husband who left her after realizing that he was a homosexual) in the season 19 episode "E. Pluribus Wiggum."
* June Bellamy, the voice actress who plays Itchy and Scratchy (even though in real life, Creator/DanCastellaneta is Scratchy and Creator/HarryShearer is Itchy) as seen in "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show." She also voiced the Road Runner (though she only said, "Meep" and it was doubled on the soundtrack without her knowledge).
* Dolph Starbeam, one of the three bullies (along with Jimbo Jones and Kearney Zzyzwicz); has red hair cut asymmetrically and wears a green shirt, black pants, and matching black sneakers. Not much is known about him, except that he may be the youngest out of the three bullies, he speaks Esperanto, Swahili, and Klingon, he's Jewish and attends Hebrew school, and, judging by his last name, his parents may be or have been hippies.
* Brandine Spuckler, Cletus Spuckler's wife (though some episodes reveal that [[spoiler:Brandine may also be Cletus's sister and/or cousin]]).
* Cookie Kwan, a territorial Asian American realtor who threatens anyone who tries to sell houses on "the west side." First seen in season nine's "Realty Bites" (the episode where Marge goes into real estate and Homer buys Snake Jailbird's car at a police auction).
* Ms. Albright, the Sunday school teacher on the season six episode "Bart's Girlfriend." Ms. Albright was seen in season two's "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" (her first appearance), and "Homer's Triple Bypass," but she was voiced by Maggie Roswell in those instances (her voice in those two episodes sounded more like Lisa's second-grade teacher Ms. Hoover).
* Mrs. Glick, the elderly shut-in lady who let Bart work for her on season two's "Three Men and a Comic Book"; on that episode, Cloris Leachman was the voice of Mrs. Glick. When Mrs. Glick appeared in the season eight ''X-Files'' crossover episode "The Springfield Files," Tress MacNeille provided her voice.
* Bernice Hibbert, the recovering alcoholic wife of Julius Hibbert (on the occasions that Dr. Hibbert's wife speaks; normally, she's TheVoiceless)
* Brunella Pommelhorst, the stern school gym teacher (first mentioned by name only in season six's "The PTA Disbands") who [[spoiler:quit so she could get a sex change operation and get hired as the new woodshop teacher]].
* Poor Violet, the little orphan girl seen in season nine's "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" and season 12's "I'm Going To Praiseland."
* Crazy Cat Lady, a psychotic old lady surrounded by pet cats she uses as weapons (was once an aspiring doctor/lawyer named Eleanor Abernathy whose future went downhill when she suffered from mental exhaustion, succumbed to alcoholism, and became obsessed with cats)
* Gino Terwilliger, Sideshow Bob's son seen in the season 17 episode, "The Italian Bob".
* Lunchlady Doris in the season 18 episode, "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife, and Her Homer" and the season 19 episode, "The Debarted", replacing Doris Grau (who died during the show's seventh season; Grau's final episode was "Team Homer.")
* Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's wife (only for the season 13 episode The Sweetest Apu; Manjula is usually voiced by former ''[[SaturdayNightLive SNL]]'' castmember Jan Hooks)
* Belle, owner of Springfield's only burlesque house "The Maison Derriere" as seen in season eight's "Bart After Dark" (originally, the producers wanted a female celebrity to voice Belle, but when they couldn't find a good match, they called in Tress. The role was so big, Tress was billed with the regular voice actors).
* Mrs. Muntz, Nelson Muntz's [[ReallyGetsAround promiscuous]], drug-addict mother (first mentioned as being a jailbird in season four's "Marge in Chains" and having a cough drop addiction in season eight's "A Milhouse Divided"; first heard in "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken," first seen in "'Tis the Fifteenth Season")
* Colin, the environmentalist boy who served as Lisa's SatelliteLoveInterest in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''
* Various other characters

!!!Voices on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
* Mom, the owner of Mom's Friendly Robot Company
* Linda, the cohost of "Good Morning, Earth"
* Hattie [=McDoogal=], the crazy, old cat lady
* Tinny Tim, a Tiny Tim-esque child robot first seen in Xmas Story
* Munda, Turanga Leela's long-lost mother
* Fanny, wife of Donbot
* Deep Blue
* Monique, a fembot who appears in All My Circuits
* Ndnd, Lrrr's wife, from Omicron Persei VIII
* Vyolet
* Petunia
* The Slurm Queen
* Guenter, the hyper-intelligent monkey from the episode Mars University.
* Various one-shot characters

!!!Disney character roles
* Shenzi in ''Disney/TheLionKing - Timon and Pumbaa'' (animated Series) and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''.
* Anastasia Tremaine (''Disney/{{Cinderella}} II: Dreams Come True'' and ''Cinderella III: A Twist in Time'').
* Daisy Duck in recent Disney productions, including ''Mickey Mouse Works'', ''WesternAnimation/HouseofMouse'', ''MickeyMouseClubhouse'', ''Mickey's Once'' and ''Twice Upon a Christmas'', ''The Three Musketeers'', and the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' series.
* Flo the Female Crocodile (''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'' TV series)
* Mother Penguin and Baby Penguin (''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'')
* Bonnie (Experiment 149) (''Disney/LiloAndStitch: The Series'')
* Gigi (a.k.a. Yapper, Experiment 007) (''Lilo&Stitch: The Series'')
* Topper, Experiment 025 (''Disney/LiloAndStitch: The Series'')
* Chip, Gadget Hackwrench, and several bit parts throughout the series (''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'')
* Merryweather (''Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams'')
* Millionara Vanderbucks (''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'')
* Margot Yale - District Attorney and Husband of Brandon Yale (''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'')

!!!Other roles
* Wilma Flintstone ([[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The Flintstones: On the Rocks]], WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo and WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw)
* Stacy Renee (WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks)
* Multiple female voices on the animated series, ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'', including the secretary Carol.
* Hydia (Franchise/MyLittlePony)
* Hoodsey Bishop (WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger)
* Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, and Marita the Hippo (''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'')
* Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz TV Series)
* Lady Bane, Marzipan (Disney's ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'')
* Humphrey the Hippo (''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'')
* Babs Bunny and Rhubella Rat ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'')
** In one short, Babs impersonates the entire rest of the cast. Creator/MauriceLaMarche commented at a fan convention that the rest of the cast feared for their jobs after hearing [=MacNeille's=] imitations of them.
* Penelope the Parrot (ReaderRabbit Math Adventures Ages 6-9)
* Soccer Mom (''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry: The Fast and the Furry'')
* Pepper Mills, Toast, Cho-Cho, and Susanna Susquahanna (''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'')
* Charlotte Pickles (''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'')
* Pookie (''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'')
* Jain (''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'')
* Girl (Kids' CBC)
* Mrs. Hippopotamus (''The New WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Show'' 1999-2003)
* Tandi (''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'')
* Suzi (FullThrottle)
* Fluffy Fluffy Bun Bun (Toonstruck)
* Merla (''Anime/{{Voltron}}'')
* Deputy Mayor Callie Briggs (''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'')
* Colleen (''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'')
* Mama Swimmer, Mama Flyer (''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' series)
* Dil (''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' 4: Journey Through The Mists)
* Osono (''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'')
* Boss's Wife (''Anime/CastleInTheSky'')
* Bertha/Lunchlady Irma/Miss Lemon (''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'')
* Mrs. Peenan (''WesternAnimation/TheMask'')
* Hama, Avatar Yangchen (''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'')
* Jean-Pierre Orleans (''WesternAnimation/ElTigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera'')
* Obaba (''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'')
* Shige Yamano (''Anime/MyNeighborsTheYamadas'')
* Fang (''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'')
* Okiyo (''PomPoko'')
* Antonia Chillingsworth ''(Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick: WesternAnimation/DarkFury'')
* Cobra Queen (''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'')
* Sarah Ravencroft (''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'')
* Mary Todd Lincoln (''HardDrinkinLincoln'')
* Elevator Creature (''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'', deleted scene)
* Kala the Neutrino, other minor roles (''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'')
* Aunt Bogunda and Bogetta (''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'')

!!Tropes:
* CatchPhrase[=/=]RunningGag: "My baby!" She's had this line in pretty much every production she's been in (often multiple times given her tendency to voice more than one character and often when she's voicing a mother or mother-like character whose baby is in danger), the commentary for ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' hung a lampshade on this.
* TalkingToHerself: Many times. Notably in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', she became one of the few voice actresses ever to flirt with themselves ([=MacNeille=] voices Chip and Gadget Hackwrench. Her Chip voice is so sped-up that casual viewers wouldn't know it was her. Now, her Gadget voice is recognizable, as she has used that voice for several bit female characters on other shows).
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