Creator / Tara Strong

"You donít know me, but Iíve babysat your children for 27 years."
Tara Strong's 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 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 Arnold Schwarzenegger.

She got her start in voice acting as Hello Kitty in 1987, and had roles in Madeline, X-Men, Super Mario World, Beetlejuice, and Gadget Boy 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 Nelvana, Cartoon Network, or 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 Batgirl in The New Batman Adventures, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, Baby Dill in Rugrats, Timmy Turner and Poof in The Fairly OddParents, Raven in Teen Titans, Ben Tennyson in Ben 10, Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Harley Quinn in the Batman: Arkham Series.

Strong is a Jewish vegetarian and has one older sister, Marla. She is frequent co-stars with fellow actress Cree Summer (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 The Fairly OddParents, fellow voice actress and often co-worker Grey DeLisle, Drawn Together co-star Jess Harnell (another voice actor who appeared in a lot of 1980s and 1990s cartoons), The Powerpuff Girls co-stars Cathy Cavadini and Elizabeth Daily, Melissa Joan Hart from Sabrina the Teenage Witch (via her role as Gwen in the made for TV movies "Sabrina Goes to Rome" and "Sabrina Down Under"), and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic creator Lauren Faust (Tara was among the very first people to learn what Lauren had in store for the My Little Pony reboot).

Strong has made some on-screen acting appearances over the years, most notably in National Lampoon's Senior Trip, Party of Five, and Big Time Rush. Notably, she was once roommates with Neve Campbell, 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 Twitter account. She is very silly with it.

Also, whatever you may have heard, Bronies are not her private army and she is not in the process of taking over the world.

Tara Strong's voice-acting credits include:

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    Live Action TV 

    Video Games 

    Western Animation 

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Alternative Title(s): Tara Charendoff