Andrea Eva Libman (born July 19, 1984 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian voice actress working with The Ocean Group, who has a knack for voicing cute girls. Andrea started off as a child actress in Vancouver based shows and movies, such as Highlander, Little Women, and a notable appearance in an episode of The X-Files, "Born Again", as a cute yet possessed killer little girl. She eventually focused on voice over roles, starting with Dino Babies and Madeline, mostly because she got braces for a while so live action people didn't want her but also because she's a tad camera shy.
Her notable Western roles include Emmy of Dragon Tales, young AndrAIa in ReBoot, Lemon Meringue in Strawberry Shortcake, Harmony Bear in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot, Cathy in Monster Buster Club, and of course Pinkie Pie & Fluttershy in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, characters that couldn't be any more different beyond the fact that they're cute and high-pitched. Andrea also voiced Zipzee and Sweetie Belle in the G3 era of My Little Pony, which in her own words was "just sweet, sweet, sweet." She was also the original voice of X-23 when the character debuted in X-Men: Evolution, so she's got some super hero cred under her belt, too. Other roles include Cylindria in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures and the title character of the 2014 Maya the Bee remake. Pseudo-gamer cred and more cute!
Like other Ocean Group actors she's done her share of anime dubs, notably Chi Chi in Dragon Ball and Mileina Vashti in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, who is described elsewhere on This Very Wiki as "Pinkie Pie if she weren't hyper". Still cute.
Before the memetic popularity of ponies, her most famous role would probably be that of cute classic children's book character Madeline, whom she played in the 1990s series The New Adventures of Madeline (taking over the role from Tracey Lee-Smythe) and movie Lost in Paris. After the movie she was replaced by Chantal Strand, who would also go on to voice a pink pony (Diamond Tiara) in Friendship is Magic.
She's also an accomplished singer, and her vocals can be heard on the songs "When Sunny Gets Blue," "The Girl From Ipanema" and "I'll Be There" on the late 2014 multi-artist CD At Home (which also features fellow MLP VA Michelle Creber). Earlier on, Libman also sang on Creber's parody video "Tweet It" from late 2013 and duetted with famous Brony musician MandoPony on Jason Mraz's "Lucky" at a pony convention that same year.
Not to be confused with Andrew Libman, despite certain TV listings constantly crediting her as such for Friendship is Magic.
- Bilingual Bonus: She's fluent in both English and French, though she often describes her French as being "a little rusty".
- Breakout Character: Many characters voiced by her become this down the line.
- The Chick: A lot of her characters fall under this, although there are some exceptions.
- The Cutie: Need a cute actress with a cute voice for a cute character? Look no further than her. Heck, the current main image of this trope is one of her characters!note
- Do I Really Sound Like That?: Despite her lovably cute voice, she isn't very fond of listening to it herself. This led to an ironic meta joke in which Pinkie gushes over Fluttershy's singing voice (unlike with Pinkie, Libman does Fluttershy's vocals herself).
- Hidden Depths: Holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. And she's a trained classical pianist.
- Older Than She Looks: But still the youngest of the group voicing the Mane Six (Ashleigh Ball was born 17 months before her).
- Playing Against Type: She was actually the first actress ever to play X-23, the character made famous by Dafne Keen in Logan.
- Vocal Evolution: She joked at Fushicon 2011 how this hasn't happened to her, see the page quote.
- Likewise Vocal Dissonance; five foot one and still squeaky.
- Woman of a Thousand Voices: As she demonstrates in the Eddie Murphy-esque "After-Birthday Party" sequence in "Party of One."
- Sometimes results in Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping ("Sonic Rainboom" sees her getting it in both directions).