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Colleen Ann O'Shaughnessey, a.k.a. Colleen Villard (born September 15, 1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American voice actress. You may know her from the first and second seasons of Digimon as Sora Takenouchi (that's her first major voice actor role by the way). She is also well known for playing Jazz Fenton in Danny Phantom, The Wasp in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!, Jody Irwin in The Life and Times of Juniper Lee and Ino Yamanaka and Konohamaru in Naruto. Now, she is the voice of Nel Tu in Bleach. As of Sonic Boom, she has replaced Kate Higgins as the voice of Miles "Tails" Prower.

She has also worked in the video game industry where she voiced Genis Sage in Tales of Symphonia and KOS-MOS in Xenosaga II.

Her children, Connor and Maggie Villard, are also actors.


Notable roles from Colleen O'Shaughnessey:

Tropes associated with her include:

  • Endearingly Dorky: Many characters she voices are geeky, awkward, and/or quirky, and she gives all of them a lot of charm. She's also this in real life, approaching a lot of projects with dorky, childlike enthusiasm and being very enjoyable to work with.
  • Crossdressing Voices: She's occasionally lent her voice to young male characters like Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog, and Little Dreamer from Hanazuki.
  • Genki Girl: Many of her characters are as full of energy as she is.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: She once got hiccups the day before an important convention, and they left when she took some deep breaths and relaxed.
  • Nice Girl: She's a very pleasant person to be around, like many of her characters.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Characters like the heroic Wasp are in line with her usual character types, unlike the villainous Vapor from the same series.
    • She voices the bloodthirsty, batshit crazy Kronya in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: She maintains a close friendship with fellow voice actor Tara Sands. Many of her character have connections to Kate Higgins as well - Naruto's Ino and Sakura are rivals, and in Sonic the Hedgehog, she replaced Kate in the role of Tails.

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