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Jodi Marie Marzorati Benson (born October 10, 1961) is an American actress, voice actress, and singer. She's best known for voicing Ariel from The Little Mermaid (1989), a role she's reprised in all future projects since, making her the longest running voice actress for a Disney Princess. She was born and raised in a Catholic environment, graduating from Boylan Central Catholic High School in Rockford, Illinois. She married actor/singer Ray Benson in 1984. They have two children, McKinley and Delaney.

She has no relation to Robby Benson (the voice of the Beast), or Ashley Benson for that matter.


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  • Endearingly Dorky: She voices plenty of awkwardly endearing young characters with a ton of energy. She's also this in real life, being very geeky and a bit childish, yet still adorable.
  • Genki Girl: She voices plenty of spunky and energetic characters. She's also this in real life, showing great enthusiasm.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: At times, she gets hiccups from eating too much.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks 40, yet is actually 59. Older than she sounds, too, considering that she can still do the young Ariel's voice exactly the same way over thirty years later.
  • Role Reprise: She's voiced Ariel in every Disney production since 1989.
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