Rossella Acerbo (August 25th, 1973) is an Italian dubbing voice actress, best known for dubbing Phoebe Buffay from Friends.
Her brother Sandro Acerbo is also a voice actor, as are her cousins Fabrizio Manfredi and Massimiliano Manfredi.
Some of her voice acting roles include:
- Annette in Alps Story: My Annette
- Taro Misaki in Captain Tsubasa
- Judy in Cowboy Bebop
- Azusa Fuyutsuki in Great Teacher Onizuka
- Azusa Shiratori in Ranma ½
- Jack in The Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island
Films – Animation
- Tanya Mousekewitz in An American Tail
- Janice Templeton in The Boss Baby and sequel
- Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3
- Littlefoot in The Land Before Time (movies I-V)
- Shenzi in The Lion King (2019)
- Goldie in Rock-A-Doodle
- Brenda in Sausage Party
Films – Live Action
- Drew Barrymore in several roles
- Heather Graham in several roles
- Lisa Kudrow in several roles
- Michelle Rodriguez in several roles
- Reese Witherspoon in several roles
- Jan Brady in The Brady Bunch
- Vanessa Huxtable in The Cosby Show
- Jennifer Keaton in Family Ties
- Phoebe Buffay in Friends
- Astrid Farnsworth in Fringe
- Carol Seaver in Growing Pains
- Christina Gallagher in House of Cards (US)
- Gwen in Merlin (2008)
- Charlotte "Chuck" Charles in Pushing Daisies
- Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1
- Karen Foster in Step by Step
- Blackarachnia in Beast Machines
- Constance "Connie" LaCienega in Big Mouth
- Janice Templeton in The Boss Baby: Back in Business
- Amy Wong in Futurama
- Elisa Maza in Gargoyles
- Izzy in Total DramaRama
Her works provide examples of:
- Children Voicing Children: She was only 9 when she voiced Drew Barrymore (Gertie) in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She remains the Italian voice of Drew Barrymore in many of her roles as an adult.
- Typecasting: In the 80s and 90s, she often voices the middle daughter and/or smart daughter in Dom Com, like Family Ties, Growing Pains, Major Dad, The Cosby Show, and The Brady Bunch movie. Ironically, she also voices the middle daughter in Step by Step, but she's the ditzy sister instead of the smart one, and her two most popular characters she will voice later (Phoebe Buffay and Amy Wong) are also ditzy.
- Real-Life Relative:
- She has worked with her brother Sandro Acerbo occasionally, even literally voicing brother and sister in Family Ties.
- She and her cousin Fabrizio Manfredi have often voiced brother and sister, in movies like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Michael and Gertie) and in domcom like Growing Pains, The Cosby Show, Step by Step, and The Brady Bunch movie.