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Overview (3)

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameTara Lyn Charendoff
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tara Strong began her acting career at the age of 13 in Toronto, Canada. She landed several TV, film, and musical theater roles as well as her first lead in an animated series as the title role of "Hello Kitty." After a short run at Toronto's Second City theater company, she moved to Los Angeles with an extensive resume that included her own sit-com and well over 20 animated series. Upon arriving in Hollywood, she quickly made her mark in several TV and Film projects, such as "Party of Five," "National Lampoon's Senior Trip," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," and more. She has an iconic voice-over career, including roles such as Bubbles in "The Powerpuff Girls," Timmy Turner in "The Fairly OddParents," Dil Pickles in "Rugrats," Raven in "Teen Titans," "Batgirl," "Family Guy," "Drawn Together," "Ben 10," Melody in "The Little Mermaid 2," "Spirited Away," etc. She is Miss Collins on Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush" and the current voice of "Harley Quinn." She is Emmy nominated, a Shorty Award winner, Twilight Sparkle in "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" and currently playing "Unikitty" in the new hit series. She appeared in the Hallmark Christmas movie, "A Very Merry Toy Store." She has 350,000 twitter followers (@tarastrong) and has used her social media to raise several hundred thousand dollars for kids with cancer and animal rescue groups, as well as using her commanding voices for her anti-bullying platform. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Craig Strong and their two sons.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amazon Video X-Ray

Spouse (1)

Craig Strong (14 May 2000 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (5)

She usually provides the voices for young male characters in cartoons
The voice of Bubbles on The Powerpuff Girls (1998)
The voice of Timmy in The Fairly OddParents (2001)
Voice of Raven in Teen Titans (2003) and Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010).
Blonde hair and buxom figure

Trivia (16)

1 sister - Marla.
Known as the voice of many cartoon characters, such as "Timmy Turner" of The Fairly OddParents (2001), "Bubbles" of The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and "Dil Pickles" on Rugrats (1990) and All Grown Up! (2003).
Took over the role of "Timmy Turner" in The Fairly OddParents (2001) shorts on Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998) upon the death of Mary Kay Bergman. Strong was still the voice of Timmy when The Fairly OddParents (2001) became a TV series.
Two sons with Craig Strong: Sammy Strong and Aden Strong.
Arrived in Los Angeles in the midst of an earthquake.
Has two dogs, Abby and Baci.
Was credited as Tara Charendoff prior to her marriage and changed her professional name at her husband's request.
Tara is of the Jewish faith, and a staunch vegetarian, having grown up following the kosher dietary laws.
Tara deeply loved working on Drawn Together (2004), considering it fun for the most part because it was such a departure from the family-friendly productions she was used to working on at the time. While generally tolerant of the show's Jewish humor, she did have a few problems when it came to a few jokes about writer Anne Frank, a Jewish victim of the Holocaust.
Out of all of the characters she has portrayed, her roles as "Melody" in The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000) and "Toot Braunstein" in Drawn Together (2004) are her all-time favorites.
Has stated in interviews that she would like to star in more live action productions, but is constantly preoccupied with voiceover work and thus simply cannot find the time.
Expecting her second child with husband Craig Strong. [2004]
Lived with Neve Campbell before both actresses made it big.
Auditioned for the role of Julia on Party of Five (1994). Her former roommate, Neve Campbell got the part. Strong later guest starred as Lorna in the second episode of the first season.
In addition to Twilight, she also auditioned for the roles for Pinkie Pie and Applejack on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010).

Personal Quotes (19)

[Interview in "Working Mother" Magazine, July/August 2004]: My son is now old enough to respond to my work. To me, that's what it's all about.
Sometimes a role might be difficult on my throat.
Some shows, like PPG, tape in a group session, which is always more fun because you can play off each other.
Many people think voice over artists just read, there's much more to it. Without acting beats, scene study and improving skills, you won't make it.
In general, I find that for videos the acting is more realistic.
If I am not right for something there are many talented actors out there that will get it.
I'm not sure specifically but there's definitely parts of me in Rikku.
I usually have 10 different animation projects going at a time.
I think there are more female characters in video games now but I also think that's because video games in general are more diverse now.
I didn't record any additional dialogue for this CD, they are excerpts pulled from existing episodes.
Don't be afraid to look silly.
I think it's definitely beneficial for these characters to have good acting voices behind them and it affects the characters in a way that people can feel like they're part of the game and that they know these characters.
I had to make squirrel noises as Bubbles and without realizing it, I was making the face and putting my fingers up to my face to look like a squirrel and everyone made fun of me for the rest of the day.
Whenever you do an animated project or a voice-over project it's inevitable that part of your personality comes into play.
We really have a lot of fun at these sessions, we all get along and kid around with each other throughout the job.
We all sit in front of our mics and our scripts lay on music stands. Then the silliness begins!
There's a lot more to see when you're playing and because of the advances in technology it makes room for all kinds of new characters.
Start as early as you can. Make tapes of your characters.
It's a lot like working on the show except the stakes are higher and the adventure is greater.

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