tara strong – Advocacy Committee member
Tara Strong is a Canadian–American actress who has done voice work for numerous animations and video games and performed in various live-action productions.
Many of her major voice roles include animated series such as: Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly OddParents, Drawn Together, Ben 10, Chowder, Teen Titans and its spin-off Teen Titans Go! and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic as well as video games such as Mortal Kombat X, Final Fantasy X and X-2 and the Batman: Arkham series.
Her portrayals have garnered nominations in the Annie Awards and Daytime Emmys, and an award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. She 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.