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'''Tara Lyn Strong''' (née '''Charendoff'''; born February 12, 1973) is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada Canadian] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actress actress], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_actress voice actress], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singer singer], who is perhaps best known for her voice work in animated films and television series.
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'''Tara Lyn Strong''' (née '''Charendoff'''; born February 12, 1973) is a Canadian actress, voice actress, and singer, who is perhaps best known for her voice work in animated films and television series, including ''the Fairly OddParents'', where she voices the main protagonist, [[Timmy Turner]], alongside other characters such as [[Poof Fairywinkle-Cosma|Poof]], [[Blonda Fairywinkle|Blonda]], Britney Britney and many more.
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==Contents==
 
[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong# hide]] *[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#Early_life_and_career 1 Early life and career]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#Personal_life 2 Personal life]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#Filmography 3 Filmography]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#References 4 References]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#External_links 5 External links]
 
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=='''Early Life'''==
 
Tara Lyn Charendoff was born on February 12, 1973 to Jewish-Canadian parents who ran a convenience/toy/candy store called The Wiz, and was raised in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto Toronto], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario Ontario]. Strong's acting career began when she volunteered to be a soloist in the school production at age four. Soon, she began acting in the Yiddish Theater; though she did not know [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yiddish_language Yiddish], she memorized her lines phonetically. During this time, she also performed at the Toronto Jewish Theater (TJA), where she acted in ''A Night of Stars'', and was featured in an audiotape for "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay_Down_Your_Arms Lay Down Your Arms]<sup class="plainlinks noprint Inline-Template">[''[http://toolserver.org/~dispenser/cgi-bin/dab_solver.py?page=Tara_Strong&editintro=Template:Disambiguation_needed/editintro&client=Template:Dn disambiguation needed ]'']</sup>" with the Habonim Youth Choir, where she sang the lyrics in both [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language English] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_language Hebrew],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-TaraStrong.com-0 [1]]</sup> a feat she repeated on February 10, 2005, at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilton_Hotels Beverly Hilton Hotel]during the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_of_the_Living March of the Living] dinner in honor of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_California Governor of California] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-1">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-TaraStrong.com-0 [1]]</sup>
 
 
At age thirteen, Strong was accepted into a performing arts school, where she landed her first professional role: the role of Gracie in the Limelight Theater's production of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Music_Man The Music Man]''. That same year, she booked a guest starring role in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._T Mr. T]'s ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._and_T. T. and T.]'' Afterwards, she landed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_role title role] in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Kitty%27s_Furry_Tale_Theater Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater]'' and starred in the short-lived [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBC_Television CBC Television][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitcom sitcom] ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito_Lake_(TV_series) Mosquito Lake]'' before moving to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles Los Angeles] in the midst of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Northridge_earthquake 1994 Northridge earthquake].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-2">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-TaraStrong.com-0 [1]]</sup>
 
 
Strong is the voice behind a multitude of North American animated characters, including main roles in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fairly_OddParents The Fairly OddParents]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_characters_in_The_Fairly_OddParents#Timmy_Turner Timmy Turner] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_characters_in_The_Fairly_OddParents#Poof Poof]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Batman_Adventures The New Batman Adventures]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Gordon Batgirl]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore! Fillmore!]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Third Ingrid Third]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugrats Rugrats]'' and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Grown_Up! All Grown Up!]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil_Pickles Dil Pickles]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Powerpuff_Girls The Powerpuff Girls]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_characters_in_The_Powerpuff_Girls#Bubbles Bubbles]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_10 Ben 10]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Tennyson Ben Tennyson], Upgrade, Benwolf, and Buzzshock; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiaolin_Showdown Xiaolin Showdown]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xiaolin_Showdown_characters#Omi Omi]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teen_Titans_(TV_series) Teen Titans]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_(comics) Raven]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drawn_Together Drawn Together]'' as[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Clara Princess Clara] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toot_Braunstein Toot Braunstein]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Super_Mario_Bros._3 The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3]'' and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_World_(TV_series) Super Mario World]'' as Hip/Lemmy and Hop/Iggy Koopa; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster%27s_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster%27s_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends#Recurring_characters Terrence]; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers_Animated Transformers Animated]''as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari_Sumdac Sari Sumdac], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipstream_(Transformers) Slipstream], Slo-Mo, Strika, Red Alert, Mayor Edsel's press secretary, and additional voices;''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym-Bionic_Titan Sym-Bionic Titan]'' as Ilana Lunas; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chowder_(TV_series) Chowder]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_characters_in_Chowder#Truffles Truffles]; the singing voice of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg_Griffin Meg Griffin] and additional voices on''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Guy Family Guy]''; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101_Dalmatians:_The_Series 101 Dalmatians: The Series]'' as Spot/Two-Tone; ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Pony:_Friendship_is_Magic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]'' as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_Sparkle Twilight Sparkle]; and currently voices [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Boop Betty Boop] in commercials with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tress_MacNeille Tress MacNeille].
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tarascott.jpg][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tarascott.jpg]Tara Strong with Teen Titans co-star [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Menville Scott Menville]She has also lent her voice to English-language [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub_localization localizations] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan Japanese]anime such as ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirited_Away Spirited Away]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailor_Moon Sailor Moon]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaman_King Shaman King]'', and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Mononoke Princess Mononoke]'', as well as several video games, including her work as Elisa and Ursula in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid:_Portable_Ops Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops]''; Paz Ortega Andrade in''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid:_Peace_Walker Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker]''; Seth Balmore in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Odyssey Lost Odyssey]''; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikku Rikku] in''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_X Final Fantasy X]'', its sequel ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_X-2 Final Fantasy X-2]'', and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Hearts_II Kingdom Hearts II]''; Norma Beatty in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_Legendia Tales of Legendia]''; Talwyn Apogee in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratchet_%26_Clank_Future:_Tools_of_Destruction Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction]'' and its sequel, ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratchet_%26_Clank_Future:_Quest_for_Booty Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty]'' (both of which reunite her with her ''Final Fantasy X'' and''Drawn Together'' co-star [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Arnold_Taylor James Arnold Taylor]) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley_Quinn Harley Quinn] replacing[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arleen_Sorkin Arleen Sorkin] in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_City Batman: Arkham City]''. Numerous sources have stated that she also voiced [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowser_Jr. Bowser Jr.] in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Sunshine Super Mario Sunshine]'' and went uncredited for the role.
 
 
She has appeared in live roles in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Senior_Trip National Lampoon's Senior Trip]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabrina_Goes_to_Rome Sabrina Goes to Rome]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabrina,_Down_Under Sabrina, Down Under]'', ''Mosquito Lake'', and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_White_Dishwasher The Last White Dishwasher]''. She also made guest appearances on such shows as''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Knight Forever Knight]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Legal_(TV_series) Street Legal]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touched_by_an_Angel Touched by an Angel]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Home_Chef Take Home Chef]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_of_Five Party of Five]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Book:_The_Movie Comic Book: The Movie]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu:_The_Legend_Continues Kung Fu: The Legend Continues]'', and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Rock_from_the_Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun]''.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-3">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-TaraStrong.com-0 [1]]</sup> She has the role of the character Miss Collins in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon_(TV_channel) Nickelodeon]'s live action series ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Time_Rush Big Time Rush]''. Strong has been nominated four times for an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Award Annie Award], and once for a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytime_Emmy_Award Daytime Emmy] and she will voice Roxy of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winx_Club Winx Club],which will be broadcast on[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon Nickelodeon].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-4">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-TaraStrong.com-0 [1]]</sup>
 
 
In 2004, she won an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_Achievement_Award Interactive Achievement Award] for her role as Rikku in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_X-2 Final Fantasy X-2]''. She also served as the announcer for the 2000 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids%27_Choice_Awards Kids' Choice Awards], appeared as a guest at several [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_conventions fan conventions] (including[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BotCon BotCon], Jacon, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic-Con_International Comic-Con International], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime_Overdose Anime Overdose]), and was featured on the front cover of the July/August 2004 issue of ''Working Mother'' magazine, saying, "My son is now old enough to respond to my work. To me, that's what it is all about."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-5">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-TaraStrong.com-0 [1]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-1 [2]]</sup>
 
==[]Personal life==
 
Strong was raised [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism Jewish] in a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher kosher] household. She is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism vegetarian].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-2 [3]]</sup> Prior to her marriage, she was originally credited under her maiden name, Charendoff. She has one sister, Marla Charendoff (born October 18, 1971). Strong's parents ran a candy/toy store business in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto Toronto] area. Tara attended [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Hill_Collegiate_Institute Forest Hill Collegiate Institute], class of 1991. After leaving high school she studied at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_City The Second City] in Toronto for two years before moving to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles Los Angeles] in January 1994. Strong and actress [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neve_Campbell Neve Campbell] lived together when they both moved to Los Angeles at the same time. They both auditioned for the same role, Julia, in the '90s TV series''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_of_Five Party of Five]'' which would prove to be Campbell's [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/big_break big break]. Strong appeared in a few episodes as Lorna.
 
 
Among her favorite voicework roles are: Melody in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid_II:_Return_to_the_Sea The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea]'' (the original ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid_(1989_film) The Little Mermaid]'' is her favorite [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_film Disney film]), Toot Braunstein in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drawn_Together Drawn Together]'',<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-3 [4]]</sup> and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_(comics) Raven] in ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teen_Titans_(TV_series) Teen Titans]''.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-4">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong#cite_note-4 [5]]</sup>
 
 
Tara met American actor Craig Strong in early 1999 at a party hosted by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Stone Sharon Stone]'s sister. Tara and Craig married on May 14, 2000. They have two sons, Sammy and Aden. The family resides in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toluca_Lake,_California Toluca Lake, California]with their dog, Baci. She and Craig are the founders of VoiceStarz, Inc., an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet Internet]-based company which teaches people how to get into the voiceover business. Craig is the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_executive_officer CEO].
 
   
 
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TARA STRONG aka TIMMY TURNER

Tara Strong

Tara Lyn Strong (née Charendoff; born February 12, 1973) is a Canadian actress, voice actress, and singer, who is perhaps best known for her voice work in animated films and television series, including the Fairly OddParents, where she voices the main protagonist, Timmy Turner, alongside other characters such as Poof, Blonda, Britney Britney and many more.

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