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[[File:TARA STRONG aka TIMMY TURNER.jpg|thumb|200px|Tara Strong]]
[[File:TARA STRONG aka TIMMY TURNER.jpg|thumb|200px|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.
'''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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[[ hide]] *[ 1 Early life and career]
*[ 2 Personal life]
*[ 3 Filmography]
*[ 4 References]
*[ 5 External links]
=='''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 [ Toronto], [ 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 [ 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 "[ Lay Down Your Arms]<sup class="plainlinks noprint Inline-Template">[''[ disambiguation needed ]'']</sup>" with the Habonim Youth Choir, where she sang the lyrics in both [ English] and [ Hebrew],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-0">[ [1]]</sup> a feat she repeated on February 10, 2005, at the [ Beverly Hilton Hotel]during the [ March of the Living] dinner in honor of [ Governor of California] [ Arnold Schwarzenegger].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-1">[ [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 ''[ The Music Man]''. That same year, she booked a guest starring role in [ Mr. T]'s ''[ T. and T.]'' Afterwards, she landed the [ title role] in ''[ Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater]'' and starred in the short-lived [ CBC Television][ sitcom] ''[ Mosquito Lake]'' before moving to [ Los Angeles] in the midst of the [ 1994 Northridge earthquake].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-2">[ [1]]</sup>
Strong is the voice behind a multitude of North American animated characters, including main roles in ''[ The Fairly OddParents]'' as [ Timmy Turner] and [ Poof]; ''[ The New Batman Adventures]'' as [ Batgirl]; ''[! Fillmore!]'' as [ Ingrid Third]; ''[ Rugrats]'' and ''[! All Grown Up!]'' as [ Dil Pickles]; ''[ The Powerpuff Girls]'' as [ Bubbles]; ''[ Ben 10]'' as [ Ben Tennyson], Upgrade, Benwolf, and Buzzshock; ''[ Xiaolin Showdown]'' as [ Omi]; ''[ Teen Titans]'' as [ Raven]; ''[ Drawn Together]'' as[ Princess Clara] and [ Toot Braunstein]; ''[ The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3]'' and ''[ Super Mario World]'' as Hip/Lemmy and Hop/Iggy Koopa; ''[ Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends]'' as [ Terrence]; ''[ Transformers Animated]''as [ Sari Sumdac], [ Slipstream], Slo-Mo, Strika, Red Alert, Mayor Edsel's press secretary, and additional voices;''[ Sym-Bionic Titan]'' as Ilana Lunas; ''[ Chowder]'' as [ Truffles]; the singing voice of [ Meg Griffin] and additional voices on''[ Family Guy]''; ''[ 101 Dalmatians: The Series]'' as Spot/Two-Tone; ''[ My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]'' as [ Twilight Sparkle]; and currently voices [ Betty Boop] in commercials with [ Tress MacNeille].
[][]Tara Strong with Teen Titans co-star [ Scott Menville]She has also lent her voice to English-language [ localizations] of [ Japanese]anime such as ''[ Spirited Away]'', ''[ Sailor Moon]'', ''[ Shaman King]'', and ''[ Princess Mononoke]'', as well as several video games, including her work as Elisa and Ursula in ''[ Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops]''; Paz Ortega Andrade in''[ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker]''; Seth Balmore in ''[ Lost Odyssey]''; [ Rikku] in''[ Final Fantasy X]'', its sequel ''[ Final Fantasy X-2]'', and ''[ Kingdom Hearts II]''; Norma Beatty in ''[ Tales of Legendia]''; Talwyn Apogee in ''[ Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction]'' and its sequel, ''[ Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty]'' (both of which reunite her with her ''Final Fantasy X'' and''Drawn Together'' co-star [ James Arnold Taylor]) and [ Harley Quinn] replacing[ Arleen Sorkin] in ''[ Batman: Arkham City]''. Numerous sources have stated that she also voiced [ Bowser Jr.] in ''[ Super Mario Sunshine]'' and went uncredited for the role.
She has appeared in live roles in ''[ National Lampoon's Senior Trip]'', ''[ Sabrina Goes to Rome]'', ''[,_Down_Under Sabrina, Down Under]'', ''Mosquito Lake'', and ''[ The Last White Dishwasher]''. She also made guest appearances on such shows as''[ Forever Knight]'', ''[ Street Legal]'', ''[ Touched by an Angel]'', ''[ Take Home Chef]'', ''[ Party of Five]'', ''[ Comic Book: The Movie]'', ''[ Kung Fu: The Legend Continues]'', and ''[ 3rd Rock from the Sun]''.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-3">[ [1]]</sup> She has the role of the character Miss Collins in [ Nickelodeon]'s live action series ''[ Big Time Rush]''. Strong has been nominated four times for an [ Annie Award], and once for a [ Daytime Emmy] and she will voice Roxy of [ Winx Club],which will be broadcast on[ Nickelodeon].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-TaraStrong.com_0-4">[ [1]]</sup>
In 2004, she won an [ Interactive Achievement Award] for her role as Rikku in ''[ Final Fantasy X-2]''. She also served as the announcer for the 2000 [ Kids' Choice Awards], appeared as a guest at several [ fan conventions] (including[ BotCon], Jacon, [ Comic-Con International], and [ 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">[ [1]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[ [2]]</sup>
==[]Personal life==
Strong was raised [ Jewish] in a [ kosher] household. She is a [ vegetarian].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-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 [ Toronto] area. Tara attended [ Forest Hill Collegiate Institute], class of 1991. After leaving high school she studied at [ The Second City] in Toronto for two years before moving to [ Los Angeles] in January 1994. Strong and actress [ 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''[ Party of Five]'' which would prove to be Campbell's [ big break]. Strong appeared in a few episodes as Lorna.
Among her favorite voicework roles are: Melody in ''[ The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea]'' (the original ''[ The Little Mermaid]'' is her favorite [ Disney film]), Toot Braunstein in ''[ Drawn Together]'',<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3">[ [4]]</sup> and [ Raven] in ''[ Teen Titans]''.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-4">[ [5]]</sup>
Tara met American actor Craig Strong in early 1999 at a party hosted by [ Sharon Stone]'s sister. Tara and Craig married on May 14, 2000. They have two sons, Sammy and Aden. The family resides in [,_California Toluca Lake, California]with their dog, Baci. She and Craig are the founders of VoiceStarz, Inc., an [ Internet]-based company which teaches people how to get into the voiceover business. Craig is the [ CEO].

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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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