Meet Tara Strong – The Woman Of Many Geeky Voices
Chances are you are already familiar with Tara Strong and didn’t even know it. She has been voice acting since 1987 and she shows no signs of stoping anytime soon. Over the years she has gone on to voice some of your favorite characters that have been featured in both animated series and video games. Harley Quinn, Juliet, and Princess Twilight are some of the characters that may stand out, but she has a resume that is beyond impressive. She is probably the only person that can say she hears voices in her head, because she has so many of her characters’ voices swimming around in there.
If you don’t follow her on Vine you’re missing out on some quality entertainment, because every now and then she’ll do a Vine while she is in the studio recording with other voice actors. She makes the six second Vine limitation well worth your time. Her best Vine’s tend to be from when she gets cut off while driving, because she channels her inner voices to express her disdain for the idiot that caused her to road rage in the first place.
Raven from Teen Titans, Ben from Ben 10, and Timmy from The FairlyOdd Parents are just some of the other series that she lends her voice talents to. She has fans of all ages that flock to cons and wait in long lines to meet her to get an autograph, or to hear one of her many character voices in real life. If you want to know more about the woman of many voices, listen to the podcast she did with Kevin Smith. It’s rare that you’ll ever hear her speak in her own voice. It seems that she prefers the voices to her own natural voice, which could make for an interesting psychology study.
Now enough with the Tara Strong backstory, let’s get to the good stuff. Down below you’ll find a list of some of the more popular, yet diverse characters that she has lent her voice talent to over the years. As you’ll see she has a hand in all sorts of genres from various mediums, and like I mentioned before I’m sure you’ve played, and/or watched something that has featured her voice box.
Tara Strong took over this role when Arleen Sorkin, the original voice of Harley Quinn for over 10 years, decided not to reprise her role for Batman: Arkham City. When it was announced that Tara Strong was going to take over the role she and the fans knew that she had a tough act to follow. It’s obvious from the success of Arkham City that Strong did just fine, she actually was fantastic, and you couldn’t even tell a difference from Sorkin’s portrayal.
Lollipop Chainsaw was released in 2012 to mixed reviews. What made this game special are its characters and writing. Juliet is just another high school cheerleader that also happens to be a zombie killer. Her world is turned upside down when the fate of saving her hometown rests with her and a chainsaw. She fights hordes of zombies with her boyfriend’s decapitated head by her side, because that’s normal, and don’t be fooled by her pig tails and revealing cheerleading outfit, she won’t hesitate to kick your ass.
The Powerpuff Girls featured three adorable doe-eyed little girls that among other things had superpowers. Bubbles is the youngest of the three sisters. She is sweet and naive, but is often mistaken as the weakest of the group. Never count her out of a fight though, she single handily defeated Mojo Jojo.
My Little Pony’s reboot has gone on to become more popular than it was in the 80’s. The show has grown to be very popular with male fans, though they prefer to be called bronies. Twilight Sparkle is one the more popular characters on the show. She is very smart, but gets flustered easily under pressure. She is doubtful of herself, but when she believes in herself she is capable of great things.
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