Tara Strong's Best Voice-Over Roles
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Tara Strong’s 15 Best Voice-Over Roles

Tara Strong voiced so many of my favorite 2000s characters – and she hasn’t slowed down since.
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Tara Strong has over 600 IMDb credits, but which of those voice-over roles are the ones that will stick with us forever? Tara has been in several of my favorite shows – she even voiced the main character in one of my favorite Disney movies.

I thought I had seen most of her work, but then I heard a familiar voice in Marvel Rising during my first watch-through. Turns out, it was her.!This prompted me to check out every single role she has ever had, and it’s impressive. Here are her 15 best voice-over roles.

Various Characters from ‘Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic’ Video Games

I don’t remember ever playing these games, but I have found myself watching people play them on YouTube every now and again. And let me tell you, I can’t believe how many NPCs Tara Strong voiced in four of the Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic games.

From 2011 to 2019, Tara voiced eight different named characters and provided additional voices. While it’s hard to have a favorite NPC of a game you haven’t played, I do like Risha’s design the best. You can find that character in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Rise of the Hutt Cartel, and Shadow of Revan.

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Black Cat from Various Marvel Video Games

If you like to play Marvel video games, you’ll recognize Tara Strong’s voice in a few of them. The first time she portrayed Felicia Hardy, AKA Black Cat, was in 2011’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Online.

Out of the five video games where she voiced Black Cat, my favorite would have to be Spider-Man Unlimited from 2014. The other three she was a part of were The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2014), and Disney Infinity 3.0 (2015).

Harley Quinn from Various DC Projects

From video games to animated movies and shows to voicing an unseen character in Arrow, Tara Strong has been in the DC universe for longer than I thought!

She first voiced Harley in Gotham Girls (she also voiced Barbara Gordon) from 2000 to 2002. Her most recent Harley Quinn project was this year’s crossover film Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse. She voiced three characters in that!

She’s also set to voice the character in two upcoming video games. The first, coming out this year, is MultiVersus, a Warner Brothers fighting game. The second (and my more anticipated of the two) is Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which is expected to be out next year.

Barbara Gordon from ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’

I didn’t think I could love Barbara Gordon (or Batgirl) any more than I already did until this movie. I immediately recognized Tara’s voice, so maybe I was biased. Either way, if you’re going to watch any animated DC movies, this one needs to be first on your list.

Batman: The Killing Joke is directly adapted from the graphic novel by Alan Moore. While I would’ve loved to see this adapted as a live-action project someday, the animated movie is incredible. It is a lot darker than I was expecting going in, but it was rated R, so that’s on me. Mark Hamill was also the Joker!

See related: ‘Batman’ Character We Want to See in the DCEU

Katia from ‘Bratz’ Movies

Katia in Bratz Genie Magic
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I’m genuinely only including this because though most fans don’t care about the Bratz franchise anymore, I can’t stop loving it. And Katia remains one of my favorite non-core characters, Genie Magic is one of my top five Bratz films.

When she was first introduced in the films, Katia was a teenage genie who managed to escape and meet the Bratz girls. After, she was involved in two more movies: Bratz Girlz Really Rock and Bratz Desert Jewelz. The latter was a direct sequel to Bratz Genie Magic.

Twilight Sparkle from ‘My Little Pony’ Franchise

Twilight Sparkle is one of Tara Strong’s longest-running roles. She voiced the character in several different projects from My Little Pony since 2012.

In addition to Twilight Sparkle, she also performed the minor roles of Midnight Sparkle, Sci-Twi, Rosette Nebula, Carrot Bun, and several others in the franchise. I was never a huge My Little Pony fan, but I think I’ll have to give it a try just to know what all the hype is about!

Lena Dupree from ‘Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island’

Lena Dupree in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is one of my favorite movies from the franchise, and I was honestly shocked to find out Tara Strong was one of the antagonists. I didn’t recognize her voice at all, but I think this was the first time she played a character that scared me as a child.

Tara played this character so well that I thought Lena was going to be one of the heroes of the movie. I was so wrong! And while I don’t like Return to Zombie Island, if Tara had reprised her role, I bet it would have been better.

See related: Every ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movie, Ranked

Melody from ‘The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea’

If I had to choose a favorite Disney Princess movie sequel, it would have to be The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. So imagine my surprise when I found out that Tara Strong voiced Melody, Ariel’s daughter! Despite not having any lines in the opening song, Tara sang in nearly every other song. Seriously, this woman is so talented!

Bubbles from ‘The Powerpuff Girls’

If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you’ve probably heard the audio from The Powerpuff Girls where Bubbles is getting ready to be “the prettiest girl at the party.” Well, did you know Tara Strong voiced Bubbles? I swear this woman voiced my childhood!

And while I’m happy The Powerpuff Girls were rebooted for a new audience in 2016 – and a live-action was in production for a while – I’m disappointed Tara Strong wasn’t involved in either project. She has proved she could handle live-action roles several times, so maybe there will be a cameo in her future if the new show ever gets off the ground.

Mary Jane Watson from ‘Marvel Rising’

Mary Jane Watson in Marvel Rising
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Marvel Rising’s Mary Jane Watson is the reason for this list, so of course, I’m including her. While Mary Jane hasn’t always been my favorite character, I love the way she was incorporated into the show. It’s just a bonus Tara Strong voices her.

In case you didn’t know about Marvel Rising, it was a franchise from a few years ago that focused on teenage superheroes like Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl, and Miss Marvel. There were five TV specials, two short films, and a full-length movie. Marvel Rising even had two short comic runs.

Miss Minutes from ‘Loki’

While I didn’t love Loki, I will say I loved Tara Strong’s Miss Minutes. The character had the high-pitched voice that we’ve heard before with several of Tara’s characters, but Miss Minutes also had a southern accent that stood out among the rest of the cast.

I hope Tara reprises the role in season two. Even better, let’s get more Miss Minutes than we did in the first season. Enough of the Loki and Sylvie relationship; I’m watching for the clock lady.

See related: Ranking the New MCU Shows So Far

Ember from ‘Danny Phantom’

Does anyone else remember the ghost rockstar that tormented Danny’s town in Danny Phantom? I completely forgot about her until someone did a cosplay of her on TikTok. And now, I don’t think I’ll ever forget again.

Though Tara only voiced Ember’s speaking lines, she did such an amazing job that I honestly didn’t realize another person sang Ember’s songs. In addition to Ember, Tara also voiced Penelope Spectra, Tiffany Snow, and several other characters.

Ben Tennyson from ‘Ben 10’

Ben Tennyson in Ben 10 (2016)
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I can’t believe I didn’t recognize Tara’s voice in Ben 10. I’m talking about the original show that ran from 2005 to 2008. I was always a fan of the show, but it somehow never clicked that this character was voiced by the same woman who had given life so many of my favorites over the years.

I know most people don’t like when Cartoon Network reboots some 90s and 2000s shows, but can we all agree they did an excellent job by bringing back Tara to voice Ben in the Ben 10 reboot? Yeah, I skipped watching the entire show, but at least the voice work was superb.

Timmy Turner from ‘The Fairly OddParents’

Timmy Turner in The Fairly OddParents
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I remember watching The Fairly OddParents growing up and being shocked when I found out a woman voiced the main character. At that age, I was oblivious to the way voice-over worked, so I always assumed a boy around my age was performing the character.

In addition to voicing Timmy in The Fairly OddParents, she also played Poof and many other secondary characters. Tara also voiced Poof in the live-action Fairly OddParents movies and Timmy in the video games and crossover specials.

Raven from ‘Teen Titans’ and ‘Teen Titans Go’

While Timmy Turner had much more time on screen in The Fairly OddParents, I personally love Tara’s voice work from Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go the most. Raven has been one of my favorite DC characters since childhood, and Tara is partly responsible for that.

Raven was one of the first times I had heard a female character with a deeper voice. Both Ben and Timmy had higher-pitched voices, so I’m sure Tara had a lot of fun switching things up. I’m so glad Teen Titans Go brought her back to voice Raven.