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Tara Strong
Tara Strong - Emerald City Comicon 2012.jpg
Strong at Emerald City Comicon 2012 with a beanie of the pony she voices
Full name Tara Lyn Charendoff Strong
Sex Female
Birthdate February 12, 1973 (age 49)
Occupation Actress, voice artist
Voice roles Twilight Sparkle (speaking)
Twilight Velvet (S6E2)
"Downdraft" (S4E21)
"Carrot Bun"
Rosette Nebula

Tara Strong is a voice actress in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Her most prominent role in the series is that of main character Twilight Sparkle.

Strong was initially cast in the show when series creator Lauren Faust personally approached her about the project in 2010; the two had previously worked together on Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.[1]

In addition to auditioning for the role of Twilight Sparkle, Strong had also auditioned as Pinkie Pie and Applejack.[2][3]

Unlike most of the series' voice cast, who records their lines in Vancouver, Strong records all of her dialogue in her home studio in Los Angeles,[4] with occasional trips to Vancouver to record with the rest of the cast.[5]

Strong has an original character called Taralicious that is featured in the IDW comics.

Outside My Little Pony, Strong has done professional work in numerous films and television series, both live-action and animated. Among her most well-known voice roles include Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, Timmy Turner and Poof in Nickelodeon's The Fairly OddParents, Raven in Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, Melody in The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Dil Pickles in Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up!, the DC Comics character Harley Quinn in various animated and video game adaptations of the Batman franchise, Rikku in Final Fantasy X, X-2, and Kingdom Hearts II and Sari Sumdac, Red Alert, Strika, Slipstream and Teletraan I in Transformers: Animated. Most recently, Strong has been cast as Ashi in the fifth and final season of Samurai Jack, as Princess Unikitty in the TV series Unikitty! (a role originated in The Lego Movie by Alison Brie), and as Miss Minutes in the Marvel Studios television series Loki.

Strong also served as an executive producer for the 2012 film documentary Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony.


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  1. Everfree Network (2012-06-05). Interview: Tara Strong. YouTube. Retrieved on 2014 February 6.
  2. Everfree Network (2012-06-05). Interview: Tara Strong. YouTube. Retrieved on 2014 February 6.
  3. Post by Nayuki on an Allspark thread (2012-06-19). Retrieved on 2012 June 22. Archived locally.
  4. Everfree Network (2012-06-05). Interview: Tara Strong. YouTube. Retrieved on 2014 February 6.
  5. Tara Strong (2014-05-22). Dats a lotta pretty ponies @mouthnoize @AndreaLibman @StTabitha @ash_leigh_ball @CathyWeseluck. Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 August 13.