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Nancy Cartwright (born on October 25, 1957) provides the voice of Bart Simpson on the long-running The Simpsons TV series, as well as all of the films. A voice actress, film and television actress, and comedian. Cartwright also voices other characters for the show, including Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, and Database.

Biography

Nancy was born in Dayton, Ohio,, the fourth of Frank and Miriam Cartwright's six children.[1] Nancy, who grew up in nearby Kettering, OH, and attended the Fairmont West High School and participated in the school's theater and marching band. She graduated in 1976 and got a scholarship to Ohio University. She discovered her voice of talents in the 4th grade. She is an American actress who also starred in such films like "Heaven Help Us" and "Flesh and Blood" and did the voice of Gusty in "My Little Pony The Movie" Melissa Screetch in Toonsylvania, and did the voice of Chuckie Finster on "Rugrats".

She actually intended to audition for the role of Lisa Simpson but when she saw a picture of Bart Simpson and under it is said that he is a class clown, underachiever, and a daredevil, she knew that she would rather do Bart, which worked perfectly because Yeardley Smith was about to do the voice of Bart and ended up doing Lisa because she had more of a girly voice. Ms. Cartwright does the voices of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Todd Flanders, Ralph Wiggum, Kearney Zzyzwicz, Database and more. In the 1998 remake of Godzilla she and fellow Simpsons voice cast members Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer appeared.

In 2000, she published an autobiography, My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy.

Credits

Starring

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9

Season 10

Season 11

Season 12

Season 13

Season 14

Season 15

Season 16

Season 17

Season 18

Commentaries (2003-present)

Nancy Cartwright's Characters

Personal life

She met Warren Murphy on her birthday, in 1988, and married him two months later. They had two children together, Lucy and Jack, before divorcing in 2002.

She is a member of the Church of Scientology.

Appearances outside of The Simpsons

In addition to The Simpsons, Cartwright had voiced Chuckie Finster from Rugrats, starting in 2002 after Christine Cavanaugh, who voiced him previously, retired from acting. She began her voice acting debut as Gloria Glad on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Richie Rich. Cartwright has also voiced numerous other animated characters, including Daffney Gillfin in Snorks, Rufus in Kim Possible, Mindy in Animaniacs, Pistol in Goof Troop, and Todd Daring in The Replacements.

References

  1. Biography highlights. Nancycartwright.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-07.


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Cast and Crew
Starring
Dan Castellaneta | Julie Kavner | Nancy Cartwright | Yeardley Smith | Hank Azaria | Harry Shearer
Also Starring
Pamela Hayden | Tress MacNeille | Maggie Roswell | Russi Taylor | Karl Wiedergott | Christopher Collins | Doris Grau | Jo Ann Harris | Marcia Mitzman Gaven
Special Guest Voices
Kelsey Grammer | Maurice LaMarche | Joe Mantegna | Marcia Wallace | Greg Berg | Albert Brooks | Phil Hartman | Jan Hooks | Jane Kaczmarek | Jon Lovitz | Frank Welker