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Jodi Marie Marzorati Benson (born on October 10, 1961) is an American actress, voice actress, and soprano singer. She is best known for providing both the speaking and the singing voice of Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid (film) and its sequels. Benson voiced the character Barbie in the 1999 movie Toy Story 2, the 2010 Academy Award winning movie Toy Story 3, and the Toy Story toon Hawaiian Vacation. Benson had also voiced Belle in Disney's House of Mouse; while filling in for Belle's original voice actress, Paige O'Hara. For her contributions to the Disney company, Benson was named a Disney Legend in 2011.

Animated TV Shows

  • Batman Beyond – Aquagirl/Marina
  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel
  • Hercules – Helen of Troy
  • House of Mouse – Ariel & Belle
  • Camp Lazlo – Patsy Smiles, Almondine & Ms. Jane Doe
  • The Crippled Lamb – Abigail, Laura Lamb & Mary
  • Duck Dodgers – Captain Tortelli & Princess Incense
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy – Blue Fairy, Rich Lady & Floraculture Lady
  • Pepper Ann – Amber O'Mally
  • Pirates of the Dark Water – Tula
  • P.J. Sparkles – P.J. Sparkles
  • Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa – Lenee
  • Sofia the First – Ariel & Queen Emmanline
  • Star vs. The Forces of Evil – Singing Teacher
  • The Wild Thornberrys – Mother Cheetah

Animated Movies

  • 101 Dalmatians 2 – Anita
  • Balto 2 – Jenna
  • Balto 3 – Jenna
  • Joseph: King of Dreams – Asenath
  • Lady and the Tramp 2 – Lady
  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel & Vanessa
  • The Little Mermaid 2 – Ariel
  • The Little Mermaid 3 – Ariel
  • Thumbelina (film) – Thumbelina
  • Toy Story 2 – Barbie
  • Toy Story 3 – Barbie
  • Wreck It Ralph 2 – Ariel

Video Games

  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel
  • The Little Mermaid 2 – Ariel
  • Disneyland Kinect – Ariel
  • Disney Princess Enchanted Journey – Ariel
  • Disney Infinity – Ariel
  • Kingdom of Hearts – Ariel
  • Kingdom of Hearts 2 – Ariel
  • Kingdom of Hearts Rechained Memories – Ariel
  • Onimusha 3: Demon Siege – Mother

Relationships

Knownable Roles

  • Ariel (1989 – Present)
  • Vanessa (Ursula's alter ego)
  • Barbie (Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3 and Toy Story Toons)
  • ???

Quotes

  • (About an Live Action Little Mermaid film) "I think it’s going to be incredible. They are talking about this concept, and the team of people that I’ve heard mentioned for this particular live-action film sounds quite magical. And I think for Alan [Menken] to be teaming up with Lin-Manuel is going to be phenomenal, and if in fact we have Robbie Marshall, if that is the case, as director and John DeLuca as executive producer. Mary Poppins Returns, I think, was just a fantastic film, so I know that Robbie is an incredible director with a great eye. I think he can handle it. I think it can be delivered in a way that’s going to be quite special. I don’t know exactly how they’ll pull it all off, but I’m sure it’ll be amazing".

Trivia

  • She is a Libra.
  • She is marry.
  • Her Chinese Zodiac sign is the Ox.

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