BIO: Nancy Cartwright

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By Jason Matthews

Emmy Award-winning actress Nancy Cartwright is best known as the voice of spike-headed underachiever Bart Simpson, but also gives voice to Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, Todd Flanders and various others in the town of Springfield. In addition to her work on The Simpsons, Cartwright portrays Chuckie in Nickelodeon's Rugrats, as well as Rufus the Naked Mole Rat in the Disney show Kim Possible. With over two decades at the mic, Cartwright has lent her voice to characters on various other animated series, including Richie Rich; Animaniacs; Pinky and the Brain; The Critic; God, The Devil and Bob; Mike, Lu & Og; as well as Chuck Jones' final work, Timberwolf.


While rarely seen in the world of voice actor, Cartwright is not camera shy. She has portrayed memorable roles in numerous television series and movies, including Fame; Empty Nest; Cheers; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Twilight Zone-The Movie; and Godzilla as well as the lead in the TV movie, Marian Rose White.

Cartwright received an Emmy Award and Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in voice-over performance as Bart Simpson. They are displayed along side the multiple Simpsons Emmys; her Emmys for Animaniacs and Pinky, Elmyra and The Brain; a People's Choice Award; and the DramaLogue Award she received for her one-woman play, In Search of Fellini.

Through the SportsBlast division of her animation production company, Cartwright Entertainment, Cartwright was recognized by the Houston Film Festival for her series The Kellys. In 2002 it received The Silver Award acknowledging the excellent work of Sports Blast and partner AOL/Time Warner in debuting The Kellys on Nascar.com

Cartwright actively supports many non-profit organizations that help children including Famous Fone Friends, Make-a-Wish Foundation, The Way to Happiness Foundation and World Literacy Crusade. She is a member of Women in Film,ASIFA - The International Animation Society, Women in Animation and The Chouinard Foundation.

Cartwright's best-selling autobiography "My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy" (Hyperion/Bloomsbury) takes a behind-the-scenes look at her unique life as it relates to the phenomenon of The Simpsons.

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