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Tara Strong is a longtime and famous Canadian actress, voice actress, and singer, who is best known for a lot of her voice work in animated films, television series, and video games. She’s currently the voice actor of Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and a Twitter user.
Tara Strong was born as Tara Lyn Charendoff on February 12, 1973 to her parents Lucy Charendoff (1936-2004) and Syd Charendoff who are Jewish Canadians that ran a convenience/toy/candy store called The Wiz. She was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her career all begin when she was 4 years old and volunteered to be a soloist in the school production. From there, it was obvious that she had the talent to be an actress. Soon, she began her acting in the Yiddish Theater; though she did not know any Yiddish, she memorized her lines phonetically, which presented some problems when the older women wanted to tell her how much they loved her. During this time, she also performed at the Toronto Jewish Theater, where she acted in A Night of Stars, and was featured in an audiotape for “Lay Down Your Arms” with the Habonim Youth Choir, where she sang the lyrics in both English and Hebrew.
When Tara was 13, she was accepted into a school of the performing arts in Toronto. Her first professional role was “Gracie” in the Limelight Theater’s production of “The Music Man.” That same year, she booked a guest-starring role on Mr. T’s series called “TNT.” His first words to her were: “Well, ain’t you somethin’ else!” Soon after, Tara got the title role of “Hello Kitty” on “Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater,” which led to the opportunity of working in more than 20 animated series. Before she moved from Canada to Los Angeles, she starred in her own CBC sitcom, “Mosquito Lake.” Her character’s name? Tara.
Her voice is behind a multitude of North American animated characters (Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls, Princess Clara and Toot Braunstein from Drawn Together, Raven from Teen Titans) , English dubbed Japanese anime (Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke), and video game characters (Rikku from Final Fantasy X / Final Fantasy X-2 / Kingdom Hearts 2, Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City, Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw). That also includes main characters in main roles.
Twilightlicious, Tara’s Meme
On March 7, 2012, Tara Strong, voice actress of Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, posted a tweet on her Twitter page with a link to her VocalTwit, acting as Twilight Sparkle performing a short free-style rap, which included the phrase “Twilightlicious”.
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Two days later, she posted another VocalTwit of herself acting as Twilight Sparkle again, singing the lyrics from the previous tweet, as well as singing versions for some of her other past acting roles such as Raven of Teen Titans, Bubbles of The Powerpuff Girls, and Omi of Xiaolin Showdown. Her VocalTwit recordings also includes a shoutout to the bronies and talk about bronies with her other past acting roles like Bubbles of The Powerpuff Girls and Raven of Teen Titans.
Time passed and many fans animate their version of Tara’s Twilightlicious meme.