Jodi Benson

Jodi Benson

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1961

Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, USA

Voice actress and singer Jodi Benson is most recognized for being the speaking and singing voice of Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," her signature song being "Part of Your World." Before she was strictly a voice actress, Benson worked on Broadway, even garnering a Tony nomination for one performance, and working once with lyricist Howard Ashman, who would later write the lyrics for the songs in "The Little Mermaid." During the 1990s, Benson did a large amount of voice work as princesses and other female heroines on straight-to-DVD movies and TV shows, often for Disney. In 1997, she took a bit of a departure from her usual archetypical female characters to do the voice of Weebo, the robot assistant to the professor (played by Robin Williams) in "Flubber." In a notable and rare feature film appearance, Benson played "Sam," the assistant to Patrick Dempsey's character assistant in "Enchanted," poking fun at Benson's most well-known work as Ariel. In another role that playfully jabbed at conventional children's culture, Benson took on the voice of Barbie in "Toy Story 2," later reprising the character, who became even more developed, in "Toy Story 3."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 65% Ralph Breaks the Internet Ariel (Voice) $201.1M 2018
No Score Yet 68% The Little Engine That Could Jillian (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 78% Small Fry Barbie (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 83% Hawaiian Vacation Barbie (Voice) - 2011
98% 90% Toy Story 3 Barbie (Voice) $415M 2010
33% 56% The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Ariel (Voice) - 2008
No Score Yet 63% Balto III: Wings of Change Jenna (Voice) - 2004
67% 41% 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Anita (Voice) - 2003
No Score Yet 62% Mickey's Magical Christmas - Snowed in at the House of Mouse Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 53% Balto II: Wolf Quest Jenna (Voice) - 2001
45% 50% Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Lady (Voice) - 2001
17% 45% The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Ariel (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet 63% Joseph: King of Dreams Asenath (Voice) - 2000
100% 87% Toy Story 2 Barbie (Voice) $245.9M 1999
No Score Yet 27% The Mighty Kong Ann Darrow (Voice) - 1998
24% 33% Flubber Weebo (Voice) $93M 1997
27% 66% Thumbelina Thumbelina (Voice) $10.1M 1994
93% 88% The Little Mermaid Ariel (Voice) $109.9M 1989

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickler & Ben Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clarence Diana (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 79% Star vs. the Forces of Evil Singing Teacher (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sofia the First Ariel (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Buzz on Maggie Unknown (Voice) 2005-2006
44% No Score Yet The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Mermaid Unknown (Voice) 1992-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Police Officer (Guest Star) 1991

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