Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Highest Rated: 88% The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Lowest Rated: 11% Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)

Birthday: May 04, 1944

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Though audiences may not be familiar with Russi Taylor's face, many know her by her legendary voice roles including, among others, Minnie Mouse. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1944, Taylor actually met Walt Disney himself during a childhood visit to Disneyland, when the creative mogul happened to be sitting in the area where Taylor's family was buying popcorn. When Disney asked the young Taylor what she wanted to be when she grew up, she precociously responded that she would like to work for him-a statement that would prove prescient. Taylor lived in Europe for a time early in her adulthood, and while there, she found work dubbing movies into English. This experience illuminated her strengths as a vocal performer, and she returned to the United States determined to pursue a career as a voice actor. Though she did not yet have the customary recording of her talents to offer potential employers, Taylor's first break came nonetheless in 1976, when she was allowed to audition live to provide the voice of Ted and Georgette's baby on the sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore" (CBS, 1970-77). Taylor's audition convinced workers in the next room that a real baby was on the premises and she was quickly hired. In 1980, she landed not only the voice role of baby Pebbles on "The Flintstones Comedy Show" (NBC, 1980-81) but the starring voice role of Strawberry Shortcake on the character's new and popular series of cartoon specials as well. Still more notable cartoon voices followed during this period, including Gonzo on the beloved "Muppet Babies" (CBS, 1984-1991), before Taylor was chosen by Disney to provide the voice of Minnie Mouse in 1986. In a turn of events deserving of a Disney movie, Taylor developed a relationship during this time with Wayne Allwine, the voice actor who portrayed Mickey. The two were married in 1991 and remained so until Allwine's death in 2009. Over the coming decades, Taylor would portray Minnie in everything from Disney sing-along videos to TV series like "Mickey Mouse Works" (ABC, 1999-2000) to video games that happened to feature the Minnie Mouse character, like the "Kingdom Hearts" series. And in addition to Taylor's work at Disney portraying Minnie, she also signed on as the official voice of Donald Duck's mischievous nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie as well, which led to her working extensively on the animated series "Ducktales" (Syndicated, 1987-1990). Though her Disney work kept her very busy, Taylor still took on other roles, voicing the awkward fourth grader Martin as well as twins Sherri and Terri on "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989-), Dutchess the Cat in the hit movie "Babe" (1995), and Annie, Ferny, and Mom on "Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks" (PBS, 2003-07). Taylor continued to portray Minnie until she died in 2019 at the age of 75.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 83% Get a Horse! Minnie Mouse (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Fauna (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 72% Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland Minnie Mouse (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet 52% Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Fauna (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt Minnie Mouse (Voice) - 2007
88% 77% The Simpsons Movie Martin (Voice) $183.1M 2007
75% 61% Cinderella III: A Twist in Time The Fairy Godmother / Drizella (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 62% Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Minnie Mouse/Huey/Dewey/Louie (Voice) - 2004
36% 49% The Three Musketeers Minnie (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet 50% Mickey's House of Villains Unknown (Character) - 2002
11% 32% Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Fairy Godmother/Mary Mouse/Beatrice/Daphne/Drizella/Countess Le Grande (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tale of Tillie's Dragon Unknown (Voice) - 1999
40% 66% Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Minnie Mouse/Huey/Dewey/Louie (Voice) - 1999
27% 44% Jetsons: The Movie Fergie Furbelow (Voice) $17.6M 1990
70% 68% The Rescuers Down Under Nurse Mouse (Voice) - 1990
88% 69% DuckTales, the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Huey/Dewey/Louie/Webby (Voice) $18.1M 1990
No Score Yet 73% My Little Pony Morning Glory / Rosedust / Bushwoolie / Skunk (Voice) $4.4M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppet Babies Gonzo/Robin/Aunt Fanny (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey and the Roadster Racers Minnie Mouse (Voice) 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse (Voice) 2013-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sofia the First Fauna (Guest Voice) 2017 2013-2015
85% 77% The Simpsons Dr. Hibbert's Daughter / Sherri / Terri / Martin Prince (Guest Voice) 1990-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie Mouse (Voice) 2006-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Minnie's Bow-Toons Minnie Mouse (Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Unknown (Voice) 2006-2007 2003-2004
No Score Yet 89% Kim Possible Unknown (Guest Voice) 2003
83% 90% The Critic Unknown (Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muppet Babies Gonzo/Robin/Aunt Fanny (Voice) 1984-1991
No Score Yet 96% DuckTales Huey Duck/Dewey Duck/Louie Duck (Voice) 1987-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers Unknown (Guest Voice) 1990

QUOTES FROM Russi Taylor CHARACTERS

Stepmother says: "So this is how Cinderella did it? What delicious irony! Do you realise what these means, girls?!"

Stepmother says: So this is how Cinderella did it? What delicious irony! Do you realize what these means girls?

Drizella says: "Yes! No more laundry!"

Drizella says: Yes! No more laundry!

Stepmother says: *sigh*

Anastasia says: Mother! Our troubles are over!

Anastasia says: This is the answer to all our problems!

Stepmother says: A stick?

Drizella says: Oh, let's beat her with it.

Drizella says: Oh, let's beat her with it!