Kathleen Herles

Recent Role:

Star on Dora's Musical School Days (Dora The Explorer)

Born:

Queens, New York

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  • Kathleen may not be recognizable, but her voice is. She is the voice of "Dora the Explorer." Kathleen has been acting for 9 years. Only 13 years old, she has appeared on Sesame Street and her voice can be heard on many commercials, including spots for Safeguard, L'Oreal, and Census 2000

    Kathleen is the voice of Dora on the hit Nick Jr. TV series Dora the Explorer. First appearing in 1999, the character has since grown so popular that it is now the favorite of preschool children-selling more footwear than Barbie, more pajamas than Winnie the Pooh, more Band-Aids than Spider Man, and more dolls than Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Cinderella. The best-selling ice cream is currently the Dora Popsicle. She also is the most-invited birthday party character.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Kathleen Herles

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Queens, New York

    Also Known As

    Kathreen Herles

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Kathleen: (When asked how she became the voice of Dora) My manager had sent me to the audition here in Manhattan and after the audition the same day they called me and said that they want me to do the voice of Dora.

    • Kathleen: I don't do anything to, um, do the voice of Dora. I just have a lot on energy and stuff. It's just like acting just that you're not seen.

    • Kathleen: (On the subject of recording an episode) We go into a booth and there they have everything set up- the mic, and the script and everything and they do, um, a mic check to make sure how my voice is. And then we just start recording.

    • Kathleen Herles: (When asked if she spoke Spanish before starting the role of Dora the Explorer) Yes, I did. My parents are from Peru, so I talk Spanish with them and my grandma.

    • Kathleen Herles: It was amazing because I never thought as a little kid that I would be a voice on a TV show. And it's so amazing that out of so many kids that auditioned for this show, that I was the one that got picked.

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    Trivia (20)

    • Kathleen currently resides in Long Island, NY with her family.

    • Kathleen was nominated in 2007 for a Imagen award from the Imagen Foundation for "Best Actress- Television" for Dora the Explorer.

    • Kathleen has twice been nominated for an Image award. Both in 2007 and 2008 for "Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program."

    • Kathleen has always said it was her dream to go to college.

    • Kathleen is an active member of her Long Island youth church group.

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