In 1989, Disney gave the world a headstrong, teenage mermaid who could sing, and a star was born. Jodi Benson not only leant her voice to the character of Ariel in Disney's The Little mermaid, but she brought it to life and turned it into a character that…more
Jodi Benson actually never really intended to get into movies, much less into animated movies.
Jodi went to college at Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois.
Jodi Benson won the Drama-Logue Award for Best Actress. She had received also verios nominations like a Tony nomination for best actress and a Fennecus award nomination for her vocal performance in Hans Christian Anderson's Thumbelina.
Jodi has sang a couple of religious songs. An example of an album of songs she sings is Jodi Benson Sings Songs From The Beginner's Bible.
Jodi does the voice of Princess Atta in the video game for A Bug's Life.
Funny that at times, she would do voices of mermaids in many programs because of her major role as Ariel.
Jodi also narrates some of the Baby Faith videos, and you can see what she looks like as she explains the purposes of the video there.
She provided the voice for Weebo in Flubber.
It's a little known fact that she provides Belle's voice for Disney from time to time.
She provided the voice for Asenath, Joseph's Egyptian wife, in Joseph: King of Dreams.
She provided the voice for Anita in 101 Dalmations 2: Patch's London Adventure.
One of Jodi's only on screen movie appearance was as a hologram in the Robin Williams film Flubber.
She provided two voices for a Christian video series for kids called Kids 10 Commandments.
She was the host for a Christian video series for kids called Guidepost Junction.
She once admitted to an interviewer that she was alot like her character, Ariel at the time The Little Mermaid was in production.
She provided the voice for Jenna in Balto 3: Wings of Change.
She admits that her favorite scene from The Little Mermaid is when Ariel is singing a reprise of "Part of Your World" while perched on a rock.
She enjoys reading.
She likes to hike.
She likes to go snow skiing.
Halfway through Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure, she seemed to lose her voice a little causing it to become raspy.
She provided the voice for Lady in Disney's Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure.
She provided the voice for Thumbelina in Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina.
She has 2 children; a son (McKinley Benson) and a daughter (Delaney Benson).
Without a doubt, her trademark has always been her singing voice.
Her nickname is Aquagirl.