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.
Kathleen works 3-4 hours at a time doing voiceover work for Dora the Explorer.
When Dora the Explorer is on hiatus, Kathleen often works on the voiceovers for the Dora products.
Kathleen has acted in her high school's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Kathleen has one brother, Christopher.
Kathleen's parents' names are Noemi and Julio and are from Lima, Peru. They both speak Spanish.
In September of 1997, Kathleen Herles auditioned for the voice of "Dora The Explorer."
Kathleen Herles went to a modeling school in Manhattan when she was four.
Kathleen Herles has done voiceovers for commercials like L'Oreal, Safeguard and Census 2000.
Kathleen Herles can speak both Spanish and English.
Kathleen Herles has taken piano lessons.
Kathleen Herles wants to become a gospel music singer.
Kathleen Herles attended Deer Park High School in Deer Park, New York. As of September 2006, she was a junior.
Kathleen Herles helped her acting career by taking voice acting and drama classes.
Kathleen Herles has taken tap, jazz, and ballet lessons.
Kathleen Herles started acting when she was nine.
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.
Kathleen Herles: (Referring to when people realize she is "Dora") They go crazy because they never actually met anyone who's famous. But eighth graders, they come up to me they and have printables, Dora printables. Can you sign this for me? But they're like older than most little kids and I can't believe that they watch these shows.
Kathleen Herles: I love being Dora, especially because she's bilingual and speaks Spanish.
Kathleen Herles: I just read it. I had a very high-pitched voice because I was young. I just read it normally.
Kathleen Herles: We were on our way to go see my grandma, and on our way there they called to say I got the part. We just couldn't believe it—-my mom had to stop the car and we were all screaming and everything.