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Tress MacNeille

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Tress MacNeille is an American actress and voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series The Simpsons, Futurama, Tiny Toon Adventures, Disney's House of Mouse, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and more. She voiced Hama, Yangchen, and an additional character in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits

Hama

Character information: Hama

Yangchen

Character information: Yangchen

Additional voice

Selected other credits

Television work

Filmography

Other credits

Biographical information

Personal life

MacNeille was born in California. She loved cartoons as a child and wanted to be a voice actress from the age of eight, but opted instead for a "practical" career, feeling she would never be able to realize her ambition. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended broadcasting school, becoming a disc jockey.

Career

MacNeille worked in a variety of jobs and had numerous minor voice-over roles before becoming a regular on an animated TV show. She had "been doing radio spots, some TV, demos, sound-alikes, industrial narrations — anything that came [her] way for about two years." She was also a member of the improvisational comedy group The Groundlings for ten years. MacNeille took acting workshops and worked as a casting assistant for voice acting talent agent Bob Lloyd in what she calls "The University of Voice-over". Lloyd and fellow agent Rita Vennari got MacNeille her first role on an animated show with a part in a 1979 episode of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.

Trivia

  • She has credits in more than 350 episodes of The Simpsons.
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