Tress MacNeille is an American voice actress and former disc jockey best known for providing the voices of numerous characters in animated television series, including Daisy Duck, Babs Bunny in Tiny Toon Adventures, Dot Warner in Animaniacs, and many others.
MacNeille was born in Chicago, Illinois. She loved cartoons as a child and wanted to be a voice actress from the age of eight, but instead chose 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.
MacNeille worked in a variety of jobs and had numerous minor voiceover roles before becoming a regular on an animated televisionseries. 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 Voiceover". Lloyd and fellow agent Rita Vennari got MacNeille her first role on an animated show: a part in an episode of the 1979 cartoon Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.
In 1990, MacNeille was cast as Babs Bunny in Tiny Toon Adventures. The success of Tiny Toon Adventures led to the series Animaniacs, in which MacNeille was brought in to voice Dot Warner, one of the show's three main characters. She was nominated for an Annie Award for her performance on the show in 1995.
She has provided voices for numerous films, television shows, video games and commercials, garnering over 200 credits. Her television roles include characters on The Simpsons, where she voices Agnes Skinner and Lindsey Naegle, and Futurama, in which her main role is the character Mom. MacNeille has provided voices on many other television shows and cartoons such as Rugrats (as Charlotte Pickles), Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (as Chip and Gadget Hackwrench), Histeria!, Hey Arnold!, as well as dubbing work on English-language translations of anime.
MacNeille is the current voice of Daisy Duck and Wilma Flintstone. She also appeared as an angry anchorwoman in Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and served as the voice of Elvira's great-aunt Morganna Talbot. She provided voice acting for the 2003 Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner short feature The Whizzard of Ow.
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