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  Christine Cavanaugh Tribute

About Christine

Christine Cavanaugh has one of the most distinctive voices in the voice acting world. Even if you have never heard of her before, her voice may sound familiar since she has provided it for a large range of famous characters.

Born on August 16, 1963 in Utah, USA, Christine moved to Los Angeles, California to become an actress. She started doing voices to help out a friend who was making an animated film for a film school thesis, and that led her into her future voice acting career. Back in the late 80's, she voiced the title character on Cathy, a CBS TV version of Cathy Guisewite's comic strip Cathy.

She essentially began her voice career in 1991, when she started doing the voice of girl duckling Gosalyn Mallard on Disney's Darkwing Duck and Chuckie Finster on Nickelodeon's hit Rugrats. After that year, she was much sought after as a voice actress.

During the 90's, she provided the voice of girl monster Oblina on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Jay Sherman's son Marty on The Critic and boy genius Dexter on Dexter's Laboratory; in all of them starring as regular character. Christine can also be heard on the animated series Sonic The Hedgehog, 101 Dalmatians, The Powerpuff Girls and The Wild Thornberrys among others.

In 1995, Christine lent her unique voice talents to the Academy Award winning film Babe in the starring role of Babe the Gallant Pig. Despite choosing not to participate in the sequel Babe: Pig in the City, she stated she was very happy for her Rugrats co-star E.G Daily, who played the role of Babe for Christine in the sequel.

Christine Cavanaugh has had on-screen roles as well. She trained in theatre and has performed on stage as a member of the North Hollywood Playhouse West. Christine guest starred on several TV shows including Cheers, Wings, Salute Your Shorts, Empty Nest, The X-Files, Everybody Loves Raymond and ER. She has also had supporting roles in films such as Jerry Maguire, the independent film Soulmates and the Academy Award nominee short Little Surprises.

As for animated movies, Christine starred in the box office hit The Rugrats Movie and its sequel Rugrats In Paris. In 2000, she won an Annie Award for the 1999 one-hour TV special Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip.

Unfortunately, Christine retired from voice acting in 2001 for personal reasons. She will always be remembered for the versatile, charming and captivating voice that characterizes her.

Christine with her jewel-encrusted, pig-shaped purse
at the 1996 Academy Awards

                                                             Awards and Nominations

Annie Awards Nominated for "Best Individual Achievement: Voice Acting by a Female 
Performer in a TV Production" for Dexter's Laboratory  1997
Nominated for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a
Female Performer in an Animated Television Production"
                         for Dexter's Laboratory  1998
Won for "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female                Performer in an Animated Television Production" for the TV
               movie Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip  2000
Online Film & Television Academy Awards Won for "Best Voiceover Performance" for Dexter's Laboratory 1998-1999

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