Nancy Cartwright


October 25, 1957 (age 56)


Dayton, Ohio


Voice actress, actress, comedian

Characters Played:

Daffney Gillfin, additional voices

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright (born October 25, 1957) is an American TV and film actress, comedian, and voice actress. On the Snorks, she's best known for voicing Daffney Gillfin as well as a few additional characters. Outside of the Snorks, however, her most notable voice role - for roughly over two decades - is Bart Simpson. 

Characters Played

  • Daffney Gillfin
  • Additional voices

Other Notable Voice Roles

  • Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum - The Simpsons and The Tracey Ullman Show
  • Rufus - Kim Possible
  • Todd Daring and Dobbs Darling - The Replacements
  • Chuckie Finster - Rugrats (2001-2004) and All Grown Up (2003-2006)
  • Lu - Mike, Lu and Og
  • Mindy - Animanaics
  • Rudy Mookich - Pinky, Elmyra and The Brain
  • Margo Sherman - The Critic
  • Sprites - Aladdin (TV Series)
  • Fawn Deer - Raw Toonage and Bonkers
  • Pistol Pete - Goof Troop
  • Babysitter - Bobby's World
  • Dipped Shoe - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (uncredited)
  • Bright Eyes and Burlap - Pound Puppies
  • Gusty - My Little Pony and Friends
  • Kip Kangaroo - Shirt Tales

Notable Acting Roles

  • Marian Rose White - Marian Rose White
  • Muffin - Fame (TV Series)
  • Ethel - Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Jean - Not My Kid
  • Gwen - Mr. Belvedere

Early Life and Career

Nancy Cartwright was born in Dayton, Ohio, but grew up in the nearby town of Kettering. She briefly attended Ohio University, but in 1978 transfered to UCLA. This was because she had been working at a local radio station, and Daws Butler had discovered her talent. After the move, she met many of the Hanna-Barbera producers and actors, including Gordon Hunt, who asked her to audition for the role of Gloria in Richie Rich. However, she also began a regular acting career, mostly playing one time roles in sitcoms and title characters in TV movies.  

Personal Life

Cartwright was married to Warren Murphy from 1988 to 2002, and together they have two children, Jack and Lucy. She was raised a Roman Catholic, but in the 90s converted to Scientology and frequently contributes to the church. 


  • 1992 Primetime Emmy Award - Outstanding Voice Over Performance (Bart SImpson)
  • 1995 Annie Award - Outstanding Voice Acting in the Field of Animation (BArt Simpson)
  • 1995 Drama Logue Award
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