Francesca Smith

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Francesca Smith
Born Francesca Marie Smith
(1985-03-26) March 26, 1985 (age 29)
United States
Other names Francesca Marie Smith
Franchesca Smith
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–2003

Francesca Marie Smith (born March 26, 1985) is an American former actress. She is best known for the voice of Helga Pataki and Timberly Johanssen Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold!.

Private life[edit]

Francesca "Franny" Marie Smith graduated from California's Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics in 2006 (see link below). Smith also studied at Pepperdine University, where she received a Master of Arts in Communication, graduating in 2008. Finally, Francesca received a Master of Arts in Communication in 2012, and expects to receive a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (in 2014) from the University of Southern California (USC). Francesca is a Provost's Fellow and a Graduate Assistant at USC where she teaches the course COMM 322 "Argumentation and Advocacy".

Smith has an official Facebook fan page, via which she personally talks to fans of her and her work.


She has also provided the voice for Ashley B, Upside-Down Girl, Swinger Girl on Disney Channel's Recess and made two cameo appearances on Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show, as one of Amanda's friends. She also starred as Penny in Fillmore for one episode. It is noted that she also does the voice of Helga and Sheena from Hey Arnold!.


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Elaine Leffler 1 episode
1992 In Sickness and in Health Kid # 1
1994 Beethoven Emily Newton
Blossom Lizzy Martin 1 episode
Itsy Bitsy Spider Leslie McGroarty
1995 Here Come the Munsters Monique
The Drew Carey Show Monica 1 episode
1996 Hey Arnold! Helga Pataki 100 episodes, 1996–2004
The Secret World of Alex Mack Jenny 2 episodes, 1996–1998
Hey Arnold!: 24 Hours to Live Helga
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Ursula 1 episode
1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac Meg MacKenzie
1998 The New Batman Adventures Annie 8 episode
A Bug's Life Additional Voices as Francesca Smith
The Prince of Egypt Additional Voices
1999 Two of a Kind Gabrielle as Francesca Marie Smith
Recess Ashley B / Upside-Down Girl / Swinger Girl 5 episodes, 1999–2000
2000 The Amanda Show 1 episode
2001 Recess: School's Out Ashley B / Upside-Down Girl / Swinger Girl as Francesca Marie Smith
Nicktoons Racing Helga G. Pataki VG
2002 Hey Arnold!: The Movie Helga Geraldine Pataki / Deep Voice as Francesca Marie Smith
2003 Fillmore Penny 1 episode

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