Jill Talley

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Jill Talley
41st Annie Awards, Jill Talley.jpg
Talley at the 2014 Annie Awards
Born (1962-12-19) December 19, 1962 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other names Jill Tally
Jill Kenny
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Tom Kenny (m. 1995)
Children 2

Jill Talley (born December 19, 1962) is an American actress. She is known for her work as a cast member of Mr. Show, voicing Karen on SpongeBob SquarePants, Sarah Dubois and various other characters on Adult Swim's The Boondocks, Nina, Gretchen and Ms. Mucus on Camp Lazlo, and Rita Loud on The Loud House. She often collaborates with her husband and fellow actor Tom Kenny.


In her twenties, Talley performed improv comedy in Chicago at the Improv Institute and The Second City. Talley and her husband, Tom Kenny, were both cast members of the cult short-lived FOX Network sketch comedy show The Edge from 1992 to 1993 and sketch comedy show Mr. Show from 1995 to 1998. They also appeared together in the May 1996 video for "Tonight, Tonight" by The Smashing Pumpkins as a married couple who take a honeymoon on the moon.[1]

Talley's vocal work includes playing Karen, one of the two main antagonists in SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as several characters on Camp Lazlo (including Gretchen, a tomboyish alligator Squirrel Scout, a scholarly giraffe named Nina, and a largely angry warthog named Ms. Mucus). She also voices Sarah Dubois on the Adult Swim show The Boondocks. She also voiced Lady Granite in the Plastic Man DC Nation Shorts. She had voiced Maja the Sky Witch in the Adventure Time episode "Sky Witch."

Since Mr. Show's run she has also appeared in minor roles in several films such as Little Miss Sunshine and Sky High, in the latter of which she appeared with her husband.

Personal life[edit]

Talley was born in Chicago, Illinois.[2] She first met her husband Tom Kenny in 1992 while working on The Edge in 1992. They married in 1995 and have two children, Mack (born c. 1997) and Nora (born August 2003).[1][3]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sour Grapes Lois
2000 The Ladies Man Candy
2002 Run Ronnie Run Tammy
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Mom
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Karen, The Computer Wife
Old Lady
2005 Sky High Mrs. Timmerman
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Cindy
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Walla-Female Voice
2009 World's Greatest Dad Make-up Woman
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Karen, The Computer Wife Voice
2019 Batman: Rush Lois Lane Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1992–93 The Edge Various 20 episodes
1995 Rocko's Modern Life Nosey 1 episode
1995–98 Mr. Show with Bob and David Various 26 episodes
1999–present SpongeBob SquarePants Karen Plankton 90 episodes
2003–2004 Stripperella Giselle / Margo Van Winkle / Enorma Ray 13 episodes
2004–2005 Duck Dodgers Edna Wheely, Mrs. Wiggums and Unice "Boar to be Riled" and "The Love Duck"
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Frida Flora "Farmed and Dangerous"
2005 Codename: Kids Next Door Mrs. Dirt and Billy's Mom "Operation: D.U.C.K.Y." and "Operation: C.L.O.S.E.T."
2005–08 Camp Lazlo Gretchen / Miss Mucus / Nina Neckley 15 episodes
2005–17 American Dad! Customer / Sewer Woman / Cocktail Waiter / Flight Attendant / Oscar's Mom / Senator Feinstein / Maria / Fat Lady / Female Officer / Boob Woman / Old Woman / Little Girl's Mom / Ramona / Mom / Dalia 11 episodes
2005–14 The Boondocks Sarah Dubois / Various 46 episodes
2012–18 Adventure Time Maja / Various 4 episodes
2014–16 TripTank Mom / Woman / Operator / Pierced Gypsy / Goddess on a Horse / Veronica / Sharleen / News Reporter / Bride 9 episodes
2015 W/ Bob and David Various 5 episodes
2016–present The Loud House Rita Loud / Griselda / Woman on Scanner / Employee / Sample Lady / Old Woman / Workout Coach / Young Mom / Sam / Spunk E. Pigeon / Fenton / Teenage Girl Customer / Kelly 46 episodes
2016-present Skylanders Academy Roller Brawl 25 episodes
2017–present Puppy Dog Pals Cupcake / Jackie Recurring role
2017-present Wacky Races I.Q. Ickly / P.T. Barnstorm 15 episodes
2018 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cheery Tomato Episode: "War and Pizza"
2018 Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Nosey

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 La Pucelle: Tactics Culotte
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Paulette
2004 EverQuest II Generic Iksar Ghost Enemy, Generic Siren Enemy, Generic Valkyrie Enemy
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! Karen the Computer Wife
2006 SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab Karen
2006 Final Fantasy XII Additional Voices
2006 Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Female Soldier B
2009 SpongeBob's Truth or Square Karen, Additional Female Voices
2013 SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge Rainchild, Karen
2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices


  1. ^ a b "Tom Kenny: Biography". T.V Guide. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Voice of SpongeBob joins new Fox cartoon series". The Providence Journal. 25 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  3. ^ Edwards, Ellen (November 30, 2004). "As the voice of SpongeBob, Tom Kenny knows it's hip to be square". Chicago Tribune. 

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