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 56)
ResidenceStudio City, California, U.S.
Other namesJill Tally
Jill Kenny
Years active1984–present
Tom Kenny (m. 1995)

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, Roller Brawl on Skylanders Academy, 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, a supporting antagonist in SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as several characters on Camp Lazlo (including Gretchen, a tomboyish alligator, a scholarly giraffe named Nina, and an 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 and 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. 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
The Penguin Insuperable Julia Phoenix Voice
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Mom
2005 Sky High Mrs. Timmerman
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Cindy
2009 World's Greatest Dad Make-up Woman
2019 Batman: Hush Lois Lane Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1992–1993 The Edge Various 20 episodes
1995–1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David Various 26 episodes
1996–1997 Seinfeld Gall 2 episodes
2000-2003 The Powerpuff Girls Additional voices 22 episodes
2003 Clifford's Puppy Days Mrs. Sidarsky / Bebe 3 episodes
2004–2005 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Jason and his mom / Nerd Girl / Sperg's Mom 2 episodes
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Frida Flora "Farmed and Dangerous"
Codename: Kids Next Door Mrs. Dirt and Billy's Mom "Operation: D.U.C.K.Y." and "Operation: C.L.O.S.E.T."
2005–2008 Camp Lazlo Gretchen / Miss Mucus / Nina Neckley 15 episodes
2005–2014 The Boondocks Sarah Dubois / Various 46 episodes
2007 The Batman Socialite / Doctor Episode: "Vertigo"
2012–2018 Adventure Time Maja / Various 4 episodes
2013-2015 Nutri Ventures Teacher / Betty Beans / Woman 6 12 episodes
2014–2016 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 Powerpuff Girls (2016) Psychic Woman / Ms. Lacosi / Super Lice 1 / Duplikate 4 episodes
2016-present The Loud House Rita Loud Recurring role
2016-2018 Skylanders Academy Roller Brawl 38 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"
2019 Love, Death & Robots Kali Episode: Blind Spot
2019 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
2006 Final Fantasy XII Additional Voices
2006 Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Female Soldier B
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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