Susanne Blakeslee

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Susanne Blakeslee
Born
Susan Ann Blakeslee

(1956-01-27) January 27, 1956 (age 64)
NationalityAmerican
Other names
  • Susan Blakeslee
  • Suzanne Blakeslee
  • Suzanne Blakesley
OccupationActress
Years active1985–present
AwardsOvation Award

Susanne Ann Blakeslee (born January 27, 1956) is an American voice, stage and musical theatre actress. She is also known as Susan Blakeslee, Suzanne Blakeslee, and Suzanne Blakesley;

Among her notable roles are the voices of Wanda, Anti-Wanda, and Mrs. Turner on Nickelodeon's The Fairly OddParents (2001—17); and as the voice of Maleficent in the Kingdom Hearts video game series and Disney media (2002—present). In 2012, Blakeslee won an Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits, Volume 2.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Blakeslee was born on January, 27, 1956 and raised in Los Angeles, California.

Career[edit]

Stage[edit]

Blakeslee performed on the stage set of Forbidden Broadway from 1990 to 1994 and worked as the show's choreographer in 1994. Her other stage appearances include On the Twentieth Century (2003); and What If? (2004). Blakeslee won the Lead Actress in a Musical Ovation Award in 2012 for her role as Woman 1 in Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits, Volume 2.[3]

Voice acting[edit]

Since the 1990s, Blakeslee has been voice acting in animation, video games, and theme parks. She is best known as the voice of Timmy Turner's fairy godmother, Wanda, on the animated TV series, The Fairly OddParents (2001–17); The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour trilogy (a crossover with the Jimmy Neutron franchise (2004)); and the live-action TV films, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011); A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012); and A Fairly Odd Summer (2014). She also voiced other characters on the same show, including Timmy's mother, Mrs. Turner, and Anti-Wanda.[4]

Since the early 2000s, Blakeslee provides The Walt Disney Company as the current voices of various characters in Disney media, mostly villians. She is perhaps best known by Disney fans for her imitation of the late Eleanor Audley's portrayal as Lady Tremaine and Maleficent.[5] She is the current voice of Lady Tremaine since the direct-to-video sequels, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002), Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007), and Maleficent since the video game series, Kingdom Hearts (2002–present).[6]

Blakeslee is also the current voice of Cruella de Vil since the video game, 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue (2000) and the Evil Queen since the animated TV series, Disney's House of Mouse (2001—2003).[7]

Since 2001, Blakeslee's voice has been used for Madame Leota during the Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction overlay in Disneyland.[8][9][10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Live-action roles[edit]

Anime roles[edit]

Animated roles[edit]

Movie roles[edit]

Video game roles[edit]

Theme parks[edit]

Stage shows[edit]

  • Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show - Evil Queen (voice)
  • Disney on Ice: Disneyland Adventure - Maleficent (voice)
  • Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate - Cruella de Vil (voice), Evil Queen (voice), Maleficent (voice)
  • Disney on Ice: Princess Classics - Lady Tremaine (voice)
  • Dream Along With Mickey - Maleficent (voice)
  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular - Maleficent (voice)
  • The Disney Villains Mix and Mingle - Maleficent (voice)
  • Three Classic Fairy Tales - Evil Queen (voice), Lady Tremaine (voice)

Stage appearances[edit]

Stage work[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Disney Princess Cinderella Read-Along Storybook and CD (2009/Disney Book Group) - Lady Tremaine
  • Disney Songs and Story: Cinderella (2009/Walt Disney Records) - Lady Tremaine

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ovation Awards

  • 2012: Won the award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her role as Woman 1 in the Musical Theatre West production of "Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits, Volume 2"[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney Princess Enchanted Tales (with Bonus Disc)". Animated Views. January 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams". Animated Views. January 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "Disney Princess Enchanted Tales (with Bonus Disc)". Animated Views. February 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "DISNEY SEQUELS: NOT JUST ONE MORE SILK IN DADDY'S CARAVAN". Archive.Today. February 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "THE ANGRY BEAVERS EPISODES Seasons 3 - 5". Archive.Today. February 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "THE ANGRY BEAVERS EPISODES Seasons 1 & 2". Archive.Today. February 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Review". Common Sense Media. February 16, 2020.
  8. ^ "The Fairly OddParents TV review". Common Sense Media. February 18, 2020.
  9. ^ "Cinderella II: Dreams Come True DVD Review". Ultimate Disney. February 20, 2020.
  10. ^ "101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure - Special Edition DVD Review". Ultimate Disney. February 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Cinderella III: A Twist in Time DVD Review". Ultimate Disney. February 24, 2020.
  12. ^ Ernest & Celestine (film). 2013.
  13. ^ "Center Theatre Group Tops 2012 Ovation Awards". 13 November 2012.

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