Susanne Blakeslee

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Susanne Blakeslee
Born Susan Ann Blakeslee
(1956-01-27) January 27, 1956 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Susan Blakeslee, Suzanne Blakeslee, Suzanne Blakesley
Occupation Voice actress, theatre actress
Years active 1985–present
Known for The voice of Wanda and Mrs. Turner in The Fairly OddParents (2001 - present)
The voice of Maleficent
Lady Tremaine
Evil Queen
Cruella de Vil
and Madame Leota in Disney media (2001 - present)
Awards Ovation Award

Susanne Ann Blakeslee (also known as Susan Blakeslee, Suzanne Blakeslee and Suzanne Blakesley; born January 27, 1956) is an American voice actress and musical theatre actress. Among her notable roles are the voices of Wanda and Mrs. Turner on Nickelodeon's The Fairly OddParents; and Maleficent in the Kingdom Hearts video game series and Disney media. She also does voices of Lady Tremaine, The Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, and Madame Leota. In 2012, Blakeslee won an Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits, Volume 2.

Early life[edit]

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

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 appearance's 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.

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–present); 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.

Since the early 2000s, Blakeslee provides The Walt Disney Company as the current voices of various characters in Disney media, most notably, Cruella de Vil, and the Evil Queen. She is perhaps best known by Disney fans for her imitation of the late Eleanor Audley's portrayal as Lady Tremaine, Maleficent, and Madame Leota.

She is the current voice of Maleficent since the video game series, Kingdom Hearts (2002–present); and Cruella de Vil since the direct-to-video sequel, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2002); and the TV series, Disney's House of Mouse (2001 - 2003). Blakeslee also voices Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Cruella in Disney theme park attractions, shows and other video games.

Susanne Blakeslee is the current voice of Lady Tremaine since the direct-to-video sequels, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002); and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007); she also voiced Lady Tremaine and the Evil Queen in the video game prequel, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (2010).

Since 2001, Blakeslee's voice has been used as the voice of Madame Leota during the Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction overlay in Disneyland.

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"[2]

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