Zoe (Sesame Street)

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Sesame Street character
First appearanceNovember 24, 1993
Created byEd Christie (designer)
Rollie Krewson (builder)
Portrayed byFran Brill
Jennifer Barnhart
Voiced byFran Brill (1993-2015)
Jennifer Barnhart (2015–present)
BirthdaySeptember 30
SpeciesSesame Street Muppet Monster
NationalityUnited States American
Fur colorOrange

Zoe is a 3-year-old orange female monster on Sesame Street, originally performed by Fran Brill. She was designed in her color to complement Elmo, who was gaining popularity at her introduction in 1993. Before Season 33, Zoe wore only her barrettes, bracelets, and necklace.

She has regularly been dressed in a tutu since season 33, as like many girls of her age, Zoe is obsessed with ballet. Her love of dance in general resulted in the video Zoe's Dance Moves. In Season 49, she returns to her sans-tutu wardrobe.

She often rides a soapbox-style car around Sesame Street, called the Zoemobile. She has a pet rock, Rocco, much to Elmo's constant dismay.

Though it is likely she has many relatives, only the voice of her Aunt Chloe has been heard on the show. Recently, her aunt Gizelle, who lives in Swan Lake, sent her the tutu she wears. This is a reference to the character of Giselle in the ballet Giselle.

Her film debut was The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Her first video appearance was The Best of Elmo; she then appeared in the videos Do The Alphabet and Big Bird Sings!.

Starting with Season 46, Jennifer Barnhart took over the role of Zoe, following Fran Brill's retirement in 2014.

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