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Nancy Cartwright is a Actor American born on 25 october 1957 at Dayton (USA)

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright
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Birth name Nancy Campbell Cartwright
Nationality USA
Birth 25 october 1957 (61 years) at Dayton (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Annie Award

Nancy Jean Cartwright (born October 25, 1957) is an American voice actress, film and television actress, and comedienne. She is known for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. Cartwright also voices other characters for the show, including Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, and Database.

Cartwright was born in Dayton, Ohio. Cartwright moved to Hollywood in 1978 and trained alongside voice actor Daws Butler. Her first professional role was voicing Gloria in the animated series Richie Rich, which she followed with a starring role in the television movie Marian Rose White (1982) and her first feature film, Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).

After continuing to search for acting work, in 1987 Cartwright auditioned for a role in a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family that was to appear on The Tracey Ullman Show. Cartwright intended to audition for the role of Lisa Simpson, the middle child; when she arrived at the audition, she found the role of Bart—Lisa's brother—to be more interesting. Matt Groening, the series' creator, allowed her to audition for Bart and offered her the role on the spot. She voiced Bart for three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show, and in 1989, the shorts were spun off into a half-hour show called The Simpsons. For her subsequent work as Bart, Cartwright received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992 and an Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in the Field of Animation in 1995.

Cartwright has voiced numerous animated characters, including Chuckie Finster in Rugrats and All Grown Up! (the former of which was previously held by Christine Cavanaugh), Rufus in Kim Possible, Mindy in Animaniacs, Margo Sherman in The Critic and Chip in The Kellys. In 2000, she published her autobiography, My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy, and four years later adapted it into a one-woman play.

Biography

Cartwright met writer Warren Murphy on her birthday in 1988 and married him two months later. In her book, she describes Murphy as her "personal laugh track". The couple had two children, Lucy and Jack, before divorcing in 2002.

Cartwright was raised a Roman Catholic but joined the Church of Scientology in 1991. She has said that before becoming involved with the church she was depressed that she did not have a "committed relationship", and wanted to get married and have children. She "thought that maybe [she] could find a relationship by going to a church". Cartwright attended a barbecue at a friend's house and noticed that all of the attendees were Scientologists with "thriving careers". Cartwright began reading the works of L. Ron Hubbard and found solace in a chapter about shedding the pain of loss. She said later, "I felt he was talking directly to me, I said to myself, 'I want to stop that feeling.'" Cartwright was awarded Scientology's Patron Laureate Award after she donated $10 million, almost twice her annual salary, to the Church in 2007.

Cartwright actively supports many nonprofit organizations, including Famous Fone Friends, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Scientology-related The Way to Happiness Foundation. She is co-founder of "Happy House", a non-profit organization dedicated to building 'better' families and distributing Scientology-based literature, based on The Way to Happiness Foundation and is a contributor to ASIFA-Hollywood's Animation Archive Project. In September 2007, Cartwright received the Make-a-Wish Foundation's Wish Icon Award "for her tremendous dedication to the Foundation's fundraising and wish-fulfillment efforts". In 2005, Cartwright created a scholarship at Fairmont High School "designed to aid Fairmont [graduates] who dream of following in her footsteps and studying speech, debate, drama or music" at Ohio University. In 2005, Cartwright was given the title of Honorary Mayor of Northridge, California (a neighborhood of Los Angeles) by the Northridge Chamber of Commerce.

In 2007, Cartwright was in a relationship with contractor Stephen Brackett. They planned to get married in spring 2008. Brackett was the President and Treasurer of Brackett Construction in Hollywood, California; the construction company was founded in 1987 and had $8.5 million in sales in 2009. He was a fellow member of Scientology, reaching the Operating Thetan level of OT V in Scientology, in 1989. He died in May 2009. According to The Monterey County Herald, Brackett leaped off the Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California. Law enforcement stated, "friends and relatives of Brackett said he was despondent because of financial troubles with his business". In September 2010, it was announced Cartwright was being sued by the executives of American Safety Casualty Insurance Company over a policy covering refurbishment work Stephen Brackett failed to finish before his death. The lawsuit sought $260,000 from Cartwright, who the company claims was guarantor for the policy but has refused to cover the expenses. The lawsuit also alleges Brackett diverted contract funds to the Church of Scientology.

In January 2009, Cartwright used Bart's voice in an automated telephone message to Scientologists, inviting them to an event in Hollywood, California. She opened the message in Bart's voice, saying "Yo, what's happenin' man, this is Bart Simpson [laugh]", then used her normal voice in most of the remaining message. In a 2000 interview, Cartwright explained that a character's voice is copyrighted and she can use Bart's voice in public but cannot record original dialogue without approval. Al Jean, executive producer of The Simpsons, said that the calls had not been "authorized by us", while The Simpsons creator Matt Groening commented that the issue had been "blown up beyond what was intended".

Best films

The Simpsons Movie (2007)
(Actress)
Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
(Actress)

Usually with

Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(13 films)
Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings
(7 films)
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Filmography of Nancy Cartwright (29 films)

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Actress

Going Clear, 1h59
Directed by Alex Gibney
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about religion
Actors Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Sherry Stringfield, Tom Cruise
Roles Herself (archive footage)
Rating79% 3.9981853.9981853.9981853.9981853.998185
Going Clear is based closely on Lawrence Wright's book, covering much of the same ground with the aid of archive footage, dramatic reconstructions, and interviews with eight former Scientologists: Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning director; Mark Rathbun, the church's former second-in-command; Mike Rinder, the former head of the church's Office of Special Affairs; the actor Jason Beghe; Sylvia 'Spanky' Taylor, former liaison to John Travolta; and former Scientologists Tom DeVocht, Sara Goldberg, and Hana Eltringham Whitfield.
The Simpsons Movie, 1h27
Directed by David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Films about families, Politique, White House in fiction
Actors Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer
Roles Bart Simpson / Maggie Simpson / Ralph / Nelson / Todd Flanders / TV Daughter / Woman on Phone (voice)
Rating72% 3.6470553.6470553.6470553.6470553.647055
The film follows the plot of the TV series The Simpsons, focusing on the Simpson family of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), his wife Marge (Julie Kavner), and children Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith), and Maggie, and the town of Springfield.
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale, 47minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about cats, Children's films
Actors Billy West, Kathleen Barr, Joe Alaskey, Nancy Cartwright, Ian James Corlett, Jim Cummings
Rating65% 3.2951553.2951553.2951553.2951553.295155
The movie begins with Jerry and his little nephew Tuffy watching the Christmas ballet in New York City, while a group of cats, including Tom, in an alley overlooking the Empire State Building, sing a song for the Cat King. Later, Jerry goes to the empty stage floor, where magic begins to happen. Toys come alive including Nelly the pony and Paulie the Christmas Ornament. The magic then makes a Music Box Ballerina come to life, and Jerry dances with her (the Miniature Overture plays through this scene).
Leroy & Stitch, 1h9
Directed by Roberts Gannaway
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Tia Carrere, Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Zoe Caldwell, Dakota Fanning, Kevin McDonald
Roles Shortstuff (Experiment 297) and Phantasmo (Experiment 375)
Rating62% 3.1081753.1081753.1081753.1081753.108175
With their mission to capture all 623 experiments and repurpose them on Earth completed, Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are honored as heroes by the Galactic Alliance. Jumba is given the confiscated key to his laboratory again, Pleakley is offered a post as chairman of Earth Studies at G.A.C.C. (Galactic Alliance Community College) and Stitch is made the Captain of the Galactic Armada and commander of his newly commissioned ship BRB-9000 (Big Red Battleship 9000). Lilo is made Galactic Federation Ambassador to Earth and sole guardian of Stitch's "cousins". Before they leave, Lilo gives Jumba her favorite Elvis record, Pleakley a paperweight (which is actually an Earth rock) and Stitch a necklace with a Ku Tiki (the Hawaiian god of strength).
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, 1h8
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films, Robot films
Actors Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Ricky Ullman, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry, Raven-Symoné
Roles Rufus (voice)
Rating71% 3.5938253.5938253.5938253.5938253.593825
In his attempt to take over the world, Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable's nemesis, Dr. Drakken, has developed an elaborate new master plan that baffles everyone, even his assistant, Shego. Among the plan's stages are the procurement of a sketch of a new toy; the development of "Synthodrones", advanced androids; and a bizarre research project investigating the lifestyles of teenage girls.
Rugrats Go Wild, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films based on Robinson Crusoe, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, Kath Soucie, Dionne Quan
Roles Chuckie Finster
Rating56% 2.800872.800872.800872.800872.80087
The movie starts with the Rugrats going on an adventure through the safari, with Tommy impersonating Nigel Thornberry, who is his role model, and spoofing his nature show. However, the babies' broadcast is cut short when they come across a tiger and then a crocodile, both of which threaten them. Just as they begin sinking in quicksand and are nearly attacked, we then reveal that this was only imagination, and that the babies and their families are about to go on vacation on the Lipschitz cruise ship.
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time, 1h7
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Time travel films, Films set in the future, Children's films
Actors Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry, Gary Cole, Michael Dorn
Roles Rufus (voice)
Rating70% 3.540783.540783.540783.540783.54078
Kim Possible (Christy Carlson Romano) is a high-school cheerleader and world-famous crimefighter, and Ron Stoppable (Will Friedle) is her faithful sidekick. Ron has a pet naked mole rat named Rufus (Nancy Cartwright). The film begins at the start of a new school year, but the start of a fun year is ruined when Ron finds out he's moving to Norway. Meanwhile, Dr. Drakken, Shego, Duff Killigan and Monkey Fist team up to steal the Time Monkey, a small statuette used to travel through time. With help from her computer guru Wade Load (Tahj Mowry) and her friend Monique, Kim follows the villains to Australia as they steal the body and head of the Time Monkey, but the villains connect the head to the body inside the Time Monkey's temple in Africa and they escape through the resulting time portal.
Recess: School's Out, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, James Woods, Paul Willson, Ashley Johnson, Robert Goulet
Roles Gordy
Rating65% 3.2980953.2980953.2980953.2980953.298095
After pulling off one last big prank at Third Street Elementary School, T.J. Detweiler and his friends are excited about being done with the rest of the school year and starting summer vacation. But TJ's happiness is short-lived, as he finds out that all five of his best friends (and most of their schoolmates) are going to be gone for most of the summer at various summer camps around the state to plan for their futures. T.J. quickly becomes bored and lonely without his friends to hang out with, and even very reluctantly agrees to hang out with the school snitch Randall. On his way there, he notices something going on at the school. T.J. sneaks inside and finds scientists using a tractor beam to levitate an office safe. Panicked, he tries to tell his parents and the police, but every time they do not listen. When he gets Principal Prickly to come to see what is going on, the principal is electrocuted and dematerialized while attempting to unlock and open the door, leaving only his shoes behind as evidence. T.J. is now frustrated because of his parents and the police continually ignoring him. He decides he has to round up the gang and uses his sister Becky's diary to blackmail her into driving him to all the camps to pick up his friends.
Wakko's Wish, 1h20
Directed by Tom Ruegger
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Nathan Ruegger, Sherri Stoner
Roles Mindy
Rating71% 3.5909053.5909053.5909053.5909053.590905
In the town of Acme Falls within the kingdom of Warnerstock, all the people live happily together. However, upon the death of the king, Sir William the Good, Warnerstock enters a state of civil war. Taking advantage of the situation, the neighboring kingdom of Ticktockia, led by King Salazar, the Pushy, takes over Warnerstock, and makes all its people poor and miserable due to overtaxing. Three orphans, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner, are particularly troubled, as Dot needs an operation. Wakko finds work in another town to pay for it, but Plotz takes his pay – a half penny – from him, lying that it is for taxes.
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story, 1h17
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Nick Marck
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brandon Baker, Brian Doyle-Murray, Eartha Kitt, Clancy Brown, Peri Gilpin, Marty Ingels
Roles Skunk / Macaws / Additional Voices (voice)
Rating59% 2.9998652.9998652.9998652.9998652.999865
Mowgli's village is attacked by the vicious tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Sherman Howard) and he gets lost in the ruckus and runs into the jungle. There, Mowgli met Baloo the wise bear (voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray), Bagheera the black panther (voiced by Eartha Kitt), and the rest of his animal friends and they have adventure after adventure. Towards the end, Mowgli sees humans, but decides to stay away from them and live with Baloo, Bagheera, and the rest of his friends in the jungle.
Godzilla
Godzilla (1998)
, 2h20
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner
Roles Caiman's Secretary
Rating53% 2.6510952.6510952.6510952.6510952.651095
Following a nuclear test in French Polynesia, the fallout irradiates a lizard's nest. Decades later, an enormous sea creature suddenly attacks a Japanese fishing vessel in the South Pacific, leaving only one fisherman alive. Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos, an NRC biologist, is sent to Tahiti and to Jamaica, where a wrecked village, footprints, and ship are found. Nick collects skin samples that lead him to believe the creature is an enormous mutant created by nuclear testing. It travels to New York City during the rainiest week of the season, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.
The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Thomas Dekker, Anndi McAfee, Alexis Pivot, Donald Reignoux, Aria Curzon, Kelly Marot
Roles Dana
Rating58% 2.9491352.9491352.9491352.9491352.949135
Littlefoot's grandfather one night tells the children a story about "The Lone Dinosaur" (a pun on The Lone Ranger), a legendary longneck who once protected the Great Valley from the most ferocious sharptooth ever to live. A fight ensued, which led to the Sharptooth's death. However, the sharptooth left "The Lone Dinosaur" with a scar slashed across his right eye. Soon after the battle, a huge monolith that resembled a proud sauropod, having life-sized Sharptooth teeth arranged around his neck, came out of the ground during an earthshake. The dinosaurs called it "Saurus Rock". The legend also states that if anyone damages the monolith, bad luck would descend upon the valley.
Precious Victims, 1h33
Directed by Peter Levin
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Robby Benson, Frederic Forrest, Richard Thomas, Brion James, Cliff De Young, Park Overall
Roles Ruth Potter
Rating68% 3.41753.41753.41753.41753.4175
Accusée du meurtre de ses deux filles dont elle avait déclaré les disparitions à trois ans d'intervalle, une jeune mère de famille doit faire preuve de son innocence devant la justice.
All Dogs Go to Heaven, 1h25
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about religion, Films about dogs, Films about angels, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Judith Barsi, Vic Tayback, Melba Moore, Charles Nelson Reilly
Roles (voice) (uncredited)
Rating66% 3.3492053.3492053.3492053.3492053.349205
In 1939 New Orleans, a roguish German Shepherd named Charlie B. Barkin escapes from a dog pound with the help of his friend, a dachshund named Itchy Itchiford. They return to a casino riverboat on the bayou, which is formerly run by Charlie with his partner, a bulldog named Carface Caruthers. Not wanting to share the profits with Charlie, Carface persuades him to leave town with 50% of the casino's earnings. Charlie agrees, but is later intoxicated and murdered by Carface. He is sent to Heaven where a whippet angel named Annabelle (who was named in the sequel) tells him that a gold watch representing his life has stopped. He steals and winds it, sending Charlie back to Earth, but is told that if he dies again, he will go to Hell. After reuniting with Itchy, they discover that Carface is holding an orphan girl named Anne-Marie (presumably kidnapped from the orphanage by Carface), who has the ability to talk to animals and gain knowledge of a race's results beforehand, allowing Carface to rig the odds on the rat races and become rich. They rescue her, intending to use her abilities to get revenge on Carface, though Charlie tells her that they plan to give their winnings to the poor and help her find parents.