Basic Information About Kathleen Herles
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Date of birth||1990-11-13 (33 years old)|
|Place of birth||Queens|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||10 October - Reginald Ledan ( 2019 - present)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Kathleen Herles win?
Kathleen Herles awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Imagen Award - Best Actress - Television||Nominee||Dora the Explorer||2007|
Kathleen Herles roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Dora the Explorer||Dora / ... 102 episodes, 2000-2007|
The life of Kathleen Herles: The original voice behind Dora the Explorer
Kathleen Herles was born in Queens, New York in November 199. With interests in tap, jazz, ballet, drama, hip-hop, and voice; her parents enrolled her in classes at just four years old. Kathleen was discovered by an agent and started working in commercials.
What is Kathleen Herles known for?
Kathleen Herles is best known for being the original voice of Dora on Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!. When Nick Jr. created Dora, they knew that they needed a new kind of character. Instead of selecting a cute and cuddly voice, the network opted for an atypical, engaging voice. And the role went to a young Kathleen Herles who had just turned twelve.
The show became an instant hit; parents and kids rejoicing over a program that was not only fun but also educational. For nearly ten years, Kathleen lent her iconic voice to the character of Dora and entertained an entire generation of preschoolers.
Early life and education
As a child, Kathleen attended private school in New York and was homeschooled thereafter. In 2008, Kathleen entered Pace University with a full scholarship despite her hectic work schedule. This speaks volumes about her dedication towards education.
During her high school days, Kathleen starred in local productions of The Wiz and Footloose which developed her love for theatre.
As mentioned earlier, Kathleen’s career began with commercials and soon progressed to movies. She appeared on-screen in the 1998 movie titled “Surviving Picasso” with her career defining role being the voice of Dora. She voiced the character from 200 to 201 on Dora The Explorer and from 2005 to 2009 on Go, Diego!, Go!
Kathleen was asked to alter her voice when the network brought up concerns of her aging voice and problems with her retainer. Despite several attempts, it simply was not enough, and she was eventually replaced in the cast. This led to her making a decision of not pursuing a career in acting any further and instead following her love for History and Spanish Literature.
Kathleen Herles won the hearts of millions with her commendable performance in Dora The Explorer. Her talent was recognized and she was nominated twice for the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Series or Special in 2007 as well as for an Imagen Award for Best Television Actress the same year.
Net Worth Details
As of 2021, Kathleen Herles has a net worth of $3 million.
The character Dora remains an iconic figure and will be forever etched in the memory of millions who loved hearing Kathleen’s voice in their childhood. Although she may have left behind her acting career, Kathleen Herles is an example of how passion, hard work and dedication can lead one to success.
Kathleen is now fiercely following her love for academics even post an illustrious career as an actress. Truly an investor in her knowledge capital, she inspires so many with her motivation and diligence towards scholarly pursuits.
Interesting Facts about Kathleen Herles
- She lives in Long Island, New York, USA, with her parents, Noemi and Julio, and her brother, Christopher. Her parents are originally from Lima, Peru.
- Her dream is "to become a gospel singer and to go to college."