Nancy Cartwright was born on October 25, 1957, in Dayton, Ohio. She is the world most famous voice actress as well as a film and television star and comedienne.
Cartwright moved to Hollywood in 1978 to train alongside voice actor Daws Butler. Her first professional role was voicing Gloria in the animated series Richie Rich produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that aired on ABC from 1980 to 1984.
In 1987, Nancy Cartwright auditioned for a role in The Simpsons TV show. Her first idea was for the role of Lisa Simpson. But Matt Groening, the series’ creator, allowed her to audition for Bart Simpson and offered her the role on the spot.
She voiced Bart Simpson for three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show, and in 1989, the shorts were spun off into a half-hour show called The Simpsons.
Cartwright also voices other characters for The Simpsons including Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, and Database.
“I don’t use the voice of Bart when I’m making love to my husband, but Marge’s voice turns him on a little.”
She 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.
In 2000, she published her autobiography, My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy.
“Since September 11, security has been increased everywhere, and we have new IDs to get on to the Fox lot. I drove to the security gate, but realized I’d left my ID in my other car. I just broke into that voice – ‘Hey, man, I’m Bart Simpson. Who else sounds like this?’ The guard waved me through.”
Nancy Cartwright met writer Warren Murphy on her birthday in 1988 and married him two months later.