Kathleen Herles

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Kathleen Herles
Born (1990-11-13) November 13, 1990 (age 31)
Queens, New York
Nationality  United States
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1994-2008
Known for being the original voice of Dora
Notable work Dora (Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!)

Kathleen Herles (born November 13, 1990) is an American voice actress, best known for being the original voice of Dora on Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!.

Herles was born in Queens, New York. Her parents are from Lima, Peru. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, drama, hip-hop and voice.[1] As of writing she takes piano lessons. She was discovered by talent manager Shirley Grant of Shirley Grant Management at a talent and modeling convention when she was 4 years old,[2] She is currently attending college at Pace University.

She is a 2008 graduate of Deer Park High School, where she appeared in school productions of "The Wiz," and "Footloose."

In 2008, Herles was asked to stop doing the voice for Dora The Explorer by Nickelodeon.[3][4]


In 2007 Herles was nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Television Actress.[5]

She was nominated in 2007[6] and 2008[7] for a NAACP Image Award for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special.


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