Emmy Award-winning actress Nancy Cartwright is best known as the voice of spikey-headed underachiever Bart Simpson, but also gives voice to Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, Todd Flanders, and various others in the town of Springfield on the longest running scripted television show in history. The Simpsons recently celebrated its 500th episode and is currently in production on Season #24! Nancy’s career began 31 years ago as the voice of Gloria on Richie Rich. Since then, she has voiced dozens of characters in hundreds of shows, including Rufus the Naked Mole Rat in Kim Possible, Todd Daring in The Replacements, Chuckie in Rugrats, as well as roles in Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain. Also known for her on-camera work, Nancy has had numerous roles in television series and movies, including Fame, Cheers, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Marion Rose White, and of course, reprising her TV characters in The Simpsons Movie. Nancy received an Emmy Award and an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Voice-Over Performance as Bart Simpson, as well as Emmys for Animaniacs and Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, and a DramaLogue Award for her one-woman play, In Search of Fellini, which she is currently adapting for the big screen.
In addition to her voice and acting work, Nancy has transitioned to producer, starting two companies: Cartwright Entertainment, Inc. and SportsBlast, LLC. The latter’s latest venture is an app available on iTunes called “Smoke Your Tires,” which reflects her love for race car driving. Cartwright Entertainment produces a wide range of creative projects that support Nancy’s ever-expanding career interests. These include audio books, animation projects, feature films, web-based programming, documentary works, stage plays, lectures, and innovative, high-quality content that supports and expands her career goals while providing audiences with laughter and inspire creative imagination.
Nancy actively supports many nonprofit organizations that help children, including Famous Fone Friends, Make-a-Wish Foundation, The Way to Happiness Foundation, Police Activities League Supporters (PALS), and Boys & Girls Clubs and has received many of their highest awards such as the Opus award from Make-a-Wish, the “Good Turn” award from the West Los Angeles Boy Scouts of America, and the President’s Award from PALS. This Dayton Original founded her own nonprofit organization, Happy House, which is dedicated to building better families!