• Jill Talley is a 58-year-old film, television, and voice actress
• She has an estimated net worth of over $2 million
• She grew up in Chicago, and attended John F. Kennedy High School
• She is best known for her roles as Karen Plankton in "Spongebob Squarepants" (1999-2020) and Sarah Dubois in "The Boondocks" (2005-2014)
• She is married to fellow actor and comedian Tom Kenny and has two children

Who is Jill Talley?

Jillian Ann ‘Jill’ Talley was born on 19 December 1962 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. in Chicago, Illinois USA. She’s a 58-year-old film, television and voice actress, probably best recognized for lending his voice to Karen Plankton in the Nickelodeon animated comedy series “SpongeBob SquarePants” (1999-2020), Sarah Dubois and other characters in the Adult Swim animated comedy sitcom “The Boondocks” (2005-2014), and various characters in the Nickelodeon animated series “The Loud House” (2016-present).

How rich is she, as of now? Jill Talley Net Worth

As of early 2021, Jill Talley’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actress, who has garnered over 140 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the early 1990s.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Jill Talley spent her early years in her hometown of Chicago, where she was raised by her father, Oliver Talley who was a firefighter, and her mother Nadine Herrera. It’s unknown whether she has siblings or not. She holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding her education, Jill matriculated from John F. Kennedy High School.

Career Beginnings

Jill Talley started her career by performing at the Improv Insitute and The Second City in Chicago in her 20s, while she made her television debut when she joined the cast of the cult, but short-lived Fox comedy sketch series “The Edge” (1992-1993), in which she portrayed various characters next to her future husband, Tom Kenny.

Thereafter, she provided voice-overs in such TV short animated series as “What-a-Mess” (1995) and “The Twisted Tales Of Felix The Cat” (1995-1997), followed by her appearances in the critically acclaimed HBO comedy sketch show “Mr. Show With Bob And David” from 1995 to 1998. Concurrently, Jill also appeared in two made-for-TV film titles, “Mr. Show With Bob And David: Fantastic Newness” (1996) and “Mr. Show And The Incredible, Fantastical News Report” (1998). Later that year, she made her big screen debut with the role of Lois in the black comedy film “Sour Grapes”, written and directed by Larry David.

Rise to Prominence as Karen Plankton

Jill Talley’s big break came in 1999, when she joined the cast of the Nickelodeon animated comedy series “SpongeBob SquarePants”, providing her voice to Karen Plankton in 90 episodes through 2020.

Jill Talley

She would later reprise the role in its spin-off series “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” (2021). Besides that, she voiced Karen in the 2004 film “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”, and its sequels entitled “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2015) and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run” (2020). She also worked on a number of the video games, including “SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!” (2005), “SpongeBob’s Truth or Square” (2009), and “SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge” (2013), among many others.

Further Projects

In 2000, Jill landed the role of Candy in the sex comedy film “The Ladies Man”, after which she played Tammy in the comedy film “Run Ronnie Run!”, which is a spin-off from “Mr. Show With Bob And David”, and voiced Culotte in the video game “La Pucelle: Tactics”, both in 2002.

During the same year, she also appeared in two made-for-TV film titles – “Gotta Kick It Up!”, and “Next!”. These were followed by her portrayal of a mom in the comedy film “Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd”, and voice-over of Paulette in the video game “Arc The Lad: Twilight Of The Spirits”, both in 2003. Thereafter, she was chosen to voice Giselle, Margo Van Winkle, and Enorma Ray in the Spike superhero adult animated comedy series “Stripperella” (2003-2004), and portrayed Mrs. Timmerman in Mike Mitchell’s superhero comedy film “Sky High” (2005).

Continued Success

Between 2005 and 2008, Jill Talley lent her voice to Gretchen, Miss Mucus and Nina Neckley in the Cartoon Network animated series “Camp Lazlo!”.

Besides that, she provided the voice to Sarah Dubois and other characters in the Adult Swim adult animated comedy sitcom “The Boondocks” (2005-2014), and voiced additional characters in the Fox / TBS animated sitcom “American Dad!” (2005-2019). Concurrently, she continued to line up succeses – in 2006, she landed the roles of Cindy in the tragicomedy road film “Little Miss Sunshine”, and Jill in the made-for-TV comedy film “Re-Animated”, which was followed by her voice-overs of Walla-Female in the English version of the French-Danish animated adventure film “Asterix And The Vikings”, and Snotty Boy’s mother in the animated adventure comedy film “Barnyard”.

During the same year, Jill also voiced several characters in the video game “Final Fantasy XII”, and Female Soldier B in the video game “Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops”.

Her next significant roles came three years later when she appeared as a make-up woman in the satirical black comedy-drama film “World’s Greatest Dad”, next to Robin Williams and Morgan Murphy, and played Zoe in the made-for-TV comedy film “Rex”. Afterwards, Jill appeared in a support role in the 2011 comedy-drama film “God Bless America”, voiced several characters in the 2013 video game “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”, and portrayed Nancy Grayden in the 2014 comedy film “All Stars”.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

Later in 2014, Jill Talley joined the cast of the Comedy Central adult animated comedy sketch series “TripTank”, providing her voice to various characters through 2016.

She then voiced Roller Brawl, Greeble and Tiny Sheep in the Netflix animated series “Skylanders Academy” (2016), which was followed by her voice-overs of additional characters in such TV shows as the Cartoon Network animated series “Uncle Grandpa” (2016-2017), the reboot of the Cartoon Network animated series “The Powerpuff Girls” (2016-2018), and the Nickelodeon animated series “The Loud House” (2016-present), for which she jointly won the 2017 Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series.

Thereafter, Jill lent her voice to several characters in the reboot of the Hanna-Barbera animated series “Wacky Races” (2017-2018), and the Disney Junior children’s series “Puppy Dog Pals” (2017-2020), and also in 2018 she voiced Iris in the Facebook Watch animated comedy series “Human Kind Of”.

Most recently, she’s providing her voice to Mom in the Nickelodeon animated series “Adventures In Wonder Park” (2020-present), and it’s announced that she will lend her voice to Squidina Star in the upcoming Nickelodeon animated comedy series “The Patrick Show”, and Mom in the animated film “The Loud House Movie”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jill Talley has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), while her weight is around 120lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-27-35. Her bra size is 34B, dress size 6 (US), but shoe size unknown.

Personal Life

Jill Talley is a married woman – her husband is fellow actor and comedian Tom Kenny. They met each other on the set of “The Edge” in the early 1990s, and after dating for a while, the couple eventually exchanged their wedding vows in 1995. They have two children together, a son named Mack born in 1997, and the couple welcomed their second child, a daughter they named Nora in 2003. Their current residence is in Studio City, California.


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