57 years old (Born on October 10, 1961)
American, Actress; She is famous from Ariel from The Little Mermaid.Attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL Loves to snow ski, hike, go to the movies, go bowling, read, and travel. Won the Drama-Logue Award for Best Actress for playing Florence Vassey in Chess. Was nominated for Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Crazy for You." Her favorite scene in The Little Mermaid is singing the 'Part Of Your World' reprise upon the rock.
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Was actually the first person considered to voice the part of Belle in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' but lost the role to Paige O'Hara. However, she did lend her voice to Belle in several episodes of the original Disney cartoon series 'House of Mouse.'.
Son, Mckinley Benson born [January 8, 1999]
She started majoring in Law at Millikin University, but after one semester she changed her major and became one of the first students in the BFA program for musical theater.
Received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical and a Helen Hayes Award nomination for creating the starring role of Polly Baker in Gershwin's "Crazy for You".
Gave birth to her second child, a daughter called Delaney (2001)