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This Day, That Year – June 10

Sat 10 Jun 2023    
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This day in history we feature Jessica DiCicco. An American actress known for voicing in animated television series and video games was born on this day in 1980.

Trivia – Jessica DiCicco

Jessica DiCicco’s first voice role was the announcer for Nickelodeon’s educational channel Noggin. DiCicco has since voiced various other characters for Nickelodeon, including Gwen Wu in The Mighty B!, Selina and Miele in Winx Club, Lynn Loud and Lucy Loud in The Loud House, and Annie Bramley in It’s Pony. Some of her voice roles on other networks include Maggie Pesky in Disney Channel’s The Buzz on Maggie and Flame Princess in Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, which earned her worldwide recognition. She received a Daytime Emmy nomination for voicing Malina in The Emperor’s New School.

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DiCicco attended Newhouse School at Syracuse University, hoping to learn more about production as she had primarily done on-camera work with Nickelodeon. Before heading to college, she met Newhouse alum and Nickelodeon producer Mike Pecoriello, who offered her an opportunity to be the voice of a new educational channel called Noggin. She agreed to do the work while being a student and offered to record promos from Syracuse. She was the voice of Noggin throughout her college years and graduated in 2002. She was also the voice of Miguzi’s Erin on Cartoon Network. In 1998, DiCicco appeared in the NBC miniseries Witness to the Mob and in the TV film In the Nick of Time. Besides her appearances in television and commercials, DiCicco has worked on stage with several repertory companies. In 1999, DiCicco and her co-stars in the Nickelodeon pilot Bus No. 9 were nominated a Young Artist Award, but lost to The Sweetest Gift. She also starred in a miniseries called As Our Schoolbus Turns. As a voice actress, DiCicco had lead roles on The Buzz on Maggie, The Emperor’s New School, Loonatics Unleashed, and Shuriken School. She had recurring roles on The Replacements, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, American Dragon: Jake Long, Bratz, and All Grown Up!. She co-starred as Shelby in the DreamWorks film Over the Hedge and voiced Gwen on Amy Poehler’s television series for Nickelodeon, The Mighty B!. DiCicco was the voice of Master Viper in the Kung Fu Panda short film Secrets of the Furious Five. In 2012, she joined the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time starting from its season three finale, where she voiced Flame Princess; the show has now run over seven seasons. She also voiced in Pound Puppies and Gravity Falls. She also voices Lynn and Lucy Loud in the Nickelodeon animated series, The Loud House. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2008 for her performance as Malina on The Emperor’s New School, but lost to Eartha Kitt, who did Yzma in the same series. DiCicco provides the voice of Toby the cactus and the sounds of the mule Clementine on Sheriff Callie’s Wild West. DiCicco has also contributed to several video games, including Psychonauts, Kingdom Hearts II, Hot Shots Tennis, and Pimp My Ride.

Source – Wikipedia

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