One of the best things about being a voice actor is that you don’t have to be attractive to land a leading role in Hollywood. But, just because some actors voice dorky characters, does that mean they are also dorky in real life? From a hot “mean girl” to one of the most famous singers in the world, these are 10 awkward cartoon characters voiced by attractive actors.
Eliza Thornberry is an 11-year-old girl, who has more of a tom-boy attitude. Her nerdy character is even more accentuated by her glasses, braces, and ability to speak to animals. But, it may surprise you to learn that the girl who voiced Eliza Thornberry is a far cry from the awkward tween cartoon! Prepare to be shocked because Lacey Chabert, who you may recognize as “Gretchen Wieners” from Mean Girls, is actually the voice behind Eliza Thornberry.
When it comes being an awkward teen, Meg Griffin from “Family Guy” has it all. Her family constantly forgets her, and nearly everyone at her school wants nothing to do with her. But, in real life, everyone adores the actress who brings Meg Griffin’s character to life! Super hottie Mila Kunis has voiced Meg Griffin since the 2nd season of the series. Too bad Meg only has Mila’s voice, because the middle child of the Griffin family would probably be more beloved if she had her good looks as well!
Timmy Turner from “The Fairly OddParents” is known for his buck teeth, and ability to have whatever he wants thanks to his fairy godparents. One of the things he desperately wants is to move up the social latter at his school; sadly it never quite works out. But, when you lift the veil and see who voices the 10-year-old boy, it’s shocking! Tara Strong who voices Timmy is a gorgeous blonde woman, and we aren’t even sure how she relates to her nerdy pre-teen character!
The movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” features Sam Sparks, a fast-talking overly excited weather intern. In the film, she admits that she was once a nerd girl, which isn’t hard to believe because of her love unusual weather! But, the fact that adorable comedic actress Anna Ferris voices Sam Sparks is a bit hard to comprehend. Though Anna does her cute nerdy moments in real life, she can hardly be described as an awkward wide-eyed intern!
If you’ve seen the movie “Trolls,” then you may know the sweet and innocent Bridget, also known as Lady Glittersprinkles. The poor love sick Bridget wants to win the heart of the king, but she isn’t the most beautiful Bergen in the made up world. The sweet Bergen is voiced by none other than famous “New Girl” actress Zooey Deschanel! Thanks to Deschanel, Bridget has the voice of an angel, despite her “scullery maid” outer appearance.
The 3rd installment of “Shrek” introduced everyone to the nerdy prince to be “Artie.” Things were so bad for him at his high school; even the conventional dorks thought he was a geek. But, the voice behind the character is one of the most charming men in the world. That’s right, scrawny Artie from “Shrek the Third” is voiced by the hunky singer Justin Timberlake. Considering his smoothness on the stage, it's hard to imagine Timberlake ever had an awkward teen phase.