Nancy Cartwright

Class of 1981

She gives voice to America's favorite bad boy.

Nancy Cartwright was born to be Bart Simpson. Discovering her talent for voices at an early age, the Ohio native came to UCLA to join its theater program and work with famed voice actor Daws Butler–the voice of Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound–on his home turf. After graduating from UCLA, Cartwright landed a number of roles in front of the camera–but she became an icon when she landed the part of smart aleck, spike-headed Bart Simpson in 1987. In addition to mouthing off as the nation’s best-known brat on the longest-running show on television, Emmy-Award-winning Cartwright is also an author, playwright, comedian, Internet producer and occasional race-car driver.

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