Kathleen Herles

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Voice Actress
Date of Birth November 13, 1990
Place of Birth Queens, New York
Age 29 years old
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Kathleen Herles is a former American voice actress, best known for being the original voice of Dora on Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!. Herles was born in Queens, New York. Her parents are from Lima, Peru. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, drama, and voice. She takes piano lessons. She was discovered by talent manager Shirley Grant of Shirley Grant Management at a talent and modeling convention when she was 4 years old. She graduated from Pace University in 2012. She is a 2008 graduate of Deer Park High School, where she appeared in school productions of The Wiz and Footloose. In 2008, Herles stopped doing the voice for Dora the Explorer and was replaced by Caitlin Sanchez. Herles final time providing the voice of Dora the Explorer, along with the original cast of Go, Diego, Go!, was in the feature-length TV special, Diego's Great Polar Bear Rescue, which aired on September 18, 2009.

Born: November 13, 1990, Queens, New York, U.S.
Nationality: American
Occupation: Voice actress
Years active: 1997–2009
Known for: Original voice of Dora the Explorer
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About Kathleen Herles

Actress who voiced Dora on the animated series, Dora the Explorer from 2000 to 2005.

Before Fame

She studied tap, jazz and hip-hop dance before starting her voice acting career.


Her voice has also been featured on Go, Diego! Go! and Dora the Explorer: It's a Party.

Family Life

She and her brother, Christopher, were born to Peruvian parents in New York City.


She was replaced by Caitlin Sanchez as the voice of Dora the Explorer in 2005.

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  • Pace University alumni
  • Hispanic and Latino American actresses
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Latest information about Kathleen Herles updated on August 10, 2020.

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