Jodi Benson
Jodi Marie Marzorati Benson (born October 10, 1961) is an American actress, voice actress, and soprano singer. She is best known for providing both the speaking and the singing voice of Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid (film) and its sequels. Benson voiced the character Barbie in the 1999 movie Toy Story 2, the 2010 Academy Award winning movie Toy Story 3 and the Toy Story toon Hawaiian Vacation. Benson had also voiced Belle in Disney's House of Mouse; while filling in for Belle's original voice actress, Paige O'Hara. For her contributions to the Disney company, Benson was named a Disney Legend in 2011.

Animated TV Shows

  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel
  • House of Mouse – Ariel & Belle

Animated Movies

  • Wreck It Ralph 2 – Ariel

Video Games


Knownable Roles

  • Ariel (1989 – Present)
  • Vanessa (Ursula's alter ego)
  • Barbie (Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3 and Toy Story Toons)



  • She is a Libra.