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Lara Jill Miller (born April 20, 1967) is an American television, stage and voice actress. She voices Sylvia in Season 1's "Out to Launch". She is better known for her role as Sam Kanisky on the 1981-1987 NBC Sitcom Gimme a Break and as Kari Kamiya in Digimon and Nami Asaji in Digimon Tamers.
Life and career
Miller was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on April 20, 1967. She graduated from Allentown's William Allen High School. Her mother a homemaker and her father a pajama factory owner, Miller's professional acting career began on Broadway, where she appeared as Amaryllis in a revival of The Music Man with Dick Van Dyke.
When the series ended its six year run on NBC in 1987, at age 20, Miller returned east, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from New York University, where she also played on the university's women's varsity tennis team and continued to perform on stages around the country. Four years later, she graduated from Fordham University School of Law, leaving graduation early to portray Peter Pan in a production at the Pennsylvania Youth Theater in Pennsylvania. She subsequently obtained her Bar association license to practice law in New Jersey, New York and her native Pennsylvania.
In 1999, at age 32, Miller returned to Hollywood, California and resumed her on-camera acting career with recurring roles on the Nickelodeon series The Amanda Show and All That, as well as General Hospital. She also began working in animated series, lending her voice to characters such as Kari in Digimon (both the series and the feature film), Koko in Zatch Bell!, Alejo in Astro Boy, one of the Tachikoma mini-tanks in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Scheris Adjani in s-CRY-ed. Miller also provided the singing voice of Dorothy Gale in the National Public Radio adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and the voices of the titular characters on Cartoon Network's The Life and Times of Juniper Lee and the PBS Kids "prequel" to Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford's Puppy Days.
In addition to the recurring roles of Pookie, Wiki and Tini on Disney Channel's Higglytown Heroes, Heruka of wikipedia:Daigunder Daigunder, and regular guest-starring roles on several other animated series, she currently stars in the Nick Jr series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! as Widget, the show's problem solving pink rabbit, and in both PBS' series Curious George as Allie, and SciGirls as Izzie.
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