American voice actress and singer who became known for voicing Ariel in The Little Mermaid films. Her discography includes the soundtracks for The Little Mermaid and Thumbelina.
She earned her first voice acting role at the age of 23.
She had a son, McKinley, and a daughter, Delaney, with her husband Ray Benson.
She, like Mandy Moore, provided voices for characters in the Kingdom Hearts video game in 2002.