Dionne Quan

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Dionne Quan
Quan at the premiere of Rugrats in Paris: The Movie in 2000
Born (1978-10-20) October 20, 1978 (age 45)
OccupationActress
Years active1995–2015, 2024–present
Notable work

Dionne Quan (born October 20, 1978) is an American actress, known for her roles as Kimi Watanabe in Rugrats and Trixie Tang in The Fairly OddParents.

Early life[edit]

Quan was born in Oakland, California to Lori and Daryl Quan, who ran a sewing machine and vacuum store in Vallejo, California.[1] She is legally blind, having been born with optic nerve hypoplasia.[1] Quan grew up in San Francisco, California.[2]

When she was ten, her father heard a radio interview with a teacher who instructed students in voice-over acting, and he immediately enrolled Dionne for lessons.[3] She obtained her first voice work at the age of 14 for television commercials[1] and acted in high school productions.[4] Quan graduated from Benicia High School in 1998.[4]

Career[edit]

Quan was cast as Kimi Watanabe in Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000),[5] her film debut.[6] She continued playing the role on the series itself, Rugrats,[7] Rugrats Go Wild (2003)[8] and the spinoff All Grown Up!.[9][10] Quan provided the voices of Trixie Tang in The Fairly OddParents[11] as well as Yasmin in the Bratz franchise.[4]

Due to her disability, Quan was given scripts written in Braille as opposed to standard lettering.[12][13]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 I Am Weasel Girl Episode: "I Am My Lifetime"
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Mari Episode: "Charity"; credited as Dione Quon
Oh Yeah! Cartoons Queen Rapsheeba Episode: "ChalkZone: Rapunzel"
1998–2000 The Wild Thornberrys Shi Shou, additional voices 4 episodes[14]
2000–2006 Rugrats Kimi Watanabe-Finster, additional voices [14]
2001 The Mummy Ishi Episode: "Eruption"
2001–2011 The Fairly OddParents Trixie Tang
2003–2008 All Grown Up! Kimi Watanabe-Finster, additional voices [14]
2003 Clifford's Puppy Days Jenny 2 episodes[14]
2005–2006 Bratz Yasmin [14]
2005 Kitty's Dish Lily
2006 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Kodama Twins Episode: "Dudley and Nestor Do Nothing"[14]
Me, Eloise Yuko
2009 Wishology Trixie Tang Television film[14]
2015 Curious George Lily, Aunt Ling Episode: "George's Curious Dragon Dance"

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Kimi Watanabe-Finster [14]
2003 Rugrats Go Wild [14]
2005 Bratz Rock Angelz Yasmin [14]
2006 Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion Diamondz [14]
2006 Bratz: Genie Magic
2013 Bratz Go to Paris: The Movie
2026 Aang: The Last Airbender Toph Beifong [15]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 The ClueFinders Math Adventures Village Girl [14]
2000 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Kimi Watanabe-Finster [14]
2001 Rugrats: Totally Angelica [14]
2001 Rugrats: All Growed Up [14]
2002 Rugrats: Royal Ransom [14]
2003 Rugrats Go Wild [14]
2005 Bratz: Rock Angelz Yasmin
2006 Bratz: Forever Diamondz
2007 Bratz: The Movie
2007 Driver 76 Chen Chi [16]
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Singapore Townsfolk
2009 Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Suzy Tan [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fields-Meyer, Thomas (December 11, 2000). "Baby Talk". People Magazine. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  2. ^ "Meet Dionne Quan". The Call-Leader. October 21, 2003. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Kendrick, Deborah (January 27, 2002). "Blind actress on 'Rugrats'". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Little voices in her head". Vallejo Times-Herald. November 9, 2007. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  5. ^ Willis, John; Monush, Barry (March 25, 2002). Screen World 2001. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 147. ISBN 9781557834782.
  6. ^ Stein, Ruthe (November 17, 2000). "A Benicia Woman Gives Voice to a Brand-New Rugrat". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  7. ^ Moran, Maria-Belen (February 20, 2001). "New 'Rugrats' character voiced by blind actress". Santa Cruz Sentinel. p. 10.
  8. ^ Beck, Jerry (October 28, 2005). The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 237. ISBN 9781569762226.
  9. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (November 23, 2003). "FOR YOUNG VIEWERS; Just a Bunch of Big Babies". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  10. ^ Terrace, Vincent (January 10, 2014). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Company. p. 28. ISBN 9780786486410.
  11. ^ Perlmutter, David (May 4, 2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 187. ISBN 9781538103746.
  12. ^ Behbehani, Mandy (April 15, 2008). "Vocal Hero". Marin Magazine. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  13. ^ Kent, Deborah (January 1, 2012). What Is Braille?. Enslow Publishing. p. 29. ISBN 9780766037700.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Dionne Quan (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved April 12, 2024. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.
  15. ^ "Aang: The Last Airbender Movie Has Found Its Cast, Including Dave Bautista". Gizmodo. April 11, 2024. Retrieved April 15, 2024.
  16. ^ Sumo Digital; Ubisoft Reflections. Driver 76. Ubisoft. Scene: Ending credits, 2:32:09 in, Voice Actors.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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