Jill Talley’s Wiki Biography, age, husband, net worth, family, kids

• Jill Talley is an American actress best known for her roles in the “Mr. Show with Bob and David” comedy sketch series and for voicing Karen in the “SpongeBob SquarePants” animated series.
• She fell in love with acting at an early age and after high school decided to pursue a career in the film industry.
• She has appeared in numerous TV series and movies, such as “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”, “The Ladies Man”, and “The Powerpuff Girls”.
• She has lent her voice to various popular video games such as “Final Fantasy XII” and “Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops”.
• Jill has an estimated net worth of over $2 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Spouse Tom Kenny
Fact Father was a fire fighter.

Jill Talley Wiki Biography

Jill Talley was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 19 December 1962, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and holding American nationality – Jill has become popular thanks to her acting career, particularly for appearing in the “Mr. Show with Bob and David” comedy sketch series, and lending her voice to Karen in the “SpongeBob SquarePants” animated series.

Childhood and education

Jill has succeeded at staying very secretive in regards of her family, as she has shared little to no details about her mother and father – as she hasn’t talked about having any siblings, most of her fans believe her to be an only child.

Wishing Happy Birthday to Voice Actress, Jill Talley!

Posted by Marcelo R. Bottaro on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

She fell in love with acting at a very early age, but as there were many people who were into acting as well as she was growing up, she began thinking she wouldn’t make it. With the help of her friends and family who were very supportive of her dreams, Jill began winning roles and making a name for herself in the film industry. After matriculating from high school, she decided to completely focus on her acting career, and didn’t enroll at college.

Career as an actress – appearing in TV series

Jill began by playing several roles in “The Edge” TV series in 1992, and it was this role that got her recognized in the film industry, being part of the cast until 1993, appearing in 20 episodes.

Her next appearance was in a single episode of “Rocko’s Modern Life” in 1995, after which she went on to play multiple roles in the “Mr. Show with Bob and David” comedy sketch series in 1995, and was part of the main cast until 1998 – in the meantime, she played Gall in two episodes of the “Seinfeld” TV series in 1996 and 1997. The year 1999 saw her win the voice role of Karen Plankton in the “SpongeBob SquarePants” series, and she has been part of the cast to this day, contributing to 90 episodes.

From 2000 to 2010, Jill could have been seen acting in numerous TV series, such as “Clifford’s Puppy Days” in 2003, “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy” in 2004 and 2005, “American Dad” which she has been part of since 2005 to this day, and “The Boondocks” in which she has appeared in a total of 46 episodes from 2005 to 2014.

There are several other roles Jill has been playing for many years now – she is lending her voice to 14 characters in “The Loud House” and to four characters in “The Powerpuff Girls”, both  since 2016, to two characters in “Puppy Dog Pals” and two characters in the “Wacky Races” both since 2017. Her last two roles were in “Love, Death & Robots” and “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” TV series in 2019.

Jill’s venture into movies

Compared to her appearances in TV series, there are not many movie roles credited to Jill’s name. She made her debut appearance in “Sour Grapes” in 1998, and then won roles in “The Ladies Man” in 2000 and “Run Ronnie Run” in 2002. She appeared in the “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Loyd” comedy movie starring Jim Carrey in 2003, and then voiced Karen once more in “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” in 2004. The year 2006 saw her play Cindy in the “Little Miss Sunshine” movie, then appear in “Asterix and the Vikings” in 2006, “World’s Greatest Dad” in 2009, and her last two appearances in movies were in “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” in 2015, and “The SpongeBob Movie 3: It’s a Wonderful Sponge” (set to air in 2020).

Jill Talley

Video games

Being the great voice actress as she is, Jill has voiced various characters in a few very popular video games. Her first venture into that world was in 2002, when she voiced Culotte in “La Pucelle: Tactics” – from there, she went on to lend her voice to Paulette in “Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits” in 2003, and various characters in “EverQuest II” in 2004. She voiced Karen again in two SpongeBob SquarePants games in 2005 and 2006, as well as in 2009 and 2013 – some of the most popular games her voice can be heard in include “Final Fantasy XII”, “Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops”, and “Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”.

Love life and family

Jill has been very secretive regarding her husband and her children, as she doesn’t want any of them involved with the media. Nothing is known about her love life until she met Tom Kenny in 1992 at the age of 30 – she is said to have dated several men before meeting him but their names haven’t been shared with the public.

Jill and Tom Kenny met when they were both working on “The Edge” comedy sketch show in 1992 and 1993 – the people who were there have described the two’s connection with the cliched ‘love at first sight’. They went on to date for the next three years before exchanging their wedding vows in 1995 – they are parents to two children named Mack, born in 1997, and Nora, born in August 2003.

There have been no rumors nor controversies surrounding their marriage, throughout the years and Jill and Tom seem to be leading a happy life together.

Interests and hobbies

Jill has mostly been focused on acting throughout her life, and hasn’t had much time to focus on any other things besides career and family. Jill was and still is of free spirit – she travelled a lot until she gave birth to her first child Mack in 1997, after which she completely focused on being a mother and acting in movies – she would still occasionally go out with her friends for a cup of coffee and would spend quality time with her relatives.

She has never been much of a party person, but rather preferred to spend her free time in nature, especially in a park right next to her home – she is also a big lover of animals and has had three pet dogs throughout the years.

Jill has her own favorites when it comes to movies and TV series – her favorite movie of all times is “When Harry Met Sally” while she is also a big fan of the movies produced by Studio Ghibli including “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” and “Porco Rosso”. Two of her favorite TV series are “South Park” and “The Simpsons”.

Appearance and net worth

Jill is currently 56 years old. She has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, and is 5ft 4in (1.63m) tall while her weight is not known. According to authoritative sources, Jill’s current net worth has been estimated to be more than $2 million, and is still steadily rising thanks to her acting career.

Social media presence

Jill is not very active on the internet as she prefers to keep her private matters to herself rather than to share them with the public. She doesn’t have a Twitter account, but has a profile on Facebook which she seems to be using only to keep in touch with her friends and family. Her Instagram account is currently followed by more than 650 people, but she has only uploaded four pictures onto it.

General Info

Full Name Jill Talley
Profession Comedian, Voice Actor
Education The Second City
Nationality American


Spouse Tom Kenny
Children Mack Kenny, Nora Kenny


Movies The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Little Miss Sunshine, Happily N’Ever After, Sky High, The Ladies Man, Run Ronnie Run!, Barnyard, God Bless America, The Second Renaissance Part 1, World’s Greatest Dad, Lil’ Pimp, The Second Renaissance Part 2, Goldthwait Home Movies, Rex, Chilly
TV Shows WordGirl, The Boondocks, Camp Lazlo, Stripperella, Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Edge, SpongeBob SquarePants, TripTank

Social profile links


# Fact
1 Father was a fire fighter.




Title Year Status Character
SpongeBob SquarePants 3 2019 announced Karen (the Computer Wife) (voice)
The Loud House 2016-2017 TV Series Mom / Employee / Old Woman / …
American Dad! 2005-2016 TV Series Sewer Woman / Cocktail Waiter / Flight Attendant / …
Uncle Grandpa 2016 TV Series Additional Voices
SpongeBob SquarePants 1999-2016 TV Series Karen
Fish #49
Girl Fish
TripTank 2014-2016 TV Series Mom / Woman / Operator / …
WordGirl 2007-2016 TV Series Babysitter / Lady in farmers market / TV Host / …
Hidden America with Jonah Ray 2016 TV Series
Carpool 2016 Video short Mom
The Loud House: Slice of Life 2016 Short Mom (voice)
The Powerpuff Girls 2016 TV Series Additional Voices
W/ Bob and David 2015 TV Series Dina Smothers / Rep. Carly Kurnst / Ginny Darnell / …
Rick and Morty 2015 TV Series Veterinarian
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 Karen (the Computer Wife) / Harold’s Wife / Ice Cream Cone #2 (voice)
Fifi: Cat Therapist 2014 TV Series Ruby
All Stars 2014 Nancy Grayden
Adventure Time 2012-2014 TV Series Maja / Gridface Princess / Mother Bird / …
The Boondocks 2005-2014 TV Series Sarah Dubois / Various / Reporter / …
Good Morning Today 2014 TV Series Marsha DeNatale
Eagleheart 2014 TV Series Doreen
Pillywags Mansion 2014 TV Short Mom / Boy
Sketchy 2014 TV Series Mom
Raitoningu ritânzu: Fainaru fantajî XIII 2013 Video Game Additional Voices (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge 2013 Video Game Rainchild / Karen (voice)
Plastic Man 2012-2013 TV Series Woman in Crowd / Lady Granite / Old Lady
Family Guy 2013 TV Series
2 Free iPod Nanos with Henry Winkler 2012 Short
Futurama 2012 TV Series Trainer
Chilly 2012 Short Wife’s Voice (voice)
Clued-Less 2012 TV Series Patricia Hart
God Bless America 2011 Office Staff
The Problem Solverz 2011 TV Series Queen Alien Girl Scouts
Trees 2011/I Short
Frog in a Suit 2011 TV Series Lilly
Pretend Time 2010 TV Series Betty
Outsourced 2010 TV Series Wanda
The Krill Is Gone 2010 Short voice
Svetlana 2010 TV Series
Fainaru fantajî XIII 2009 Video Game Cocoon Inhabitants (English version, voice)
SpongeBob’s Truth or Square 2009 Video Game Karen / Additional Female Voices (voice)
Rex 2009 TV Movie Zoe
SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongicus 2009 Video Karen / Female Fish #1 / Female Fish #2 / … (voice)
World’s Greatest Dad 2009/I Make-Up Woman
The Mighty B! 2008 TV Series Janeane / Rainbow
Goldthwait Home Movies 2008 Short Poppy Wells
Camp Lazlo! 2005-2008 TV Series Gretchen / Miss Mucus / Nina Neckley / …
The Adventures of Captain Cross Dresser 2008 TV Movie voice
Samantha Who? 2007 TV Series AA Female Leader
The Batman 2007 TV Series Doctor / Socialite
Elf Bowling the Movie: The Great North Pole Elf Strike 2007 Mrs. Grizelda Claus / Veronica Kim (voice)
The Sarah Silverman Program. 2007 TV Series Patty Jenkins / The Ghost
Sucker for Shelley 2007 Short Jill
All-Star American Destiny Trek 2006 TV Short Victoria (voice)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops 2006 Video Game Female Soldier B (English version, voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab 2006 Video Game Karen (English version, voice)
Grounds Zero 2006 Short Caffeine Mom
Barnyard 2006 Snotty Boy’s Mother (voice)
Astérix et les Vikings 2006 Walla-Female
Final Fantasy XII 2006 Video Game Additional Voices (English version, voice)
Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Cindy
Plastic Man in ‘Puddle Trouble’ 2006 TV Short Lady Granite (voice)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2004-2005 TV Series Nerdy Girl / Sperg’s Mom / Jason / …
Codename: Kids Next Door 2005 TV Series Mrs. Dirt / Billy’s Mom
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie 2005 Video Mama Cottontail / Little Girl’s Mother (voice)
Sky High 2005 Mrs. Timmerman
Duck Dodgers 2004-2005 TV Series Edna Wheely / Mrs. Wiggums / Unice
What’s New, Scooby-Doo? 2005 TV Series Frida Flora
Lil’ Pimp 2005 Video Mom / Old Lady / Mary (voice)
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 Karen, The Computer Wife / Old Lady (voice)
EverQuest II 2004 Video Game Generic Iksar Ghost Enemy
Generic Siren Enemy
Generic Valkyrie Enemy (voice)
The Bernie Mac Show 2004 TV Series Diane
Stripperella 2003-2004 TV Series Giselle
Margo Van Winkle
Enorma Ray
Comic Book: The Movie 2004 Video Jill Sprang
The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie 2003 TV Series voice
Clifford’s Puppy Days 2003 TV Series Mrs. Sidarsky / Bebe
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 Mom
Beyond 2003 Short Townspeople
Exterminators (English version, voice)
The Second Renaissance Part II 2003 Short Mother (English version, voice)
The Animatrix 2003 Mother (segments “The Second Renaissance, Parts I&II”) / Townsperson (segment “Beyond”) (voice)
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits 2003 Video Game Paulette (voice)
Fainaru fantajî X-2 2003 Video Game English version, voice
The Second Renaissance Part I 2003 Short Mother (English version, voice)
Gotta Kick It Up! 2002 TV Movie Dance Competition Official
Late Friday 2002 TV Series Crissy DeFresh
La Pucelle: Tactics 2002 Video Game Culotte (English version, voice)
Next! 2002 TV Movie Various
Run Ronnie Run 2002 Tammy
The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection 2001 Video Wife (Segment “Tonight, Tonight”) (uncredited)
Frasier 2001 TV Series Cheryl
The Ellen Show 2001 TV Series Female executive #2
The Ladies Man 2000 Candy
Rocket Power 2000 TV Series Young Woman / Club Member #1
Cow and Chicken 1998-1999 TV Series Woman / Little Girl / Women
Mr. Show with Bob and David 1995-1998 TV Series Various / Margaret Holden
Sour Grapes 1998 Lois
Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report 1998 TV Movie Various Characters
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series Woman in commercial
Seinfeld 1996-1997 TV Series Gail
The John Larroquette Show 1996 TV Series Woman
Smashing Pumpkins: Tonight, Tonight 1996 Video short
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness 1996 TV Movie Various Characters
Rocko’s Modern Life 1995 TV Series Nosey
Ellen 1994 TV Series Infomercial Woman
The Edge 1992-1993 TV Series Various Characters


Title Year Status Character
Mr. Show with Bob and David 1996 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Carpool 2016 Video short special thanks
Be Forever Now 2012 TV Short thanks
David Cross: Let America Laugh 2003 Video documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
W/ Bob and David 2015 TV Series Herself – Performer
This Week in Comedy 2010 TV Series Herself
David Cross: Let America Laugh 2003 Video documentary Herself (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply