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Harriet The Spy Voice Cast: Where You’ve Seen And Heard The Actors Of The Apple TV+ Show Before

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Harriet the Spy, the timeless children’s novel first written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh in 1964, has received multiple sequels and adaptations over the years, and the fearless and precocious pint-sized spy is back once more in the new Apple TV+ animated series. This time around, the Harriet the Spy cast is led by the incomparable Beanie Feldstein as the voice of the iconic amateur sleuth, Jane Lynch, Lacey Chabert, and multiple other notable voice actors. And after watching the first set of episodes, you may be wondering where you’ve seen and heard all those voice actors before. Well, you don’t have to spy too hard because we have everything you need to know…

Harriet in Harriet the Spy; Beanie Feldstein in Booksmart

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Beanie Feldstein (Harriet M. Welsch)

Providing the voice of the titular hero at the center of Harriet the Spy is Beanie Feldstein, who has quickly risen through the ranks of young Hollywood since her breakout role in the 2019 comedy Booksmart. Prior to that, the younger sister of Jonah Hill had roles in Lady Bird (one of the best movies on Netflix), The Female Brain, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Feldstein is also no stranger when it comes to the world of television as she gave outstanding performances on shows like Orange is the New Black, What We Do in the Shadows, and Will and Grace. In 2021, Feldstein landed her biggest role on the small screen yet when she was cast as Monica Lewinsky in the FX anthology series Impeachment: American Crime Story.

Ole Golly in Harriet the Spy; Jane Lynch on Glee

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Jane Lynch (Ole Golly)

Taking on the role of Ole Golly, Harriet’s trusted nanny, on Harriet the Spy is Jane Lynch, aka one of the most recognizable and prolific actresses in television. Whenever Lynch’s name comes up, it’s hard not to think about her portrayal of the iron-fisted Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical comedy series Glee, a performance that earned her a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award among other accolades. Lynch has also received awards for her involvement with Hollywood Game Night and the Amazon original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Over the years, Lynch has also given memorable performances in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, the Wreck-It Ralph franchise, and numerous others.

Marion Hawthorne on Harriet the Spy; Lacey Chabert in Christmas at Castle Hart

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Lacey Chabert (Marion Hawthorne)

Providing the voice for the snooty and antagonistic Marion Hawthorne on the Apple TV+ Harriet the Spy animated series is Lacey Chabert, which makes perfect sense when you consider one particular role from her past. In 2004, Chabert portrayed Gretchen Wieners, aka one of “The Plastics” in the iconic comedy Mean Girls, though that is just a small part of her career. In the years since then, Chabert has become one of the most prominent faces on the Hallmark Channel, appearing in more than two dozen original movies and specials. Chabert is also no stranger when it comes to voice acting as she has appeared on classic Nickelodeon shows like Hey Arnold!, The Wild Thornberrys, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Chabert’s other voice work includes Family Guy, Doc McStuffins, Robot Chicken, and so much more.

Janie on Harriet the Spy; Kimberly Brooks on VO Studio

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Kimberly Brooks (Janie)

Taking on the role of Janie, one of Harriet’s two best friends, in Harriet the Spy is Kimberly Brooks. A prolific voice actor, Brooks’ career dates back to 1996 when she provided the voices for numerous characters on Dexter’s Laboratory. Since then, she has appeared on shows ranging from The Powerpuff Girls to The Big Bang Theory and Gravity Falls to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and dozens upon dozens of live-action and animated series in-between. Brooks’ film credits include Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Spies in Disguise, and Space Jam: A New Legacy. And ever since the mid-1990s, Brooks has provided voices for a number of video games including but not limited to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the Mass Effect series, and Minecraft: Story Mode.

Mr. Welsch on Harriet the Spy; Crispin Freeman on Talking Voices

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Crispin Freeman (Mr. Welsch)

Providing the voice of Harriet’s father, Mr. Welsch, on Harriet the Spy is Crispin Freeman, who has made a career out of dubbing anime films and series into English. Throughout his career, Freeman’s voice has appeared on shows like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Naruto, and countless others. Freeman has also lent his voice to characters on Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Young Justice, and Wolverine and the X-Men. His film work includes the Studio Ghibli classic Grave of the Fireflies, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Mrs. Welsch on Harriet the Spy; Grey Griffin on Talking Voices

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Grey Griffin (Mrs. Welsch)

Taking on the role of Harriet’s mother, Mrs. Welsch, on Harriet the Spy is Grey Griffin, another veteran voice actress with an impressive body of work. Over the years, Griffin has voiced characters on Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Batman, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and scores of others shows, movies, specials, and video games. In November 2019, Griffin took over the role of Martin and several other characters on The Simpsons following the death of voice actress Russi Taylor.

Sport on Harriet the Spy; Charlie Schlatter on Shameless

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WHO says South Africa hospitalizations rising, omicron severity unclear

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Hospitalizations are rising across South Africa, but it’s still too early to know whether the omicron variant is driving an increase in severe Covid-19 cases, according to the World Health Organization.

Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid technical lead for the WHO, said Wednesday that some patients infected with omicron are showing mild symptoms, but there are also reports of cases in which the disease becomes more severe. Hospitalizations could be rising due to a general increase in Covid cases and not necessarily because omicron is more lethal, Van Kerkhove said.

“With regards to severity, there are studies that are underway looking at hospitalizations, looking at those individuals who are hospitalized, whether or not they have this variant or not,” Van Kerkhove told reporters during an update in Geneva. “We’re also getting a picture of some of the cases that are detected in other countries.”

The WHO reported Wednesday that 23 countries have identified omicron cases so far, up from 18 just two days ago, and that number is expected to rise in the coming days and weeks. The United States has not yet detected the variant, but White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has said it’s a matter of time before omicron is sequenced in America.

Van Kerkhove said there are early indications that omicron is more infectious, and the WHO expects to have more information on the variant’s transmissibility within days.

“It is certainly possible that one of the scenarios is that the virus, as it continues to evolve, may still have a fitness advantage, meaning that it can become more transmissible than delta, we’ll have to see,” she said. “But we don’t know quite yet about the severity.” Van Kerkhove noted there’s a “surveillance bias” in reported Covid cases that may cloud the early data.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a Pfizer board member and a former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told CNBC on Wednesday that there was a mini-delta surge in South Africa as well as an uptick in a separate variant, C.1.2, which complicates efforts to gain clarity on omicron’s transmission and virulence.

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told CNBC on Monday that omicron symptoms reported in South Africa may not be a good predictor of the variant’s virulence in other parts of the world, because the country has a much younger and healthier population than European nations and the United States. The elderly are typically at higher risk of developing severe Covid than younger individuals.

Van Kerkhove said Wednesday that the public health measures used to fight delta, which is currently the dominant variant worldwide, should be strengthened to combat omicron.

“That does not mean lockdown. What that means is using proven public health and social measures,” Van Kerkhove said. The WHO recommended last week that people wear masks and socially distance regardless of their vaccination status.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday advised countries against imposing “blanket travel bans,” warning that such measures do not prevent the spread of omicron and place a heavy economic burden on the nations that are targeted. The U.S., the European Union and the U.K. restricted travel from southern African nations after South Africa alerted the world about omicron. Botswana said Friday it first detected the variant on four foreign nationals who entered the country on a diplomatic mission on Nov. 7 as part of its regular Covid surveillance.

“I thank Botswana and South Africa for detecting, sequencing and reporting this variant so rapidly,” Tedros said. “It’s deeply concerning to me that those countries are now being penalized by others for doing the right thing.”

Van Kerkhove said placing travel restrictions on countries that report new variants to the international community could make them hesitant to share critical information in the future.

“If there is any disincentive if countries feel like they will be penalized for recording that information, that is of course a worry for us,” she said “We rely on this information, quite frankly.”

The WHO will hold a meeting on Dec. 6 to discuss how well natural and vaccine-induced immunity is holding up against Covid, including the omicron variant. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the organization’s chief scientist, said the primary goal of the world should be to ensure that as many people as possible have received their first vaccination series, particularly those who are vulnerable.

“There are all countries that still have vulnerable populations that have not been vaccinated for one reason or another,” Swaminathan said. “Of course, there are a large number of low-income countries where it hasn’t happened because we haven’t had the supplies.”

Wealthy nations such as the United States have started rolling out booster doses to the general public as vaccine efficacy wanes over time. That has been a source of controversy internationally because many people in poorer nations have very limited access to vaccines.

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RHONY: Cast Members Who Probably Regret Doing The Show – Screen Rant

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Selling Sunset’s Mary Fitzgerald Reveals ‘Release Date’ For Season 5

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Hands up if you’re anything like us and you’ve already hoovered up season four of Selling Sunset?

The long-anticipated new season of the hit Netflix property show dropped last week, and we’re already desperate to find out when we can see more drama from the Oppenheim Group.

And if hints by Mary Fitzgerald are anything to go by, we may not have too long to wait…

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine programme, the realtor explained: “We have season five coming out, probably in March.

“We’re done filming, we have a couple of pickups when we get back and a couple of interviews still to do, but for the most part season five is done filming and it will be very, very good.

“Any questions, any ‘what’s going to happen,’ it’s going to be big.”

Mary also hinted that the upcoming series was set to be just as tempestuous as what we’ve just seen on screen.

“In season four a lot was going on which was shocking and dramatic and season five’s going to be the same,” she revealed.

Mary has teased when we will see season 5 (Credit: Netflix)
Mary has teased when we will see season 5 (Credit: Netflix)

Chrishell Stause also teased season five will be dropping on Netflix early in the new year.

Replying to a fan on Instagram, Chrishell revealed: “Season 5 won’t be too long of a wait! We just wrapped filming.”

Girls, don’t tease us like this!

Tyla has contacted Netflix for comment.

Chrishell has also teased when the show will hit Netflix (Credit: Instagram)
Chrishell has also teased when the show will hit Netflix (Credit: Instagram)

While we adored season 4, which saw the realtors at the Oppenheim Group become even more divided than ever before (and also featured the absolutely bonkers dog birthday party), there were lots of events that we were desperate to find out more about.

We were yet to see any of Chrishell’s shock romance with her boss, Jason Oppenheim, nor did we get any goss on Heather Rae Young’s wedding to Tarek El Moussa.

Fingers crossed season 5 really is coming soon, as we need our daily dose of goss ASAP.

Selling Sunset is available to watch on Netflix.

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