Francesca Marie Smith

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Birth Name

Francesca Marie Smith

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Place Of Birth

California, USA


37 years old

Birth Date

March 26, 1985

Star Sign


Francesca Marie Smith Facts

Child Star?



Actress, Voice Artist, Writer

Education & Qualifications

Stanford University

Net Worth

$4 million


1.7m (5'5"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Ox

About Francesca Marie Smith 

Francesca Marie Smith was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the United States, on March 26, 1985.

Francesca Marie Smith is an American actress, voice actress, and writer, who is best known for portraying Helga Pataki in Nickelodeon's animated children's television series 'Hey Arnold!' She has since performed in a number of film and television roles, along with providing several voices to animated characters.

Francesca Marie Smith is a well-known actress who has appeared in films such as 'The Prince of Egypt' (1998), 'A Bug's Life' (1998), and 'Hey Arnold!' (1994). As a teenager, she voiced the characters of Ashley B, Upside Down Girl, and Swinger Girl on 'Recess: School's Out'.

Francesca Marie Smith retired from acting in the 2000s, but resurfaced in the uncancelled grand finale of 'Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie', to reprise her role as Helga. Helga Pataki is one of the most notable characters she played in her career.

Francesca Marie Smith Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Francesca Marie Smith’s net worth?

The voice-over artist, actor, and writer, Francesca Marie Smith, has a net worth of around $3-5 million.

How much does Francesca Marie Smith earn per year?

The exact annual earnings of Francesca Marie Smith are not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Francesca Marie Smith?

Francesca Marie Smith, an actress, writer, and voice-over artist from America, stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in (167 cm).

How old is Francesca Marie Smith?

Francesca Marie Smith was born on March 26, 1985, so she turned 37 years old in March 2022. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Childhood And Education

Francesca Marie Smith was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the United States on March 26, 1985, and grew up with her family in Los Angeles, California.

Francesca Marie Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in California. Pepperdine University awarded her a Master of Arts in Communication, after her efforts and hard work at the university.

Francesca Marie Smith taught Rhetorical Analysis and Public Speaking at Pepperdine University. This was all while she was still working as a debate coach. Francesca Marie Smith is a University of Southern California doctoral candidate.

Francesca Marie Smith grew up in Los Angeles, but information regarding her family life is not known.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Francesca Marie Smith dating?

The talented Francesca Marie Smith is not that open about her relationships and hence, it is not known whether she is dating someone or not.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Francesca Marie Smith is best known for her role as Helga Pataki in Nickelodeon's 'Hey Arnold!'.

'A Bug's Life', a 1998 Disney and Pixar feature film starring Kevin Spacey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, featured Francesca Marie Smith doing several voices. She portrayed Helga on 'Hey Arnold!' for eight years, giving her role the emotional maturity she was gaining for herself.

She also voiced Ashley B, Swinger Girl, and Upside Down Girl in the 2001 film, 'Recess: School's Out', when she was just 15 years old. For the second in the series, 'Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade', (2003) she reprised the same vocal part.

What awards has Francesca Marie Smith won?

For her role in 'Hey Arnold!', Francesca Marie Smith won Best Performance Award in a Voice-Over TV or Film: Young Actress, at the 19th Youth in Film Awards in 1998.

Francesca Marie Smith was nominated for the 15th Youth in Film Awards for 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' and for her role in 'The Secret World of Alex Mack' in the 18th edition of the awards. Her role in 'Hey Arnold!' earned her a nomination for Best Performance in a Voice-Over: TV/Film/Video: Young Actress at the 22nd Young Artist Awards in 2001.

Other Interesting Francesca Marie Smith Facts And Trivia

  • Francesca's voice-over for the role of Sheena is her normal speaking voice, but sped up to sound a few tones higher, as was done to Jamil's voice for Gerald in the other seasons. Similarly, her character in 'Deep Voice' speaks with her normal voice, that has been lowered in pitch.
  • Francesca's voice over for Helga is her usual voice with added intensity and emotion. Due to this, she's admitted to accidentally slipping into Helga's voice in front of others on various occasions. She sounds a lot like Helga in certain video interviews as well.
  • 'Opera, Arnold?', 'Christmas', and 'Helga on the Couch' are among Francesca Marie Smith's favorite episodes of 'Hey Arnold!'.
  • Purple and yellow are her favorite colours, Iron Man is her favorite superhero, and volleyball is her favorite sport.
  • Francesca Marie Smith enjoys watching 'Modern Family' and 'Friends'.

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