Jodi Marie Marzorati Benson (born October 10, 1961) is an American voice actress, actress and soprano singer. She is best known for providing both the speaking and the singing voice of Disney's Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid and its sequel, prequel and television series. Benson voiced the character Barbie in the 1999 movie Toy Story 2, the 2010 Academy Award winning movie Toy Story 3 and the Toy Story toon Hawaiian Vacation. For her contributions to the Disney company, Benson was named a Disney Legend in 2011.
Benson was the original voice of Ariel in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film The Little Mermaid and continues to perform Ariel and the bubbly voice of ''Barbie'' in Pixar's Best Picture Golden Globe winner Toy Story 2 and Academy Award winner Toy Story 3. She also gave voice to the spirited ''Weebo'' in Disney's live action Flubber, starring Robin Williams. For Warner Bros., she created the voice of Thumbelina in 1994, a Don Bluth animated feature film with songs by Barry Manilow. Jodi's other projects include The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, The Little Mermaid III: Ariel's Beginning, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, Balto II: Wolf Quest, Balto III: Wings of Change, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure and Joseph: King of Dreams. She appeared as Patrick Dempsey's assistant Sam, in Disney's live-action feature film Enchanted. While being a Disney Legend, she also voiced Jane Doe and Patsy Smiles in Cartoon Network's Camp Lazlo. She also voiced the character Tula in Fox's ''Pirates of Dark Water'' series.
- The Little Mermaid (1989) - Ariel
- Thumbelina (1994) - Thumbelina
- An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998) - Additional voices
- The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000) - Ariel
- Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) - Asenath
- Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) - Lady
- Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002) - Jenna
- 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003) - Anita
- Balto III: Wings of Change (2004) - Jenna
- The Little Mermaid III: Ariel's Beginning (2008) - Ariel