IAm Francesca Marie Smith, and I was the voice of Helga on "Hey Arnold!" AMA. :)
Hello hello Redditors!
As per this thread, it seems as though there's some interest in having me do an IAmA, so here I am! Ask away, buckos. :)
As for verification, I posted an update on my Facebook page; hopefully that will suffice, but if not, let me know and I'll think of something else.
Edit: Oh. Apparently Reddit doesn't like HTML tags. Who knew. Fixed!
Edited Edit: Gang, I'm going to take a break for a few, so I can drive over to Craig Bartlett's top-secret bungalow and get an assist on some of these questions! :) Be back soon!
So Many Edits: Back, with Craig!
Better Verification: Picture with Craig!
Oh Look, Another Edit: ...and we're back! Sorry for the unexpected hiatus, there, folks; my computer crashed while I was at Craig's. We chatted for a bit and I've just now made it home, but it looks like the questions are dwindling anyway. I'll be around for a little while if you have anything else for me to answer, and then I'm off to dance the night away.
I'm indescribably touched to see the outpouring of response here; I'm actually pretty stunned we hit first on the front page for a while there. At risk of cheesing things up in here...it means a lot, and fills me with warm fuzzies. Moreover, I think Reddit is awesome, so I'm particularly psyched to get this kind of feedback in this forum (and it's very cool to feel like I'm contributing something to you all as well). So for this, and all the phenomenal support, feedback, and care that you've shown us throughout the years...thanks, sincerely. We couldn't have done it without you.
Now go out, be smart, be kind, be noble, and do something awesome! :)