Francesca Smith (born Francesca Marie Smith on 26 March 1985) is an American actress. She is best known for the voice of Helga Pataki on Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold!.

Private life

Smith graduated in Linguistics at California's Stanford University (see link below). Smith also studied at Pepperdine University, graduating in 2008.

Smith has an official Facebook fan page, via which she personally talks to fans of her and her work.


She has also provided the voice for Ashley B, Upside-Down Girl, Swinger Girl on Disney Channel's Recess and made a cameo appearance on Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show, as one of Amanda's friends. She also starred as Penny in Fillmore for one episode.


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Elaine Leffler 1 episode
1992 In Sickness and in Health Kid # 1
1994 Beethoven Additional Voices
Blossom Lizzy Martin 1 episode
Itsy Bitsy Spider Leslie
1995 Here Come the Munsters Monique
The Drew Carey Show Monica 1 episode
1996 Hey Arnold! Helga Pataki 100 episodes, 1996–2004
The Secret World of Alex Mack Jenny 2 episodes, 1996–1998
Hey Arnold!: 24 Hours to Live Helga
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Ursula 1 episode
1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac Meg MacKenzie
1998 The New Batman Adventures Annie 1 episode
A Bug's Life Additional Voices as Franchesca Smith
The Prince of Egypt Additional Voices
1999 Two of a Kind Gabrielle as Francesca Marie Smith
Recess Ashley B / Upside-Down Girl / Swinger Girl 5 episodes, 1999–2000
2000 The Amanda Show 1 episode
2001 Recess: School's Out Ashley B / Upside-Down Girl / Swinger Girl as Francesca Marie Smith
Nicktoons Racing Helga G. Pataki VG
2002 Hey Arnold!: The Movie Helga Geraldine Pataki / Deep Voice as Francesca Marie Smith
2003 Fillmore Penny 1 episode

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