Fátima Ptacek is an actress best known for her role as the voice of Dora in Dora the Explorer as well as for performance in award-winning 2012 short film Curfew. Ptacek’s mother is Ecuadorian and her father is Colombian.
Teri Weiss, senior vice president of Nickelodeon Preschool, 2012 once stated:
In addition to being a terrific actress, Fatima captures the confidence and warmth that we always look for to play Dora. She sounds like a true leader, but at the same time you know she is a true friend, who will always stop and help.
Ptacek volunteers as a “Celebrity Ambassador” for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and has done work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Given her joy of reading, Ptacek has done work with SAG Foundation’s BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), and Reading Is Fundamental. The Latino Commission on AIDS named her their 2013 Youth Ambassador at its Cielo Latino benefit gala.
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