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Caitlin Sanchez (born January 17, 1996) is an American actress, best known for being the second voice of the title character Dora from Seasons 5-6 in the Nickelodeon animated children's series Dora the Explorer. Caitlin was born in Englewood, New Jersey to Cuban American parents.

In 2008, Sanchez took over the voice role of the seven-year-old lead character in Dora the Explorer, following the departure of the character's original voice actress Kathleen Herles that year when she went to college.

She provided the voice of Dora until 2012, when Fátima Ptacek took over the role. Her last performance was in the episode Dora in Troll Land.


  • Although Sanchez officially debuted as Dora's new voice in Season 5, her first time voicing the character was in the 2007 Flash game Dora's Purple Planet Adventure, and her second time was the Leapster game Dora the Explorer: Camping Adventure in 2008.
  • She was selected among 600 girls who auditioned for the part.


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