Kathleen Herles (born November 13, 1990) is an American voice actress, best known for being the original voice of Dora on Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!.
Herles was born in Queens, New York City. Her parents are from Lima, Peru. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, drama, hip-hop and voice. As of writing she takes piano lessons. She was discovered by talent manager Shirley Grant of Shirley Grant Management at a talent and modeling convention when she was 4 years old, She is currently attending college at Pace University.
She is a 2008 graduate of Deer Park High School, where she appeared in school productions of "The Wiz," and "Footloose."
In 2008, Herles stopped doing the voice for Dora because she got retainers and her voice sounded awkward with them.