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Leisha Medina Torrealba (born November 13, 1986) is a Venezuelan voice actress who is known for voicing Dora in the Latin American Spanish dubs of Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go! and DORA. Unlike Kathleen Herles, Leisha never retired throughout the whole series' runtime (not even after Season 4), continuing her legacy. Though she did not continue her role in the Latin Spanish dub of Dora and Friends: Into the City! where she was replaced by Judith Noguera. She also played Icy in the Nickelodeon Latin Spanish dub of Winx Club.


  • She has been voicing Dora since she was 13 years old.
  • She and Kathleen Herles share the same birthday (November 13). However, she is 4 years older than Herles.
  • She help the cast with vocals and harmonies throughout the series until Maribel Suarez took over.
  • Medina reprises her role of Dora for the New Generation Series of 2023 and 2024.
  • Leisha did not dub voice to Dora for the Animated Short since it was dubbed in Mexico and not in Venezuela. Instead, Dora's voice was taken by a very young actress named Emilia León Virues.