The Voice of Daria Is Now a Senior VP at NBC
Surprise surprise, Daria Morgendorffer is the senior vice president of original programming at NBC now, or at least her voice is.
In an interview with Broadly, Tracy Grandstaff, who played Daria on MTV’s iconic 90s television show, revealed that after Daria ended, so did her voice acting career, which actually makes sense seeing as the whole Daria thing only happened because she was in the right place at the right now.
The way Tracy tells it, acting was always something she loved, but also something she felt embarrassed about.
“I never really got acting experience because I was way too intimidated and never felt worthy,” Tracy said.
After school she got hired by MTV “as a writer” — the only female writer on staff at the time — and so when it was time to work on “Beavis and Butthead,” the whole Daria thing just kind of happened naturally.
“The beauty of MTV back in the day was that it had no money. Everything was done really cheap. I was one of a few writers, and the only female writer, on staff. When it came to voicing characters, Mike Judge [the creator of Beavis and Butt-Head] did most of them, and whatever female characters he didn’t want to do they threw me in the booth because I was on the writing staff, and they didn’t really have to pay me.”
“I’m a pretty monotone voice, and I think that’s why I landed Daria,” Tracy continued. “ When she went to series, they did get me an acting coach to make sure I could handle some of the bigger monologues.”
And that’s how simple it was.
The moral of the story?
Lean in, ladies.
You never know what it’ll get you.