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The Actress Who Plays Libby Folfax On Jimmy Neutron Is Gorgeous In Real Life

One of the most iconic Nickelodeon animated shows has to be "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius." Created by John A. Davis and Steve Oedekerk, the show is based on the 2001 Academy Award-nominated 3D animated film, "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius." The series follows the misadventures of Jimmy Neutron (Debi Derryberry), an ultra-intelligent 11-year old who's bevy of wild inventions often get him and his friends in trouble. While not lasting as long as some of Nickelodeon's other shows such as "Spongebob Squarepants" or "The Fairly OddParents," "Jimmy Neutron" would nevertheless become one of the network's biggest successes and is remembered fondly by audiences who grew up with it. The show ran from 2002 to 2006, with 60 episodes and three seasons (via IMDb) including three crossovers with "The Fairly OddParents." 

Part of what made the show so entertaining are its lovable characters, one of them being Libby Folfax. Libby acts as the best friend of Cindy Vortex (Carolyn Lawerence), often acting as the laid back voice of reason to the high-strung Cindy. Libby goes big with her love of music, partying, and fashion, helping her have one of the biggest personalities of the entire cast. None of that personality could have come through had it not been for Libby's voice actress, who provided the character with her energy and spirit throughout the show's run. On top of providing her talents to "Neutron," the actresses' voice can be heard in other cartoon favorites.

Crystal Scales gave Libby her memorable voice

Providing the voice for Libby Folfax on "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius" was none other than Crystal Scales. While not much is known about how Scales got to be in the "Jimmy Neutron" film or series, it's hard to imagine anyone else giving Libby her distinct brash personality. With Libby being the only major African American character on the show, Scales' ability to bring positive representation onto the series was a crucial aspect. Libby 's Y2K-era sensibility to her music and fashion choices likely helped her relate to Black audiences at the time, who hardly saw much in the way of this representation throughout most other animated media, all while still showcasing her as a smart, caring, and determined individual. 

Outside of her work on "Jimmy Neutron," Scales provided the voices of Daisy in the Nick Jr. series "Oswald," Calvin in the adult stop motion animated series, "The PJs," and Tamika on the cult Cartoon Network series, "Class of 3000." Scales has also lent her talents to several comic book-related animated projects, including "Batman: Gotham Knight," "Wolverine and the X-Men," the "Spider-Man 3" Xbox video game, and "Static Shock."  Scales' last project was the direct-to-DVD film "Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo" in 2010. However, with some of the "Jimmy Neutron" cast willing to come back for a reboot (via Comicbook), maybe we will be able to hear Scales' one-of-a-kind voice again.