Sugar Lyn Beard
Canadian comic actress Stephanie Beard earned her first taste of stardom as a teenaged performer on local radio shows before vaulting to steady work as a vocal talent for animated series and as a sprightly supporting actress in features and television. Beard's calling card was her voice, which could scale to stratospheric heights or adopt all manner of childlike cadences; her vocal abilities provided her with initial stardom as "Suga BayBee," a comic character on Toronto radio that led to hosting duties on the YTV network. Beard soon began providing voices for animated series like "Sailor Moon" (TV Asahi, 1992-1997), which led to Stateside vocal work and eventually on-screen roles in features and on television. A move to the United States in 2007 finalized her leap from animation to live action with appearances on "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005-2012) and films like "50/50" (2011). Major supporting roles in the Cameron Crowe feature "Aloha" (2015) and the animated comedy "Sausage Party" (2015) underscored Beard's ascension to the spotlight and her status as a versatile comedy performer.