Michaela Jill Murphy, also known as Jessie Flower, is an American voice actress who is best known for providing the voice of Toph Beifong in thirty-six episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender. She later returned to the Avatar franchise to voice a young Suyin Beifong in one episode of The Legend of Korra.
Avatar: The Last Airbender credits
- Character information: Meng
- 114. "The Fortuneteller"
- Character information: Toph Beifong
The Legend of Korra credits
- Character information: Suyin Beifong
- 306. "Old Wounds"
Selected other credits
- Happy Endings (2016; short)
- The Profit (2016; short)
- That's What I Am (2011)
- An American Affair (2009)
- Meet the Robinsons (2007)
- Night at the Museum (2006)
- Brother Bear 2 (2006)
- The Ant Bully (2006)
- Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
- Over the Hedge (2006)
- Curious George (2006)
- Kronk's New Groove (2005)
- Finding Nemo (2003)
- Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno (video game)
- Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (video game)
- World of Final Fantasy (video game)
Flower was born on August 18, 1994, in Southern Indiana. When she was four, she moved to Los Angeles, where she resided with her mother. She began her acting career with work in commercials, appearing in advertisements for Barbie and Mitsubishi. Flower has also acted live in performances of Meet Me In St. Louis as Tootie, and Annie as Annie.
- Her credit in "The Swamp" was as an additional voice, as the name of Toph's character had not yet been revealed.
- When asked how she relates to Toph, Flower mentioned that she has horrible eyesight.
- Flower stated at the time of the original series' run that she thought Toph might end up in a relationship with Sokka, citing that "they are both very sarcastic, and they both love joking around, and like being the boss".
- Michaela participated in a live reading of Toph Beifong's Metalbending Academy on May 19, 2021, where she reprised her role of Toph Beifong.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender (Jessie Flower & Jack De Sena) [SacAnime Winter 2020]. YouTube (April 18, 2020). Retrieved on September 22, 2020.
- Acastus (2007-01-04 [date confirmed by the site's interview archive]). "Interview with Jessie Flower (part 2 of 2)". AvatarSpirit.net. Retrieved on April 13, 2013.
- Dark Horse Comics (May 19, 2021). Toph Beifong's Metabending Academy Live Reading. Twitch.com. Retrieved on May 19, 2021.
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