January 19, 2020

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Joins Disney Family Voicing Newest Jewish Princess

The Disney mishpachah is welcoming Jewish actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”) as she is set to voice a Latino Jewish princess in an upcoming Hanukkah-themed episode of  “Elena of Avalor.”

I am so excited to voice Disney’s first Jewish princess,” Sigler wrote on Twitter Sept. 17.

Though comedian Sarah Silverman voiced the first ever Jewish princess when she played Venelope von Schweetz in “Wreck It Ralph,” Sigler, who is both of Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, is playing the first Disney princess’ to have Judaism  identified in the plot line.

Many on social are praising the news and Disney for representing Sephardic Jews on a major children’s television program.

Sigler is a proud Jewish mom to sons Beau, 6, and Jack, 1 and very connected with her Jewish roots. The 38-year-old actress has attended Hebrew school, became a Bat Mitzvah and attended Birthright where she said Israel was “one of the most beautiful inspiring places [she’s] ever been to.”