Paige O Hara is an American actress, singer, and painter who is best known for her lead role as Belle in the American animated Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” which released in 1991. She portrayed as Ellie May Chipley in the musical Shownoad in 1983. Paige was honored with a Disney Legend Award for her work as Belle on 19 August 2011. Paige O Hara represented her role as Belle in the two movies Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Belle’s Magical World.
Paige O Hara born as Donna Paige Helmintoller on May 10, 1956, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She did not reveal anything about her parents, siblings and her childhood. Donna is an American and is of white ethnicity.
Donna studied Nova High School in Davie, Florida. Also, she attended Parkway Middle School of The Arts in Florida.
Paige O Hara started acting at the age of four. Since an early age, she was taking the acting actress in her hometown at Florida. As a child, she has performed in shows with the Fort Lauderdale Children. Later she developed her interest in singing and performed in the school’s program in her early age.
Paige o Hara made her first appearance in 1983 on the Broadway stage as Ellie May Chipley in the revival of Snowboat along with Donald O’ Connor. Hara repeated her role again and again for Houston Grand Opera and Cairo Opera House in 1989. In the same year, Hara recorded for Grammy-nominated of the musical on the Angel EMI label alongside Jerry Hadley, Frederica von Stade and Teresa Stratas which conducted by John McGlinn.
Paige appeared on another American stage titled ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ and Ado Annie in a national tour of Oklahoma! which was directed by William Hammerstein. In 1995, she played as Fantine in the Broadway production of Les Miserables. Hara played the role of Nellie Forbush in the Broadway musical ‘South Pacific’ in Australia.
O’ Hara starred the role of Judy Garland in From Gumm to Garland: Judy at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona. She has appeared in numerous movies and TV series such as Belle’s Magical World, Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa, Enchanted, Sing Along Songs: Disney Princess: Once Upon a Dream, The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat and Adventures from the Book of Virtues.
Paige O’ Hara is a big fan of Walt Disney Pictures. At the age of 30, she auditioned for Beauty and the Beast after reading the film in The New York Times. Paige O Hara starred as Belle in the American animated musical romantic fantasy film ped by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
Later, Hara had a recurring role as Princess Aleta in season 2 of The Legend of Prince Valiant who late promoted to Queen. Paige also appeared as Venus in Kurt Weill’s live television ‘One Touch of Venus.’
In April 2011, Paige was replaced by Julie Nathanson as the voice Bella due to her voice changed. In 2016, she starred in numerous special screenings of Beauty and the Beast in honor of the movie’s 25th anniversary.
In 2017, O Hara announced that she would be reprising the role of Belle in the 2018 film Ralph Breaks the Internet.
By professional, she is an actress, singer, and painters. She earns a significant amount of money through her professional career as well as her paintings. Voice of Belle makes a painting with $10,000 gems.
Paige O Hara has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
The movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ grossed over $425 million to date. At the time, the film was the most successful animated Disney Disney film which grossed over $100 million in the United States and Canada in 1991. The estimated net worth includes properties, stocks, luxury goods such as cars and many more.
Paige O Hara is married to her then-boyfriend and now husband, Michael Piontek in 1995. Paige and Michael met in 1989 and dated each other for six years.
She did not mention the wedding date and venue to the public. It seems that she wants to keep her profile low. Information about her kids is not provided in any sites. O Hara is only active on Twitter where you can see her latest updates.