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Helen Lorraine
Helen.jpg
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 9 (some season 1 episodes); 10 (rest in the series)
Hometown Wagstaff City
Voiced by Madeleine Peters
Family
Parents Mariela Lorraine (mother), Danny Lorraine (father)
Siblings Jake Lorraine (younger brother)
Grandparents Lucille Lorraine (paternal grandmother), Bernie Lorraine (paternal grandfather)
Pet(s) Martha Lorraine
Skits Lorraine
First appearance
First shown Martha Speaks (pilot)

Helen Lorraine (b. November 23, 1998), formerly Helen Finney in the books, is a main character in Martha Speaks. She's Martha's 9-10 year old owner and friend.

Character Appearance

Helen has medium-length shaggy red hair and usually wears a bright purple long-sleeve shirt with a zipper in the middle, a scarlet striped skirt, bright purple tights and dark purple shoes.

Alternate Outfits

In the summer, she occasionally wears a sky blue t-shirt with a white flower in the middle, jade shorts and burgundy shoes.

In "The Cheating Chum Caper", when Helen becoming Heroic Helen once more, she wore the same bright purple long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, purple sneakers and black glasses. She also had pigtails to match.

In "Martha's Puppy", she was seen wearing a light pink hoodie, red striped shirt underneath, bright purple pants and dark purple shoes when she got older but it turned out to be one of Martha's dreams.

Character Info

Friends

Martha Lorraine

Martha is her friend, pet, companion and caregiver. She enjoys playing with her whenever she has free time. They became close buddies around the time she was adopted.

Skits Lorraine

She is also friends with her other pet dog, Skits. He can be troublesome. Eventually, he learned how to be good mannered in "Skits Behaves".

T.D. Kennelly

She is best friends with TD. They have been best friends since they were babies and still enjoy each other's company. She is the one who follows TD in adventures but leads him to do the right thing.

Alice Boxwood

Her other friends include Alice, which is her best female friend. The two girls have been friends forever and are trusting of each other for everything.

Truman Oatley

Truman is her neighbor and friend.

Early Life

Her parents found Martha in the dog pound when Martha was a puppy and when Helen was about 5 years old and wore an aqua jacket. At that age she couldn't spell "Martha". In the pilot episode Martha Speaks", Helen gave Martha dog food and Martha ate alphabet soup on accident. After 10 minutes, Martha started to talk and the whole family was amazed. When Helen and T.D. were kindergarten preschoolers, they were outgrowing naps and so stayed up and talked to each other during nap time. That's why T.D.'s codename for her was "Nap Time".

Personality

Helen is the leader of the group. She's willing to try all sorts of things, especially with her friends, but when it comes to throwing herself into public situations, she's hesitant. She is Martha's best friend and lifelong companion. Helen is a very loving, gentle, motherly girl and has a heart for love. She is very smart and observant. Whatever the problem may be, she will analyze the situation and help solve it. She also offers valuable lessons to the group at times. Helen is a hard worker always putting other wills before her own. Out of the six main kids, she likes being organized, tries to carefully think things through before jumping to conclusions, and is quick to notice details. Despite this, she can be a bit bossy, overbearing and can even show her mean side sometimes (as in "Martha Runs Away", where she scolded Martha for things she did not do). Helen loves to draw, sing and read. She wonders of questions, and often weighs the options for anything and everything.

Family

Brother

  • Jake Lorraine: Helen's two-year-old brother. Helen has been asked to babysit Jake many times.

Parents

  • Mariella Lorraine: Helen's mother. Helen has been seen with her mother in the car many times. Mariella owns her own flower shop and is a permanent florist. She is Hispanic and from Mexico.
  • Daniel Lorraine: Helen's father. When the whole family goes somewhere, Daniel has been seen driving. Daniel is also a permanent bus driver. He is Caucasian and from Canada.

Grandparents

  • Lucille Lorraine: Helen's grandmother. Lucille is Daniel's mother, not Mariella's.
  • Bernie Lorraine: Helen's grandfather. Bernie is also Daniel's father, not Mariella's.

Aunt/uncle

  • Unknown: Helen's unknown aunt(s) was mentioned in Martha's Pack.
  • Jorge: Helen's uncle. Jorge is the father of Carolina, and Jorge's face was only seen in Martha's Pack and Que Pasa Martha?
  • Other uncle(s) For information on Helen's other relatives, watch Martha's Pack.

Cousins

  • Carolina: Helen's only cousin known. Carolina's age is 11, but they have nothing in common.

Other cousins For information on Helen's other relatives, watch "Martha's Pack".

Links

http://pbskids.org/martha/parentsteachers/program/characters.html

Characters

Main:
MarthaHelenSkitsMomDadJake

Major:
PopsT.DTrumanAliceBernieLucilleCarolinaGranny FloGranny ElsieO.GKudzuPablum and Weaselgraft NelsonBobBurtRintyCiscoJohn

Minor:
PollyCourageous Collie CarloFiredog FreddieFrancoisMirandaButterscotch, Streak, and MandarinFormerly MarthaTiffany BlatskyOtis WeaselgraftPablumC.KLouie KablooieJimmy GimmieKarlMrs. CluskyGrandma LucilleMrs. Parkington

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