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Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is best known for her character Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street, for which she has received five Daytime Emmy nominations for Best Performer in a Children's Series. Her work as Abby has allowed her to perform at The White House, The Kennedy Center Honors, and alongside The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. 


She is also known for her work as Ginger on Johnny and the Sprites, as well as for playing Bubbles on Splash and Bubbles for which she was nominated for an Annie Award. 

She is also the recipient of an UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence.

Look for Leslie in the new series for Disney plus-“Muppets Mayhem,” as a brand new character. Details in the future it’s a surprise!

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Leslie and Abby
Citation of Excellence Winner Badge
Daytime Emmy Awards Nominee
Annie Awards Nominee
  • Puppet Up! / Stuffed and Unstrung (2007-present)

  • Henson Alternative - live improv comedy puppet show

  • Aspen Comedy Festival, Union Square Theatre Off-Broadway NYC

  • Melbourne Comedy Festival


  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival

  • A Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration, Jazz at Lincoln Center (2019)

  • Sesame Street performance at Kennedy Center Honors (2019)

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Featured Videos

Splash and Bubbles

Nominated for an Annie Award for best voice acting as a featured performer.

Abby sings with Elmo and Billy Porter

Various characters from Crumby Pictures and parodies of Sesame Street

Various characters from Elmo The Musical Sesame Street

Ginger sings "Muddle in the Puddle" Johnny and the Sprites

Various characters from street stories and celebrity words Sesame Street

Carrie in "Homelamb" parody Sesame Street 
Emmy Nomination 2014

Word on the Street with Blake Griffin Sesame Street

Abby sings "Just Like Magic" with Sarah Bareilles Sesame Street

Abby sings "I Can Sing" with Elmo Sesame Street 

Spamela Hamderson Muppets Tonight

Edi the Zebra sings "Springin'" Disney's Animal Jam

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