Sherri Stoner is an American actress and writer. She has worked extensively in animation. She was a writer and producer for such 1990s animated shows as Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs. She is probably best known for Animaniacs, for which she created and voiced Slappy Squirrel, a grumpy retired cartoon character. As a producer for Tiny Toon Adventures, Sherri won Emmy awards for Outstanding Animated Program in 1991 and 1993.
She also co-wrote Universal's Casper with Deanna Oliver and was on the writing staff for the 1996 revival of an animated Casper the Friendly Ghost, also known of The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper. Stoner and Oliver also co-wrote the Disney film, My Favorite Martian, based on the original 60s TV series.
Stoner served as animation reference model for Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid and for Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Ariel frequently bites her lower lip, and Belle often brushes hair away from her face. Both of these are mannerisms of Stoner's that animators adapted to the characters.
Her live-action television work includes a recurring role as Rachel Brown Oleson in the 9th season of Little House on the Prairie, and appearances in Murder, She Wrote and Knots Landing. She was also a member of the Groundlings improvisational troupe in Los Angeles.