Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
American voice actress, actress, and singer E.G Daily, sometimes credited as Elisabeth Daily, first came to prominence as an actress with more than fifteen feature films under her belt before making the leap to the top of the charts as a singer/songwriter, and later to a prolific career as voice actress. She was popular for her performances in such movies as Valley Girl (1983), Streets of Fire (1984), and most remarkably Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), in which she memorably played the love interest Dottie. After disappearing from filmmaking for many years, moviegoers can catch her in such vehicles as Potheads: The Movie (2004), The Devils Rejects (2004), Cutting Room (2006), Mustang Sally (2006), White Air (2007) and The Unlikely’s (2007).
During her departure from film acting, Daily has done countless voiceover work. She is famous for playing Tommy Pickles on Nickelodeon’s popular “Rugrats” series and the movies The Rugrats Movie (1998), Rugrats In Paris (2000) and Rugrats Go Wild! (2003). Also, she is known for her roles as the voice of Buttercup in the series “The Powerpuff Girls (1996-2003) and the 2002 movie The Powerpuff Girls, and more recently fledgling penguin Baby Mumble in the 2006 animation Happy Feet.
As a singer, Daily has released two albums with A&M Records, Wild Child and Lace Around the Wound. She also has produced such hits as “Say It, Say It” and “Mind Over Matter,” as well as has composed music and performed on numerous soundtracks, including Scarface, Summer School, Better Off Dead and Babe, Pig in the City.
On a more personal note, Daily, who attended the same High School as Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, David Schwimmer, Rob Reiner and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few, is the former wife of producer Rick Salomon, whom she married from 1995 to 2000, and the mother of his two children, Hunter and Tyson. Her romantic life has also been linked to Jon-Erik Hexum, Nicolas Cage, George Clooney and Kato Kaelin.
Childhood and Family:
Elizabeth Ann Guttman, better known by her stage names of Elizabeth Daily and E.G. Daily, was born on September 11, 1961, in Los Angeles, California. She was married to Rick Salomon, an independent film producer, on July 4, 1995, but they divorced five years later, in 2000. Elizabeth and Rick share two children, daughter Hunter (born March 13, 1996) and son Tyson (born October 14, 1998).
Rugrats’ Tommy Pickles
E.G. Daily had her first brush in show business at age 18, when she landed a guest spot on television series “Laverne & Shirley,” playing Rita. She moved on to a regular role two years later in the comedy/drama show “The Righteous Apples,” where she starred as Sandy Burns, opposite Joey Camen. The same year, Daily made feature debut with a small role in the Diane Lane starring vehicle Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains and soon starred in the independent drama Street Music (also in 1981), portraying young singer Sadie. The actress portrayed mostly supporting roles in films throughout the 1980s, most notably in 1983’s clever teen comedy Valley Girl, opposite Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman, 1984’s Streets of Fire, again with Diane Lane, and the 1985 Tim Burton cartoon-esque comedy hit Pee-wee’s Big Adventure , where Daily was effective as the romantic partner for Paul Reubens.
After supporting turns in the John Hughes-penned Dutch (1991) and Nancy Savoca’s unjustly-ignored romance Dogfight (1991), Daily focused her vigor more extensively on television and animation voice-over work. She had additional voice-overs in such ventures as “Eek! the Cat” (1992), “Problem Child” (1993), “Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man” (1994-1997), “Jungle Cubs” (1996), “Recess” (1998-1999), “The New Woody Woodpecker Show” (1999), “Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles” (1999-2000) and and “Baby Blues” (2000). Moreover, she provided the voice of Lorenzo in the Oscar winning movie Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), Froggy in comedy feature The Little Rascals (1994), the Babe the Gallant Pig in Babe: Pig in the City (1998) and Cap’n Sticky in Recess: School’s Out (2001). However, Daily is best known for her role as the voice of Tommy Pickles in the Emmy award-winning “Rugrats” series and “All Grown Up” (2003), as well as in the animated movies The Rugrats Movie (1998), Rugrats In Paris (2000) and Rugrats Go Wild! (2003). She is also popular for voicing Buttercup in the series “The Powerpuff Girls (1996-2003) and the 2002 movie The Powerpuff Girls.
In 2004, Daily’s distinctive voice could be heard as Billy Smashenburn, Zenna in the animated series “Game Over.” The same year, she acted in the short movies Stop That Cycle and Wait, a return since her last appearance in a 1997 episode of “Friends,” playing Phoebe’s old singing partner. The following year, Daily portrayed Mrs. B. Johnson in the comedy film Potheads: The Movie, starring Sean Sweeney, and had a small role as a passionate prostitute, Candy, in the Rob Zombie film The Devils Rejects.
2006 saw Daily star as Joanne Kramer in Cutting Room, a serial killer comedy by Ian Truitner, play the role of Kathryn Johnson (Paris Hilton’s mother) in National Lampoon’s Pledge This!, provide the voice of Baby Mumble, a fledgling penguin in the George Miller-helmed animated film Happy Feet and have title role in the thriller Mustang Sally (2006). She will play the mother of Riley Smith in the action movie White Air, slated for 2007 release, and be cast in the supporting role of Natalie Redding in the comedy film The Unlikely’s (also for 2007 release).
In addition to acting and extensive voiceover work, Daily has pursued a singing career. She has collaborated with a number of major producers like Keith Forsey, Stock Aitken, Giorgio Moroder, Waterman, Harold Faltermey, Jelly Bean Benitez, and Bob Ezrin, with whom she teamed up for the song “Heart That’s True” for the Babe, Pig in the City soundtrack (1998). Daily co-wrote and co-produced two solo albums, Wild Child and Lace Around the Wound on A&M Records. Several of Daily’s singles reached the top of Billboard’s dance charts and became well-received music videos, including “Say It, Say It” (1986), which became a # 1 hit. Her music also has been included on the soundtracks of such movies as Scarface (1983), Better off Dead (1985) and Summer School (1987), which spawned the top 10 hit “Mind Over Matter.”