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Alice Dinnean-Vernon (born May 23, 1969) is an American puppeteer and creative writer who works at The Jim Henson Company. Dinnean-Vernon has performed on many children's television shows such as The Puzzle Place, Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, Cousin Skeeter, Jim Henson's Pajanimals, Sid the Science Kid and Jack's Big Music Show. She also did work on various non-Muppet productions such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

Her interest in puppetry began when she received a pig puppet as a prize for winning a local essay contest in Oakland, California. Following her studies at Oberlin College, she interned at the Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. In the early 1990s, she was employed with the Jim Henson Company where she performed additional characters for the children's TV series, Sesame Street. Some of her characters are Sherry Netherland, the owner of the Furry Arms Hotel, and Phoebe also known as Groogel, a member of the segment, Monster Clubhouse, from 2001 to 2003.

Non-Muppet productions in which she has performed include the horror-humor TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On the show, she performed as a demon puppet in As You Were and a living mummy hand in Life Serial. After the series ended in 2003, Dinnean-Vernon performed the puppet-like character of Angel in the episode Smile Time along with Peter Linz, and also performed Camilla the Chicken and Foo-Foo, on The Muppets' Wizard of Oz.

Dinnean-Vernon performed Mary on the Emmy-winning children's series, Jack's Big Music Show created by Sesame Street puppeteer David Rudman.

In 2007, she wrote episodes and performed characters on the Disney Junior's children's show, Bunnytown. She performed Cowbella in the music videos on the Sprout channel's show Pajanimals. Her residence is in Calabasas, California.

September 8–10, 2017, she was an additional Muppet performer for a live show at the Hollywood Bowl titled The Muppets Take the Bowl.


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