After making her onscreen debut in a first-season episode of the TV institution "Law & Order," actress Lori Alan began her career as a voice performer portraying the cartoon incarnation of the Invisible Woman on the superhero series "Fantastic Four" (1994-1996). While working on the coolly absurd animated series "Johnny Bravo" for the Cartoon Network (which would later become home to such other Alan-starring projects as "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy"), the actress met writer Seth MacFarlane. Their partnership landed Alan on McFarlane's smash animated sitcom "Family Guy," wherein she is recurrently heard as the snippy and undercutting anchorwoman Diane Simmons. With a natural ability to appeal to both children and adults, Alan went on to provide vocal effects for such crowd-pleasing Pixar films as "WALL-E" and "Toy Story 3." She also voices the teenage sperm whale Pearl Krabs on Nickelodeon's winningly loony "SpongeBob SquarePants." In addition to her voice work, Alan has appeared in such live-action films as "Father of the Bride Part II " and on a slew of television series that includes "Friends," "Charmed," and "Touched by an Angel."