In addition to her work on Dora and Friends and Dora the Explorer, Ptacek is known for her starring role in the Academy Award-winning short film, Curfew. The New York City native is also an accomplished fashion model, an ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and youth ambassador for the Latino Commission on AIDS.
Dora and Friends is an animated pre-school series featuring Dora living in a city, going to school, and at the center of a group of close friends that works together to give back to their community. Set to a contemporary soundtrack of Latin-influenced pop music, the series features an interactive curriculum focusing on community service, problem solving, emotional skills, Spanish language, and Latino culture.
A brand new episode of Dora and Friends airs Friday, Feb. 13, at 12:30pm on Nickelodeon.