Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Noggin Nick Jr Oobi TV Series - Stephanie D'Abruzzo as Uma

Name Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Occupation Puppeteer
Role in Oobi Puppeteer (Uma, Inka)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo (born December 7, 1971) is an American actress and puppeteer. She is the puppeteer for Uma and Inka.


Since 1993, D'Abruzzo has performed as various Muppets in Sesame Street, including a notable performance singing with R.E.M. in a new version of their song "Shiny Happy People" called "Furry Happy Monsters."

Her other puppeteering and voice work includes appearances in Sheep in the Big City, The Book of Pooh, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, and Jack's Big Music Show, along with various commercials and promos.


  • Oobi - Uma, Inka
  • Sheep in the Big City - Puppeteer
  • The Book of Pooh - Puppeteer
  • The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss - Puppeteer
  • Jack's Big Music Show - Puppeteer
  • Sesame Street - Prairie Dawn (2016-present), Curly Bear, Lulu, others
  • The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland - Grizzy
  • Avenue Q - Kate Monster, Lucy
Josh SeligTim LagasseStephanie D'AbruzzoNoel MacNealTyler BunchJohn Montagna