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Speaking voice
Singing voice
Jamia Nash (seasons 1-3)
Avion Baker (season 4)
First appearance
Last appearance

Uniqua is the protagonist, or main character, of the series and a unique creature known as a "Uniqua."

Uniqua is voiced by LaShawn Tináh Jefferies throughout the entire series. Her singing voice is provided by Jamia Simone Nash in seasons one through three and by Avion Baker in the fourth season. 


Uniqua is highly energetic. She is often the character to come up with new ideas for adventures, and if she's not, Uniqua will become a large part of the journey. Compared to Tasha, she displays a more tomboy-like personality. On rare occasions, Uniqua and Tasha will get into disagreements over small things, usually due to different opinions. No matter what, Uniqua will find a way to end the quarrel and have a good laugh with her friend.

At her very core, Uniqua knows what it means to be a true friend and has a heart full of compassion. She has a strong sense of loyalty to her friends and she loves to help others. Uniqua is very optimistic, and she's determined to overcome any obstacle she faces on her adventures. Regardless of what role she plays on her adventures with her friends, she always has a sense of humor.


Uniqua lives in a pink-colored house located in the middle of Tyrone's house and Austin's house. It is unknown what most of her house looks like, but a coat rack and table are seen in various episodes when Uniqua exits and enters her home.


Uniqua's skin is a light pink with randomly placed spots (colored a darker pink) around her body. She has white eyes with black pupils. Her other most noticeable feature is her curled antennae at the top of her head. Her eyebrows are a dark red. She wears dark-gloom pink overalls with light pink spots. She also has two red-pink buttons, one for each strap.


Uniqua is the only character to appear in every episode of The Backyardigans. Her first appearance was in Me and My Friends, the unaired live-action pilot. Her first appearance in an aired episode was in Pirate Treasure. Her last appearance in an episode of The Backyardigans is in The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon. Her last appearance in any aired animation is in Nickelodeon's Mega Music Fest.

Main Characters
Recurring Characters
ShermanDragonWormansHermanRobot RoscoeRobotCan't-See-'EmsGiant ClamAnnouncer
Minor Characters
AliensAsian ElephantBlaargBlue StreakBoingaBoinga-BoingaBoyButterflyClementineCommon HouseflyCowDinosaur SkeletonDollElephantsFinnFishFlaposaurusGiant Leopard MothGilded Golden ButterflyGrabbing TreeHarveyHorsesHugsJellyfishLadybugLennyLightningMagic CarpetManchester UnitedMeerkatsMia HammMolassesMommy MartianMr. Austin Frothingslosh's CatNarratorNot-So-Nice DragonOctaviaOctopusOld PaintPainted HorsesPalPeléPolka-Dot DonkeysPolka-Dotted PonyPrincessPrincess Cleotasha's HorseQuick SilverRalphyRex RobotRobot RacquelRobot RebaRobot RipleyRobotsRobot Rampage RobotsROVERSanta ClausSea SquirtSea MonsterSeatriscuitSharksShooting StarSlugSpooky VoiceSpotThunderToronadoTyrone's FatherUniqua's MotherUnnamed Male HippoViewerWhopperW-I-O-Wa News Announcer

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