Stella Shortman is a fictional character in the Hey Arnold! TV Series.


Stella is an adventurous woman, willing to go through danger if it means helping others. She's dedicated to her work, as shown when creating a cure for the sleeping sickness. She is also shown to be rather tough, threatening to punch Eduardo and getting mad at Miles under certain situations.

Stella is a doctor/scientist in Botany, the branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life.[1] She also has some degree of medical expertise, being able to successfully make a cure for an illness.


Stella has brown hair, an athletic build, a slim figure, and typically wears a green tank top and blue pants. In "Parents Day", Stella's head is ovular, whereas it is more circular in her appearances afterwards. Regardless, Arnold seems to have inherited his "Football Head" from her.

In her present appearance in The Jungle Movie, she has white streaks in their hair due to aging, but otherwise looks almost exactly the same as she did 10 years ago. Her hair is noticeably longer in the movie compared to previous appearances (in old photos as well, not just her present look).


Stella is Miles' wife and Arnold's mother. She happened to be in the jungles of San Lorenzo (apparently as part of an archaeology expedition) when Miles literally fell into her life. Stella's late father was named Arnold — it's not exactly a coincidence, as that is who she named Arnold after.

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  1. Botany - Wikipedia

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