Iconic Female Voices of Our Time
Women’s History Month is all about honoring the amazing achievements of women all around the globe. In celebration of this day, we have collected some of the most iconic female voices in the voice-over industry.
These wonderful ladies made our childhoods better with their amazing voice acting and they are continuing to amaze us day by day.
Nancy’s voice is familiar for most of us, who have grown up watching The Simpsons. Surprisingly enough, the voice-over actress is the voice of both Bart and Maggie Simpson…and many other characters! Because she is also the voice behind Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders just to mention a few. What a Voice Chameleon!
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A woman of many famous voices
Nancy originally auditioned for the role of Maggie, but Bart’s role was more of an appealing choice for her. Bart’s character is wild, daring, and cunning which gives more room for experiencing, and having fun as a voice talent. But little did she know, she would end up being a „one person” Simpsons.
Though she gave her voice to many Simpsons characters, her most difficult roles were Rufus the mole-rat from Kim Possible and Chuckie Finster from Nickelodeon’s Rugrats.
She described them as:
“Rufus because my diaphragm gets a workout while trying to utilize the 18 vocal sounds a mole makes. Chuckie because … he’s an asthmatic with five personalities rolled into one”
The Canadian-born voice-actress has done voice-over for numerous animations and video games. She has earned nominations for the Annie Award and Daytime Emmy and won an award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
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Cartoons and videogames
Tara is behind some of the most popular animation characters of our childhood. Some of her most famous impersonations are Bubbles – the cute sky blue Powerpuff girl, Twilight Sparkle – the purple unicorn from My Little Pony, Timmy Turner – the 10-year-old boy from The Fairly Odd Parents, and Raven – the Daughter of Darkness from Teen Titans.
Apart from animation and cartoons, she also voiced a couple of characters in video games, such as Mortal Kombat X, Final Fantasy X, Batman: Arkham. And fun fact, she voiced Harley Quinn – everyone’s favorite female psycho – 33 times since 2015!
Laura Bailey is literally „the voice” when it comes to video games. If you have played any popular titles, chances are that you are familiar with that iconic female voice!
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More than 500+ voices!
She voiced over 500+ anime and video games characters including the popular main female protagonist Shepard from Mass Effect, Chun-Li from Street Fighter, the Demon Hunter from Diablo III, BloodRayne, and… a few hundred others.
She has a similar reputation in the anime world, where she had the roles of Trunks and Gotenks from Dragon Ball Z, but also played several characters from Naruto. Impressive!
Ming Na Wen
Ming Na Wen recently gained huge popularity thanks to her portrayer of Fennec Shand in a galaxy far far away. She is the very first major Star Wars villain character portrayed by an Asian actress. Kick ass!
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Prior to her role in The Mandalorian, she not only voiced Fa Mulan in the classic Disney animated movies Mulan and Mulan II, but she also received the Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production. Because just like Tara Strong, she also participated in the Final Fantasy series as „Dr. Aki Ross”. The new Star Wars animation series, Bad Batch will also feature her as the voice of Fennec.
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