Kate Holland

Warm, Quirky, Character Specialist

Voice Description

My voice can be warm and assured, sophisticated and professional, or quirky, fun and outrageous, but one thing is certain: I am always extremely expressive. I can make my voice as smooth as cream or as shrill as a dentist's drill.

Accents: Standard American (native), Standard English, Cockney, Yorkshire, Scottish, Irish, French, Russian, Hillbilly, Valley Girl and Southern. I'm a very quick study with accents, and always looking to learn new ones.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents: Standard American (native), Standard English, Cockney, Yorkshire, Scottish, Irish, French, Russian, Hillbilly, Valley Girl and Southern. I'm a very quick study with accents, and always looking to learn new ones.

My Voice Experience

I studied acting for three years in Great Britain at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, where I learned how to speak with a flawless English accent (and how to sit down gracefully while wearing a corset, a bustle, and two petticoats but I don't think you'll be interested in hiring me for THAT skill!)

I came back to America, and alternated between performing in regional theatre (Shakespeare & Co - "The Wharton One-Acts" and "The Scarlet Letter,") and off-Broadway (Jean Cocteau Repertory - Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion," Tillie in "The Effect of Gamma Rays..." and many others) with every actor's standby - restaurant work.

I soon determined that it was imperative that I find work that didn't involve hot liquids or china plates, so I ended up answering phones at Spice Market. Very soon after I started working there, the manager approached me and asked me to record voicemail greetings for the restaurant. I obliged, and was surprised at how easy I found it and how much I enjoyed it. One day the owner called the reservations line and I answered.

"Mademoiselle, you 'ave a beea-utiful voice! Why am I not paying you more?" he exclaimed.

"Hmm," I thought. "Good question!" And that's when I started to wonder if I might not be able to use my voice for things more fascinating, fulfilling and lucrative than answering phones.

I decided to become a voice actor, and I knew I would need the best training, so I studied privately for eight months with Peter Rofe of PDR Voice Over Coaching, and recorded my commercial and animation reels.

I've also recorded "American Heavy," a radio play by Gregory Whitehead for BBC 4.

My Training

Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London, three year diploma with honors. we studied radio and voiceover technique.

I've studied privately with Peter Rofe and have attended quite a few voice over acting workshops at PDR with various industry professionals.

My Studio Equipment

Microphone, pop-blocker, Sound Studio

Additional Skills

I have an excellent voice for the telephone and am extremely comfortable with phone work, as many of my "day jobs" have involved answering phones and recording voice greetings.

I have worked as a dialect coach on several productions, and coach actors privately in different accents and dialects.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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Demos
Commercial Reel

Animation reel