Sonya Cooke

Warm Alto

Voice Description

Rich, deep vocal quality, versatile with characters and spokeswomen

Particularly adept at: "voices of wisdom," quirky but loving mothers, tough businesswomen, and seductresses.

Clear, personable, and professional for spokesperson, announcer, and "real people" commercial spots, in addition to industrials and narrations for all mediums.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

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

• 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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

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

Southern Belle, Sultry Seductress, Liza Doolittle, High British, Texas Cowgirl, Brooklyn Wise-Cracker, Sophisticated Lady, Middle-America Mom, CEO Ball-Buster, German Tourist, Phone Operator, High-Strung Dork, Yoga Instructor, Gentle Librarian, Disgruntled House-wife.

Accents and Dialects: Plantation and Rural Southern, New York, Mid-west, RP and Cockney, German, Scottish, Irish, Russian, and French.

My Voice Experience

I most recently hosted and narrated Manhattan Neighborhood Network's upcoming episode, "Azunne Arts, Episode Three." Previous voice-over experience includes a documentary called "Fantasies Matter" by Chyng Sun, in which I played a seasoned prostitute and sex-therapist. I also lent my voice to NYU's Animation Department to play in "Night," a short film about a mother searching for her daughter. Primarily a stage actress and singer, I've cultivated a strong, clear, and emotive voice. I come equipped with professionalism and a warm personality. I hope to expand my experience and skill at Voice123.

My Training

For several months, I trained in commercial voice-overs with Katherine Ryan, Voice-Over Agent at Don Buchwald Talent Agency in New York City. Katherine helped me to discover my natural voice and all the varieties and characters within it.

I am presently finishing up my MFA in Acting at UC-Irvine and intend to relocate to Los Angeles by the summer. This winter I am taking a voice-over class.

I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama.

My Studio Equipment

I have access to our on-campus Voice Lab which is equipped with...

Additional Skills

As an actress, communicating with an audience has always been extremely important to me. Also, I was raised by two professors who taught me at a very early age how to speak eloquently and proudly.

I am also an acting coach and workshop educator. I train actors in acting technique, voice work, singing, and audition preparation. I also lead workshops in Physical Theatre, and vocal work. I am presently the vocal coach for the Rite of Spring Centenial performance, hosted by UC-Irvine's Dance Department.

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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