Amber Gainey Meade

Laid back, Sarcastic, Hip, Witty, Educated

Voice Description

My voice has been described by producers as "surprisingly educated and eloquent for such a laid back, hip chick." It's clean and clear with very little rasp... but sounds great when I whisper. Perhaps this will help:

Born in Newport Beach, CA, I was potty-trained in the back seat of my mom's Porsche, as it raced down the Pacific Coast Highway. My potty had a sensor in the bottom that played “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” if you made a direct hit. Thus began my life as an overachiever...

At age five, I moved to south Georgia with my family, where I managed to dodge the debutante balls but not the beauty pageants. When it came time for college, I dropped the hush puppies and cole slaw for the big city of Chicago... well, Evanston... where I studied acting at Northwestern University. My southern accent and nice manners were the subject of much mockery, so I dropped most of my accent but never my manners. I completed my theatre degree and made Chicago my home base for a while.

So if I sound like I'm from anywhere and everywhere in this good ol' US of A... it's because I am.

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


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

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Midwestern, Southern, Deep South, Valley, Surfer, Chicago, British

My Voice Experience

After several years of national tours and Equity theatre in the Midwest, I packed up and headed to LA. In early 2008, I booked my first feature film. For eight weeks I honed my British accent, rocked a dead baby, sang carols in Jim Carrey’s face, and threw invisible snow balls at unsuspecting children. All of this excitement was for “A Christmas Carol,” the motion capture remake directed by Robert Zemeckis for Disney. Further exploring my love of voice over and motion capture acting, I then played Gribble’s Mom and the Siss Guard Captain (yes, a captain in the martian army) for “Mars Needs Moms,” directed by Simon Wells for Disney. I now speak martian, as well as jive. And I would be ecstatic to continue embodying and voicing animated characters from this universe and beyond.

The motion capture and voice over work proved to be such a jolly good time that I buckled down and dove into more extensive training with Nancy Wolfson at Brain Tracks Audio. Nancy then produced my commercial demo. I have also worked for several years as a Product Specialist for Nissan, voicing product content on the auto show circuit. My voice has been used in live theatre productions and on several weekly radio programs to provide intros and outros, curtain speeches, and intermission announcements.

My Training

Bachelor of Science in Theatre from Northwestern University
Acting training with David Downs (Northwestern University)
Voice Over training with Nancy Wolfson (Brain Tracks Audio)
Sight singing training with Gerald White
Improv training at Second City Chicago
Irish Theatre and Shakespeare training at the Gaiety School of Acting (Dublin)

My Studio Equipment

For auditions at home, I use a condenser mic and pre-amp with a Mac laptop and Garageband. For most bookings, I use a state-of-the-art local studio (Voicetrax West) that offers ISDN and Phone Patch services and can guarantee superior sound quality.

Additional Skills

I have been a professional singer for more than a decade with experience ranging from regional theaters and cruise ships to cabaret clubs and national parks. I sing everything from show tunes to standards to pop to opera.

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