Mara Junot

Real • Warm • Conversational • Friendly • Natural • 3-Dimensional

Voice Description

*** For immediate bookings, please email Josh Miller at josh@govoices.com or call (303) 623-2723 ***

Mara Junot is a seasoned pro African-American voice-over specialist with over a decade of experience, providing the 3-dimensional sound that resonates for video game and Fortune 500 companies around the globe.

Mara has a naturally intuitive vocal ability that brings words to life with color and direct relatability. Her voice resonates with a warm, smooth & sensual or a polished, corporate tone for sophisticated projects, and a bright, vibrant, and upbeat delivery for standard narration.

Affiliations include SAG-AFTRA union with accreditation from the World-Voices Organization and the Society of Accredited Voice-Over Artists (SaVoa).

To hear a sample of Mara's range of styles, select the demos on the right of the page.

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“Wow. I've directed a lot of VO in my time. One time Scott Rummell nailed it. One time Hal Douglas did. Pretty much you are the only other one that gave me exactly what I wanted in your first read. Thanks Mara!” —Jeff Keels, Creative Director/Producer/Partner at Megalomedia

“You're a SUPERSTAR VoiceOver Artist! It was great working with ya on the new TV spot for ORECK!” —Dylan Dawson, Producer, Script-to-Screen, Inc.

“I have had the pleasure to work with Mara Junot on several projects for The World Bank. Each time we have been delighted with the timeliness of her work, and most importantly, her commitment to getting the appropriate intonation for the content. My prior experience with voice talent was always in-person at a local Philadelphia studio. I was concerned about working with talent procured through the internet and by not being present to check the recording in real-time. However, Mara's absolute professionalism on all levels, and has proven my fears to be unwarranted. I recommend Mara Junot without reservation.”
—Candace Roberts, President, Quantum Think Corporation

“Mara’s voice truly is unique, superbly professional, and her skill and range is ridiculously awesome!” —Mick Lauer, Co-founder of ArtistUpgrade

“…I fell in love with her voice from the first time I heard it. …She has that 'it' that not just anyone can bring to the microphone… I expect [the] best work and I have never had to try very hard to get it from Mara. Mara is a solid professional who has batted 1,000 for me at Charter Media and Comcast Spotlight.” —Delton Perrodin, Producer, Comcast Spotlight

“Every time I hear one of Mara's auditions, I wonder, Is there anything she *can't* do?? This woman is the 'swiss-army knife' of voice-over!” —Jim Stanley, Audio Producer, Earworks Media

“I needed a voice over that was very distinctive, Mara fit the bill. She is extremely gifted and talented. Her professionalism is superb.” —Kenneth Cooper, President of Rumae Natural Skin Care

“Mara paints feelings with her voice, facilitating the conjuring of scenarios in the mind's eye of the listener.” —Randy Orgeron, Art Reproductionist at Color Simulation Service

“Mara is a perfectionist with incredible talent... Her turnaround time was astonishing. We plan on using her again without hesitation!” —Alastair Halliday, Principal Creative, Slim Kiwi™

“Mara is a great pleasure to work with; always professional and talented! Very much a perfect combo of 'artist' and 'sound business'. ” —Steven Lowell, Manager at Voice123

“Mara was professional and extremely easy to work with. Her spot-on delivery and quick turn-around was exactly what this project required. Excellent voice!” —Evelyn Henderson, Principal, Henderson Creative

“Mara Junot is going to make somebody A LOT of money. Mara is an excellent talent. She understands how to adapt to different formats very well. STAR MATERIAL!!” —John DeLise, Operations Manager/PD/AM Show Host, Sunburst Media

“Mara Junot is a very professional and flexible person to work with; she is very friendly and optimistic. It was a pleasure to cooperate with her. We strongly recommend Mara for any kind of voice recording!” —Andrea Petrovska, Sygic, a.s.

“Mara was extremely professional and thorough. A pleasure to work with!” —Ian Achong, TroyGramling

“Fantastic! Very happy with the results. Thanks Mara!” —Maxim Schram, RedesignMe

“Thanks for the super fast turnaround. Great Job!” —Chris Beiting, Empower MediaMarketing

“You have been really great to work with. You've made it easy to do business over the internet!” —Isaac Burrows, XO Consulting Corp. and CFO Financial Group

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3-Dimensional, All-American, African-American, Alto, Animated, Announcer, Approachable, Articulate, Authoritative, Believable, Bright, Classy, Clear, Comforting, Confident, Contralto, Conversational, Cool, Corporate, Dependable, Direct, Down-to-Earth, Dramatic, Dynamic, Educated, Elegant, Energetic, Engaging, Enthusiastic, Experienced, Friendly, Fun, Funny, Gentle, Genuine, Girl-Next-Door, Happy, Honest, Informative, Intelligent, Inviting, Knowledgeable, Mature, Midwest, Midwestern, Modern, Mom, Motherly, Natural, Original, Perky, Personable, Persuasive, Playful, Polished, Powerful, Professional, Pure, Real, Refined, Refreshing, Relaxed, Reliable, Resonant, Rich, Romantic, Sassy, Seasoned, Sensual, Sexy, Sincere, Smart, Smooth, Soft, Soothing, Sophisticated, Strong, Stylish, Sultry, Sweet, Talented, Trendy, Trustworthy, Unique, Upbeat, Urban, Versatile, Vibrant, Warm, Young, Youthful

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Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
• I have ipDTL in my studio

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

Los Angeles, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

• British English (also Received Pronunciation/BBC & Cockney)
• African-American / "Urban"
• Southern (US - Texas, Georgia, Louisiana)
• Brooklyn (New York) / New Jersey
• French (Parisian, Cajun)
• Australian / New Zealand


IMPERSONATIONS:
• Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) - Desperate Housewives
• Dame Judi Dench
• Paula Deen
• Nicki Minaj
• Emma Thompson
• Andie MacDowell
• Bridget Jones
• and many more!

My Voice Experience

With over a decade of combined experience in the voice-over & radio broadcasting media industry, Mara has a naturally intuitive vocal ability that colors scripts with friendly, conversational personality and direct relatability.

Her work has been featured for wonderful popular global and regional clients including:

• GOOGLE ADWORDS™ and GOOGLE GLASS
• AT&T™
• THE WALKING DEAD (TELLTALE GAMES)
• VH1 DIVAS
• McDONALDS
• WALMART
• THE TYLER PERRY SHOW
• COCA-COLA®
• SHIPPING WARS ON A&E (MEGALOMEDIA)
• GUTHY-RENKER®
• ORECK
• RODALE ®
• USPS
• MICROSOFT ®
• NINTENDO ®
• IBM ®
• AMERIGROUP
• QUBO
• JENNY CRAIG
• LIBERTY MUTUAL
• BRISTOL MEYERS-SQUIBB
• SIERRA CLUB
• SYGIC ® GPS
• PUBLIC STORAGE
• PAYLESS
• WORLD BANK
• ASSOCIATED GROCERS
• KAISER PERMANENTE
• AARP
• ADP ®
• HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL
• BANK OF AMERICA
• REGIONS
• CODE42
• RÉMY MARTIN ®
• T180 STUDIOS (WALT DISNEY CO.®)
• WAGERWORKS / INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT)
• TRANSITIONS ® LENSES
• UBS
• U.S. BANK
• CODE42
• ANKI
• @PAY
• FANCOM ®
• QUINTILES
• PREPARATION H®
• SUNWING VACATIONS
• ACCESS MEDIQUIP
• THE PICTURE PEOPLE
• CHARTER MEDIA
• RUDER FINN
• FURSTPERSON
• APPSNMINDED
• VIRTUAL AIR GUITAR COMPANY
• HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF AMERICA (HCA)
• TROUX TECHNOLOGIES
• MEDADVO
• CHARTLOGIC
• LAERDAL MEDICAL
• PARAMOUNT BUSINESS JETS
• BIGDINO GAMES

My Training

• David Lyerly | Commercial and Promo (New York, Present)

• Everett Oliver | ToonVoice (Los Angeles, Present)

• Bill "The Voiceover Doctor" Holmes | Compost Productions (Los Angeles, 2013-Present)

• Joyce Castellanos | One Stop VO | Television Promo (Los Angeles, 2013-2015)

• Lani Minella | AudioGodz | Video Game Voices (San Diego, 2013)

• Nancy Wolfson | Braintracks Audio | Acting for Advertising (Los Angeles, 2013-2014)

• Linda Brennan | Accent & Dialect Training (Los Angeles, 2013)

• MJ Lallo | Creating Voices for Animation (Los Angeles, 2013)

• Marc Guss | Alpha Voices / ACM Talent Management (NYC, 2012)

• Marc Cashman | Cashman Commercials | Commercial Intensive Workshop (Los Angeles, 2012)

• David Goldberg | Edge Studio | Phase 4: Established Professionals Program ( NYC, 2011-2013)

• Martha Mayakis| TalkShop| Casting Workshop (Los Angeles, 2012)

• Dean Panaro | Abrams Artists Agency | VoiceRegistry Workout Live (Los Angeles, 2012)

• Erik Sheppard | Voice Talent Productions | Advanced VO Training (NYC, 2011-2012)

• Steven Memel | "The Science of Switching ON" (Los Angeles, 2011)

• Amy Walker | Accent & Dialect Training (Seattle, 2010)

• Mandy Sherman | Actor's Casting Workshop (New Orleans, 2010)

• Steven Memel | Vocal Performance Workshop (Los Angeles, 2009)

• Jeff Ford | Voice Actors Workshop (New Orleans, 2009)

• Steven Memel | "Going to Extremes" Performance Workshop (Los Angeles, 2009)

• Noel Gould | "Enhancing Your Creativity" Workshop (Los Angeles, 2009)

• Dale Carnegie Training: Effective Communications & Human Relations (2005)

• Steven Memel | "Connecting With Your Audience" Workshop (Los Angeles, 2004)

• Liberal Arts | Vocal Training & Honors English, University of Southwestern Louisiana (1993-1995)

My Studio Equipment

• Sound isolation VocalBooth™ with Auralex® acoustic Studiofoam
• Mics: Sennheiser MKH 416, Neumann TLM 103, Electro-Voice RE-20, RØDE NT1-A, Blue Baby Bottle
• ISDN: Telos Zephyr (XStream)
• Preamp: Audient iD22 or Focusrite® Scarlett 8i6
• Mixer: Mackie® 802-VLZ3
• Software: Pro Tools, TwistedWave, Adobe® Audition, Cubase, Sound Forge, Ableton Live
• Hardware: MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, ASUS laptops, DELL Studio PC, Mogami® cable

* On-site live audio engineer

* ISDN, Phone patch, Source-Connect Pro, Skype and ipDTL also available, so you can remotely direct or record your session live!

Additional Skills

• Former Voice-Over Coach & Telephony Specialist at Edge Studio

• If your project requires professional audio editing or the addition of music or sound effects, my studio can produce the finished audio for you.

• I also sing. My natural voice is contralto [alto] and I have a sharp ear for harmony—but I draw the line at line dancing! ;)

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Commercial Demo

Radio Imaging Demo

British Radio Imaging

Promo Demo

Narration Demo

ex-char-iment Character Demo

Video Game Trailer ("Devilian")

Trailer Demo - Sensual style

British Commercial Demo

Commercial - Code Me

Telephony - On-Hold Phone Msg

Radio Podcast Interview Shows

Political Ad

GPS Navigation

Infomercial Demo - British

TV Promos

Narration - British English