Maria Herrera

professional, mom, warm, friend,sultry, character

Voice Description

My voice is warm and friendly, sultry and sexy, and smoothly professional. I am very good at Hispanic accents and have done them in previous voice over jobs. I am a trained singer with a mezzo soprano range. I have performed jingles, commercial voice over, narration and cartoon voices in the past.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior 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)
• Cartoon/Animation

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

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

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 upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Hispanic accent, southern American accent, cartoon character creations, Spanish accent, Latino accent,

My Voice Experience

"A Walk through time" Tour for Bardstown, Kentucky-Voice 123
Voice over "Rosa" for Principled Technologies-Voice123
Commercial voice over for radio Bounty Paper Towels Montreal
Commercial voice over for radio Greiche & Shaffe eye wear Montreal
Cartoon voice over guest spot Super Duper Sumos ( the mayor) Vancouver
Jingle singer and Commercial voice over YMCA Vancouver
Story narration of children's books Industrial Vancouver
Training Video voice over Industrial Vancouver
Voice over of Documentary Film - technical dialogue- Montreal
Wrote and self released an album in 1999 entitled FOREVER, radio play for single entitled " I Want You" in Canada only

My Training

I studied acting at Vancouver film school in 1994, receiving four diplomas including:
Commercial and Voice- Over
Scene Study
Master Scene Study
Cold Read

I continued to study Voice over and cartoons with Marcy Goldberg in Vancouver as well as acting for film for over 15 years. I now teach Acting in Montreal for film, theatre and musical theatre. Please see below for a more complete list of training.

I have Directed several plays including a self written project for AIDS charity in 1996 entitled BondAID. More recently in 2012 I Directed The Sound of Music, 5 Reasons Not to be in a Play, the Real Inspector Hound and The Bad Room. I am currently directing Grease in Montreal.

FILM AND TELEVISION RESUME
Stephen Kings Pet Sematary (2019)- Marcella
Real Detective
Fatal Vows
Private Eyes
Crashed Hopes(Brace for Impact) /Incendo
Bad Santa2/Miramax
Comfort & Joy/Lifetime/Maggie Greenwald
Zoe Busiek : Wild Card/Lifetime/Milan Cheylov
Sue Thomas : FBI/ PAX TV/David Warry-Smith
Soul Food/Showtime/Felicia D. Henderson
Galidor : Defenders of the Outer Dimension/FOX Kids
Within These Walls /Lifetime/Mike Robe
Bliss II/Showtime
Trixie (feature film)/ Alan Rudolph/Robert Altman
Wes Craven’s ‘’Don’t Look Down’’/ABC/Larry Shaw
Double Jeopardy (feature film)/Paramount/Bruce Beresford
Sweet Lies/ FOX/Timothy Bond
When the Lights go Out/USA Network/Walter Klenhard
Zalindas Story/ Lifetime-Joyce Chopra
One Hot Summer Night/ James A. Contner
Maternal Instincts/ CBS/George Kaczener
A Child is Missing/Principal/CBC/John Power
Ebbie/Principal/Lifetime/Disney/George Kaczener
Someone Elses Child/Actor/ABC/John Power
This Can’t be Love/Principal/CBS/Anthony Harvey
The Only Way Out/Principal/ABC/Rod Hardy
Cold Squad/Principal/CTV/P.W. Peacock
DaVinci’s Inquest/Principal/CBC/Anne Wheeler
Millenium/Principal/FOX/Thomas Wright
TWO/Principal/CTV/Brad Turner
Viper/Principal/Paramount TV/Don Kurt
The Profit/Principal/Cannell/Robert Iscove
The X-Files War of the Copanhages/Principal/FOX/Kim Manners
Sliders/Principal/FOX/Paris Barclay
The Sentinel (two episodes)/Actor/Paramount/Danny Bilson
The Commish (two episodes)/Nurse/Cannell/James Whitmore Jr.
E.S.L. Drama Series/Lead Role/Knowledge Network/Various
The X-Files Eve 6/Security Guard/FOX/Fred Gerber
Birdland/Nurse/NBC/Leslie Glatter
The Odyessy/Marta/CBC/Rene Bonniere
The Odyessy/Marta/CBC/Steve DiMarco



Training:
COMMERCIALS/VOICE-OVERS &THEATER (complete list available upon request)

Acting Workshop
Benson Simmons (Ivana Chubbuk Technique)
Montreal

Voice-Over and Cartoon
Marcy Goldberg
Vancouver

Mastery Weekend Workshop
Linda Darlow, Larry Gilman
Vancouver

Intense mastery Weekend
Alex Bruhanski, Linda Darlow
Vancouver

Master Scene Study
Linda Darlow 6 years

Vancouver Film School
Cold Reading
Linda Darlow instructor two years

Vancouver Film School
Scene Study
Mikal Doughi 2 years

Vancouver Film School
Commercial Acting
Mikal Doughi 2 years

Vancouver Film School
The Business of Acting
P. Lynn Johnson 1 year


Musical instruction :
20 years of private classical voice instruction
Primary Instructors include:
Sherri Sommerville
Jaap Teer
Janet Dea
Brian Tate

Wrote, recorded and released a CD in 1999 entitled “F.O.R.E.V.E.R.” with one radio edit entitled “I Want You”. A copy of this album is available upon request.

A complete Theatre / Musical theatre resume is available upon request

My Studio Equipment

I have a home studio and use various recording software, also can go into studio when necessary with at leadt 24hours notice.

Additional Skills

I am currently a professional actor and voice over performer. I am a part-time Drama teacher.

Payment Methods Accepted

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Demos
Advil radio spot

Alien Theory

Burger King

Breast Cancer

special k

Disney

AMEX

Animation demo

Animation Hispanic Accent