Maria Olsen

Intense, smooth and sophisticated =)

Voice Description

Intense and sexy for commercials and theatricals,
Authoritative and professional for business related recordings,
Special "Growly" voice for video games etc,
I also speak fluent Afrikaans and can translate text into Afrikaans

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female

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

• English - South African
• 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
• 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 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer translation services

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

South African English Accent, South African Afrikaans Accent, Fluent Afrikaans speaker, Californian-South African English Hybrid Accent, "Growly" Monster type voice

My Voice Experience

2008 Animated feature: The Living Corpse (role of Mika's mother; Justin Paul Ritter directs; Los Angeles),
2008 Animated short: In the Hall of the Mountain King (lead role of Ambassador Strongbridge; Sean Phillip Rowe directs; Los Angeles),
2008 Feature: Alone Together (role of Narrator; Randal Lee Kamradt directs; Los Angeles),
2008 Short: Revolt Against Existence (role of Narrator in English and Afrikaans; DeVaughn Wilson directs; Los Angeles),
Radio commercials: several for South African radio stations

My Training

I have been working professionally in theatre, film and television for the past 36 years, performing lead roles in Los Angeles, New York and South Africa.

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Maria Olsen

Additional Skills

I play well with others =)

My summarized resume:
FILM: (Select List)
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Supporting - Chris Columbus (FOX)
Before We Close It (Cannes Selection) - Supporting - Claudia Damasceno
Dead Game (Cannes Selection) - Supporting - Richard Bluth
DragonQuest - Supporting - Arkadi Productions
Humanity’s End - Supporting - Morphius Films
Blue Like The Morning - Supporting - Melanie Jones
Alice Inc - Supporting - Rayder Woods
Mansfield Path - Supporting - Sam Benavides
Step 7 - Supporting - Mere Mortal Films
Alice Ascends - Supporting - Patrick Merrick
Shellter - Lead - Nervousa Films
Die-Ner (Get It?) - Lead - Patrick Horvath
A Gothic Tale - Supporting - Justin Paul Ritter
Sam Hell - Supporting - Son of Jason Productions
The Gift - Lead - FreakShow Entertainment
Morbid: A Love Story - Supporting - Edward Payson
Tales From The Other Side (“The Asylum”) - Guest Star - Way Out There Productions
THEATER: (Select List)
Masque of the Red Death - Off-Broadway
Marat / Sade - The Herald - Knightsbridge Company
Lend Me A Tenor - Julia Leverett - Morgan-Wixson
A Tale of Two Cities - Madame DeFarge - The Charlens Company
Inspecting Carol - MJ - West Valley Playhouse
A Flea in Her Ear - Lucienne - West Valley Playhouse
The Happiest Years of Our Lives - Evelyn Whitchurch - Dramatic Society of East London
The Mousetrap - Miss Carswell - DRAMSOC
The Night of January 16th - Mrs Hutchins - DRAMSOC
The Wizard of Oz - Wicked Witch of the West - Arts Theater Club
The Sound of Music - Frau Schmidt - DRAMSOC

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Commercial Demo

Afrikaans demo

Theatrical Demo

Infomercial Demo

Audiobook Demo

Documentary Demo

IVR Demo