Friendly, Warm, Sultry, Versatile, Real
Approachable, professional, accessible, friendly, upbeat, earthy, genuine, natural, smart. I am told that my voice is rangy and filled with a warm glow that makes it versatile, fun and surprisingly sexy. Whether it's a goofy cartoon character or a straightforward corporate professional that you need, I'm an actor and a vocalist (with a four octave range) that knows how to "become" whatever the text requires.
Because I am from the South (Atlanta, GA), attended college in the Southwest (Austin, TX) and presently live in the Northeast (New York, NY), I can do a surprisingly wide variety of accents, both male and female. Those include: Texarkana, east Texas, and the Panhandle; South Georgia, the Carolina piedmont; various voices from Brooklyn, Jersey, and the Bronx.
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 - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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
• SAG-AFTRA (US)
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
• I offer copywriting services
My Home Base
New York, New York, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I can do almost any American southern accent -- the Texas panhandle, the Carolina piedmont and just about anything in between those extremes. I can also do various New York/New Jersey accents (both male and female, old and young) that are wonderfully on point and real.
My Voice Experience
As a child, I was a regular mynah bird. I prided myself on being able to imitate anyone's voice and accent. I perfected this with a cassette tape recorder, the radio/tv and my overactive imagination. Needless to say, acting, voiceovers and jingles were a natural progression. More than anything else, I really enjoyed becoming that voice and somehow convincing the listener that it wasn't me that they heard.
I sang and did jingles and radio promo work while in college. Once in NYC, I continued to sing and demo jingles at several production houses, including Sacred Noise. My first voiceover work was for the HBO film "Lackawanna Blues" with director George C. Wolfe. In one afternoon, I was a playful child, a wildly orgasmic woman, an irate and confrontational neighbor, a drunken party-goer and a distracted elderly patient.
Corporate voiceover work includes Dermabond as well as Ethicon/Shaping Futures. I was "Elephant" on season one and season two of the critically acclaimed PBS' "WordWorld" and most recently I voiced the roles of Whale, Baby Chicken and the singing voice of jazz vocalist Billie Holiday on Nickelodeon's Peg + Cat.
BA Liberal Arts, Screenwriting/The New School
Commercial Workshops & One-on-one Coaching/Dan Duckworth, Voiceovers Unlimited
Operatic Voice Training/Craig Wich, Opera Theater Lab (Boston MA)
Jazz, Music Theory, Piano/Nancy Marano
My Studio Equipment
Currently, I am using a professional microphone with my Mac iBook G4 and can produce and send MP3s, among other sound files, to prospective clients primarily for audition purposes. With 24 to 48 hours notice, I do have access to a 16 track studio with a whisper room in midtown Manhattan with much more refined audio capabilities.
Vocalist (4 octave range)
Musical Theatre Performer
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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