Shelagh Ratner

Announcer (ATT 8 years) wry woman, mom

Voice Description

Authoritative yet still accessible for announcer work.
Funny and irreverent for radio work
Sexy and fun for beauty commercials.
Intelligent for narrations.
Deep and husky for strong woman commercials reads.
Smart aleck and wise for Mom reads.
Warm and approachable for Mom reads.

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

• 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
• 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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

German accent, as in sexy lab assistant.
German accent, as in harsh dog trainer.
French accent, as in annoying French woman.
Southern accent, as in Bible belt Mom.

My Voice Experience

I worked for 8 years with BBDO Atlanta as the voice of Cingular for 2 years on TV and the voice of ATT on the radio for 6 years. I had the Blue Cross Blue Shield account for 2 years as the announcer, warm yet authoritative. I have played numerous smart, witty Moms on the radio, fed up wives in couple reads and monologue stand up comedians as well. Numerous demos as Ellen Degeneres, also demos for Pizza Hut when Queen Latifah was voice of the product. Written and performed in numerous corporate industrials as narration voice. Also worked as pleasant "hold line" voice for Hampton Inn for 2 years.

My Training

UCLA Bachelor of Arts degree
Groundlings East improvisation course
Voice over private coaching
Guest speaker at voice over workshops New York
Mentor program for voice over actors (mentor)

My Studio Equipment

Yeti microphone, able to send MP3s

Additional Skills

Written several voice over scripts for corporate meetings

Recently completed Glamour magazine new media project, about to be launched. Wrote numerous voice over scripts for #glamgift project. Airing soon on the internet.

Currently working as stand up comedian, two national TV appearances.

Winner California's Funniest Female 2012

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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• Shelagh Ratner was last active on Voice123 134 days ago

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