Shirley Hughes

warm, inviting, wacky neighbor, multiple character

Voice Description

NARRATIONS: warm, resonant; various accents; great sense of fun for children's/youth literature projects
COMMERCIALS: great energy, sense of humor, real sounding mom, professional, or wacky neighbor
PRESENTATIONS: smooth, assured, grounded professional
ANIMATION: various characters, accents,sense of humor, trained singer so many varieties of tone

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
• 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
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

Santa Clarita, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

ACCENTS and DIALECTS: British proper, Cockney, Southern, Redneck Southern, German, Irish, French, New York (Brooklyn/Jewish),Italian
CHARACTERS: witch, uppity "entitled" wealthy person, zany neighbor, doctor/lawyer professional, news anchor woman,simple down-on-the-farm gal, educated aesthete

My Voice Experience

I was Mrs. Spilk (widow of victim) in "Magnum Farce," award winning animated short, Bella Fe Films, Ken Mora, director (Best animated short:Indie Gathering Int'l Film Fest, Ohio. Best Spoof: Action on Film Festival, Pasadena, CA).
I was Eastwitch in "The Little Witch of Wichita" recorded: Geffen Playhouse

My Training

Voiceover Workshop with David Lawrence
Master Class Scene Study(ongoing), Howard Fine; Howard Fine Acting Studio
Commercial Audition Technique, Carolyne Barry
Audition Techniques on camera, Annie Grindlay; Margie Haber Studio
Singing for the Actor, David Coury; Howard Fine Studio
B.A. Drama, English: CSU Fresno
Multiple Theatre productions--musicals, dramas, comedies
TV, Film, Industrial film, commercial experience

My Studio Equipment

Home equipment: Audio-Technica AT2020 USB (Cardioid Condenor Michrophone)
Audacity and
LAME for Audacity

Additional Skills

Besides being an actress, I'm a mom and a former middle school guidance counselor and teacher. I've run many projects, emceed many events, and I'm a trained singer.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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