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Jennifer Hale is a Actor Canadienne born on 30 january 1972 at Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Canada)

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale
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Nationality Canada
Birth 30 january 1972 (47 years) at Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Canada)

Jennifer Hale (born January 30, 1972) is a Canadian-American actress and voice actress best known for her work in video game franchises including Baldur's Gate, Mass Effect, Metroid Prime, Metal Gear Solid, Soulcalibur, Spider-Man, Bioshock Infinite, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. In 2013, she was recognized by Guinness World Records for "the most prolific videogame voice actor (female)".

In addition to video games, Hale provides the voice for a number of cartoons including Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Powerpuff Girls, Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, and Totally Spies!. She has provided the voice of Cinderella and Princess Aurora in various Disney Princess projects, including its direct-to-video sequels and merchandise.

Biography

Hale was born in Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada in 1972. Her mother was what she called "a wandering master's degree pursuer", and her stepfather was a microbiologist. In an interview with Tom Bissell of The New Yorker, she revealed that her biological father was an outdoorsman. She grew up in the American South, residing mainly in Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama. When she was a teenager, she got a voice-over spot at a local radio station where she was paid 35 dollars just for talking. She studied at the Alabama School of Fine Arts where she was in the theatre department and had interests in being in a rock band: "I started doing voice-over to pay for life and a PA system and everything else, and ended up that just sort of took over, acting took over." While in high school she did more voice-over work for commercials and at age 17, she also worked as a production assistant. She attended Birmingham-Southern College, where she found the program's style was broader than what she wanted to do, and she was more interested in film acting than theatre acting; she graduated there with a business degree. She worked as an actress and continued doing voice-overs, commuting frequently between Birmingham and Atlanta, Georgia.



Her first big break in acting was in 1988 for the made-for-television movie A Father's Homecoming, which was a NBC movie of the week. She was also selected among a group of about six thousand girls in a nationwide search to be in several episodes of the Santa Barbara soap opera television series. After doing more regional work, she eventually moved to Los Angeles, where she took on sporadic guest roles typical for young actresses on shows such as Melrose Place, ER, and Charmed. Her first major voice-over role in cartoons was the main character Ivy in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? which was based on the computer game series. As it was her first cartoon, she sought extra classes and training. The show spanned multiple seasons until its final broadcast in 1999. Hale enjoyed the project and noted that it was one of the first network TV cartoons that met the educational requirements. Hale's next animation project was Skeleton Warriors where "there were ten cast members, [two] of whom were girls, and we blew stuff up and cartoon maimed each other every week."

The development of a tie-in video game for Carmen Sandiego gave her the opportunity to do her first ever voice-over for a video game. She describes her time with the game as a "really confusing experience" as it required a lot more lines and time than the show did. Her next major video game was with BioWare on their Baldur's Gate series on various roles, which would eventually lead to large roles in Mass Effect and other titles.



Hale has been involved in many other cartoons. In 1994, she was cast as Felicia Hardy/Black Cat in Spider-Man, the first in a long line of Marvel Comics characters she has voiced. She plays Cinderella and Princess Aurora in various Disney projects. In 2003, Hale voiced Mrs. Little in the short-lived Stuart Little: The Animated Series.



Hale has provided the voice of lead character Sam and rival character Mandy in the French and Canadian produced animated television series Totally Spies. In a 2004 interview, she said "I'm so happy that David (Michel, creator and producer), Jamie (Simone, voice director) and everyone gave me the opportunity to be part of the show, it's been one of my absolute favorite experiences." She describes Sam as "smart and adventurous, but now you see more of her wacky side and her girly side as well," and Mandy as a "total snot, which is fun too." She voiced the two characters as well as others for the show's six seasons and its feature movie.



She voiced Bastila Shan in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and returned for a brief appearance in the sequel Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords. She later voiced the female version of Jaden Korr in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. In the BioWare MMOPRG Star Wars: The Old Republic, Hale voiced the Republic Trooper Female as well as the recurring NPC Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan. Hale also voiced Bastila Shan in cameo role during the game's Jedi Consular storyline. Hale interpreted the voices of Fall-From-Grace and Deionarra in the computer-role-playing-game Planescape: Torment. She is also known as the "voice" of Samus Aran in all three games in the Metroid Prime trilogy, providing grunts and screams as the player moves and takes damage. Hale is also known for playing several voices in the Metal Gear Solid series (Naomi Hunter in Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Emma Emmerich in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty).



Hale was also the voice of Jean Grey in Wolverine and the X-Men and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds as well as a small role in Swat Kats. She also voiced British mercenary Jennifer Mui in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. In 2011, she was the voice of Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) on Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. She provided the voice of Leah in Diablo III, and appeared as Rosalind Lutece in Bioshock Infinite. Notably, Hale played the role of Krem, a trans man character in BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition.



Hale was selected to voice Commander Shepard, the main player character in the Mass Effect series. She had said that she is very invested in helping to "create" the stories of video games, though she herself is not a gamer. Although Hale does object to certain lines if they seem out-of-character in other works, she prefers not to mess with the words for Shepard and BioWare. Although reports showed that only 18% of players chose to play as a female Shepard in Mass Effect 2, vocal support for her character was high, leading to the fan-driven nickname "FemShep", and an e-mail campaign to put her character on the cover of Mass Effect 3. She was nominated for "Best Performance by a Human Female" at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards, in 2012, she was nominated again for Mass Effect 3.



In an interview with The Geek Forge regarding her influences, Hale cited her peers in the voice acting world including Dee Baker, Frank Welker, Grey DeLisle, Tress MacNeille, Kath Soucie, April Winchell, and especially Phil LaMarr. She also admires the work of Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell in the Battlestar Galactica series, and Judi Dench's film and theater roles. Her peers and critics have noted her versatility in her roles: Michael Abbott, a professor at Wabash College who blogs about video games, said that she has made herself untraceable despite having voiced dozens of roles. Tom Bissell has noted that she has been referred as "a kind of Meryl Streep of the form". In another interview she said, "I love the anonymity. I could walk through Comic Con, and no matter how many people who might be a fan of what I do, we’re in proximity and no one knew. I’m invisible. If I’d have done as many on-camera roles as I’ve done voiceover I couldn’t go to the grocery store in peace." Hale also stated in the same interview that "as cheesy as it sounds, the player is the star of the game. That’s the beauty of games – that it’s you that inhabits it. It’s not about someone else, it’s about that you get to be that person, and if I do my job right, I as a person disappear. Your experience is primary.

Best films

Totally Spies! The Movie (2009)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jennifer Hale (31 films)

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Actress

Spies in Disguise
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Will Smith, Tom Holland, Jennifer Hale, Taron Egerton, Jane Lynch, Peter Dinklage
Roles Jane Brown (voice)

Un événement inattendu vient mettre le monde en péril. Lance Sterling, le meilleur super espion du monde, doit faire équipe avec un inventeur de gadget, Walter, pour sauver le monde.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Directed by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Children's films
Actors John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Gal Gadot, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson
Roles Cinderella (voice)
Rating71% 3.598573.598573.598573.598573.59857
Le propriétaire de la salle d'arcade décide de mettre en place le Wi-Fi, qui ouvre une nouvelle voie de train dans la gare centrale. Ralph et Vanellope, intrigués par cette nouvelle voie, décident de s'y rendre et s'aventurent dans l'Internet...
Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Sur la Lune, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Frank Welker, Mathias Kozlowski, Matthew Lillard, Éric Missoffe, Grey DeLisle, Mindy Cohn
Roles Shannon Lucas (voice)
Rating64% 3.2438953.2438953.2438953.2438953.243895
The movie opens with Daphne Blake trying to pass her driver's test and get her license. She is in the Mystery Machine. Velma Dinkley tells her she can do it, yet despite the encouragements, Daphne crashes the van into a tree. Later she and Velma win a lottery that takes people into space. The two girls soon find themselves going into space along with Billionaire Sly Baron, Trained Astronaut Shannon Lucas, Retired Astronauts Zip Elvin and Colt Steelcase, Alien Hunting Specialist Ridley, Football player Uvininous "U-boat" Botango, News reporter Clark Sparkman (who instantly takes a fancy to Velma, much to her annoyance) and of course Fred Jones, Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo. Fred allies himself with Zip and Colt, much to their dismay. Shaggy and Scooby are happy to see U-boat. Shannon tells Daphne that she scored the highest on the space test she and her friends took, much to Velma's surprise. This causes Velma to become bitter towards Daphne.
Wolves
Wolves (2014)
, 1h30
Directed by David Hayter
Origin Canada
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jason Momoa, Michael York, Lucas Till, Richard Tyson, Andrew Divoff, Stephen McHattie
Roles Cayden's Mom
Rating53% 2.650632.650632.650632.650632.65063
The film is narrated by Cayden, an average teenaged boy approaching the end of high school. During a football game, a rival player headbutts Cayden, causing the latter to become enraged and attack the player with superhuman strength. Cayden later hurts his girlfriend when the passion of making out causes him to unwillingly transform into a werewolf. Cayden wakes up covered in blood, surrounded by the dismembered bodies of his parents and flees.
Batman: Assault on Arkham, 1h16
Directed by Jay Oliva
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Batman films, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Films based on video games
Actors Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch, Matthew Gray Gubler, Tara Strong, Grey DeLisle
Roles Killer Frost / Louise Lincoln (voice)
Rating74% 3.7476953.7476953.7476953.7476953.747695
Batman rescues Riddler from a black ops assassination ordered by Amanda Waller, returning him to Arkham Asylum. Invoking Priority Ultraviolet, Waller captures criminals Black Spider, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, KGBeast, Killer Frost and King Shark forming the Suicide Squad. Their mission is to break into Arkham Asylum and recover a thumbdrive in the Riddler's cane. While in Waller's employ, Riddler copied information on the squad, and is planning to make it public. She forces them to comply by threatening to detonate nano-bombs implanted in their necks. KGBeast, who believes the bombs are a bluff, walks out on Waller and is killed as an example to the others.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, 1h15
Directed by Jay Oliva
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Justin Chambers, Kevin McKidd, Michael B.Jordan, C. Thomas Howell, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman
Roles Iris West / Billy Batson (voice)
Rating80% 4.0446454.0446454.0446454.0446454.044645
While visiting his mother's grave, Barry Allen, known as the Flash, is alerted to a break-in by Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, and the Top at the Flash Museum. Defeating the Rogues, he discovers that they have been hired by his archenemy Professor Eobard "Zoom" Thawne, the Reverse-Flash as part of a plan to destroy Central City. With the help of the Justice League, Barry foils Zoom's plot, but Zoom's taunts over the death of his mother still haunt Barry as he departs.
Superman vs. The Elite, 1h16
Genres Action, Animation
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors George Newbern, Pauley Perrette, Robin Atkin Downes, David Kaufman, Dee Bradley Baker, Ogie Banks
Rating70% 3.5463053.5463053.5463053.5463053.546305
The movie opens with Manchester Black watching news stories about villains and how they're given second chances. All of the news stories come down to one subject: the world wants solutions to all of the evil in the world - by killing it. When Manchester sees this, he turns off the TV and begins his plot to keep the world safe by any means necessary.
Wreck-It Ralph, 1h48
Directed by Rich Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Musical films, Films about video games, Children's films
Actors John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Jamie Elman, Adam Carolla
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating76% 3.845393.845393.845393.845393.84539
When Litwak's Family Fun Center & Arcade closes at night, the various video-game characters leave their normal in-game roles and are free to travel to other games. Within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr., the characters celebrate its titular hero but loathe the game's villain character, Wreck-It Ralph. At a support group for video-game antagonists, Ralph reveals his desire to stop being the bad guy. Back home, Ralph finds the other characters celebrating their game's 30th anniversary without inviting him. Felix reluctantly invites Ralph to join them, but the others ostracize him, saying he would have to earn a medal, just as Felix does in their game.
Kung Fu Magoo, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Dylan Sprouse, Jim Conroy, Alyson Stoner, Chris Parnell, Maile Flanagan, Rodger Bumpass
Roles Agent L / Leslie Destructo
Rating59% 2.958312.958312.958312.958312.95831
The world's most notorious bad guys are invited to the island fortress of super-villain Tan-Gu (Lloyd Floyd) to compete in an Olympic-style tournament of evil, called the Evilympics. Mr. Magoo (Jim Conroy) and his 12-year-old nephew Justin (Dylan Sprouse) fight giant robot spiders, ninjas on jet skis, and Tan-Gu's mutant "Beasteens", as representatives of the anti-evil task force.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, 1h7
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Timothy Daly, Xander Berkeley, Corey Burton, Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Roles Starfire / Killer Frost (voice)
Rating71% 3.5965353.5965353.5965353.5965353.596535
LexCorp's CEO, Lex Luthor, has been elected President of United States during a severe nationwide economic depression. Under his leadership, the economy begins to thrive, and he assembles a force of government-employed superheroes consisting of Captain Atom, Katana, Black Lightning, Power Girl, Starfire, and Major Force. Meanwhile, Superman and Batman maintain their distrust toward Luthor.
Totally Spies! The Movie, 1h15
Directed by Pascal Jardin
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Spy films, Children's films
Actors Jennifer Hale, Fily Keita, Katie Griffin, Adrian Truss, Claire Guyot, Jean-Claude Donda
Rating64% 3.247133.247133.247133.247133.24713
The movie begins with Sam, Alex and Clover starting their new lives in Beverly Hills, California. As each of them were about to cross paths outside a sushi restaurant, nearby WOOHP agents (including Jerry) purposely cause the giant sushi roll above the entrance to break off and chase after them, setting some nearby animals free in the process. The giant sushi roll, with the three girls log rolling on top of it, chases a baby pig to the street. The three girls are able to avoid it, save the life of the baby pig (which Alex later adopts and names "Oinky") and destroy the sushi roll before it causes any damage. After that, Alex, Sam and Clover introduce themselves and this starts their friendship when they later see each other again at their new school, meet the current principal Miss Skrich and their future rival Mandy and Dominique and Catlin. Clover offers her new friends a change of clothes after Mandy sprays them with a chai machine, but they find themselves sucked in through a locker and into one of the offices of WOOHP. It's there that they meet Jerry and fellow WOOHP agent Tad. Jerry reveals that WOOHP had been observing the three of them secretly since childhood, showing videos of each girl, and picking them as prime recruits for the organization. However, the girls are quick to reject the invite and refuse to join. However, they later are "forced" into training after each having traumatic experiences that seemingly relate to WOOHP. They agree to go through training and in 48 hours, complete the training.
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Sally Field, Jim Cummings, Tara Strong, Kari Wahlgren
Roles Alana (voice)
Rating63% 3.1592653.1592653.1592653.1592653.159265
King Triton and his wife, Queen Athena, rule over the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, which is filled with music and laughter. They have seven young daughters, the youngest of whom is Ariel. The merfolk are shown relaxing in a lagoon above water, and Triton gives Athena a music box. Suddenly, a pirate ship approaches. Everyone escapes except Athena, who is crushed by the ship when she tries to save the music box. Devastated by the death of his wife, Triton throws the music box away and bans music from the kingdom.
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about the labor movement, Time travel films, Les fées, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jennifer Hale, Lola Sanchez, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Susanne Blakeslee, Lesli Margherita, Corey Burton
Roles Cinderella (voice)
Rating59% 2.964952.964952.964952.964952.96495
At the Tremaine mansion, Cinderella's stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella are bitterly doing Cinderella's old chores. Anastasia wanders off to avoid work and stumbles upon a picnic being held by Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother to celebrate Cinderella and the Prince's one-year anniversary. When the Fairy Godmother drops her wand, Anastasia takes it, and in the ensuing struggle Anastasia accidentally turns the Fairy Godmother to stone. Anastasia flees the scene, taking the wand to her sister and mother.