Ali Hillis

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Ali Hillis
Ali Hillis LF2.jpg
Hillis at the 16th Annual MovieGuide Faith and Values Awards Gala, February 12, 2008
Born Alecia Hillis
(1978-12-29) December 29, 1978 (age 36)
Huntington Beach, California[1]
Status Married[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California[1]
Alma mater East Carolina University[1]
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1999–present
Home town Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
Charlotte, North Carolina
Spouse(s) Matt Swartz (m. 2008)

Alecia "Ali" Hillis (born December 29, 1978) is an American actress and voice actress who appeared in a variety of TV shows and films with a voice character in a number of video games. She is widely known for her work as Dr. Liara T'Soni in the Mass Effect Trilogy and as Lightning in the Final Fantasy XIII Series.


At the age of six months, Hillis moved with her family to Normal, Illinois and at age 3, to Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina at age 13[2] and performed at The Children's Theater.[3] She auditioned for Broadway plays in New York City with TV shows of Felicity (2 episodes in 1999), FreakyLinks, Undressed (2000), Baywatch, JAG, Boomtown and Less Than Perfect.[4] Her several film roles are All the Wrong Places, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Must Love Dogs, Open Water 2: Adrift, The Ultimate Gift, and The Heartbreak Kid[2] and the Los Angeles play, A Good Soldier. Her video game roles are Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII, its sequels and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Liara T'Soni in the Mass Effect trilogy, Ariel Hanson in Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Karin in the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, Palutena in Kid Icarus: Uprising and Isabelle "Izzy" Sinclair in Fuse.

In 2012, she starred in a YouTube web series called Fix Me by ModernMom, in which she plays Sydney Lang, a housewife who tries to fix everything around her.[5]


Feature films[edit]

List of live-action acting performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Refs[6]
2000 All the Wrong Places Marisa Baron    
2002 The Month of August August    
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Marleah   [7]
2005 Must Love Dogs Christine    
2005 American Gun Gunshop Patron    
2006 Adrift Lauren    
2006 The Ultimate Gift Alexia    
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Jodi the Bride    
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Angela    
2009 Space Buddies Astro Spalding    
2012 Nesting Sarah    
2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Agnes Bright    
2013 The Ultimate Life Alexia Drummond    
2014 The Road Within Monica    
List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Refs[6]
2012 Back to the Sea Teaching Fish    


List of live-action acting performances on television and related media
Year Title Role Notes Refs[6]
TBD Law and Order   [episode needed]  
TBD NYPD Blue   [episode needed]  
1999 Felicity Chloe Eps: "Docuventary", "Assassins"  
TBD Being Dunbar   FOX pilot  
2000 Undressed Kim Eps: "Crossdresser", "Identical Twins", "Handcuffs"  
2000 MK3   FOX pilot   [8]
2000 FreakyLinks Crystal Ep: "Subject: Fearsum"  
2001 Baywatch Hawaii Ivy Latham Ep. "A Good Man in a Storm"  
2001 Inside Schwartz Laine Ep. "Roommates"  
TBD Angel   [episode needed]  
2002 Boomtown Melanie Stone Ep. "The Squeeze"  
2002 Less Than Perfect Tiffany Ep. "The Pole"  
2004 Jessica Holly TV Pilot with Jessica Simpson [8]
2004 JAG Rachel Hanna Ep. "Retrial"  
2005 Life on a Stick Jenny Ep. "Things People Stand For"  
2007 Heartland Heather Hartog Ep. "I Make Myself Into Something New"  
2007 My Boys Rachel Ep. "The Estates of Hoffman"  
2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine Denise Ep. "Beauty is Only Spanx Deep"  
2010 Miami Medical Heidi Pelton Ep. "88 Seconds"  
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Olivia Fowler Ep. "Hitting for the Cycle"  
2011 Memphis Beat Stacy Ekler Ep. "At the River"  
2012 Fix Me Sydney Lang Web series for ModernMom [9]
2015 Castle Megan Brooks Ep. "At Close Range  
List of voice performances in television and direct-to-video
Year Title Role Notes Refs[6]
2005 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Additional voices    
2012 – present Naruto Shippuden Karin  
2011 X-Men Emma Frost    
2013 Stitch! Toriko   [10]
2013 Regular Show Tracy, Tina, others   [11][12][13][14][15]

Video games[edit]

List of performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Refs[6]
2004 Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse Mary Godwin, Shelley Godwin   [16]
2006 Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Mary Godwin, Shelley Godwin   [16]
2007 Mass Effect Liara T'Soni   [16]
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Farron   [16]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Audrey Gassenarl   [16]
2010 Dead or Alive Paradise Rio   [16]
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Ariel Hanson   [16]
2010 Mass Effect 2 Dr. Liara T'Soni    
2010 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Karin    
2011 Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy Lightning   [16]
2011 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact Temari, Karin   [16]
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrian Voices   [17]
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional Voices   [18]
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning   [16]
2012 Resident Evil: Revelations Jessica Sherawat Uncredited for this role [19]
2012 Mass Effect 3 Liara T'Soni   [16]
2012 Ninja Gaiden 3 Mizuki McCloud   [16]
2012 Kid Icarus: Uprising Palutena   [16]
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Felicia Hardy (Black Cat), Additional Voice Over Actors   [16]
2012 Adera Jane Sinclaire   [20]
2013 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Karin   [16]
2013 Gears of War: Judgment Sofia Hendrik   [21]
2013 Shin Megami Tensei IV Burroughs    
2013 Fuse Isabelle Sinclair, Female Computer   [16]
2013 Tales of Xillia Presa    
2013 Saints Row IV The Voices of Virtual Steelport   [22]
2013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Talwyn, Computer, Mrs. Zurkon   [16]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning   [16]
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Black Cat/Felicia Hardy [16]
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Scout Harding   [23]
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Emina   [16]

Theater work[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Hillis, Ali. "Ali Hillis – Bio". Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Perfect People". 
  3. ^ When God Winks on New Beginnings, SQuire Rushnell, Thomas Nelson Inc. 2009 page 3
  4. ^ "Ali Hillis Biography – Ali Hillis Bio". 
  5. ^ ModernMom. "Fix Me" (YOUTUBE). Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Hillis, Ali. "Ali Hillis – Resume". Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ McCabe, Ian (August 24, 2014). "10 Voice Actors You Probably Didn't Notice In Live Action Roles – Page 7 of 11 – 5. Ali Hillis – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". WhatCulture. 
  8. ^ a b
  9. ^ Hillis, Ali (July 9, 2012). "Ali HIllis – Well, I got cast in this cute web series, and..." (FACEBOOK POST). Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ Stitch! Best Friends Forever Season 3 Episode 20 closing credits
  11. ^ "New Year's Kiss". Regular Show. Season 5. Episode 14. December 31, 2013. Cartoon Network. 
  12. ^ "Mordecai and Rigby Down Under". Regular Show. Season 6. Episode 13. January 22, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  13. ^ "Married and Broke". Regular Show. Season 6. Episode 14. January 29, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  14. ^ "Happy Birthday Song Contest". Regular Show. Season 6. Episode 17. February 19, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  15. ^ "Gamers Never Say Die". Regular Show. Season 6. Episode 19. March 5, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Behind The Voice Actors – Ali Hillis". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 13, 2015.  – check mark indicates BTVA has verified the entries using screenshots of credits and other confirmed sources.
  17. ^ Volition (November 15, 2011). "Saints Row: The Third". THQ. Scene: closing credits, 5:45 in, Character Voice Talent. 
  18. ^ BioWare (December 20, 2011). "Star Wars: The Old Republic". Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast. 
  19. ^ "Popular Ali Hillis and Mass Effect videos PlayList". Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Adera blends classic and new puzzle adventure elements, featuring Ali Hillis". Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Gears of War: Judgment Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  22. ^ Volition, High Voltage Software (August 20, 2013). "Saints Row IV". Deep Silver. Scene: closing credits, 5:25 in, Character Voice Talent. 
  23. ^ BioWare. "Dragon Age: Inquisition" PC. Electronic Arts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:40 in, Additional Voices. 

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