Catherine Taber

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Catherine Taber
Born Catherine Anne Taber
(1979-12-30) December 30, 1979 (age 34)
Georgia, United States
Occupation Voice actress, actress
Website
cattaber.com

Catherine Anne "Cat" Taber (born December 30, 1979) is an American actress who has appeared in films, television and video games. She is noted for her roles in the Star Wars franchise, specifically the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series where she voiced Padme Amidala.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

In 2000, the Georgia native made her feature film debut starring alongside Soleil Moon Frye and Wil Wheaton in the coming of age dramedy The Girls' Room, where she and Frye play college roommates with contrasting lifestyles.[3][4][5]

Taber got her break into video game voice-overs in Knights of the Old Republic in 2003,[6] where she played Mission Vao.[7][8] She voiced Penelo in Final Fantasy XII, for which she was nominated for a National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) Award for Supporting Role in a Drama in 2006.[9]

She was the voice of Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated film and television series that aired on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2014. Although she auditioned for the part, she credits her video game roles in the Star Wars universe as helping her become a fan and landing the part.[10] She also voiced Amidala in the related Star Wars video games, as well as the character Vette in Star Wars: The Old Republic. She voiced Princess Leia in the Star Wars: Force Unleashed video games,[1] and will be voicing her in the upcoming animated comedy series Star Wars Detours. Meanwhile, in live-action roles, she had a starring role in the horror movie The Morningside Monster which screened at the Phoenix Film Festival in April 2014.[11]

Outside of science fiction films and games, she voiced Ginger the Pig in A Pig's Tail, an animated 2012 short film made by Aardman Animations for The Humane Society.[12][13][14] She also runs a charity website called Games for Soldiers where she collects video game donations for U.S. soldiers overseas.[15][16]

Filmography[edit]

Live action[edit]

  • The Girls' Room (2000) – Grace[3][4]
  • Just Like Heaven (2005) – Karen
  • A Stitch in Time (for $9.99) (2014 short film) – Rebecca[17]
  • The Morningside Monster (2014) – Mandy Jenkins[18][19]

Animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

Audio books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Basile, Nancy (2014-03-03). "Catherine Taber 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Season 3". AnimatedTV.about.com. About.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  2. ^ Interview: Catherine Taber. Interview with Rudie Preston. Tampa Bay. WTSP. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  3. ^ a b Loewenstein, Lael (2000-03-19). "The Girls’ Room". Variety. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  4. ^ a b Crow, Jonathan. "The Girls' Room (2000)". New York Times. Rovi (All Movie Guide). Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  5. ^ "In April, The American Cinematheque's Independent Film Showcase – The Alternative Screen Presents A Sneak Preview Of Everything Put Together (April 19) and The Girls' Room (April 27)". Egyptian Theatre (Press release). Hollywood: American Cinematheque. 2000-03-17. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  6. ^ a b McIver, Brian (2010-03-30). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars actress Cat Taber loves being a sci-fi geek". Daily Record. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  7. ^ "Interview: Catherine Taber". Pink Raygun. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  8. ^ a b Guerrero, Tony (September 16, 2010). "Interview: Catherine Taber, Padme On Star Wars: The Clone Wars". Comic Vine. 
  9. ^ a b "2006 Awards | National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Corporation". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR). Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  10. ^ a b c Veekhoven, Tim (July 2010). "An interview with Catherine Taber | TeeKay-421 vow". TeeKay-421 (53). Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  11. ^ "The Morningside Monster". Festival Genius. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  12. ^ a b "Meet the Artists Behind "A Pig's Tail"". The Humane Society of the United States. October 24, 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  13. ^ a b Gutleben, Christine (2012-10-05). "Celebrating the Spirit of Food Day with "A Pig’s Tail"". Food Day. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  14. ^ a b Zahed, Ramin (2012-10-25). "Aardman's 'Pig's Tail' Exposes Inhumane Factory Farming". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  15. ^ Herve, Heather Borden (April 23, 2014). "Wilton Father and Sons Donate Video Games to U.S. Soldiers Overseas". Good Morning Wilton. Wilton, Connecticut. 
  16. ^ a b Jones, Jason B. (September 10, 2010). "Padmé Speaks out: GeekDad Interviews Catherine Taber". Wired. Wired (magazine). Archived from the original on September 12, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c d "A Stitch in Time (for $9.99) – Electronic Press Kit" (PDF). Stitchintimefilim.com. 2014. 
  18. ^ "The Morningside Monster". Festival Genius. Phoenix. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  19. ^ Ethridge, Chris (2012-08-14). "More fun casting for "The Morningside Monster"". Nothing is Self-Evident. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Catherine Taber". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2014-06-28.  – check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
  21. ^ "Fans out in force for ‘Clone Wars’". Variety. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  22. ^ Goldman, Eric (2010-10-14). "The Clone Wars: Padme Fights On". IGN. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  23. ^ "CALIFORNIAN: Synopsis of films at Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival – Part 2". U-T San Diego. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  24. ^ "Waltz of the Demon King – Media Kit" (PDF). New Filmmakers. Los Angeles. p. 2. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  25. ^ Bonanno, Luke (2013-10-08). "Robot Chicken: Season 6 Blu-ray Review – Page 1 of 2". Dvdizzy.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  26. ^ Goldman, Eric (2012-08-24). "First Footage Shown from Seth Green and Matt Senreich's Star Wars: Detours Animated Series". IGN. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  27. ^ a b Vilmur, Pete (October 17, 2008). "Cat Taber: Voicing Padmé". StarWars.com. Lucasfilm. Archived from the original on October 18, 2008. 
  28. ^ Final Fantasy XII Playstation 2 Instructional Manual. North America: Square Enix. 2006. p. 36. 
  29. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes". LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent. 
  30. ^ Channell, Mary (October 17, 2011). "Star Wars Fan Days". Richland Chronicle. Richland College. 
  31. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). "Star Wars: The Old Republic". Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast. 
  32. ^ The Secret World – voice actor credits
  33. ^ Carsillo, Ray (2013-09-04). "EGM Review: TMNT: Out of the Shadows". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  34. ^ Square Enix. "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII". Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  35. ^ "Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson audio book". Simply Audiobooks. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  36. ^ Walker, Jodi (2013-09-24). "Check out a sneak peek of 'Star Wars: Razor's Edge' with Princess Leia". Shelf Life – Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 

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